Authorities in Texas expect to file criminal charges in a recent fatal accident that left two children dead. The accident was apparently caused by a driver who failed to notice that another car was slowing down to make a turn. Although criminal allegations are not a required prerequisite for pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court, families may be able to use evidence collected by authorities in cases such as this to further support their claims of negligence.
Texas police arrested the driver who they say is responsible for a fatal, drunk driving accident. The victim was a passenger in the driver's vehicle. However, being a passenger in a negligent driver's vehicle does not prevent the victim's surviving family from seeking compensation. As with many fatal accidents, families can usually seek a judgment for monetary damages through a wrongful death claim.
The National Transportation Safety Board recently released findings regarding a fatal 2017 wreck. The collision -- which involved a pickup truck and a Texas church bus -- left 13 people dead. In general, Texas has a two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims, so family members who have yet to pursue legal action may choose to utilize the NTSB's findings if they choose to move forward with such claims.
A Texas community is likely in mourning following a deadly school bus accident. One student was killed in the wreck and many others were injured, including three who had to be transported to the hospital for treatment. When a loved one is killed in an accident because of a driver's negligence, some families choose to seek justice through wrongful death claims.
A Texas girl recently posed for a picture before her first day of 4th grade, but she never actually made it to school. The vehicle she was riding in was involved in a deadly accident just minutes after she took the picture. Since then, the local community has raised thousands of dollars for the family, which can be extremely helpful. Still, they also have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit if they choose to do so.
As summer winds down and kids head back to school, many people in Texas might be planning to fit in one or last two visits to their local pool. While swimming is a favored summer pastime for many, it is also incredibly dangerous. Pools that are not well-maintained or monitored appropriately can easily lead to injuries or even result in a wrongful death.
Many things can lead to deaths out on the roads. One is distracted driving. In a recent press release, AAA Texas discussed Texas Department of Transportation statistics on fatal distracted driving crashes in the state. These statistics have both encouraging and discouraging aspects.