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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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
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
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
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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
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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
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
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
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There are far too many drunk driving accidents in the U.S. Even after all the education that has
been aimed at preventing drunk driving, as well as the harsh penalties drunk drivers can face,
over 10,000 people are killed in the U.S. every year in accidents involving drunk driving. Many
more people are injured in drunk driving accidents every year.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident in Farmer’s Branch, or if a loved one has
been killed, know that you are not alone. If you have been involved in a car accident with a
person who was driving while under the influence of alcohol if they are to blame for the
accident, they can be held liable. This is true regardless of whether the driver received a ticket
for drunk driving.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, you may be unable to work and
could face mounting medical bills, as well as damage to your vehicle. You should speak with a
Farmer’s Branch drunk driving accident attorney about your damages. You may be entitled to
compensation for your injuries, including money for your lost wages, medical expenses, pain and
suffering, and more. If the driver was uninsured or underinsured, you may have legal options for
recovery for your injuries. Your insurance company could be liable for the damages, or a third
party such as an employer could be held responsible.
Call the Farmer’s Branch drunk driving accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm to learn more
about your legal options. We can help. Call today at 972-544- 4843 to schedule a free
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Tragically, three Boy Scouts were killed in a freak boating accident on a lake east of Dallas. The
boys were sailing on a catamaran on the Lake O’ The Pines when the sailboat struck an
overhanging power line. The other Boy Scouts were at a campsite, and they could tell there was
an emergency. Within minutes, a Boy Scout leader reached the boat, but two of the boys had
The third boy was immediately transported to the hospital, but he died two days later. It was
unclear why the power line was overhanging the water so closely. The manager of the electric
company announced that the company was working to determine what happened.
Sadly, in most cases in which power lines come into contact with people, the results are
catastrophic. In many cases, the harm is through no fault of the individual – faulty power lines or
faulty electrical equipment may be to blame. Electric companies have the duty to inspect and
maintain their property in order to keep the public safe. In many cases, electrocutions occur
because the electric company failed to properly exercise those duties.
Normally, in order to hold an electric company liable for an electrocution, you must be able to
prove that it breached its duty to the public and that the breach of duty was the cause of the
plaintiff’s injuries. The victim (or his or her family) can normally obtain compensation for
medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
If you have been the victim of an electrocution which you believe was caused by the negligence
of a power company, call the Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law
Firm at 972-231- 5800. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation
on your case.
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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 the law, drivers who have a blood-alcohol the 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 upon 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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