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TX accident lawyerAfter a crash involving a pedestrian on the afternoon of August 1, a driver has been apprehended on charges of failure to stop and render aid. A man died at the scene after another man’s car hit him while walking on the sidewalk near the corner of South First Street and West Ben White Boulevard. While the second man will face criminal charges, it is also likely that should the family of the deceased choose, he will also face a civil lawsuit for wrongful death.

Wrongful Death in Texas

Texas’ wrongful death statute holds that liability exists if someone’s death is caused by another person’s (or their agent’s) “wrongful act, neglect … or default.” In short, if Person A’s conduct rises to the level of negligence under the law, and that negligence causes Person B to die, Person A may be liable for wrongful death. To prove liability, one must show that (1) a duty of care existed between plaintiff and defendant; (2) that duty was breached; (3) the breach caused tangible harm to the plaintiff; and (4) that harm was done directly because of the defendant’s actions.


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Texas injury lawyerIn January, two boys in Cedar Park, outside of Round Rock, engaged in drag racing, causing the deaths of two young boys when one of them crashed. On February 28, a negligence lawsuit was filed by the family of the deceased children, asking for significant damages, based at least partially on the defendant’s alleged lack of remorse following the incident. If you have been in this position or been in a position where you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s alleged negligence, it is important to understand what the law allows and what it does not.

An Epidemic

Prior to 2003, drag racing was considered a minor traffic violation, but after films like The Fast and the Furious began to grow in popularity, more and more incidents began occurring, and more injuries and fatalities were chalked up to the trend. Laws were modified in that year, upgrading drag racing from a traffic violation to a misdemeanor, which is punishable by a significant fine (as high as $2,000) and up to 180 days in jail, with increasing penalties for a second and third offense.


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