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19 Straight Years of Daily Roadway Deaths in Texas

By The West Law Office |

Texas has long been above the national average in traffic deaths per capita; second only to Florida. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, almost 67,000 people were killed – and tens of thousands more injured – on Texas roads; just in the last 19 years. Sadly, 2019 marks Texas‘ 19th straight year of… Read More »

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Vaping-Related Lung Disease Kills Woman in North Texas: Is This Just the Beginning?

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In October, health authorities in Texas confirmed that the state’s first vaping-related lung disease death occurred. The woman who died due to the vaping products was one of close to 100 cases of severe lung disease that have been reported this year and the Texas Department of State Health Services suspects that there are… Read More »

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Police Shoot Fort Worth Woman Legally in Her Own Home for No Reason—Can They Be Sued for Wrongful Death?

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The woman in Fort Worth who was recently shot by police for no apparent reason while inside her home after a neighbor called in a request for a welfare check has dominated national headlines. She was reportedly playing video games in her bedroom with her nephew at the time she was shot when, according… Read More »

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Accidental Injuries & Wrongful Deaths in Children: How We Can Understand & Prevent Them

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A number of children die from what many would call wrongful death every year due to accidents. For example, recently, a number of children have died due to being trapped inside front loading washing machines after running out of oxygen. As a result, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating these deaths and, in… Read More »

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Can Wrongful Death Lawsuits Be Brought When Children Die in Hot Cars?

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There is perhaps nothing as tragic as a family losing a child. Sadly, in late June, three children in Texas died after being left in hot cars: a four-year-old, an 18 month old, and an 11-month-old. Dashboards, steering wheels, seats, etc. can reach over 200 degrees F on hot days. Children not only die… Read More »

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Who Is Liable for Boat Accidents in Texas?

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News outlets throughout Texas are covering the death of a student athlete from the University of Houston, who died in late June due to a boat crash. The 20-year-old was competing as a pole vaulter in track and field at the college, and was reported as dying due to a “traumatic injury” on the… Read More »

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The High Number of Fatal Training Accidents Has Soldiers’ Families Demanding Changes

By The West Law Office |

Fatal training accidents – especially vehicle rollover accidents – have become such an issue that families are now pushing lawmakers to do something about it. Specifically, the families of a number of those who have served and died in these accidents are still unclear about what robbed them of their loved ones in these… Read More »

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Jury Awards Family Of Killed Victim $1 Million In Wrongful Death Lawsuit After 911 And Officers Failed Her

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In May, one jury awarded a family $1 million in a wrongful death lawsuit for negligence that was displayed after a 911 phone call concerning a prowler. According to reports, the victim called 911 to report the prowler and the dispatcher reportedly failed to keep her on the phone, ask her for the location,… Read More »

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