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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against MasTec North America, Inc. After Fatal Accident

The Ammons Law Firm has filed a lawsuit in Texas state court against MasTec North America, Inc., citing wrongful death and negligence by a heavy equipment operator employed by MasTec. 

The lawsuit follows a fatal accident that occurred when a 2021 Caterpillar/backhoe, operated by the defendant on a state highway, made an abrupt and unannounced left turn, resulting in a collision with a 2007 Honda Accord. This collision, documented by dash camera footage, caused fatal injuries to the front-seat passenger of the Honda.

The lawsuit alleges that at the time of the accident, the MasTec employee was acting within the scope of his employment, which implicates MasTec in vicarious liability for his actions. The complaint enumerates several theories of liability against MasTec, including negligence, negligent hiring, inadequate training, supervision, monitoring, retention, and negligent entrustment. The Ammons Law Firm claims that MasTec and the defendant driver did not meet reasonable safety standards, such as maintaining a proper lookout, signaling before making turns, and ensuring that the heavy equipment operator was sufficiently trained and supervised. Moreover, MasTec is accused of failing to perform thorough background checks and not providing adequate training and supervision.

The Ammons Law Firm is committed to pursuing the justice that the plaintiffs deserve in this case. Personal injury lawsuits serve the purpose of compensating the victims or their families for their losses and holding those at fault accountable. The Ammons Law Firm encourages individuals who have suffered harm to contact them immediately for a free case review.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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