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Wrongful Death Archives

Wrongful death suit may follow in fatal Texas big-rig crash

Between their immense size and colossal weight, a semi truck can become a deadly weapon when it is not operated with the utmost care and caution. Tractor-trailer drivers in Texas not only have a responsibility to themselves but to all of the other drivers and their passengers around them to pay close attention and exercise great care when operating their trucks. When they fail to do so, the accidents that result often have life-altering effects and, in the case of a fatality, can result in a wrongful death suit being filed against the negligent party.

Family of car accident victims might file wrongful death claim

Car accidents in Texas are a major source of concern. Though the vehicles themselves often bear the brunt of the the damage, the outcome when a motorcycle is involved is an entirely different story. Such is the case of a recent fatal motorcycle accident which might lead the deceased victims' family to file wrongful death claims.

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.

Estate names multiple defendants in wrongful death suit

When a person loses his or her life and a third party is believed to have been responsible, the person's estate may choose to file a wrongful death suit against that third party. Additionally, if multiple third parties are believed to have been negligent, then the estate can name each party as a defendant in the suit. The estate of a woman who lost her life in 2013 has named multiple defendants in a Texas wrongful death lawsuit.

Family files wrongful death suit against Texas hospital

A family is taking legal action against a Jefferson County hospital and rehabilitation center claiming that their loved one lost his life due to the hospital's negligence. The man suffered from pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, that contributed to the sepsis that resulted in his death. The Texas family is seeking unspecified damages in the wrongful death suit.

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.