Rhome — Man Dies in Freak Accident While Hanging Christmas Lights
Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 7:47 pm by Williams Hart
A man was killed in a freak accident that occurred in Rhome, Texas on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
According to initial reports, Felipe Gallegos, 39, was placing Christmas lights on a home in Rhome when for an unknown reason, he fell. His wife, Alisha Flick, and his son rushed to help, and Gallegos was rushed to Medical City Denton. Unfortunately, he was later pronounced dead due to a skull fracture and bleeding in his brain.
The accident still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Felipe Gallegos. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Essentially, wrongful death is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death. Any fatality caused by wrongful acts of another may result in a wrongful death claim. Many wrongful death claims are based upon death as a result of negligence, such as a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver or medical malpractice.
In the United States, wrongful death is a cause of action or a type of claim, that can be brought when one person or entity wrongfully causes someone’s death. This allows a lawsuit to be filed even when the person who was harmed is no longer alive to bring the case. Each state has its own wrongful death statute. In some states, the family of the decedent must bring two different types of claims: a wrongful death claim to recover the full value of the life of the deceased, and a survival claim on the behalf of the decedent’s estate to recover for funeral expenses, pain and suffering, or punitive damages.
Wrongful deaths are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.
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