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WHAT IS THE DEATH RATE DUE TO CAR ACCIDENTS IN CORPUS CHRISTI?

In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSA) reported over 35,000 traffic fatalities in the U.S.A. The number represents an increase of over seven percent from the previous year. Nine of the ten U.S. regions all reported increases of death because of car accidents. The state of Texas is located in Region 6 of the NHTSA report. In 2015, Texas reported a decrease of one percent from the previous year of 2014 in fatal car accidents. Deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes for the nation in 2014 were over ten percent. During that same period, the state of Texas reported more than 13 percent of car accident fatalities. In 2014, the number of deaths for the City of Corpus Christi, Texas significantly increased from the previous year. City Data reported the following traffic accidents and fatal car crash statistics for Corpus Christi in 2014: Twenty-four fatal accidentsThirty vehicles involved in fatal accidentsTen fatal accidents involving drunk driversForty-four indivi…

WHAT IS A DEPOSITION IN A LAWSUIT?

What is a Deposition?
A deposition is an official court proceeding usually connected to a lawsuit which has been filed. The general purposes of a deposition are to investigate and establish what a witness or party knows concerning the matter involved in the lawsuit and to preserve that information in a form which can be used later if the lawsuit goes to trial. Depositions can also be used for pretrial motions.
Although there is such a thing as a written deposition, this article will focus on oral depositions, which are more common.
A formal written notice stating the time and place of the deposition, among other things, must be given to the parties a reasonable time beforehand. In many cases, the deposition will take place at the office of one of the attorneys involved. At an oral deposition, the person who is to be questioned (the “deponent”) is placed under oath by an authorized officer. The deponent is then asked questions, usually by the attorneys for the parties to the suit. The que…