Types Of Wrongful Death Cases

It is hard to lose any loved one, regardless of how it happens. What makes wrongful death cases so much more devastating is the fact that it potentially could have been prevented. Because in cases of wrongful death, no matter how much attention you or your loved one pays, it is someone else's carelessness that causes death. In Texas, there are an estimated 1,250 people who die from auto accidents and around 536 people die in construction accidents. These are all areas where death can be prevented.

In San Antonio, a parent, spouse, or child has limited time to file a wrongful death claim after the death of their loved one. At Wyatt Law Firm, our compassionate and empathetic San Antonio wrongful death attorneys want to hear your case. We can help review your case for free and inform you of your legal rights.

In order to better understand your situation and where it lies in the legal realm, we have listed some of the most common wrongful death cases that occur in Texas.

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents include accidents that occur in motor-vehicles and are usually caused because of distracted driving or inattentiveness. Although there are many causes for auto accidents, some of the leading dangers are driving while intoxicated and texting while driving. Any form of reckless driving that results in death of an innocent civilian is liable for a wrongful death suit. If your loved one has passed away in an auto collision, contact our personal injury attorneys to review your case.

Construction Accidents

Texas has one of the highest workplace related fatality rates in the nation. On average around 493 individuals die each year due to construction accidents. Whether it is from scaffolding falls, getting struck by objects, or faulty equipment, construction work is dangerous. It is the responsibility of the employers to provide safe working conditions. If a fatality occurred due to dangerous working conditions, you can have grounds to file a wrongful death suit.

Product Liability

When purchasing a product, users expect good quality that will not injure them. Whether it is a blender or a car, manufacturers have the responsibility of providing safe, usable products. One of the leading causes of wrongful deaths is faulty products. For example, cars should have airbags that work at the right time. If this function does not work, it puts lives in danger. If you or a loved one experienced fatal consequences when using a product, contact our experienced product liability lawyers.

Trucking Accidents

Much like auto accidents, trucking accidents are another leading cause of death in Texas. Truck drivers in particular have a responsibility to drive carefully because they are handling such large vehicles with potentially hazardous material. If they don't pay attention or are fatigued, the drivers can cause big rig accidents, which can be fatal. Deaths that occur in such accidents could warrant wrongful death claims.

At Wyatt Law Firm, we believe that you should not have to suffer because of someone else's negligence. That is why if your loved one was killed because of the fault of someone else, contact us today. Our San Antonio wrongful death attorneys can review your case.