Frances Shead, 86, of China Spring, TX Killed by Nancy Fore-Daniel in Car Accident on Wortham Bend Road near Waco, TX

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 just after 6:00 P.M. 86 year-old Frances Shead was on her way to choir practice at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco, TX, when her Hyundai was struck by a motorist driving a Tahoe, who ran a stop sign near the intersection of Culpepper and Wortham Bend Road. According to investigating DPS Trooper D.L. Wilson, Shead was turning onto Wortham Bend Road after stopping at a stop sign, when she pulled into the path of a Tahoe, driven by Nancy Fore-Daniel, which struck and killed Shead. Injuries were also sustained by Daniel, 43, and her two children, Railey Daniel, 9, and Brenan Daniel, 8. The three were taken to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, stated Trooper Wilson. Below is a map of the area where the accident occurred:


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According to the National Safety Council, traffic fatalities increased by 5 percent in 2012. A recent study has indicated that 36,200 traffic deaths occurred last year, increasing from 34,600 in 2011; the first increase in seven years.

Legal Commentary

In an instance like the scenario mentioned above, it would be very beneficial for the victim’s family to confide in an attorney. As a result of an individual failing to adhere to a simple and basic traffic sign, a woman is now dead for no other reason besides having the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. While no amount of compensation can ever replace a loved one, the expertise of a tenured personal injury and wrongful death attorney can bring justice to the victim’s surviving family members, and help them recover financially to help cover costs, such as final expenses, for the deceased family member.

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one due to the irresponsible conduct of others, you may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim against those at fault. Losing someone close to you may be one of the most difficult situations you are ever faced with—especially when you know their death could have been avoided. If a loved one has passed away due to the negligence of another, our experienced wrongful death attorneys can provide the legal guidance and representation you need to successfully pursue a claim against the responsible party. For more information or questions regarding a possible claim, contact us here or call our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author 

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent wrongful death lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in work accidents, automobile accidents, and product liability claims. He attended Richland High School, Southern Methodist University for his undergraduate degree, and The University of Houston for Law School. Following Law School, Mr. Nachawati completed a two year clerkship for a Texas Court of Appeals. After his tenure with the court, Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four years in a row due primarily to his legal excellence involving catastrophic automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, on the Board of Directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, a Fellowship Member of the American Association for Justice, a member of the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association and Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Nachawati can be reached at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

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