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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).

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

Good Samaritan Killed On Highway 67

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

As a society, most of us are willing to help someone who is hurt or in distress whenever we can.  Unfortunately, however, in a recent incident in the Oak Cliff area on Sunday, the desire to be a Good Samaritan

Three Dead, Including Infant, In Rollover Crash

Posted: December 13th, 2017 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

Any vehicle has the potential to roll over in an accident. A recent rollover crash in Fort Worth recently took the lives of three people, one of them an infant.

In a recent news story that was reported on the

One Dead in Dealey Plaza Crash

Posted: November 22nd, 2017 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

Nobody ever heads out on the road and expects to find themselves in an accident. Any time you or a loved one gets behind the wheel, there is always the potential to find themselves in a crash ends in serious …

Red Light Runner Causes Fatal Crash

Posted: June 21st, 2017 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

Nearly every driver will try to scoot past a yellow before it turns red, but crossing a red light can cause an accident. These accidents can easily turn fatal for drivers. Unfortunately, it’s usually the innocent driver following traffic rules. …

Good Samaritan Killed In Crash

Posted: March 29th, 2017 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

There is a saying that no good deed goes unpunished. That saying turned quite literal at a crash that happened recently. CBS in Dallas talked about the tragic story.

A vehicle was traveling just before 11 PM on the Sam …

Student Death Crash Revealed to be Street Racing

Posted: March 8th, 2017 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

Last month, a crash involving high school students shocked the area. Now, further information has been revealed by NBC 5. Street racing was involved in the crash.

The two vehicles were all being driven by minors who were of …

Deadly Teen Crash Serves as a Lesson

Posted: February 15th, 2017 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

Driver safety starts at an early age. Children watch how parents drive and copy their habits. Later, when they turn of age, they get permits and learn the full rules of the road. But those early habits remain and it …

Biker Dies in Deer Collision Near Lake Worth

Posted: January 11th, 2017 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

Whenever you drive on a rural road, you have to be careful of wildlife. Animals may not know better than to get out of the way of a vehicle. Hitting an animal can cause a surprising amount of damage and …

Cyclist Struck and Killed in Frisco

Posted: December 22nd, 2016 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

Despite the amount of bicycles sold each year, many motorists take unsafe actions around road cyclists. It just takes one tiny bump to cause a cyclist serious injury or death, and many cars pass far too close for comfort.


Three Dead in Three Vehicle Accident

Posted: November 23rd, 2016 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

Three people have been killed in a three-vehicle accident that happened in North Arlington Sunday evening.

According to Arlington Police the accident occurred 2700 block of North Collins just after 7:00 p.m. when a sedan that is believed to have …

I-35W Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured

Posted: July 27th, 2016 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

Losing a loved one or having them seriously injured can be devastating to families. After a personal injury accident, often it isn’t just the person who was hurt that is the only person affected. An accident can take its toll …

Fort-Worth Crash Kills One, Injures Three

Posted: July 13th, 2016 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

A single-vehicle accident has left one person dead and three additional people injured in the early morning hours in Northwest Fort Worth on Monday.

According to officials, the accident happened at approximately 3:00 a.m. along Jacksboro Highway near Biway Street.…

Pedestrian on North Central Expressway Killed in Accident

Posted: June 22nd, 2016 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

indexA man has died after having been struck by a drunken driver on North Central Expressway in Dallas early on Sunday morning.

According to police, 21-year-old …

Two Fatal Crashes in One Day

Posted: June 10th, 2016 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

It’s an unfortunate fact – accidents can happen at any time and almost always when you least expect them to happen.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, two people have been killed in two separate automobile crashes last week.

The …

New Charges in Triple-Fatality Accident

Posted: April 20th, 2016 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

An illegal immigrant who is accused of having caused a triple-fatality accident near Wylie a couple of weeks ago has had an additional charge filed against him by a federal judge.

Law enforcement officials say that Margarito Quintero, who is

Four Dead in Wrong-Way Crash

Posted: April 14th, 2016 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

Car crash close upA wrong-way crash in Argyle on Highway 377 has cost the lives of four people Saturday evening.

According to police in Denton, a Nissan traveling southbound when it crossed into a northbound lane, crashing head-on into a Volvo near Argyle …

Wrong-Way Driver Kills One on US 175

Posted: February 17th, 2016 | Categories: Wrongful Deaths and Fatalities

indexA young man was killed in an accident involving a wrong-way driver that happened on US Highway 175 near County Road in Crandall last week.

According …

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