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Posts tagged "Wrongful death"

Dallas Cowboy charged with manslaughter after car accident

A player for the Dallas Cowboys may be facing a wrongful death suit due to an auto accident he allegedly caused that resulted in the death of one of his teammates. The drunk-driving accident occurred when defensive lineman Josh Brent and practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown were traveling through the Dallas suburbs in the early-morning hours on Dec. 8. According to investigators, Brent was speeding when he hit a curb that caused the car to flip over. When police arrived, Brent was pulling 25-year-old Brown from the Mercedes, which was on fire.

Veterans and wives file lawsuit after Midland truck-train crash

Houston residents have likely heard the news of a terrible train-truck collision in Midland, Texas. The crash occurred during a parade to honor wounded veterans. As a flatbed truck carrying veterans and their family members crossed a set of train tracks, a Union Pacific train struck the vehicle, killing four veterans and injuring 16 other people.

Fatal Texas crash sends drunk driver to prison

On Oct. 19, a woman was sentenced to four years in prison because of a drunk-driving accident that took the life of another woman. The victim's family should have a full understanding of their legal rights to get the compensation they deserve in this wrongful death case.

Lawsuit filed against doctors in tragic birth injury accident

During pregnancy and childbirth, doctors and hospitals are expected to provide quality care that is based on the patient's needs and health history. When doctors do not follow care standards for special conditions, birth injury can result. Depending on the severity of the situation, a birth injury can cause permanent disability or even death.

Negligence likely a factor in fatal 3-car crash in Dayton

Speeding is all too common in the Houston area, and this kind of reckless behavior nonetheless places innocent motorists' lives in danger on a daily basis. When a death results because of someone else's negligence, the family of the victim or a representative of the victim's estate may file a wrongful death claim to hold the negligent driver accountable.

Suspected drunk driver hits and kills pedestrian in Houston

Drunk drivers endanger everyone in the vicinity of their vehicles, including other drivers and pedestrians. Drunk driving accident victims have the right to seek compensation for their injuries, since accidents caused by drunk drivers could often have been avoided if the drivers acted more responsibly. A fatal auto accident in Houston earlier this month underscores the risks to the community that drunk drivers pose.

Wrong-way crash in Lubbock kills Houston singer

The Houston performing arts community is in mourning following a fatal accident that claimed the life of a 27-year-old female singer Aug. 12. The victim was one of two members of the Houston performing arts community who perished that day from injuries sustained in unrelated car accidents. The circumstances of the Aug. 12 crash that ended this young woman's life suggest that her family and a survivor of the collision could be entitled to legal redress in civil court.

Houston artist dies following hit-and-run crash

Houston police are searching for a hit-and-run driver following a fatal accident on Aug. 11 that claimed the life of a Houston artist. Authorities say the 33-year-old man was killed when a black Ford Fusion struck his motorcycle.

Schertz truck accident kills 3

In the early morning hours of July 31, a woman in Schertz, Texas, reportedly drove the wrong way on Interstate 35 and crashed into a van carrying a family of five. Initially, no parties were seriously injured, and the wrong-way driver exited her vehicle after the crash.