Texas bicyclists and pedestrians are just as at risk for fatal accidents as motorists. One woman was tragically killed in a hit-and-run while riding her bike recently. The 24-year-old woman was riding her bike to her boyfriend's house after work when she was struck by an SUV headed in the same direction. The girl was thrown off the bike and onto the windshield of the SUV before hitting the ground.
We often hear about accidents caused by drivers driving too fast. However, accidents can also be caused by drivers who drive too slowly. Wrongful death suits often arise after these speed-related accidents. One family is filing a wrongful death suit against a Texas trucking company after one of their drivers caused an accident that took the life of a woman.
Police officers can be at the end of wrongful death lawsuits when police struggle go too far. One Texas police officer is facing this scenario first hand. The officer is facing a wrongful death lawsuit after allegedly using excessive force against a 22-year-old man, who later died. The family is seeking damages to cover funeral expenses, court costs and severe emotional distress. The suit names the city, the police chief and the officer in the lawsuit.
The family of a recently deceased oilfield worker is filing a wrongful death suit against two Texas companies. The suit alleges that Forge Energy LLC and Thornton Drilling Co. were grossly negligent and that their negligence was a cause of the man’s death. The 20-year-old man was hired last year by Thornton and was killed after just five days of work. Thornton contracted with Forger to operate a rig and the man was electrocuted while using a power washer located outside the generator house.
Texas families who lose a loved one in a tragic accident may file a wrongful death suit to help move on. For example, the Jackson family has filed a wrongful death suit against a concert promoter after the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson.
After losing a family member in a fatal accident, many people struggle to get by financially, as well as emotionally. Wrongful death suits can help families get through the financial struggles by allowing them to recover damages. One mother sued two Department of Public Safety troopers after one of the officers allegedly shot and killed her son in Texas in 2010.
Wrongful death cases in Texas involve filing a claim against a person or party for the death of a loved one. In order to be successful, a wrongful death claim must show the death of a human being caused by negligence of another, with family members who are suffering financially due to the death of their loved one.