Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : March 29, 2017

Dallas Wrongful Death News

Family of Sandra Bland settles lawsuit for $1.9M

Waller County Jail will pay $1.8 million to settle the wrongful death lawsuit lodged by the family of Sandra Bland. The Texas Department of Public Safety will pay the remaining $100,000. Sandra Bland lost her life while imprisoned in Waller County Jail after a controversial traffic stop and arrest last year. The jail will also implement Read More


Legal battle hounds Lockhart balloon crash

People are looking to find out who will be held liable for the deaths of all 16 people who were onboard a hot air balloon owned by Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides, which caught fire, slammed into a field, and finally crashed in Lockhart on July 30, 2016. The hot air balloon owner was insured, but Read More


Wrongful death suit filed against officer who killed teen

Eva Arevalo, the mother of Edgar Rodriguez, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Farmers Branch Police Department Officer Ken Johnson and the city of Farmers Branch in Dallas County. According to The Dallas Morning News, the charges come after Johnson shot and critically injured Rodriguez and killed his friend, Jose Cruz, on March 13, 2016. Arevalo’s lawsuit states Read More


Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Texas?

Losing a family member can be difficult, particularly when someone else’s negligence lead to death. In the state of Texas, family members, including surviving spouses, children, and parents, can sue the party responsible for their loved one’s death. A wrongful death suit is another way survivors can receive justice against the responsible party and recover Read More

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