Friday, October 13, 2017

Grand Prairie Construction Accident Attorneys

Construction workers in Grand Prairie face dangers on the job site every single day. Construction workers may face serious injuries from even minor errors committed by themselves, a co-worker, or an employer. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the fatality rate for construction workers is 11 out of 100,000. About six out of every 100 construction workers suffer injuries each year that require recuperation time away from work.

There are a number of types of common construction accidents in Grand Prairie. About 55 percent of construction accidents are caused by slips, trips, and fall accidents. Another common type of accident on construction sites involves falls from ladders and scaffolding. The ladder or scaffolding may be defective or may not have been used appropriately. Falling objects often hit construction workers, causing about 10 percent of all construction fatalities. Electrocutions and explosions are also not uncommon at construction sites. Finally, construction accidents often involve machinery.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a federal government agency that was established to protect workers in all industries, including construction. OSHA has set up a number of regulations that pertain to the construction industry. In many cases, when a Grand Prairie construction worker is injured, the employer is not following OSHA safety standards.

Typically, injured construction workers are barred from pursuing a civil lawsuit against their direct employer. Often, the only remedy is workers’ compensation. However, if another party other than an employer caused or contributed to a Grand Prairie construction accident, the injured construction worker can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more.

Call the Grand Prairie construction accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-961-4148 if you have been injured in a construction accident. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Student Driver Crashes Into Frisco Daycare, Injuring Eight

Eight people were injured, among them five children, when a teenage driver crashed into a daycare center in Frisco last week. A 17-year-old driver was driving with his father to a nearby driving school when his foot slipped onto the gas pedal, which caused the vehicle to jump the curb and hit a fence, which fell on some children and adults. A class of toddlers was standing just inside the fence when the accident occurred. The teenager was driving a Toyota Camry.

The father jumped out of the vehicle to begin helping children. One of the children was admitted to the ICU, and three others were admitted to the hospital with minor injuries. An eyewitness said that the accident could have been much worse – one of the teachers acted quickly in shielding the children, and she suffered some injuries. The teen driver was not charged and has expressed remorse about the accident.

Accidents involving teens or inexperienced drivers are not unusual. Drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are at a high risk for automobile accidents, which can endanger not only themselves but others on the roads. According to the Centers for Disease Control, automobile accidents are the leading cause of death for teens. Teens are three times more likely to be in a fatal crash than drivers who are over the age of 20. New drivers are still learning the skills and habits needed to become safe drivers.

Because of the higher risk for a motor vehicle accident, teen drivers are much more expensive to insure under an automobile insurance policy. However, teen drivers are required to have liability insurance coverage in order to drive. Many teens opt to have the minimum insurance required to save money. However, parents of teen drivers can in some cases be found financially liable for a teen driver’s accident.

If you have been injured by a teen driver in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you should speak to a qualified personal injury attorney. Call the team at the Barber Law Firm at 972-961-4148. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Flower Mound Defective Products Attorneys

When product manufacturers and product designers create products that are unsafe, the general public can be harmed. Unfortunately, in many cases, the defects are known by the product manufacturers, yet they chose to prevent the necessary safety corrections from being implemented. This is often done out of greed and a concern for public perception of their products.

Dangerous products are prevalent in the U.S. It’s been estimated that millions of people are injured as a result of dangerous products each year. Some of those injuries are relatively minor, while others are deadly and can cause serious health problems, lifelong disabilities, or even death. If you are injured by a dangerous consumer product, you may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer, retailer, designer, or another party.

Consumers in Flower Mound who have been harmed by defective products typically try to prove that the product had one of three types of defects – a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or a failure to warn. Design defects involve products that were not correctly designed, and therefore all of the products have the same problem. Manufacturing defects are caused by manufacturing errors, and there may be nothing wrong with the design itself. Some products may be unsafe when used in a particular manner, but the manufacturer may have failed to properly warn consumers of the dangers.

Design defects involve products that were not correctly designed, and therefore all of the products have the same problem. Manufacturing defects are caused by manufacturing errors, and there may be nothing wrong with the design itself. Some products may be unsafe when used in a particular manner, but the manufacturer may have failed to properly warn consumers of the dangers.

If you have been harmed in Flower Mound by a defective consumer product, you may be entitled
to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. You
should speak with a personal injury attorney. Call the Flower Mound product liability attorneys
at the Barber Law Firm at 972-635- 4247. Call today to learn more about the firm or to schedule a
free consultation on your case.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dental Injuries in Dallas-Fort Worth

If you have been in a motorcycle accident, an automobile accident, or a truck accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you may have suffered from some dental injuries, including broken teeth, cracked teeth, missing teeth, or other serious injuries to your teeth or mouth.

Unfortunately, dental work can be very expensive, and many people do not have dental insurance. For those people who do have dental insurance, there may be a huge payment required up front to the dentist before any coverage kicks in.

If dental surgery is involved, or a cap or a crown, the bill can easily reach thousands of dollars. If you have injured a tooth in an accident that was caused by another party, you may wish to speak to an attorney who can help you recover compensation for your injuries.

After an automobile accident, motorcycle accident, workplace accident, slip and fall, or another type of accident, likely your first concern is dealing with your medical issues. If you have damaged your teeth or mouth, you may decide to correct those issues later. Dental work can be painful and expensive, and you may feel like you can put it off until you can more easily afford it or have healed fully from your injuries.

An experienced Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorney can help you get the help you need after your accident. You should not be required to pay for your damages out-of-pocket. If you talk to an insurance adjuster, you may get a quick settlement, but it’s likely to be far less than you are entitled to, and may not even be enough to cover the cost of your dental work.

If you have been involved in an accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and have suffered some dental injuries, call the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-635- 4247. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Mesquite Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

If you have been the victim of a drunk driver in Mesquite, you are not alone. About one-third of automobile fatalities in the U.S. involve drunk drivers. When a drunk driver causes a Mesquite automobile accident, the personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm are committed to holding the driver fully accountable for our client’s injuries.

The drunk driver may have received a citation for drunk driving, but that does not help the victim receive compensation for his or her injuries. That must be done using a personal injury lawsuit
through the court system.

In some cases, for various reasons, the drunk driver involved in an automobile accident may not be arrested or receive a ticket for driving while under the influence. However, he or she can still be held liable in civil court for the victim’s injuries. The fact that the individual was drinking and driving can be used to show negligence in the case. Experienced Mesquite drunk driving injury attorneys can help build a case using police reports, eyewitness testimony, and expert testimony.

If you have been injured in Mesquite in an accident with an intoxicated driver, call the Mesquite automobile accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-544- 4843. We can help. Call today
to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

What are my legal options if I am attacked on commercial property in the Dallas-Fort Worth area?

If you are attacked on commercial property, such as a business’s parking lot or parking garage, or inside a hotel or a store in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the business may be legally responsible for damages. Businesses are legally required to ensure that their property is safe. Business owners often choose to cut corners in the area of security. When that happens and a customer is harmed, he or she may be able to seek damages from the business owner.

Businesses typically have to take minimum steps to learn of dangerous conditions around the property, and to correct those dangers so their customers are not harmed. The most common types of attacks on business premises involve robberies, shootings, and rapes.

If a business owner fails to keep its customers safe, the business may be held liable for those injuries. There are some industry-accepted standards for businesses for appropriate lighting, supervision of the property, and other safety measures. If a business fails to take those steps, it may be held liable for negligence security. Negligent security can arise from a failure to: install video cameras, install appropriate locks, build a fence, ensure there is adequate lighting, run background checks on employees, or establish appropriate security policies and procedures. Victims of negligent security are entitled to compensation for their injuries. They may have significant medical bills. They may have undergone severe emotional trauma and could need intensive counseling or time off work.

Call the Dallas-Fort Worth negligent security attorneys at
the Barber Law Firm at 972-544- 4843 if you have been the victim of an attack on business
property. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.
We have multiple offices throughout the metro area at which we can help you.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Supply Truck Headed to Houston Crashes, Killing Two in Dallas County

Tragically, a semi-truck carrying supplies to help victims of Hurricane Harvey on the Gulf Coast crashed, killing two people. According to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened when a car collided almost head-on with the truck as it was headed southbound on 1-45 south of Wilmer.

The semi-truck caught fire, and two people in the vehicle died. The truck driver was not seriously hurt. Firefighters tried to salvage some of the supplies from the semi-truck, but it is unclear how much they were able to save because of the fire.

Hurricane Harvey has devastated south Texas, and it’s unknown how many personal injury claims will arise as a direct result of the hurricane. Typically, in order to make a personal injury claim, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the other party committed negligence, which means that the party failed to use reasonable care. The plaintiff must also be able to show that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care. Finally, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant’s wrongful actions were a direct cause of the plaintiff’s injuries.

If you have been involved in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, and you suffered serious injuries or property damage, you should speak to an attorney. It’s likely that the insurance company will encourage you to take a settlement quickly in order to give you a lesser amount of money that you are owed. In some cases, the plaintiff may be very tempted because of a need for the cash, and a lack of understanding about the amount the case is worth.

If you have been injured in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as a result of another party’s negligence, you should speak to an attorney. Call the personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-382-9630. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.

 

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