What kinds of accidents can result in a wrongful death suit?



Any kind of accident that hurts someone may be a potential wrongful death case. The main idea in a Texas wrongful death case is not necessarily what kind of accident it was, but why it happened. If an accident occurred because someone was negligent, careless, or reckless, and a death results because of this, you probably have a wrongful death suit on your hands. Examples of possible accidents include:

  • Car and Truck Accidents. These are a huge portion of wrongful death cases. Motorists are killed on the highways every day; and many times, it is because of the negligence of someone else. Wrongful death cases can also be filed against automotive companies because of defects in the vehicle.
  • Construction Accidents. Construction is a risky industry to begin with, so if someone isn't being careful, the results can be deadly.
  • Medical malpractice. We trust doctors with our lives, but sometimes we forget that they are only human...and humans make mistakes. However, there's a difference between a mistake and being blatantly reckless.
  • Swimming pool drownings. This is a very common wrongful death suit with children because all it takes is an adult leaving them alone around a pool.

Even more wrongful death suits can stem from...

  • Boating accidents.
  • Child abuse
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Plane Crashes

Accidents can really happen anywhere, but it's up to individuals to be mindful and as careful as possible. Letting your mind wander for ten seconds on the road can result in a deadly car accident and a wrongful death suit against you.

If someone you care about was killed in an accident and you think that you might have a wrongful death case on your hands, contact Austin attorney Earl Straight. He has years of experience getting justice for families and will work hard on your behalf; call him today at 512-454-1331 for a free consultation.