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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
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What Applicants Should Know About Our Firm

At the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant, we are proud of the reputation we have earned – not only from hardworking Texans needing help with an injury, but from our peers in the legal community. Much of our success comes from our firm’s ability to stay true to its core values. We take our role as legal advocates[...]

Date: April 16, 2019 / Accident Attorney / Personal Injury / Wrongful Death
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Texas Man Dies from Vape Pen Explosion

E-cigarettes still operate in an unusual space in the U.S. Many of the devices and liquids consumers use aren’t tightly regulated. Though there have been steps in the right direction over the last couple of years, these devices still pose a threat when something goes wrong, which is exactly what happened earlier this year in Fo[...]

Date: April 12, 2019 / Defective Products / Wrongful Death
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Leukemia Drug Tasigna Linked to Artery Disease

If you or someone you care about is being or has been treated with the leukemia drug Tasigna® from drug manufacturer Novartis, you'll want to be aware that the drug is the subject of lawsuits and claims across the country. The drug was popularly prescribed in the treatment of a certain type of leukemia and has recently been [...]

Date: February 27, 2018 / Drug Injury / Wrongful Death
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The Latest Chapter in the GM Ignition Switch Lawsuit Saga

Detroit automaker General Motors Co. (GM) on December 28, 2017, won a court ruling that could significantly impact, and even reduce the value of, certain civil claims currently against it over flawed vehicle ignition switches. The switches have been linked to more than 120 deaths and many injuries and triggered a huge recall. U[...]

Date: January 22, 2018 / Wrongful Death