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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: Can you sue animal control for seizing your animals while you are in jail and have them euthanized
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 25, 2024

It depends upon the particular facts of your situation. It is important to consider what arrangements you made for your animals to be properly cared for while you were in jail and why the animals were seized by animal control.

If the animals were being properly cared for and animal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Wrongful Death and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: How do I go about making a civil suit on WacoPD for murder and also the state for wrongful conviction
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 25, 2023

To report a murder, go to the appropriate law enforcement agency for the area where the murder was committed. If the murder occurred in the City of Waco, you can report the murder to Waco PD or to the McLennan County Sheriff's Dept.

To file a wrongful death lawsuit, you should hire...
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3 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: My daughter was killed by a drunk & high driver. The DA on the case is not going to try the man for manslaughter.

They said my daughter was driving too fast and they think that the defense would beat them because of that. She was going 93 on impact the speed limit is 75 mph. They are only charging him with DWI & possession. I need to know if that's can be fought or not? Proof from the police reports... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 30, 2023

Because intoxication manslaughter is a second degree felony, a District Attorney cannot pursue charges for intoxication manslaughter against an individual unless a grand jury indicts that individual. If your daughter was driving 93 mph, it may be difficult to persuade a grand jury that a collision... View More

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Q: My daughter was killed by a drunk & high driver. The DA on the case is not going to try the man for manslaughter.

They said my daughter was driving too fast and they think that the defense would beat them because of that. She was going 93 on impact the speed limit is 75 mph. They are only charging him with DWI & possession. I need to know if that's can be fought or not? Proof from the police reports... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 1, 2023

I'm so sorry for the loss of your daughter. Your post is heartbreaking and I wish you and your family condolences. I can't speak for Texas criminal procedure, but in your pursuit for justice, I believe there are compelling issues that an experienced civil trial attorney would use in the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: I'm in a wrongful death lawsuit with Bayer. Can their history of government fines be construed as a "pattern of behavior

Bayer has been fined and sanctioned by the Justice Dept. and other government agencies any number of times, including recent ones regarding various products they produce and which have caused harm.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Mar 7, 2023

Bayer makes a lot of different products from pharmaceuticals to seeds.

I would think to establish a pattern relevant to a particular suit the fines would need to involve the same product and the same or similar behavior as in your pending lawsuit.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: Where can I find current information on the trial of Raynaldo Ortiz?

Trial should have started in Judge Godny's court early February

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Feb 15, 2024

Go to the district clerk office in the county the trial was held and they can pull the case for you.

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: Could you tell me if this is a case someone would take died while being transported from prison to another prison

Supposedly fell out of van or bus and broke his neck he was shackled and handcuffed

Asking for a friend just wanting to find out if this is a case that someone would take

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Feb 5, 2024

Yes. If the facts are correct a attorney would take the case

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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: Can I sue Bard Systems Power Port for infections causing death of my husband July, 2019?Thank you

I just found out this week that Bard Systems Power Ports have caused a number of deaths.

Due to infections and immediate removal of port, my husband could not receive chemo and he died less than a month later.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 11, 2023

In Texas, the heirs of a decedent must sue for his wrongful death within two years of the date of his death.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: I want to sue the state police I live in lovington nm

My brother was killed on october 13 2022 he was followed and someone caused him to roll his truck he survived the roll over he was on the side of the road after he got out his truck and his mother in law at the time hit him with her car and sadly he passed she claims she did see him tell she... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Oct 9, 2023

It doesn’t sound like you have any cause of action against police.

If you are the personal representative of your brother’s estate, you may be able to bring a case on behalf of his estate against his mother in law.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: Question on attorney-client privilege vs ethics in regards to knowledge of a clients for someone's death in a dui charge

My girlfriends son was out with his gf and her friend and some sort of car accident happened which resulted in his death. The two girls said that he climbed out the rear window while they were driving because they were fighting. Police believed them (although they were allowed to fill out a single... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jul 2, 2023

It is protected by the attorney client privilege. The paralegal is in violation of her duties and the attorney is in violation of his ethical obligations because of what the paralegal did.

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3 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: My husband was in a rehab facility and there where several incidents that occurred and this last one resulted in his de

Resulted in his death what should I do

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 20, 2023

The first thing is have someone perform an autopsy on your husband’s body to determine the cause of his death. Ask the medical examiner to focus on any mistreatment or malpractice that might have contributed to his death. Include a full toxicology screen.

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2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: OFF MURDER______________________ DT 020516 TYP/CL F 1 GOC/CAT _ _ CODE MR000000 COMT __________ SID NUM ________ OF AMT

What Does This Mean

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 14, 2023

Someone is charged with the offense of murder on May 5, 2016, a first degree felony.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: I have C.O.P.D. (a lung disease that i take 4 breathing treatments everyday for at least I'm suppose too). I am 6' 4"

330 lbs. and Police Officers treat me "excessively cautiously". I'm worried that with the C.O.P.D. and a severe heart condition etc. I'm worried I could possibly die from mace and/or a taser. Do I carry a couple Doctors notes... Pfff! I don't know what to do. Thanks Either Way

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Dec 20, 2022

My first question is why are you coming in contact with the police. Yes. Carry your medical records with you.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: My so was wrongfully convicted double jeopardy and also denied when he filed for an appeal.
John Cucci Jr.
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answered on Sep 15, 2022

Not sure what your question is. If you can ask exactly what your issue or question is I will be glad to answer for you. Otherwise please call my law office or another experienced criminal attorney for an appointment. Please have the appeal decision ready for any questions.

Good Luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: do sole managing conservator of a deceased adult child keeps exclusive right to sue in wrongful death over the other

wrongful death suit before northern district in Tx

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Sep 3, 2022

Either parent should be able to sue jb death if a child case

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: Employee went missing after break. What must I do. Is there a time frame to adhere to.
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Aug 24, 2022

Contact there family ASAP. If you don't know family members file a police report.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: TDCJ inmate dies in custody and the body was creamated. Why didnt the family get an explanation of the death and why

wasn't the body released to the family?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Aug 20, 2022

You need to call a lawyer. More facts are needed

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: My dog attacked two people that entered my finced in yard, now my dog/baby is dead from 5 gunshot wounds what can I do

I was told by law inforcement to take my dog to vet for quarantine but both veterans in my town said the was booked up with no room but told the officer they had room and was waiting on me to bring my dog, now my dog is dead from retaliation I know who killed my dog what can I do about it?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Aug 7, 2022

You did not ask a question and II have no idea who shot your dog,

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: Is there a way to get a police report for a body found in 1985? My dads murder has never been solved.

I have the autopsy but would like to know if I can even obtain police records.

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jul 30, 2022

Contact the police and ask . It may be in cold cases You may also ask a new station to run your cold case.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: My girlfriend hung herself in jail and died from her injuries can I pursue legal action and sue them for negligence

Or is only her immediate family able to do so

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 14, 2022

Only her immediate family, I am sorry for your loss.

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