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Understanding the Common Causes of Wrongful Death In Houston, Texas

Posted on June 29, 2020

Wrongful death occurs when a person loses their life through the negligence or carelessness of another party.

Wrongful death lawsuits are filed by the immediate surviving family members. In the State of Texas, that includes spouses, children, or parents of the deceased.

If you believe your loved one’s death was caused by the negligent actions or inactions of another, our Houston wrongful death attorneys will review your case and pursue the proper party for your financial recovery.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death?

  • Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a physician or hospital does not provide an accepted standard of care.

That can include, but is not limited to:

  • Birth injuries
  • Defective medical equipment
  • Diagnosis errors
  • Medication and anesthesia errors
  • Neglect or abuse
  • Surgical errors

Over 250,000 people die each year due to preventable medical mistakes, making it the third leading cause of death in the United States.

  • Car Accidents

Auto accidents caused by negligent drivers, including reckless, speeding, distracted, or intoxicated drivers is one of the top five leading causes of death in the United States.

  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

Sadly, most vehicle collisions with pedestrians prove fatal. The same is true for bicyclists, although most riders have more protection than pedestrians, including helmets and padding that may absorb some of the impacts.

Motorists who are running red lights, driving distracted, or failing to yield to pedestrians and bicyclists place everyone in danger.

  • Workplace Accidents

Houston Accidents in the workplace can be deadly, especially in Houston where the oil industry employs millions of our residents. Plant explosions, oilfield accidents, and maritime accidents are not uncommon in Houston and often lead to fatalities.

Have You lost Loved One To Negligence In Houston, Texas?

All Texas wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the date the fatality occurred. If you have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, contact our experienced Harris County personal injury attorneys at the Nava Law Group today by calling +17132182400 to discuss the details of your loss and learn how we can help build your case during a free consultation.

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