Hit-and-Run Crash Kills Good Samaritan in Dallas

A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash earlier this month in Dallas after he stopped to help another
driver. The accident happened on a Sunday night around 11 p.m. in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, along
Highway 67.

The accident occurred when a Ford Expedition was left disabled on the highway. A man stopped to help
move the vehicle off the road when a Cadillac hit them. The driver of the Cadillac got out of the car and
fled on foot. The good Samaritan who stopped to help was transported to a nearby hospital but was
later pronounced dead.

Hit-and-run accidents are very common. Drivers can panic and flee the scene of an accident they caused,
leaving their victims with serious injuries and without taking financial responsibility for their actions.
Fortunately, many hit and run accidents are compensable when a claim is filed with the accident victim’s
automobile insurance provider.

When a hit-and-run accident occurs, the victim may need legal advice to recover financial compensation
for their injuries. They may be able to pursue a claim against the hit and run driver, if he or she is found,
or they may be able to recover from their own insurance company in the form of an uninsured motorist
claim.

If a hit-and-run-driver who is responsible for an accident is never found by the authorities, the accident
victim may still be able to recover. Many people do not realize that their own insurance policy can cover
them if they are hit by another driver. The uninsured motorist coverage can pay for medical bills, lost
wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and more.

If you are the victim of a hit and run driver in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you should speak with an
attorney. An attorney can help you get the best settlement for your injuries from your insurance
company or can pursue damages against the hit and run driver if found.

Call the Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm if you have been the victim
of a hit and run driver. We can help. We have multiple offices throughout the metro area at which to
serve you. Call us at 972-231- 5800 to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

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Farmer’s Branch Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys

When compared with other types of automobile accident cases, tractor-trailer accidents are much more
complicated. There are often multiple parties at fault, including the truck’s owner, the trailer’s owner,
the driver’s employer, and the company that packed the trailer. Tractor trailer accidents also typically
involve large amounts of damages because of the sizes and speeds of most tractor trailers. If you have
been involved in an accident involving a tractor-trailer in Farmer’s Branch, you should speak with an
attorney with experience in handling tractor trailer accident cases.

The trucking industry in the U.S. is a huge one. It’s been estimated that the trucking industry is a trillion
dollar business, and contributes over 10 percent to the country’s gross domestic product. Almost every
product that we purchase in the U.S. has spent at least a little time on a truck or other commercial
vehicle. As a result, the trucking industry is massive and powerful, which could come into play during
your accident case.

Many companies in the trucking industry put huge pressures on their drivers to deliver products faster.
Although there are strict rules in place about how long drivers can work, how many breaks they must
take, the record keeping that must be done, etc., those rules are broken daily. As a result, many
accidents involving tractor-trailers occur because of driver fatigue or driver distraction.

If you have been involved in a tractor-trailer accident in Farmer’s Branch, you should speak with an
attorney as soon as possible. Insurance carriers for the trucking company involved are likely gathering
information right after the crash in order to defend the case. The longer you wait, the more difficult it
can become to successfully pursue your claim. Call the Farmer’s Branch tractor trailer 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 on your case.

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What are my legal options if I have been injured in an accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with a driver who does not have insurance?

I’m sorry to hear that you were injured in an accident. You may be the safest driver around, but when
you are forced to share the roads with other drivers, there is always a risk of an accident. Normally,
when are injured in an automobile accident because of the negligence of another driver, you are
entitled to pursue damages against that driver. If the person who caused the accident has little or no
insurance or assets, you may be out of luck.

Hopefully, you have uninsured motorist and/or underinsured motorist coverage as part of your own car
insurance package. Texas only requires that drivers have minimum automobile insurance coverage,
which is in many cases not sufficient to adequately compensate an injured party. Many drivers ignore
the law altogether and drive without any insurance coverage at all.

If you are injured in any type of accident involving a motor vehicle, and the value of your injuries and
other damages exceeds the coverage of the at-fault party’s insurance policy, you may be able to pursue
a claim against your insurance company under the terms of your policy. However, it’s important to keep
in mind that your best interests are different from those of your insurance carrier. Insurance companies
stay in business by taking in more money on premiums than they pay out in claims. Insurance companies
may also try to deny the claim altogether.

If you have been involved in an automobile accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with a driver who
does not have adequate insurance coverage to pay for your injuries, call the Dallas-Fort Worth
automobile accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231- 5800. We can help. Call today to learn
more or to schedule a free consultation.

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Murphy Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

There has been a staggering amount of time and energy put into educating the public about the dangers of drinking and driving. In addition, strict laws have been passed to punish those who choose to drink and drive. Despite that, tens of thousands of injuries and deaths occur each year because of drunk drivers. If you have been injured in an accident in Murphy that was caused by a drunk driver, you should speak with an attorney. You have legal rights, and a Murphy drunk driving accident attorney can help. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 10,000 people each year are killed in accidents caused by drunk drivers. Accidents caused by drinking and driving account for about a third of all automobile fatalities in the U.S. Regardless of whether or not the drunk driver received a citation for drunk driving or was arrested, if the other driver is to blame for the accident, they can be held legally liable. The fact that the individual was drinking can be used to show negligence in the case. Negligence must be proven in order to recover compensation after an accident. 

An experienced drunk driving attorney can use police reports, eyewitness accounts, and other evidence to build a strong case against the drunk driver. If you can prove your case, you are entitled to damages. You may be entitled to money for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, rehab, and more. Unfortunately, as you may imagine, in many cases the drunk driver does not have the proper insurance or assets. In those cases, sometimes there are other parties that can be held legally responsible, or in other cases, the victim may be out of luck. 

If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Murphy that you believe was caused by a drunk driver, you should speak with a Murphy drunk driving accident attorney. Call the Murphy drunk driving accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We will provide you with a free consultation on your case, and we may be able to help you recover compensation. You will not pay us any fees unless we are able to obtain compensation for you. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation. 

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Farmer’s Branch Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Most accidents involving a pedestrian and an automobile are very serious and result in catastrophic
injuries for the pedestrian. Because of the severity of pedestrian automobile accidents, it’s
recommended that injured pedestrians contact a personal injury attorney to help with the case.

Insurance adjusters often pressure the accident victims to settle the case for far less than it’s worth.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 150,000 pedestrians are treated in emergency rooms
for injuries every year. Some of those injured ultimately die from their injuries. Unfortunately,
pedestrian injuries are on the rise, as more vehicles clog our roads and more cities plan their growth to
accommodate pedestrians.

The majority of pedestrian accidents happen in urban areas. There are several types of driver behavior
that result in most accidents involving pedestrian injuries. Drivers failing to yield is the largest cause of
pedestrian accidents in the U.S. Vehicles making a turn also account for a large number of pedestrian
injuries. Sadly, hit and run collisions are also common.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Farmer’s Branch, you should speak with an attorney.
Your attorney can work on your case, allowing you to focus on your recovery. An attorney can help
order medical records, obtain video footage of the accident, consult with doctors about your medical
records, obtain eyewitness statements, communicate with insurance companies, and communicate with
medical insurance companies about your claims.

Call the Farmer’s Branch pedestrian accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-635- 4078. We can
help you with your case. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

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I slipped and fell in a parking lot in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. What can I do legally?

When a person walks across a parking lot, he or she probably assumes it will be a quick, unremarkable
trip to the car. However, many different types of accidents can happen in that short period of time. If a
parking lot owner in the Dallas-Fort Worth area fails to maintain his or her lot, it can create dangers that
can cause serious injuries to people using the parking lot.

Business owners have a legal duty to maintain safe parking lots for customers. Business owners must be
diligent in upholding this duty. They must check for dangerous conditions in the parking lot, and ensure
that it is clean and free from holes or uneven pavement. If the parking lot is potentially dangerous, they
must provide proper lighting and security.a

If a store, hotel, or restaurant fails to uphold its duty to maintain a safe parking lot, and a customer is
harmed as a result, the business owner can be held legally responsible. If a business attempts to avoid
responsibility for the accident, the accident victim should speak with an attorney immediately. Even if a
business is leasing the property from a landlord, the business most likely still has a duty to maintain the
property in a safe condition.

Injuries obtained from a slip or trip in a parking lot can be very costly and may prevent a customer from
ever returning to work or to his or her normal life. Some serious injuries that could occur in a parking lot
fall include head injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and permanent disabilities.
If you have been the victim of a fall or another accident in a parking lot in the Dallas-Fort Worth area,
you should speak with an attorney. Call the personal 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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Farmer’s Branch Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Most accidents involving a pedestrian and an automobile are very serious and result in catastrophic
injuries for the pedestrian. Because of the severity of pedestrian automobile accidents, it’s
recommended that injured pedestrians contact a personal injury attorney to help with the case.

Insurance adjusters often pressure the accident victims to settle the case for far less than it’s worth.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 150,000 pedestrians are treated in emergency rooms
for injuries every year. Some of those injured ultimately die from their injuries. Unfortunately,
pedestrian injuries are on the rise, as more vehicles clog our roads and more cities plan their growth to
accommodate pedestrians.

The majority of pedestrian accidents happen in urban areas. There are several types of driver behavior
that result in most accidents involving pedestrian injuries. Drivers failing to yield is the largest cause of
pedestrian accidents in the U.S. Vehicles making a turn also account for a large number of pedestrian
injuries. Sadly, hit and run collisions are also common.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Farmer’s Branch, you should speak with an attorney.
Your attorney can work on your case, allowing you to focus on your recovery. An attorney can help
order medical records, obtain video footage of the accident, consult with doctors about your medical
records, obtain eyewitness statements, communicate with insurance companies, and communicate with
medical insurance companies about your claims.

Call the Farmer’s Branch pedestrian accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-635- 4078. We can
help you with your case. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

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