Wrongful Death

Arms Race Leads to Increased Deaths Among Cell Tower Workers

According to the Wall Street Journal, cell phone carriers are racing to build advanced cellphone networks, which is leading to a significant increase in the number of deaths among tower workers.  At...

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What Federal and Texas Laws Apply to Semi-Truck Accidents?

Trucks, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers have a significant size and weight advantage compared to cars. Accidents involving semi-trucks are generally far more serious than other kinds of accidents.  As a result, many...

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When Are Punitive Damages Available in Texas Car and Semi-truck Accident Cases?

Victims of car wreck and semi-truck accidents in Texas often ask what types of damages are available to them.  There are two general categories of damages that are available in car wreck...

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Common Causes of Semi-truck Accidents in Texas

A man was recently killed in Wise County, near Fort Worth, when his vehicle collided with a truck. The man was thrown from his vehicle and then hit by a semi-truck, resulting...

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How Does Negligence Per Se Apply to Texas Car Wreck Cases?

Ordinarily, in a personal injury case in Texas, negligence is an issue that is determined by the trier-of-fact at trial. However, in some personal injury cases, the negligence of the defendant may...

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Fort Worth Child's Death A Reminder of the Dangers of Swimming Pools

A seven year old Fort Worth boy recently drowned in an apartment swimming pool. According to a report by Fort Worth firefighters called to assist, the boy was playing outside his family’s...

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Court Contorts "Claimant" in Wrongful Death Case

Texas Court Issues Wrongful Death Opinion In Smith v. East, a wrongful death case recently decided by the Austin Court of Appeals, a liquor store allegedly sold alcohol to a seventeen year...

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