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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful Death

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Losing a loved one due to someone else’s carelessness and negligence can be difficult to accept and deal with. Depending upon the circumstances, you might be in a position to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your deceased loved one, seeking monetary compensation and damages. Nothing can be more traumatizing and difficult than […]

Trent Kelly
March 30, 2021
What Happens After a Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

What Happens After a Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Following a fatal motorcycle crash, the accident victim’s surviving loved ones could bring a wrongful death claim or file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or entity who caused the motorcycle accident.    When a motor vehicle operator negligently causes his or her vehicle to collide with a motorcycle on the roadway (or in […]

Trent Kelly
January 11, 2021
What Happens After a Fatal Car Accident?

Drunk Driving Accidents, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death

What Happens After a Fatal Car Accident?

The death of a loved one in a car accident can be mentally and financially devastating. However, it may leave family members of the deceased with the option of filing a wrongful death suit in Texas.    A wrongful death action becomes an option when there is evidence showing that the negligent or reckless act […]

Trent Kelly
October 20, 2020
Do You Have a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful Death

Do You Have a Wrongful Death Claim?

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether you have a wrongful death claim, including how the death occurred and your relationship to the deceased victim. The best way to know is to consult with an Austin wrongful death attorney. Learning that a loved one was in a fatal accident is devastating, and it […]

Trent Kelly
July 20, 2020
How Is A Death Considered Wrongful?

Wrongful Death

How Is A Death Considered Wrongful?

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.

Trent Kelly
December 5, 2016
Who can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful Death

Who can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful Death Claims 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 […]

Trent Kelly
November 15, 2016
A Wrongful Death Lawsuit And How It Works

Wrongful Death

A Wrongful Death Lawsuit And How It Works

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 […]

Trent Kelly
November 11, 2016
Audit Reveals Austin Failed to Use Crash Data to Improve Safety

Car Accidents, Wrongful Death

Audit Reveals Austin Failed to Use Crash Data to Improve Safety

What the audit reveals about crash data and its use. 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 […]

Trent Kelly
May 31, 2016
Drug Use Leading to More Impaired Driving Accidents

Drunk Driving Accidents, Personal Injury Questions Archives, Wrongful Death

Drug Use Leading to More Impaired Driving Accidents

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. […]

Trent Kelly
March 28, 2016
After Deadly Year Austin Joins National Vision Zero Program

Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents Archives, Wrongful Death

After Deadly Year Austin Joins National Vision Zero Program

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 […]

Trent Kelly
February 22, 2016