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Posts tagged "wrongful death"

Wrongful death lawsuit against City of Marshall police officers

In January 2013, a Texas man died when police officers allegedly Tasered him to death. His family is now filing a wrongful death lawsuit against those officers and the city of Marshall. They claim that the police officers used excessive force when they used a Taser gun to subdue the man, which resulted in his death.

Family awarded $281 million in wrongful death lawsuit

In Texas, the family of a man killed by a drive shaft from a tractor-trailer truck has been awarded a $281 million verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit. The company sued was an oil patch supplier company. The jury found that the company was negligent in properly maintaining the truck, which resulted in the wrongful death of the man.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed after fatal motorcycle crash

When the negligence of a driver results in a fatal auto accident, the result can be criminal charges for the driver. In addition, the family left behind has the right to pursue civil litigation as well. This right is being exercised by the mother of a young man who was killed in motorcycle accident in October. As she continues to move through the early stages of grief, the woman has filed a wrongful death suit against the driver involved in the crash. On behalf of her son, the woman has filed the suit in a federal court in Galveston, Texas.

Texas woman sues for wrongful death after fatal car crash

A Texas woman has recently filed a wrongful death as well as a personal injury suit against a transfer truck driver and the company he works for in relation to a fatal car crash that happened earlier this year. The truck driver apparently rear-ended the vehicle of the woman's friend, causing him to die from his injuries. The Texas woman is seeking damages on several grounds in her wrongful death suit.

Texas man dies in train accident, potential wrongful death suit

A fatal north Texas car crash in which a man was killed on his way to work is currently being investigated. The man was driving across railroad tracks when he was hit and killed by a train, and investigators are puzzled as to how this could have occurred. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, the man's family may be able to file a wrongful death suit.

Texas family claims wrongful death for police shooting of son

Being a law enforcement officer carries a lot of risk as well as a lot of heavy choices. One must make split second decisions that can sometimes affect whether someone lives or dies. Even though officers are supposed to be entirely just and are held to a higher standard than most citizens, sometimes these men and women do make mistakes; and sometimes these mistakes can result in an innocent person's death. A man, whose family believes was innocent, was supposedly accidentally shot and killed by a police detective, and the family has brought a Texas wrongful death suit against the detective.

Fatal workplace accidents drop nationwide, but increase in Texas

Fatal workplace accidents are tragic occurrences that happen to thousands of Americans each year. Thankfully, in 2012, the national number of workplace deaths actually dropped to the second lowest level that the country has seen in 20 years. However, this is not the case in Texas. Last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas showed an overall rise in fatal workplace accidents, resulting in a huge 23 percent increase.

Texas fatal car accidents: Officer killed, 5 seriously injured

Fatal car accidents are always a tragic occurrence. These situations become even more tragic when the person killed is not even in his car at all, but he is outside of his vehicle trying to assist victims who had just been in an accident. Regretfully, an off-duty Texas police officer was helping victims on the side of the road who had just been in accidents themselves when he was killed by fatal car accidents when a semi-truck hit him and the disabled vehicles he was attempting to assist.

Texas fatal car accidents: Another pedestrian killed

A 55-year-old man has died of injuries suffered in a hit-and-run collision. Deadly car accidents continue to plague Texas roadways, and this one marks the second pedestrian death in a little more than six months in El Paso County. The identity of the deceased man was released by local authorities on Wednesday, four days after the weekend accident.

$200,000 wrongful death settlement for Texas inmate

Everyone's brain is slightly different, but there are many areas of the brain that function in exactly the same way for the majority of the population. However, due to chemical imbalances or signal misfires in the brain, some people's most important brain functioning abilities can be drastically different than the majority. A Texas inmate with a condition that impaired his rational thinking ability received negligent care while incarcerated, and now his mother is receiving a settlement of over $200,000 for his wrongful death.