Part 1 in a series of blog posts about the mechanics of a personal injury case.
After a shuttle bus crashed into Houston's Texas Medical Center last week, police announced that the accident may have happened because the driver suffered a "medical episode." One woman died and 11 other people suffered injuries, raising questions about who bears liability when a medical problem plays a role in a crash.
On January 1, 2011, the minimum amount of automobile liability insurance coverage for Texans is going to increase. Under current Texas law, a driver must carry liability insurance limits of at least $25,000.00 for each injured person, $50,000.00 limits per accident, and $25,000.00 for property damage per accident. This particular coverage is often referred to as 25/50/25 coverage. The new law will require Texas drivers to carry 30/60/30 coverage.
The Texas Supreme Court recently extended the immunity of public officials to a doctor in his residency at a private medical school. The case was Klein, et al. v. Hernandez, ___ S.W.3d ___ (Tex. 2010)(5/7/10).