The Bell County city of Killeen, TX, certainly draws its share of visitors to local attractions such as Lions Club Park and the Third Cavalry Museum, among many others.
Like anywhere else, however, Killeen has a dark side. More specifically, people are killed in accidents far more often than they ought to be.
When someone dies from an accident that was caused by someone else’s wrongful behavior, be it carelessness or downright malevolence, Texas wrongful death law kicks in to provide justice. Nothing will happen, however, until you take the initiative.
What Is Wrongful Death?
A victim who suffers an injury due to someone else’s wrongful behavior can file a personal injury lawsuit.
If the victim dies, however, the victim’s spouse, children, and/or parents can file a Texas wrongful death lawsuit to collect compensation for lost earning capacity, mental anguish experienced by survivors, and other elements of compensation.
In some cases, the estate executor can file the lawsuit.
Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Killeen, TX
The most common causes of wrongful death in Killenm, TX include:
These are a few of many different causes of wrongful death.
The Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization (KTMPO) regional roadway system, which consists of Killeen and surrounding areas, includes an astonishing 3,700 miles of roadway.
Major highways running through or near Killeen include:
- Interstate 14 (the former US 190), and
- Interstate 35.
In Killian, anecdotal evidence suggests that the intersection of the Central Texas Expressway and Stan Schlueter Loop and the intersection of Bacon Ranch and Trimmier Road are the most dangerous local intersections
A dangerous product might mean a defective prescription drug or medical device, airbags that do not deploy during a traffic accident or a children’s toy that can easily cause injury.
If the product was defective and unreasonably dangerous, and if the defect caused the death of the victim, survivors can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturers or anyone in the chain of distribution of the product.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Nearly 40,000 Americans die every year from slip and fall accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Business owners often face wrongful death liability because they failed to keep their premises safe for visitors.
Another major cause of slip and fall accidents is unsafe working conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where Do I File a Complaint to Commence a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Killeen, TX?
If the accident that caused the death occurred in Killeen, you should file your complaint with the Bell County District Court. In some cases, you can file a lawsuit in Bell County even if the accident occurred elsewhere.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit Against the Responsible Party?
In most cases, you have two years after the death of the victim to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Certain exceptions exist, however.
If a Drunk Driving Accident Killed My Close Relative, Can I Sue the Nightclub That Sold the Driver Alcohol?
If a nightclub sold the defendant alcohol, you can win a lawsuit against the nightclub if you can prove that it sold the defendant alcohol after they were already obviously intoxicated and that the intoxication caused the accident.
We’re Waiting for You to Contact Us
The Killeen wrongful death lawyers at The Zimmerman Law Firm, P.C., have helped thousands of personal injury and wrongful death clients obtain generous compensation.
Unlike many wrongful death attorneys, we have extensive experience winning at trial. Ironically, we settle most of our clients’ claims because the opposing party doesn’t dare face us in court.
Call 254-233-8869 or contact us online for a free case consultation. And remember一we work on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid until you do.