Thursday, August 17, 2017

Farmer’s Branch Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

There are far too many drunk driving accidents in the U.S. Even after all the education that has
been aimed at preventing drunk driving, as well as the harsh penalties drunk drivers can face,
over 10,000 people are killed in the U.S. every year in accidents involving drunk driving. Many
more people are injured in drunk driving accidents every year.

If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident in Farmer’s Branch, or if a loved one has
been killed, know that you are not alone. If you have been involved in a car accident with a
person who was driving while under the influence of alcohol if they are to blame for the
accident, they can be held liable. This is true regardless of whether the driver received a ticket
for drunk driving.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, you may be unable to work and
could face mounting medical bills, as well as damage to your vehicle. You should speak with a
Farmer’s Branch drunk driving accident attorney about your damages. You may be entitled to
compensation for your injuries, including money for your lost wages, medical expenses, pain and
suffering, and more. If the driver was uninsured or underinsured, you may have legal options for
recovery for your injuries. Your insurance company could be liable for the damages, or a third
party such as an employer could be held responsible.

Call the Farmer’s Branch drunk driving accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm to learn more
about your legal options. We can help. Call today at 972-544- 4843 to schedule a free
consultation.

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Boy Scouts Killed in Boating Accident

Tragically, three Boy Scouts were killed in a freak boating accident on a lake east of Dallas. The
boys were sailing on a catamaran on the Lake O’ The Pines when the sailboat struck an
overhanging power line. The other Boy Scouts were at a campsite, and they could tell there was
an emergency. Within minutes, a Boy Scout leader reached the boat, but two of the boys had
already died.

The third boy was immediately transported to the hospital, but he died two days later. It was
unclear why the power line was overhanging the water so closely. The manager of the electric
company announced that the company was working to determine what happened.
Sadly, in most cases in which power lines come into contact with people, the results are
catastrophic. In many cases, the harm is through no fault of the individual – faulty power lines or
faulty electrical equipment may be to blame. Electric companies have the duty to inspect and
maintain their property in order to keep the public safe. In many cases, electrocutions occur
because the electric company failed to properly exercise those duties.

Normally, in order to hold an electric company liable for an electrocution, you must be able to
prove that it breached its duty to the public and that the breach of duty was the cause of the
plaintiff’s injuries. The victim (or his or her family) can normally obtain compensation for
medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

If you have been the victim of an electrocution which you believe was caused by the negligence
of a power company, call the Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law
Firm at 972-231- 5800. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation
on your case.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bedford Drunk Driver Accident Attorneys

Although all automobile accidents can be tragic and upsetting, accidents that involve drunk drivers can be particularly upsetting. Drunk driving accidents are very preventable, and can cause a great deal of anger for the other people involved.

If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver in Bedford, you should speak with a Bedford drunk driving accident attorney, who can help you obtain financial compensation for your accident. Under the law, drivers who have a blood-alcohol the concentration of 0.08 percent or more are legally drunk and cannot operate motor vehicles. If a drunk driver is involved in an accident, he or she can be punished by the criminal justice system and may receive jail time, fines, probation, community service, and/or other forms of punishment.

Bedford drunk drivers can also be held responsible in civil courts as well. There are normally three parties that could be held liable in a drunk driving case: the drunk driver, the person who served the drunk driver alcohol, and the drunk driver’s employer. Depending on the facts of the case, you may be able to recover from one of those parties. You may also be able to collect from your own insurance company, depending upon the situation.

If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, call the Bedford drunk driving accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-635-4078. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Euless Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorneys

If you have been involved in a tractor-trailer accident in Euless, it’s likely that you have suffered serious personal injuries. Tractor-trailers travel at high rates of speed and are much larger than other vehicles on the roads, which can result in devastating injuries and serious damage to other vehicles that are involved in accidents with them.

When compared with other types of motor vehicle accident cases, tractor-trailer accidents are much more complicated. This is because there are normally several parties involved in the case, including potentially the employer of the driver, the driver, the owner of the truck, the owner of the trailer, the company that loaded the trailer, and the maintenance company. In addition, the trucking industry is huge, and parties involved are typically well-funded and are looking out to protect their own interests, not to provide fair compensation to those injured in an accident with a truck.

A study of over 100,000 large truck crashes that was done by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration concluded that over 80 percent of crashes were due to driver negligence. Some examples of driver negligence include distracted driving, reckless driving, driver fatigue, and the use of drugs or alcohol. Other accidents were caused by defects with the vehicles or maintenance problems.

If you have been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer in Euless, it is likely you are facing serious injuries, including back and neck injuries, cuts, broken bones, brain injuries, internal organ damage, joint injuries, and more. You may be unable to work and you could face an extensive period of rehab. It’s important that you speak with a law firm that can help.

Call the personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-544-4843. We can help. We have a great deal of experience in handling cases involving motor vehicle accidents. Call today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I have a new business in Dallas and I am concerned about personal injury claims. What can I do to protect my business?

As a personal injury attorney in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, I can attest to the fact that it’s important for all business owners to take steps to keep their employees and customers or clients safe and to protect their businesses from personal injury claims. Owning and operating a new business can be stressful enough without adding to the stress with a lawsuit. Following are some tips that can help your business avoid a potential claim:

  • Get liability insurance for your business. One of the biggest sources of stress in regards to a lawsuit is how the claims will be paid. A business liability policy can help business owners cover costs related to a personal injury lawsuit. If you do not have any liability insurance and you are sued, you could face economic ruin.

 

  • If an employee or a customer is injured, act quickly. Get the accident victim to medical professionals immediately. Many business owners take the opposite approach, and may, in fact, discourage the injured party from seeking medical attention, believing that the issue may just go away if medical treatment is not sought. That can backfire, and accident victims can have major complications later from not seeking help immediately.

 

  • Operate a well-organized business. Train all employees on safety procedures, and encourage an open dialogue on safety concerns. Have policies in place for what is supposed to happen if an accident does occur, including documentation requirements.

 

  • Be proactive. Identify hazards and take precautions. Inspect the premises and any company vehicles regularly.

With the proper plans in place, it’s likely that you will be able to prevent or at least minimize the damages from any accident at your business.

If you have been involved in an accident at a business that you believe was caused by the negligence of the business owner, you should speak with an attorney. My team can help. Call the Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-544-4843. We will give you a free consultation on your case. Call today to learn more about the firm.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Bedford Drunk Driver Accident Attorneys

Although all automobile accidents can be tragic and upsetting, accidents that involve drunk drivers can be particularly upsetting. Drunk driving accidents are very preventable, and can cause a great deal of anger for the other people involved.

If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver in Bedford, you should speak with a Bedford drunk driving accident attorney, who can help you obtain financial compensation for your accident. Under law, drivers who have a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more are legally drunk and cannot operate motor vehicles. If a drunk driver is involved in an accident, he or she can be punished by the criminal justice system and may receive jail time, fines, probation, community service, and/or other forms of punishment.

Bedford drunk drivers can also be held responsible in civil courts as well. There are normally three parties that could be held liable in a drunk driving case: the drunk driver, the person who served the drunk driver alcohol, and the drunk driver’s employer. Depending on the facts of the case, you may be able to recover from one of those parties. You may also be able to collect from your own insurance company, depending on the situation.

If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, call the Bedford drunk driving accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-635-4078. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.

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What are my legal options if I am injured in a Dallas hit and run accident? Can I recover money even if I don’t know who harmed me?

I’m sorry to hear of your hit and run accident. No one is immune to hit and run accidents. Sadly, a Dallas police officer was severely injured in a hit and run accident at the end of May. He was responding to a call when a pickup truck slammed into him, pushing his police car into a creek. Eyewitnesses responded and helped save the officer’s life. A teenager was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of the accident and automobile theft.

Under Texas law, leaving the scene of an accident is illegal. It’s been estimated that about 10 percent of all car accidents involve hit and run drivers. There are a number of reasons a driver may flee the scene of the accident – they may be committing a crime at the time, such as intoxicated driving or driving a stolen vehicle. They may not have any insurance coverage. In some cases, they simply panic and flee.

If you are hit by a driver who is found and does not have enough insurance to cover your damages, you may be able to make a claim against your own insurance company if you have uninsured or under-insured motorist coverage. If you are hit by a hit and run driver, and that driver cannot be located, you may also be able to make a claim against your own insurance company.

If you have been injured by a hit and run driver, it’s critical that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. You may be able to obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. Call the Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-635-4078. We have offices across the city at which we can help you. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

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