Nearly all deaths don’t involve allegations of a wrongful death. Wrongful deaths occur as a result of the intentional acts or negligence of another person or entity. A small minority of such cases might involve a fatality caused by a dangerously defective product.
Having someone you love die in an accident is a horrific experience that can feel like a nightmare. You feel like your world is crumbling down and you do not know where to turn. If this tragic death is the result of someone else’s negligence, you might have a good reason to file a wrongful […]
Winning a wrongful death claim normally hinges on the level of negligence that was displayed by the respondent party with respect to a reasonable duty of care that was owed to the victim. In this respect wrongful death claims are just like personal injury claims. However, similarities between wrongful death and personal injury claims stop […]
A recent city audit has revealed that the City of Austin has failed to use important crash information to improve public safety. Some of the most telling information out of the Transportation Effectiveness Audit includes: The city did not coordinate with city departments and external partners on a transportation system, including a failure to connect […]
Everyone is familiar with the nationwide problem of drunk driving. However, driving under the influence of illegal and prescription drugs is a lesser-known form of impaired driving that contributes to many, if not more, automobile accidents each year. And just like drunk driving, drugged driving often leads to the serious injury or death of others.
After Austin experienced 102 traffic deaths in 2015, setting a new record, the city was included in the Vision Zero Focus Cities program, joining Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. Getting its start in Sweden in October of 1997, Vision Zero is a national traffic safety program that tries to reduce or completely eliminate traffic […]
The year 2015 was a horrible year for drivers in the Austin area. Last year Austin, TX broke the record for the number of fatalities related to driving accidents with 102 traffic-related deaths. When compared to 2014 this number has nearly doubled. What’s Causing The Increase In Traffic Related Deaths? The increase in traffic […]
Austin, Texas was the village of Waterloo until it became the state capital in 1839, and it’s been growing ever since. It is the 11th most populated city in the U.S., the second largest capital city in the country (only after Phoenix, Arizona), the fourth largest city in the state, and has a growing population […]
“Wrongful death” denotes is a particular type of offense that, while not necessarily criminal, can result in legal action against individuals, companies or government entities. Those who have lost family members in a variety of ways may seek financial compensation from the party whose actions resulted in the death, but they will need the assistance […]
The term wrongful death is used to describe the untimely death of a person from causes that resulted from negligence or intentional harm that wouldn’t have otherwise occurred had the person not been subjected to that negligence or harm. Wrongful death claims can be brought in car accident cases and other types of personal injury […]