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Fire in assisted living apartment leads to wrongful death suit

The decision for someone to live in an assisted living facility is not always an easy one. It takes time, consideration and family discussion for an elderly or other in-need person to give up some of their independence by moving into a home. Leaving a loved one in a new place can be emotional on family members, and worrying about the safety of the facility is the last thing anyone wants to do.

Texas' teen drivers in increased danger of fatal accidents?

What is traffic safety's best friend? Many might say that driver experience is the surest bet to decrease the rate of fatal car accidents in Texas and throughout the country. But experience, unfortunately, has to come out of trial and error. Teens have to learn how to drive sometime, and it's just a shame that during their first years behind the wheel, they present a danger to themselves and others on the roads.

Will Texas decision put vets at risk of wrongful death lawsuits?

As many of you are reading this blog right now, you probably have a pet sitting nearby, just waiting for you to shower him with love. It seems like more than ever before, pet owners treat their pets like their children. But the question is whether pets should be valued as highly in a court of law.

Authorities investigate ugly El Paso bus accident

People tend to use public transportation because it makes their lives easier and can save them time, money and stress. But this week, Monday specifically, proved that metro bus transportation poses some dangers. Two bus accidents occurred on Monday, and one woman went through a traumatizing experience as a result of one of the incidents.

Texas student, bar accused of causing wrongful death

When someone dies in a fatal motor vehicle accident, those who are left behind want answers as to why the death had to happen. Sometimes a death is a pure accident that could not have been prevented.

Multi-millionaire from Texas involved in unusual adoption

Many children who are adopted privately in the United States are just that: children. Not many adoptive children are 42 years old. In a bizarre story, a Texas man recently adopted a 42-year-old woman. To make a strange story even stranger, he is only five years older than she is, and she is his girlfriend. If you are suspicious of his motives, you are not alone. Two years ago, the Texas man, ran a stop sign and crashed into another car while driving drunk in Florida, killing a recent college graduate. The family of the victim is now suing the driver for the wrongful death of their loved one.

Two workers critically injured in Texas workplace accident

Most of us work hard to earn a living. There are pros and cons of our jobs, but we should count ourselves lucky if we have work that can pay the bills and that doesn't needlessly put our lives in danger every day. There are fields of work out there, necessary fields, that mean workers risk more than an employee who sits in a cube most of the day.

Auto accident takes life of 11-year-old El Paso girl

An El Paso family is mourning the devastating loss of an 11-year-old girl who, along with two friends, tried to cross an intersection near the Bill Sybert School in East El Paso. The little girl was struck by a pickup truck driven by a 33-year-old woman who police say had the right of way. An 11-year-old friend of the deceased girl was also injured, and a 9-year-old boy who was crossing the street with them was not hit by the truck.

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