Many lawsuits are filed against companies after fatal accidents involving hazards in the workplace. Occupational hazards often lead to wrongful death lawsuits filed by families on behalf of their lost loved one. One Texas company is facing a wrongful death lawsuit after a machinery accident killed an employee last year.
A fatal Texas bus accident along President George Bush Turnpike took the lives of two people and injured dozens more. Bus accidents can lead to wrongful death suits if a bus driver's negligence causes a death.
Roads can be a dangerous place for both drivers and pedestrians. Texas families who have lost a loved one in a road fatality are already aware of this danger. Trucks on the roads can be particularly dangerous due to their large size and their inability to come to an immediate stop. Furthermore, truck drivers can also be more prone to truck accidents due to the pressure to make timely deliveries.
A trucking company is facing a legal battle with the family of a Texas man who was killed in a tragic accident. The family is seeking damages in a wrongful death suit to cover medical and funeral expenses, as well as loss of income, loss of support, mental suffering, grief and other forms of injury.
Fatal accidents can often lead to wrongful death lawsuits if a driver's negligence caused the death of another person on the road. One Dallas Cowboys' player's family may have grounds for such a suit after their loved one was killed in a car accident last year.
Many workers involved in Texas' booming oil industry face a great deal of danger when hitting the highways. Truck accidents are occurring more frequently all across the country, and oil and gas workers in particular are at risk. A recent study shows that these workers are 8.5 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than people who work in other occupations.
Tragic road accidents can often lead to lawsuits being filed against a negligent driver. A cab driver and his employers are facing a wrongful death suit after the man hit and killed a 5-year-old Texas boy. The lawsuit was filed by the boy's family after the fatal accident occurred on the family's first trip to New York City.
Car accidents during the holiday season have caused multiple fatalities in some Texas counties. The Department of Public Safety believes that the past week has become one of the deadliest ever on Montgomery County roads. Fatal car accidents have the potential to spur wrongful death suits against the negligent drivers who caused the fatalities. The families of the recent victims may consider their legal options in the wake of these tragic crashes.
A Texas family is mourning the death of a 16-year-old boy who was killed in a car accident. The accident occurred when the boy was driving home from work and his car was struck by a pick-up truck. The couple driving the pick-up was trying to make a quick getaway after shoplifting a comforter and some pillows. They sped through an intersection and crashed into another truck before hitting the teen's car. The car erupted into flames, and the boy was killed. A 17-year-old passenger was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
A Texas woman who was arrested after a traffic stop in 2010 for misdemeanor warrants was found unresponsive in a Gregg County Jail separation cell three days later. A nearby hospital pronounced her dead shortly afterwards. Her family has filed a wrongful death suit against the jail, claiming that the woman was not given her prescribed medications that she needed to survive. The medications were allegedly in her purse in the jail property room when she died.