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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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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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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Murphy Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured as a pedestrian in Murphy, you most likely suffered significant injuries. If you were hit by an automobile, you may have suffered broken bones, internal injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, back injuries, or worse. Pedestrians in Murphy lack the protection that an automobile provides, and may be seriously injured or killed by distracted or reckless drivers.

According to the CDC, over 150,000 pedestrians are treated in emergency rooms in the U.S. annually. Almost 5,000 pedestrians are killed every year in incidents involving vehicles. The severity of the injuries is closely linked with the speed of the automobile involved. If a car is traveling 20 miles an hour and strikes a pedestrian, the chance of a fatality is only five percent.

If the car is traveling at 40 miles an hour, the chance of a fatality jumps to 85 percent. Most pedestrian accidents in the U.S. happen in urban areas, However, in rural areas, pedestrian accidents are more likely to be fatal – likely because of the speed at which the vehicles travel.

There are some common causes of pedestrian accidents in Murphy. Almost half are caused by a failure of the driver to yield. In addition, over 50 percent of accidents involve a vehicle that is turning. Pedestrians crossing at an intersection must be very vigilant in looking for turning vehicles that may not see them. Most turning accidents involve vehicles turning left, not right.

If you have been the victim of a Murphy pedestrian accident, you need to take steps to protect your legal rights. How you choose to pursue the case can have a large impact on your ability to recover. The injured party has the burden of proving the driver was negligent. An attorney can help gather evidence that can prove your case and help obtain compensation.

If you have been injured in a Murphy pedestrian accident, call the Murphy pedestrian accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-382- 9630. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

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Two Killed in Motorcycle Crash with Alleged Drunk Driver

A couple was killed on their motorcycle in Aubrey by an individual who was suspected to be a drunk driver. A 52-year-old man and his fiancé were riding their motorcycle on Highway 377 when a man swerved his pickup truck in order to make an illegal U-turn. The motorcycle driver slammed on his brakes to avoid the truck but crashed into its side. The driver of the pickup truck tried to leave the scene, but witnesses helped police catch him.

The driver of the truck was charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter. He was arrested three times in Denton County previously. Two of those arrests were for DWI open container. No comment has been issued on how the previous cases were resolved, and why the driver was still allowed to be on the roads.

These deaths at the hands of a likely drunk driver are very tragic, but not at all unusual. About 10,000 people are killed in the U.S. every year at the hands of drunk drivers, which accounts for almost a third of automobile fatalities. There is no valid excuse or justification for any drunk driver to ever get behind the wheel. Massive amounts of money over several decades have been poured into educating the public about the dangers of drinking and driving. In addition, improved technology has made it easier than ever to find a ride home.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driver, you should speak with a personal injury attorney. The criminal justice system may punish the driver criminally, but that will not help you with your financial and emotional damages. Unfortunately, in many cases, drunk drivers have little or no insurance, but there may be other ways to recover for your injuries.

Call the personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-382- 9630 if you have been injured or a loved one has been killed at the hands of a drunk driver. Our team can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.

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Wylie Premises Liability Attorneys

Individuals and businesses who own real estate in Wylie have a duty to maintain a safe environment for any guests on that property. If you have been injured on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation that can help pay your medical bills and to offset your expenses and lost wages during your recovery.

The legal duty to keep property safe for visitors is called premises liability. If an accident occurs in Wylie, it’s important to investigate whether or not the property owner knew or should have known of the hazard that caused the injuries. If the property owner should have known of the hazard and should have taken steps to repair or prevent injuries on the property, the property may be liable to you for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Some of the common types of premises liability cases in Wylie include slip, trip, and fall accidents, accidents due to structural defects, drowning accidents, and exposure to biohazards. When an accident or injury occurs on another individual’s property, it often occurs on the property of a family member or a friend. You may fear becoming involved in a legal case against your family member or friend would be awkward and damage the relationship. It’s important to keep in mind that the individual’s property insurance covers the cost of compensating the victim for his or her injuries, and it’s likely the property owner will not have to pay any claims or judgment out of his or her own pocket.

If you have been harmed on another individual’s property in Wylie, call the Wylie premises liability attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We can help. Call us today to learn more about our firm or to schedule a free consultation.

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