Friday, August 5, 2016

My child was injured in a Dallas-area daycare center. What are my legal options?

There are strict rules that daycare centers must follow under state law. The laws are generally designed to ensure that children are supervised at all times, the center has sanitary conditions, safe food and snacks are served, the center has a properly stocked first aid kit, and more. Typically, background checks must be performed on employees and there are rules about training for directors.

In most accidents where children are harmed in a daycare center, the infants and toddlers at the center were not properly supervised. It is critical that staff members keep close supervision of children at all times. Some common accidents involving day care centers include dropping children, children falling, fights between unsupervised children, ingesting poison, falls from changing tables, and allergic reactions.

Under Texas law, parents of children who are injured at daycare centers because of the negligence of staff members have the right to file a lawsuit against the facility where the accident occurred. In many cases, you may not be sure of the specific circumstances that occurred to cause your child’s injury. A qualified legal team can assist in investigating the matter to determine the likely cause. If the day care center was negligent, a claim can be asserted for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.

If your child has been injured at a Dallas-area daycare center, call the Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm. We can help. Call us today at 972-231-5800 to learn more about your legal options.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Video of Dallas Man Hurt in Waterslide Accident Goes Viral

A video showing a Dallas man flying off a waterslide has gone viral, and has over a million views. The video was taken with a cell phone, and shows the man at a home overlooking Lake Travis. He is sliding down a waterslide when it suddenly takes a quick turn. His body rode up the slide and went airborne, flipping him backward over the edge.

The man landed about 10 feet down on a rocky hillside and broke his left arm and several ribs. His lower back, shoulders, and side were covered in scrapes and bruises. He is currently recuperating at home.

A large group of friends had rented the house for a long weekend. They were taking turns on the private backyard slide when the man had the accident. He is focused now on his recovery, and refused to answer questions about the house, its owners or any potential legal case.

In situations involving rental homes, landlords have a duty to provide a safe property for tenants. If there are any dangers the landlord knows about or should know about, the landlord has a duty to correct the situation, as well as warning tenants of any potential dangers. If a landlord in Dallas fails to keep his or her property safe, the landlord can be held legally liable for damages.

If you have been injured in an accident in Dallas involving a dangerous condition on a rental property, call the Dallas premises liability attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. They can help. If they choose to accept your case, you pay nothing in legal fees unless they obtain compensation for you. Call today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation

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Commercial Truck Accidents

Large trucks, including tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles, are common on the busy interstates and highways that pass through Garland. If one of those trucks is involved in a crash, it’s highly likely that the occupants of other vehicles involved will suffer serious or even fatal injuries.

When an individual is involved in an accident with a large commercial truck, the legal case is much more complex in many ways when it comes to liability, especially if the case is a wrongful death case. It’s typical for commercial truck accidents to have more than one liable party involved, including not only the driver, but also the company he or she works for. It’s important that your attorney be familiar with automobile accident law, and also wrongful death cases if the accident involved a fatality.

Most large truck accidents are preventable. In most situations, the accident occurs because of the fault of one of the drivers. However, there may also be maintenance defects, defects in manufacturing the truck, or other factors.

If you have been involved in a tractor trailer accident in Garland, it’s important that you focus on your physical recovery first. Most people involved in tractor trailer accidents suffer serious physical injuries. You should also speak with an attorney about your case instead of handling the case on your own. If you are in Garland, call the Garland tractor trailer accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. Our team can help. We will provide you with a free consultation on your case, and if we choose to accept it, you pay nothing until we get a recovery for you. Call today to learn more.

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Four Killed in Crash with Dallas Cowboys Bus

Tragically, a van collided in Arizona with a bus carrying staff members of the Dallas Cowboys, killing four people in the van. No players were inside the van at the time of the accident. No one on the bus was seriously injured in the accident. The accident occurred when the van failed to yield the right-of-way from a stop sign as it turned left to cross traffic lanes. All of the van’s occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

Footage taken after the crash shows the two vehicles in a field. The bus was intact and upright, while the van was demolished. The crash shut down at least one lane of the highway, which is the main route between Phoenix and Las Vegas.

At the time of the accident, the bus was on the way to a fan event in Las Vegas. The event was later cancelled. The deceased accident victims were identified as Chinese citizens.

Bus accidents such as this one can often lead to serious injuries and fatalities because of the size and weight of buses. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there are at least 11,000 bus accidents with injuries every year, with typically between 20,000 and 40,000 injuries. The majority of fatal accidents involving buses happen with school children. About 40 percent of all fatal bus crashes involve school buses.

When a person is injured in a bus accident, the case can be much more complex than a standard automobile accident case. There can be several different defendants, depending on who owns the bus, who maintains the bus, who the insurance companies involved are, and who the bus driver works for. If you have been involved in a bus accident, call the Dallas-Fort Worth bus accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We can help. You may be entitled to compensation, including for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.

 

 

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Haltom City Tractor Trailer Accidents

Tractor trailer accidents can be completely devastating to the parties involved. If you have been in a semi-truck accident in Haltom City, you may be feeling angry or lost afterwards. You probably do not have the time or the strength to fight the trucking company or its insurance carriers on your own after that accident. If that’s the case, call the Haltom City trucking accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm so that you can focus on your recovery after the accident rather than your legal case.

The majority of trucking accidents are preventable. Drivers are often not the only party responsible for an accident. The truck may have been poorly maintained or may have manufacturing defects. Other drivers may have violated traffic laws, contributing to the accident.

While you are being rushed to the hospital after an accident with a tractor trailer, the trucking company is contacting its insurance carriers and legal team in order to defend against your claim. You may be dealing with a lot of pain and serious injuries, and you need to focus on your rehabilitation, not talking with insurance companies who are trying to trick you into giving up your legal rights.

Instead, you should call the Haltom City truck accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm. We have a great deal of experience in helping trucking accident victims recover compensation following an accident. We can help you put together a strong case to ensure you get the maximum amount of money possible.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a tractor trailer or other commercial truck, call the team at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Child Killed in Boating Accident

A 9 year old girl was killed in a freak boating accident in Cedar Creek Lake, southwest of Dallas. There were four children on board the accident, all of whom had life jackets on. The 9 year old girl became tangled in a rope and then fell overboard next to the boat’s motor. No alcohol was involved in the accident. Experts say the father was operating the boat in a safe manner.

Although it appears that no one was to blame for this accident, in many cases the operator of the boat or the boat’s manufacturer is at fault for the accident. Operators of boats and other personal watercraft, such as jet skis, have a legal responsibility to safely operate the watercraft and to protect not only their passengers but also other people on the water.

Every year Texans are killed or injured on rivers, lakes and ponds because of the negligence of boat drivers. Some of those accidents involve a direct collision – when a person is struck or run over by a boat. Other boat accidents involve passengers who have been ejected from a boat because the boat was recklessly operated. Some common causes of boat accidents in the Dallas area include intoxication, driving too fast, injuries involving propellers, failing to keep a proper lookout, and defective boating equipment.

The injuries sustained in boating accidents can be serious and lifelong. If you have been injured in an accident involving a boat, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, disfigurement, time off work, and more. If you are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, call the boating accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

 

 

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

More Americans are Dying Accidental Deaths

A new report from the National Safety Council found that in 2014, more than 136,000 Americans died accidentally. That represents an increase of 4.2 percent from 2013 and over 15.5 percent from a decade before. This news comes despite the fact that there has been a 22 percent decrease in automobile fatalities since 2005. An American dies of an accidental injury every four minutes.

Overdoses and accidental poisonings have overtaken car wrecks as the biggest accidental killer in America. Overdoses and poisonings killed over 42,000 people in 2014, which is about 6,000 more than were killed by automobile accidents. In addition, falls are up more than 63 percent in a decade, which many experts attribute to the aging population.

The three biggest killers in America remain heart disease, cancer, and lower respiratory diseases. However, unintentional injuries have beaten out strokes, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, flu, and suicide to become the fourth leading killer in the U.S. Many people believe that murders are common, but there are actually eight accidental deaths for every murder. The good news is the decline in automobile fatalities – far fewer teenagers and young adults are dying on the roads than were just a few short decades ago.

This sobering report illustrates the dangers of serious accidents. Fortunately, for those involved in serious accidents, help is available through the legal system. If you have been involved in an accident, call the Plano personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We can help. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

 

 

 

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