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    Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities Blogs

    A wrongful death is a fatality caused by the negligence, wrongful act, neglect, omission, or default of someone else. According to a study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one in five medical mistakes are serious or fatal. As such, an estimated 98,000 Americans die each year due to medical errors. This includes 7,000 deaths caused by medication mistakes.

    Additionally, The CDC reported there were 19,656 slip-and-fall fatalities in 2005. Factors in these deaths include obstructed slippery walkways, poorly lit walking areas, stairways without railing, lack of safety signs, and use of unapproved ladders and other equipment.

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2006 there were 5,840 fatalities resulting from workplace mishaps. Some of the causes of these workplace deaths were traffic incidents (2,459 deaths), assault and violent acts (788 deaths), contact with objects or equipment (993 deaths), Falls (827 deaths), and exposure to harmful substances (547 deaths).

    Local High School Mentor Remembered After Car Crash

    Posted: June 9th, 2021 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    We wish to honor a local community hero who tragically lost her life in a car accident in DeSoto. Fox 4 reported on the remembrance of Hanan Ali-Lacy.

    Hanan was a high school mentor working for the Dallas Independent School …

    Four Dead, Including Two Children, In Lancaster Crash

    Posted: June 8th, 2021 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    NBC Los Angeles has reported on a multi-vehicle crash in Lancaster that left two women and two children dead. A fifth has been hospitalized in critical condition.

    In the accident report by the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened at …

    Two Dead In Two Crashes Over The Weekend

    Posted: June 7th, 2021 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    WFAA reported on a crash that killed a one-year-old injured two adults on State Highway 121 in Bedford.

    According to Bedford firefighters, the crash happened around 12:45 am between Bedford Road and Murphy Drive. All three people in the car …

    Teacher Accused Of Crashing Into Motorcycles At 117 MPH

    Posted: June 1st, 2021 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    A teacher has been indicted by a grand jury with manslaughter after allegedly driving 117 mph and crashed into a Mesquite teen. People Magazine reported on the incident.

    The teacher, a 24-year-old, was allegedly driving on I-635 on February 22nd. …

    Truck Strikes Express Lane Barrier, Causes Chain Reaction Crash

    Posted: May 27th, 2021 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    If you were wondering why traffic was so bad this morning on I-35, we have an answer for you. CBS reported that a fatal accident happened in Carrollton.

    The southbound lanes of the interstate were closed by police at Sandy …

    4 Killed On FM 51 North Of Springtown

    Posted: May 26th, 2021 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth has reported on a crash that killed four people along Farm-To-Market Road 51 north of Springtown, located about 25 miles north of Fort Worth.

    The two-vehicle crash happened yesterday around 12:45 p.m. two miles north …

    Migrant Smuggler That Killed Five In Crash Pleads Guilty, Faces Life In Prison

    Posted: May 25th, 2021 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    Texas is a popular place for illegal immigration due to its large border, and sometimes people sneaking across the border get into accidents. A 23-year-old has pled guilty on federal charges related to a smuggling run that ended in a …

    Two Children Dead In Denton Crash

    Posted: May 24th, 2021 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    Highway 380 in Denton was shut down for about three hours on Sunday due to a crash that killed three people. Two of them were children. Times News Express reports.

    The crash happened around 11:45 a.m. near Rockhill Road …

    Stunt Drivers May Have Been Involved In Fatal Shooting

    Posted: April 27th, 2021 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    One thing that street racers and stunt drivers will do is block intersections before a performance. Ostensibly, this could reduce the risk of non-participants from getting tangled up in a crash with them, even though it’s illegal to block traffic.…

    Accident In Frisco Kills Two, Injures Three More

    Posted: March 29th, 2021 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    The most common cause for an accident is excess speed. It’s easy to understand why. The faster you go, the harder you hit, the longer it takes to stop, and you have less time to react to danger. Speed is …

    Postal Service Vehicle Hits Woman And Kills Dog

    Posted: February 1st, 2021 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    There has been a long-standing enmity between canines and mailmen, although this ongoing clash is probably grounded more in myth than fact. The cliche animosity has been perpetuated by Saturday-morning cartoons and internet memes. While the image of a postal …

    October Crash Results In Criminal Charges And Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Posted: January 1st, 2021 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    Back in October, 38-year-old Jeton Avdiu caused a major accident on Interstate 35W near downtown Fort Worth. he was apparently following other vehicles too closely. he did not keep a proper lookout.

    The traffic wreck that resulted killed a

    Auto-Pedestrian Crash Kills 18-year-old, Injures 12-year-old

    Posted: December 24th, 2020 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    An alleged drunk driver has been accused of causing the death and injury of two brothers in Lewisville. NBC has the story.

    The accident happened in the 400 block of Highland Drive near Club Ridge Drive in the evening …

    Another Takata Airbag Recall, This Time With Volkswagen Beetles

    Posted: December 21st, 2020 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    The Takata airbag recall is the largest automotive recall in history, and more vehicles are still out there with faulty igniters that could send shrapnel through the cab in a crash. But new ones are still getting added to the …

    Fatalities Up Despite Lower Crash Numbers In North Texas

    Posted: December 14th, 2020 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    A surprising finding is pushing traffic engineers to consider new strategies for controlling crashes on emptier roads. Dallas-Fort Worth CBS reported on the study.

    Anyone who has been out on the roads this year knows that traffic is down …

    Child Dies After Vehicle Ejection, Was Not In Safety Seat

    Posted: December 1st, 2020 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    Every state in the country has laws requiring children to be either restrained in an approved child safety seat or buckled in with a seatbelt.  In Texas, a child seat must be used for all children under seven years

    Missing Person Was Found Dead Near State Hwy 183

    Posted: November 16th, 2020 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    The body of a motorcyclist reported missing by family members on Friday was found by Irving Police officers on Saturday.

    NBC in Dallas Fort Worth reports that the fatal crash involving a motorcyclist happened in the southbound lanes of State

    Sheriff Deputy Arrested For Allegedly Murdering Girlfriend

    Posted: September 18th, 2020 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    A Sheriff’s deputy in Tarrant County has been arrested after discovering that he murdered his girlfriend after claiming that she’d killed herself.

    NBCDFW reported earlier this week that Denton Police had arrested Tarrant County Sheriff’s undercover narcotics officer, Deputy Jay

    Newlyweds Dead As Struck By Oncoming Pickup Truck

    Posted: August 28th, 2019 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    What should have been one of the happiest days for the family of a young couple in Orange County turned into the worst nightmare imaginable.

    The Dallas News reports that on Friday, August 23rd, Harley Morgan, 19 and his bride, …

    Concrete Thrown From Overpass, Smashes And Kills Driver

    Posted: November 28th, 2018 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    A driver has been killed after a chunk of concrete was thrown from an overpass on U.S. 91 near Nashville on Tuesday morning. According to a report appearing on the Dallas – Fort Worth CBS affiliate website, the concrete went …

    Bicyclist Struck And Killed Near Golf Club

    Posted: October 17th, 2018 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    A male bicyclist has died after having been struck along Great Trinity Forest Way on Wednesday night.

    Dispatcher’s received a 911 call for the accident was received at approximately 11:00 pm. The accident occurred within the 5100 block Great Trinity …

    Fiery Crash Kills Child Near Horn High School

    Posted: October 10th, 2018 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    One child is dead and a number of others were injured after a fiery crash on Wednesday.

    In a report appearing on the Dallas’ NBC affiliate website t Independent School District that was carrying approximately 42 children to the Terry …

    Fatal Crash On I-20 Blamed On Wrong-Way Driver

    Posted: October 3rd, 2018 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) estimates that the majority of wrong-way crashes happen between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m. Most often these accidents occur if a driver becomes confused or disoriented. The NTSB reports that most …

    Driver Flees Crash That Killed Passenger

    Posted: June 13th, 2018 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    Most drivers are responsible and take adequate precautions to keep themselves and others safe. Most also k that if they are ever in an accident, they should stay at the scene until help and law enforcement arrives. This is especially

    Man Loses His Life Trying To Get Around Traffic

    Posted: March 8th, 2018 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

    Traffic laws and signs exist to keep as many people safe as possible while going to and from their destinations. In recent years, traffic has increased greatly in the Dallas area and traffic snarls often become a part of daily

    If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent behavior of others in Dallas, you need an experienced attorney willing to fight for you. You may be entitled to compensation for hospital bills, medical expenses, funeral costs, and even loss of financial support, if you were a dependent of the deceased. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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