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Common Causes of Wrongful Deaths in Texas

When can you hold someone responsible for the tragic death of a loved one? If your family members death was not the result of natural causes, but was caused by someone else, you may have a claim for wrongful death.

The wrongful death attorneys at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings are prepared to prosecute wrongful death cases for families throughout Texas and Oklahoma. We understand that someone should be held accountable for your family's loss, and want to support you through this difficult time.

Have questions? Contact us today at (877) 920-9009 or fill out our "Free Case Evaluation" form.

Frequent Causes of Wrongful Deaths

A wrongful death is a death caused by the wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, un-skillfulness, or default of a person, corporation, or agent. This definition is broad, and many situations can be classified as a wrongful death.

Some of the most common include:

  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Distracted Driving Accidents
  • Unsafe Work Conditions
  • Improperly maintained machinery
  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Gas leaks or explosions
  • Negligence by improperly trained workers or supervisors

Who Can Be Sued For Wrongful Death?

If the injury to your loved one was caused by a person, then usually that person can be sued individually. However, many wrongful deaths are caused not by people, but by the negligence of an entire corporation. If a corporation created an unsafe work environment, failed to properly train its employees, or distributed an unsafe or defective product, that corporation can be sued for damages.

Additionally, if a person caused an injury while acting as an employee, that persons employer can also be held responsible.

For example, in a bus accident or a trucking accident, the driver may have been careless or reckless while driving the company vehicle. In that case, both the driver and the drivers company can be held liable for a wrongful death.

Stephens, Anderson & CummingsPursuing Your Wrongful Death Claim with Passion, Integrity, and Grit

The Texas attorneys at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings know that you deserve justice for the death of your loved one.

We will fight to hold responsible parties accountable for your loss, and help get you the compensation you deserve after a wrongful death. Our results speak for themselves.

Call (877) 920-9009 to set up your free consultation today.