Articles Tagged with Wrongful Death

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(via nbcdfw.com): One person died and a second person was hospitalized after a car hydroplaned about midnight Friday in Dallas, which led to two other crashes, police said.

A driver of an SUV was driving southbound on Ferguson Road when the SUV hydroplaned onto the median and collided with a light pole near the cross streets of Barnes Bridge Road and Delford Circle.

The pole landed into the passenger side and the vehicle came to rest in the northbound lanes.

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MITCHELL COUNTY, TX (via KCBD) –

One person has died an another has been critically injured after two pedestrians were struck by a truck tractor/semi-trailer in Mitchell County on Tuesday.

Texas DPS tells us two pedestrians were standing off of the roadway near IH-20 in the north barrow ditch following a previous crash. A truck tractor/semi-trailer was traveling West on IH-20, swerved to avoid hitting a disabled vehicle from a previous crash, and went into the barrow ditch, striking the two pedestrians.

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A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was critically injured Sunday morning when their vehicle crashed into the back of a car that had run out of gas and left in a middle lane of North Central Expressway, police said.

The passenger on the motorcycle was taken to Presbyterian Hospital and placed in a medically induced coma, police said.

The name of the 34-year-old motorcyclist had not been released pending notification of relatives.

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A woman was killed in a major crash involving a city garbage truck on Friday. Dallas police and firefighters responded to the crash at East Illinois Avenue and South Central Expressway at about 12:48 p.m.

One of the vehicles involved in the crash appeared to be heavily damaged, according to video obtained by NBCdfw’s Texas Sky Ranger.

First responders performed CPR on the woman involved in the crash, and she was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, according to fire and police officials.

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A wrong-way driver collided with a vehicle Sunday morning, killing a man on West Loop 820, police said.

The name of the 35-year-old victim had not been released pending notification of relatives.

The suspect was arrested and faces intoxication manslaughter charges, police said.

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Two people died Sunday morning when a driver lost control of his truck and crashed into parked at a standalone ATM.

Saginaw police said Monday that 25-year-old William Harrell was driving his Ford F250 pickup northbound along the 1000 block of N. Saginaw Boulevard at about 9:30 a.m. when he crossed over the southbound lanes, left the roadway, cleared a grassy median and smashed into a Chrysler 300 parked at a standalone ATM. There is no indication as to why William Harrell crossed over the lanes, but it would be his responsibility to maintain control of his vehicle. If he had some medical emergency, that would create an excuse, however, that may not shield him from liability for the injuries and death of any party that he injured.

The driver of the Chrysler has been identified as 43-year-old Bobby Bibles. Bibles was in the middle of a transaction at the ATM when he was struck. Police said the collision ejected Bibles from his car and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (via KWTX) Micah Nathaniel Millican, 21, of Temple and Hubert Jude Klepac, 44, of Bartlett died at the scene Sunday evening in a fiery collision on State Highway 95 three miles south of Bartlett, authorities said Monday.

Millican was southbound on the highway just before 6 p.m. Sunday when his 2013 Chevrolet Malibu crossed into the northbound lane and struck the 2001 Dodge 1500 in which Klepac and three others were riding, authorities said.

One of the vehicles caught on fire after the collision.

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surgical-sponge-retained-300x188So, you had surgery a few days, or weeks ago and it didn’t take long but you started to feel very weak and ill. You noticed that an incision was not healing correctly. Then the fever started.

These are some of the more common symptoms that we hear about from our Rockwall, Dallas and Kaufman county clients who have had what is called a “retained foreign object” after surgery. Retained foreign objects can lead to infection and sepsis. If the infection does go septic, it can be deadly in a very short period of time.

WHAT IS A “RETAINED FOREIGN OBJECT”?

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One person died and one was injured in a crash involving a disabled vehicle in Arlington Wednesday night, police say.

Two vehicles crashed about 8 p.m. on southbound U.S. Highway 287 and westbound Interstate 20.

Police said Richard Spencer, 58, of Arlington, died in the crash.

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As Rockwall and Kaufman counties continue to see record growth and our roads become increasing clogged with traffic, we are seeing more and more accidents that involve catastrophic injuries resulting in the death of a loved one. When these types of accidents occur, the family is often left wondering what to do now. Most people have heard the term “wrongful death” and maybe some have some familiarity with what a “survivor” action is, but they are often confused about the difference between the two types of claims. We understand that the differences can be a little convoluted and that is why we aim to better inform you of the different types of claims if you or a loved one is killed in an accident.

It is really important to understand that wrongful death and survival actions are two separate causes of action when a loved one has been killed in a Texas auto or truck accident. The family may have the ability to file both types of actions in Texas, but they have a similar effect, which is where the confusion typically lies. The purpose of this article is to provide you with a better understanding of the types of claims that may be made and how the claims may be brought and administered by the family and their representatives. Here are the basics:

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?