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Wrongful Death Archives

What are the 5 stages of grief?

While everyone’s journey is different, for many people grief takes a familiar route after suffering a loss. The 5 stages of grief often occur after the death of a loved one, and when it’s a sudden loss a person may have difficulty navigating the stages on their own. Psych Central offers the following information to help you cope with sudden, senseless death.

Families mourn the death of 2, killed by psychiatric patient

While death is never easy to cope with, it can be even more difficult for families in Texas who experience a sudden and unexpected event that could have been prevented, but ultimately led to the death of their loved one. During these difficult times, it can be exponentially more upsetting if what happened to the victims could have been mitigated with more responsible decision making from other people. 

Who is responsible for a child’s injury on private property?

Despite trespassing laws being in place to protect someone’s property from vandalism, children don’t always follow the rules. This is especially true for younger children or those who are following the crowd, as you may be aware. There are many ways children can get hurt on private property in Texas, including homes in your own neighborhood. If your child is seriously or fatally injured on a neighbor’s property without permission, who is liable?

16-year-old dies from football-related injuries

Texans are very enthusiastic about school-sponsored athletics and similar activities, but while high school athletics are often enjoyable for students and spectators alike, the fun became deadly serious last weekend when a 16-year-old high school student in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia died from an injury sustained in a football game on Friday night.

Defining loss of consortium

Many in The Woodlands may question the merit of one filing a wrongful death lawsuit given that such action is not likely to truly compensate for the loss that he or she suffered. There may be a grain of truth in that logic; wrongful death actions are indeed meant to deliver compensation. Yet while filling the emotional void left by a loved one may indeed be impossible, the law does allow those ruling on such an action to attempt to do so by awarding noneconomic damages. 

Tips on coping with the loss of a loved one

With wrongful death cases, dealing with practical legal matters is often just the tip of the iceberg. You’ll also be faced with the emotional upheaval that accompanies the death of a loved one, which can be far more traumatic when death occurs because of a negligent act. The American Psychological Association offers the following help in this case, which can allow you to grieve the loss of your loved one in the healthiest manner possible.

What are the real statistics about officer shootings?

There is a lot of talk in the media about law enforcement overstepping and wrongful deaths due to this. Specifically, when it comes to shooting deaths of suspects, people like to shout statistics without ever really doing the research to find out what the truth is. There are a lot of assumptions about this subject in Texas. Here's a look at the real facts and information about officer-involved shootings, according to The Daily Wire.

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas?

Losing a loved one unexpectedly in The Woodlands to an accident caused by the careless or negligent actions (or inactions) of another can be devastating. If you and your family are currently having to deal with such a loss, then you may justly be considering a wrongful death lawsuit. The potential compensation that can come from such an action may end up helping to fill the emotional and financial void that your family member left behind. Yet not just anyone can initiate such action, which begs the question of who is allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit? 

How often are surgical objects left inside patients?

Remember that commercial in which surgeons are apologizing to a patient for leaving a cell phone inside him? It kind of funny, right? It might surprise Texans to learn that there are thousands of similar incidents each year. They may not involve cell phones, but they do involve objects that certainly do not belong there.