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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Typically, when a fatal accident occurs in the workplace, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration will investigate to determine the cause of the accident and whether any safety guidelines were violated. OSHA is currently investigating an oil-field accident in another state in which a Texas resident lost his life. Unfortunately, workplace accidents on oil-fields can often be deadly. However, the man's family may be able to find some relief through civil action.
Accidents, regardless of their severity, are an unfortunate reality on most Texas roadways. One of the most tragic types of car accidents are those that involve pedestrians. In many cases, an automobile accident that involves a pedestrian can have serious and/or fatal consequences. In a recent South Arlington accident, tragedy struck as a father and his child were waiting at an intersection.