Category Archives: Wrongful Death

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Massive Spike in Fatalities Due to Drivers Running Red Lights

According to AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, red light fatalities are at a 10-year high. Since 2012, the number of people killed by drivers running through red lights has spiked 28%. These shocking statistics have safety experts scrambling to understand why, especially as vehicle safety technology has improved vastly in the last decade. The AAA also reports that in 2017,…
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What Caused the Worst Hot Air Balloon Accident in U.S. History?

The deadliest hot air balloon accident in U.S. history occurred on July 30, 2016. 16 people, including the pilot, were killed when a hot air balloon crashed into a power line. It was recently announced that the pilot, Alfred “Skip” Nichols, was likely impaired on a variety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs when the accident occurred. According to investigators, the…
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Austin Worker Killed by 40,000 Lb. Slab of Concrete

Tragedy struck a Southeast Austin work site after a construction accident on August 9, 2017. In the morning hours, a concrete slab fell on a worker, pinning him. The slab weighed somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000 pounds. Emergency responders were initially unable to get to him, as the slab leaned against a tractor-trailer beneath a crane. Firefighters worked to break…
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