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Construction Accident Kills One, Injures Five

Construction Accident Kills One, Injures Five
By: Dorothy Hyde Posted in: Wrongful Death

Today we want to bring you a tragic story out of West Dallas. It happened earlier this month at the construction site of a three-story townhome. Shortly before 4PM on October 8, the building collapsed.

Unfortunately, one person was killed and five others were injured. While we still are not sure what caused the accident, we do know that Raul Ortega Cabrera, the man who died, left behind two children. His wife was pregnant with their third child.

We know that none of them started their day expecting a tragedy. Now, Mr. Cabrera’s family has to move forward without him.

Construction work is dangerous and often deaths in the industry are preventable. It is also not the only place where we see possible wrongful death cases. If you need a Dallas wrongful death attorney, you can count on the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde to work with you to get to the bottom of your case.

Negligence

In the story above, we may find out that Mr. Cabrera died because of an error that was preventable. Construction accidents are too common. In fact, OSHA has a term for the four most common way that construction workers get killed – the “Fatal Four.”

Wrongful death cases arise when else’s negligence, willful act, or wrongful act causes the death of another person. We see this happen in various ways.

Workplace Accidents

Any employer who does not provide the proper equipment and training can potentially be contributing to fatal accidents.

Impaired Drivers

According to the CDC, 29 people die in the US every day from a crash involving an alcohol-impaired driver, but drunk drivers are not the only ones killing people on the roadway. More and more, we are finding that distracted drivers are causing harm.

Medical Mistakes

Medical mistakes are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. This includes things like surgical errors, misdiagnosis, medication errors, infections, and more.

Product Liability

At this moment, there are thousands of product recalls taking place across the country, many of which consumers never know about. Faulty products can cause injury and death due to a poor design, a manufacturing error, or a labeling problem.

Violence

Murder is not only a criminal case; it can be a civil case as well. The families of murder victims can sue the person responsible for killing their loved one for damages.

Moving Forward

The death of a loved one can be unexpected financial difficulties beyond the cost of funeral and burial services. This can include the loss of income and benefits.

If you are here because you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, we know you are going through a difficult time. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we want to help you get some closure. We know that no amount of compensation can bring your loved one back, but it can help you get some closure. You can contact us for a free consultation by calling us at 214-883-1700.

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