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New statistics on medical malpractice in the country will make many patients wonder if they are going to be safe in hospitals or are they risking their lives. Hospitals and doctors provide services such as attending, diagnosing, referring, treating and instructing the patient. If a doctor breaches the duty of care resulting in the patient suffering injuries, the doctor can be held liable for medical malpractice.

Chapter 74 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code defines the rules and laws that that govern “Healthcare Liability Claims”.

A Healthcare Liability claim is :

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Nobody is ever surprised to see Houston on the list of the most dangerous cities to drive. Houston with its high-speed limits, tangled web of highways, and drivers in giant intimidating trucks fails to provide safe roadways for its residents.

With Texans out driving after a year of staying home, carnage could return to the roads of Houston – a troubling trend that Houston has battled with for the past two decades. Failing to drive in a single lane, speeding, and driving under the influence of alcohol continue to be major factors for crashes in Houston.

Since 2010, the Houston area has witnessed its population grow by over a million people. The Houston-Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical area (MSA) is the fifth most populous MSA in the country.

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Road rage is a rapidly growing menace in the United States, especially in Houston TX. Road rage occurs when a driver expresses extreme aggression or anger intending to create or cause physical harm.

Aggressive driving and road rage are two different concepts. According to The National Highway and Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA), aggressive driving is “when an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offences so as to endanger other persons or property”. Road rage takes things one step further into a more violent and potentially dangerous territory. From January through April this year, law enforcement agencies reported 107 road rage crashes in Harris County to the Texas Department of Transportation. That’s up 13% from the 95 reported during the same time last year. Injuries are up 26%.

A car accident involving road rage can be a traumatic experience. If you are a victim of a road rage accident, what are your legal options?

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