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Fatal accident occurs on a Saturday evening in Houston

Anyone who has ever traversed Texas roadways near on in Houston likely remembers how busy and heavily laden with traffic such roads can be. Many times, something can happen in an instant that changes lives forever when a fatal accident occurs. This seems to have been the case on a recent Saturday evening where road terrain and steering may have been crucial factors leading to a serious collision.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash that resulted in one man's death and injuries to several others, one of whom was a 10-year-old child. One of the drivers refused medical treatment after the accident. Most of those who were taken to the hospital are said to be faring well, although one woman is listed in critical condition.

Addressing a dangerous product matter in court

Consumers purchase things every day of the year in Texas and throughout the nation. Some people try their very best to give their hard-earned dollars to local establishments and business owners, so shopping becomes a means for boosting their own communities' economies. Others think and act on a more global scale, doing most of their buying and selling online. Either way, those who use items manufactured and made available to the purchasing public have a right to expect that no one within the manufacturing, sales or distribution chain will knowingly place a dangerous product into their hands.

When those expectations fall short and someone suffers injury during the normal course of use for a particular store-bought item, knowing where to turn for help to rectify the situation is important. There are many laws that govern such matters, including those that address product labeling and warnings if products carry certain safety risks by design. If a product is improperly manufactured or fails to function as it should according to its instructions, a consumer has a right to seek compensation for damages, if the situation results in injury or illness.

Medical malpractice may have caused man's severe health decline

Texas patients preparing for surgery may want to pay close attention to a situation that occurred in another state. A man underwent an operation. During recovery, he was not feeling well; in fact, he lost more than 40 pounds and said he felt like he was dying. What happened next came as a shock to many, and some say they expect a medical malpractice lawsuit to follow.

The man said he knew something was very wrong because of the way his health continued to decline rather than improve after surgery. He asked doctors to find out what the source of his ill health might be. They determined he had a large mass inside his abdomen.

Jury rules against Johnson & Johnson for product liability

Many consumers in Texas use Johnson & Johnson products. Their talc-based items are very popular feminine hygiene products. One such product became the central focal point of a product liability lawsuit, however, which didn't end so well in court for the manufacturing mogul.

The situation involves a woman who suffered ovarian cancer. She also happens to be a consumer who used Johnson & Johnson's talcum products for decades. The woman filed a lawsuit against the company, requesting that it be held legally accountable for damages as she alleged the talc-based products carried a cancer risk of which she was unaware.

Texas big rig involved in fatal highway collision

Many Texas motorists are aware of the dangers of driver fatigue. For some, the issue has directly affected their personal lives when they or their loved ones were injured in motor vehicle accidents involving drivers asleep at the wheel. This was the apparent cause of a recent tragedy involving a Texas big rig and two other vehicles.

The situation unfolded when a 32-year-old woman reportedly fell asleep while she was driving on Interstate 10. Her vehicle reportedly drifted some way along the road, then came to a stop. Witnesses say the woman exited her vehicle and was sitting on top of it when the next horrific moments occurred.

Man walks away from Texas fatal accident

When a Texas resident learns that a loved one has been killed in a motor vehicle collision that could likely have been prevented, anger and frustration often accompanies grief. A recent fatal accident took place that was deemed to have been caused by a suspected intoxicated driver. To make matters worse, the man under suspicion walked away from the scene of the crash without trying to render any type of aid to the victim.

The 27-year-old man apparently ran a red light and went sailing into the driver's side door of another vehicle. The sudden, severe impact of the collision reportedly sent the vehicle that was struck spinning off into a nearby light pole. The allegedly at-fault driver was found some time later at a local convenience store.

Baby born with birth injury due to hospital error

Most Texas women experience a roller coaster of emotion when navigating their ways through pregnancy, labor and childbirth. It's typically an exciting time, interrupted by brief periods of anxiety and worry. When something goes wrong leading up to or following a delivery -- such as a birth injury -- moms have a right to know who may be at fault.

A woman in another state was expecting a baby in 2009. As her due date neared, she grew concerned when her baby suffered decreased fetal movement. She did what most good mothers would do in such situations and sought urgent medical care.

Fatal vehicle accident in Texas was likely entirely preventable

Many people in Texas are probably wondering what type of text message could be so urgent that a driver couldn't wait until he or she was safely removed from traffic before sending it. For whatever reason, a pickup driver in a rural town about 75 miles away from San Antonio apparently chose to send his text message while he was still behind the wheel in moving traffic. He now likely knows what a poor decision that was as 13 people are dead, and several others injured, after he was involved in a fatal vehicle accident with a church bus.

A witness to the horrific event said he had noticed the 20-year-old driver veering all over the road. A few times, he saw the driver cross the center line of traffic. The concerned witness actually called authorities to report the erratic driving.

Reckless big rig drivers can cause big disasters on Texas roads

Ever driven on a Texas highway in heavy traffic? If so, you likely encountered one or more tractor-trailers in your travels. Nothing can cause sweaty palms behind the wheel more than a barreling big rig coming so close in your rear view mirror that it looks like it might drive straight through the backseat of your car. Truckers are not immune to traffic regulations and, like all other motorists, must obey the stringent laws that are meant to help keep them and all who share the road as safe as possible.

A tractor-trailer collision often occurs when a truck driver is overly tired or otherwise distracted while driving. Bringing 40 tons of steel to an unexpected and urgent halt is nearly impossible. Trucks of this size typically cause devastating damage upon impact, to vehicles and to motorists. Many times, an initial crash leads to chain reaction collisions with other vehicles in the vicinity caused by the sheer force of the original impact.

Fatal accident in Texas involved boys' track team

Texas parents often rely on other people to transport their children to various extracurricular school activities. For instance, sports teams frequently travel to events at other schools by means of a school bus or van set aside for the purpose. One can only imagine a parent's grief when learning that the bus carrying a son or daughter was involved in a fatal accident. 

Sadly, a tragedy of this nature occurred on a recent Thursday night when a boys' track team was traveling by bus. A tractor-trailer is said to have suddenly crossed over the center divide on the road. The massive truck careened into the lane of traffic occupied by the bus, striking it and injuring 18 occupants onboard. Two deaths were confirmed in the incident. One of the injured students had to be airlifted to an emergency medical facility.  

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