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Common Causes of Wrongful Death In the State of Texas

In any situation in which a wrongful death lawsuit is being filed, it’s imperative to recognize what may have caused the fatal injuries. Understanding causation can help the eligible parties recognize their rights to take legal action and who may be held accountable.

In Texas, some acts of neglect and carelessness are more common than others, and many of them result in fatal injuries. Before you take legal action, here are some of the most common causes of wrongful death lawsuit and how they can be pursued through legal action.

  • Auto Accidents: These include car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents. These happen far too often as a result of negligence and typically involve drunk driving, distracted driving, and other reckless actions.
  • Workplace Negligence: These are more common in places where work conditions are considered unsafe and include machinery problems, scaffolding collapses, untrained workers, no safety equipment, gas leaks, or other problems.
  • Medical Malpractice: Certain actions involving medical professional negligence can result in a patient suffering a fatal injury, including prescription errors, surgical errors, emergency room errors, or missed diagnosis. Understanding how to take action against a medical professional or facility is imperative to success.
  • Product Defects: When products, medication, or other items are defective, they can cause significant problems and even fatal injuries. For instance, defective auto equipment can cause serious crashes, and defective electronics can explode, resulting in fatal burns.

How Our San Antonio Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help

Understanding your rights following a wrongful death is imperative. You can have an attorney on your side working to help you prove liability and guide you through the process to pursue the compensation you deserve during a time when you need it the most.

At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we work hard to help our clients understand the options they have to move forward and hold the negligent party accountable. Our experience and dedication can help level the playing field against the defendant, allowing you and your family to focus on grieving while we handle the legal matters that lie ahead.

Call our firm today at (210) 321-9792 to understand your rights!