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Types Of Wrongful Death Cases
It is hard to lose any loved one, regardless of how it happens. But what makes wrongful death cases so much more devastating is the fact that they potentially could have been prevented had someone been less careless.
In Texas, an estimated 1,250 people die from auto accidents and another 536 people die in construction accidents each year, many of which were preventable
In Texas, 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 wrongful death attorneys want to hear your case. We can help review your case for free and inform you of your legal rights.
We represent families throughout Texas and the nation, including the cities of San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Laredo and Corpus Christi.
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 can occur from a variety of factors such as driving while distracted, driving while intoxicated, driving recklessly and texting while driving. If an accident caused by one of these factors results in a wrongful death, the person who caused the accident could be held responsible. If your loved one has been wrongfully killed in an auto accident, contact our personal injury attorneys for a free case review.
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. From scaffolding falls and struck-by accidents to malfunctioning 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.
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.
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 wrongful death attorneys can review your case.