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What Qualifies as Wrongful Death?

What Is the Action That Leads to a Wrongful Death? While the answer to the question “What is a wrongful death” is simply stated, wrongful death lawsuits and claims can take many forms. A wrongful death is when someone dies because of someone else’s negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct. Many things may indicate that a wr[...]

Date: August 31, 2021 / Wrongful Death
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How Does a Wrongful Death Case Against the Police Succeed?

The recent tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, and several other people around the country have shined a bright spotlight on civil rights violations and negligent acts by police. Unfortunately, in many of these cases, officers involved aren’t being held criminally responsible for their actions. But even if [...]

Date: March 3, 2021 / Wrongful Death
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Can a Fatal Car Accident Also be a Wrongful Death Case?

If someone dies in a crash, that fatal car accident may also be a wrongful death case. Wrongful death is when someone dies due to the negligent or intentional actions of another party. When a distracted, aggressive, or drunk driver causes a negligent accident that kills someone, a legal claim can be made against them for wrongful de[...]

Date: December 18, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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What Does “Wrongful Death” Mean?

In the personal injury context, wrongful death refers to a victim’s death caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless act or behavior. Although the deceased victim can no longer pursue a personal injury claim and seek compensation for his or her injuries in a manner the victim would have been able to had he or she lived, the v[...]

Date: October 19, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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Does Insurance Cover Wrongful Death?

Does insurance cover wrongful death? The general answer to that question is yes. However, wrongful death cases often involve large damage awards. Insurance companies are interested in protecting their own bottom line. They make more money when they don’t have to pay large awards to family members of people who are negligently kille[...]

Date: June 16, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?

How do you prove wrongful death? In Texas, to prove wrongful death in a lawsuit, you and your attorney must show that another party was negligent, liable, and at fault for causing the death of a close family member. According to Texas statutes, liability for damages arising from an injury that causes an individual’s death exists [...]

Date: May 14, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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Who Is Entitled to Wrongful Death Benefits?

When your loved one has died because of a negligent accident or wrongful act, you may wonder who is entitled to wrongful death benefits. The question of who gets wrongful death benefits can be especially important if the person was also a breadwinner. In Texas, spouses, children, and parents can file claims to receive wrongful death [...]

Date: May 7, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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Who Gets the Money in a Wrongful Death Settlement

After the death of a loved one due to the negligent actions of others, the surviving relatives may wonder who gets the money in a wrongful death settlement. Here in Texas, your Last Will & Testament (or the Estates Code, if you have no will) determines how your assets are distributed when you die. But what if your death was caused by[...]

Date: April 23, 2020 / Wrongful Death
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The Controversial Law That Shields Manufacturers at the Expense of Consumers

It’s a law that has been on the books since the Reagan era. Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federal agency tasked with protecting consumers from unsafe products, to obtain permission from manufacturers to reveal their identities. Product names and any [...]

Date: June 17, 2019 / Wrongful Death
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The Dangers at KMCO Crosby Plant Were Well-Known

The April 2 explosion at KMCO’s Crosby plant that tragically killed one worker and critically injured two more shouldn’t come as a surprise. As reported in the Houston Chronicle, the Harris County Attorney’s office says that the chemical company is one of the worst offenders of workplace safety and environmental laws in th[...]

Date: May 10, 2019 / Workers Compensation / Wrongful Death