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September 2012 Archives

Charges filed in fatal Texas crash

For the families left behind when a car crash claims the life of a loved one, the period spent waiting for the investigation to be completed can seem to last a lifetime. Many families handle the initial period of grieving well, but when an investigation drags on, some have difficulties getting past the early stages of grief and into acceptance. In addition, many families choose to wait for the conclusion of an accident investigation and any subsequent criminal trials before moving forward with a wrongful death suit. The recent announcement that two men have been indicted in relation to an accident that occurred in March 2012 may come as a relief to the family of a man killed in the incident.

Texas car crash: 3 young people dead, 3 others injured

It is every parent's worst nightmare; a late night notification that their child has been involved in an accident. For multiple families, that fear became reality following a tragic car crash near Mathis, Texas. Although the accident is still under investigation, preliminary reports offer a glimpse into the events that led to the death of three young people and significant injury to three others.

Family of Houston Texans fan may have wrongful death claim

A Houston Texans fan has fallen to his death from an escalator at Reliant Stadium during attendance at a recent preseason finale game in Texas. The preliminary investigation into the incident suggests that the man may have been attempting to slide down the outside of an escalator handrail at the time of the accident. The 25-year-old fell from the escalator, plummeting three stories down to the pavement below. The investigation is ongoing, and there has been no word that the victim's family has moved forward with a wrongful death claim or any other civil action.

Texas football fan sues Cowboys over burn injury

A Dallas Cowboys fan has sued the team and its owner/general manager following a recent injury sustained during a game. The female fan attended the team's annual Blue and Silver scrimmage game in Aug. 2010, and claims that she was seriously burned during the outing. A Texas court will now decide if the team and its management should be held responsible for her burn injury.

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