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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Carrollton Defective Products Attorneys

When a product manufacturer creates an unsafe product, the general public can be harmed.
Unfortunately, in some cases, product manufacturers are aware of product defects or design
defects, yet greed prevents the necessary safety changes from being implemented. If you have
been the victim of a defective product that caused an accident, call the Carrollton personal injury
attorneys at the Barber Law Firm.

Most people do not realize how many dangerous products are on the market. The Consumer
Product Safety Commission estimates that almost 30 million people are injured by dangerous
products each year. Some products that commonly cause injuries include automobiles, medical
devices, children’s products, defective prescription drugs, and home products.

There are three types of warranties that normally are pursued in product liability cases. Express
warranties are spoken or written promises by the seller that products or services are guaranteed
to have certain quality standards. The second warranty is the implied warranty of
merchantability, which is an implied warranty that is created and upheld by law that products are
of a certain quality. Another type of warranty is the implied warranty of fitness for a particular
purpose. That is a warranty which is either verbal or written, where the buyer is guaranteed a
product is suitable for a specific process.

If you have been harmed by a dangerous consumer product in the Carrollton area, call the
Carrollton defective products attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-961- 4148. We can help.
Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.

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What should I do if I believe my insurance company is acting in bad faith after an automobile accident in Dallas?

I’m sorry to hear you are having issues with your insurance company. One obligation of
automobile insurance companies is to negotiate and settle claims “in good faith”. If an insurance
company denies a claim in bad faith, they may be breaking their contract with you. Settling
claims in bad faith typically means offering a very low settlement or denying a claim altogether
without a reasonable basis to do so.

If that has happened to you, you may wish to hire a personal injury attorney. An attorney may be
able to help you sue the insurance company for additional damages. It can be hard to prove that
an insurance company acted in bad faith, but under certain circumstances it is possible.
Normally, in a bad faith lawsuit, if the plaintiff is able to prove that bad faith occurred, he or she
can recover compensation for any damages that occurred as a result of the bad faith denial of the
claim. Damages may include the cost of defending any injury lawsuit, the cost of suing the
insurance company to prove that the claim should have been approved, and damages for
emotional distress.

If your insurance company is denying they acted in bad faith, they may try to poke holes in your
case. The insurance company may claim that you lied during the claims process. They may say
that they were reasonable in their negotiations during the claims process, or that they made an
innocent mistake.

If you believe that your insurance company is acting in bad faith, you may wish to let them know
that by using that term during your interactions with them. If nothing improves, it may be time to
speak with an attorney. Call the Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law
Firm at 972-961- 4148. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free
consultation.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Frisco Workplace Injury Attorneys

If you are injured on the job in Frisco because of the negligence of your employer or one of your
co-workers, typically you are limited to benefits provided under Texas’s workers’ compensation
laws. There are three primary types of benefits available to workers who are injured on the job.
First, you can receive a portion of your weekly pay while you are disabled. You can also receive
compensation for your medical expenses. Finally, if you are permanently disabled, you can
receive a lump sum payment for your injuries. These amounts are statutory and are normally
available regardless of who caused the accident, including yourself.

If you are injured at work, but another party other than your employer or a co-worker causes or
contributes to your injury, you can collect workers’ compensation benefits from your employer,
and you can also sue the party that caused your injuries. Normally, cases that are pursued under
civil law rather than workers’ compensation have greater value since the damages normally
exceed those available under workers’ compensation.

There are a number of legal theories under which an injured worker can pursue a case.
Negligence is a legal theory used for filing a lawsuit against a person or company that fails to use
reasonable care and injury results. Product liability can be used when a worker is injured due
to a defective product. Premises liability occurs when the owner of a property fails to safely
maintain the premises and a person is injured as a result of the unsafe condition.

If you have been injured in the workplace because of another party’s negligence, you should
speak with an attorney. If you are in Frisco, call the Frisco workplace injury attorneys at the
Barber Law Firm at 972-635- 4078. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free
consultation.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Fort Worth Police Searching for Hit and Run Driver

Two women were seriously injured when a pickup truck hit them while they were crossing North
Main Street in the Fort Worth Stockyards. The pickup truck fled the scene. Police are following
leads but had no description of the driver or vehicle involved.

The accident was captured on a security camera. Video shows three friends attempting to cross
the street at 1:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning. One woman looked and saw the truck approaching
and started running. The other two were hit. One woman was thrown forward, and the other
woman was almost thrown into oncoming traffic. The truck fled the scene. Other drivers stopped
to help. From the video, police believe the truck may be a Ford F-150 crew cab with a black top
and tan middle. The truck would have damage to the front end, as well as a dent on the back
bumper.

Although leaving the scene of an automobile accident involving injuries is against the law, it
happens all the time. It’s been estimated that about 11 percent of all car accidents involve hit and
run drivers. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable in hit and run accidents.
The good news is that even if the driver is never found, pedestrians may still be able to pursue
some financial compensation through their own automobile insurance policies if they have
uninsured motorist coverage. If the driver is found but does not have enough insurance coverage,
the injured pedestrian may be able to recover compensation in an underinsured motorist claim.
Victims of hit and run accidents, such as the one that occurred recently in Fort Worth, need the
help of an experienced hit and run attorney who can help them get the best settlement possible
from their insurance company. In many cases, the insurance company will attempt to pay only
the bare minimum and may offer quick cash in order to settle the case. An experienced attorney
can help.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian in a hit and run accident, call the Dallas-Fort Worth
personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-635- 4078. Our experienced attorneys
can help you with your case and will provide you with a free consultation. Call today to learn
more.

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