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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
102 Traffic Fatalities on Austin’s Roads

Car Accidents, Wrongful Death

102 Traffic Fatalities on Austin’s Roads

The year 2015 was a horrible year for drivers in the Austin area. Last year Austin, TX broke the record for the number of fatalities related to driving accidents with 102 traffic-related deaths. When compared to 2014 this number has nearly doubled. What’s Causing The Increase In Traffic Related Deaths? The increase in traffic accidents […]

Trent Kelly
February 17, 2016
Could This Be Austin’s Deadliest Year?

Car Accidents, Personal Injury Questions Archives, Wrongful Death

Could This Be Austin’s Deadliest Year?

Austin, Texas was the village of Waterloo until it became the state capital in 1839, and it’s been growing ever since. It is the 11th most populated city in the U.S., the second largest capital city in the country (only after Phoenix, Arizona), the fourth largest city in the state, and has a growing population […]

Trent Kelly
September 16, 2015

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