David Lee White and Lomax Phillips were working on an overpass when the wagon lift they were in collapsed. The men fell 90 feet to their death. Mr. Phillips’ wife and two children filed suit against Mr. Phillips’ employer, which is the contractor hired by the state for the construction project. The manufacturer of the wagon lift was also named in the suit.
In Texas, the surviving spouse, children and parents of the deceased are the only parties that may bring a Wrongful Death claim. Parties can recover compensation for things such as lost wages, mental anguish, loss of inheritance, and the value of the care and maintenance they would have provided their family had they survived.
Allegations in this case might include failure to maintain safe workplace conditions and environment, failure to provide safety training or programs, as well as failure to maintain equipment. When someone dies in a workplace accident, financial recovery may be available. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the right to recover.
Texas law has provided the Wrongful Death action to help compensate for the loss of a loved one. Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue such claims.