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Texas Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Man Suffers Injuries, Dies After Arrest

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Police brutality is currently a hot issue in the United States. Many people have been seriously injured or even killed by police officers who decide to use excessive force when looking to arrest an individual. A Texas man arrested by police in April suffered serious injuries and later died. The family of the 22-year-old… Read More »

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What to Know About Texas’ Wrongful Death Law

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When a person kills another person through negligence, recklessness or deliberate behavior, they can be sued for wrongful death. If your loved one has died in such a way, you should be aware that you can take legal action. Under Chapter 71 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, a person can be… Read More »

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Woman Sues City of Waco, Police Officer for Wrongful Death

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In a car accident, we expect that police officers and other emergency responders will appropriately render medical aid to injured victims. Unfortunately, they can sometimes act in a negligent manner. They may not act quickly enough or even prevent medical assistance, causing a person to suffer severe injuries and even die. A Texas woman… Read More »

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Tyson Foods Looks to Dismiss Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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The coronavirus has threatened people from all walks of life, to students to nursing home patients to hospital workers to factory workers. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have gotten sick by going to work, running errands and visiting with friends and family members. So what happens when a factory worker gets sick with COVID-19?… Read More »

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Ranch Hand’s Family Allowed to Move Forward With Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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It’s devastating when a loved one dies while at work. A wrongful death situation can be even more frustrating when the employer tries to prevent the survivors from receiving any compensation. This was what happened when a ranch hand was killed while working on a ranch in Texas in 2013. The 33-year-old man was… Read More »

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More Than Half of All Auto Accidents Occur at Intersections, But Researchers May Have Found a Way to Reduce Them

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There is no question that pedestrians are amongst the most vulnerable on our roads, representing a significant percentage of those injured and killed each year. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 6,000 pedestrians were killed in auto accidents in 2018 alone. This represents a more than 50 percent… Read More »

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New Report Shows That Six Oil Refineries in Houston, Texas Are Exposing Nearby Communities to Benzene and Cancer

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According to a new report just released in February, almost half of all oil refineries with the highest cancer-causing benzene emissions in the entire United States are all located in Houston. Take the Total Petrochemicals refinery in Port Arthur: Benzene levels just at its fence-line were measured at almost 150 percent above what the… Read More »

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Investigation Finds That Faulty Equipment & Inadequate Training Killed Servicemen in Avoidable Accidents, And The Problems Have Not Been Fixed

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As reported on by ProPublica, in early February, the House Armed Services Committee members questioned Marine and Navy leaders about the number of Marines and sailors that died in avoidable accidents and whether the faulty equipment and training problems that led to these deaths had been fixed such that troops would be ready if… Read More »

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Dallas Jury Awards Family of Man Hit by Greyhound Bus $20 Million

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In December, a Dallas jury awarded one family $20 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit after they lost their loved one to an accident caused by a Greyhound bus in 2017. According to reports, the victim, Hunter Brown, was traveling from California to Washington when the bus made a rest stop. The… Read More »

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Texas Supreme Court to Hear Important Case of Whether Truck Driver’s Employer Caused Intentional Injury by Having Him Work Too Many Hours

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In December, the Texas Supreme Court will hear an important wrongful death case on the concept of intentional injuries when it comes to truck drivers who claim that they are allegedly coerced into driving excessive hours. The case involves the death of driver Fabian Escobedo, who drove for Mo-Vac, and whether the company could… Read More »

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