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Man faces charges after apparently causing 4 car accidents

A man whom Houston police suspect is responsible for four car accidents all within the span of one day is now facing criminal charges. Two people were killed in these car accidents, and several more were injured. The Texas officers suspect that the man was high on anti-depressant pills at the time of the accidents.

Mother files wrongful death suit after son's motorcycle accident

The mother of a son who lost his life in a fatal motorcycle accident is now taking legal action against the driver of the second vehicle. The mother claims that the driver, a woman, was negligent as she operated her vehicle. The Texas wrongful death lawsuit seeks an undisclosed amount of damages.

Wrongful death suit filed against driver, bartender and bar

The parents of a young woman are filing a wrongful death suit after their daughter lost her life in a car accident. Her car was struck by another man's vehicle, and the driver of the second vehicle was drunk. The parents name the driver, the bartender and the bar that allegedly over-served the driver as defendants in their Texas wrongful death suit.

Workplace accidents on oil fields: 3 killed in explosion

While oil fields provide jobs for thousands of Americans, they can also pose many dangers to workers. One of the largest risks that could cause workplace accidents for oil field workers is the risk of an explosion. Unfortunately, three workers were recently killed during an oil field explosion in Texas.

Personal injury and death not uncommon in oil field explosions

Oil field workers are always in danger of injuries at the workplace as the job itself is a high-risk activity. The expansion of the Texas oil fields has brought increased numbers of workers to the state, resulting in increased numbers of workplace accidents. Oil field accidents often involve oil- and gas-related accidents, such as pipeline or tank explosions, and severe burn injuries are not uncommon, along with other types of personal injury and even death.

Woman alleges defective product led to husband's wrongful death

After six years of litigation, a wrongful death suit has entered the pre-trial process. In the wrongful death suit, a widow is attempting to hold multiple parties responsible for the death of her husband. The suit claims that the Texas man died resulting from a product defect of the bulldozer that he was operating at work, and his wife is seeking an undisclosed amount of damages.

Workplace accidents: Oil rig workers seriously injured in Texas

When individuals work in situations where flammable materials are present, it is important that necessary safety protocols are followed. If the proper precautions are not taken, workplace accidents could take place that lead to serious injuries or death. A worker who suffers such injuries may have reason to pursue compensation in order to help with medical expenses or other resulting damages.

More fatal workplace accidents on oil-field -- Texas man killed

Typically, when a fatal accident occurs in the workplace, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration will investigate to determine the cause of the accident and whether any safety guidelines were violated. OSHA is currently investigating an oil-field accident in another state in which a Texas resident lost his life. Unfortunately, workplace accidents on oil-fields can often be deadly. However, the man's family may be able to find some relief through civil action.

Workplace accidents leading to deaths on Texas oilfields

The oil boom has brought a lot of positive changes in Texas, including a financial boost to the economy and employment opportunities. Unfortunately, with the good also comes the bad. Workplace accidents at these oilfields are certainly cause for concern.

Automobile accident leads to death of a Texas infant

Accidents, regardless of their severity, are an unfortunate reality on most Texas roadways. One of the most tragic types of car accidents are those that involve pedestrians. In many cases, an automobile accident that involves a pedestrian can have serious and/or fatal consequences. In a recent South Arlington accident, tragedy struck as a father and his child were waiting at an intersection.