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A tragic accident occurred earlier this month at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. A 54-year- old maintenance worker was killed when he was struck by a Skylink train car. The Skylink is a free light rail train system that connects all five terminals at the airport.
The worker was transported to a nearby hospital for emergency surgery but died. After the accident, the train system was taken out of service for two hours. Airport police are investigating the accident. In addition, OSHA is expected to conduct a review.

The families of workers who are killed on the job are entitled to compensation after the accident. In many cases, the damages are limited to what is allowed under the state’s workers’ compensation law. Under Texas law, a surviving spouse is entitled to 75 percent of the deceased’s average weekly wages for the remainder of his or her life unless the spouse remarries. If a surviving spouse remarries, he or she will receive a lump sum equal to two years of the benefits. Children of the deceased are also entitled to receive death benefits until they reach the age of 18 or age 25 if they are enrolled as full-time students. Burial benefits may also be available to pay some of the deceased employee’s burial expenses.

In addition to workers’ compensation benefits, family members of a person killed on the job may be able to file a lawsuit. Normally a lawsuit can only be filed if there was another party other than the
employer or a coworker who was responsible for the accident. Often higher compensation is available under a lawsuit than under workers’ compensation.

If your loved one has been killed or seriously injured on the job in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you should speak to an attorney. An attorney can help you ensure that you receive all the compensation to which you are entitled.

Call the Dallas-Fort Worth workplace injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231- 5800. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.

A father from Grapevine is struggling for his life after an Uber in which he was riding was hit by a drunk driver. The man attended a concert with some coworkers and took an Uber around 2 a.m. When the Uber was going through an intersection in Houston, the Uber was hit. The driver who hit the Uber was arrested for drunk driving.

All five people in the Uber suffered broken bones in the accident. The Uber driver suffered a brain hemorrhage but remains in stable condition. The father remains unconscious in the ICU at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Another passenger is in critical condition and one is in stable condition. The man and his coworkers had opted to take Uber because they were drinking, and ironically were hit by a drunk driver.

Accidents involving rideshare vehicles such as Uber and Lyft have at times been tricky in the past. In their early years, rideshare companies would often fail to provide coverage after an accident, claiming that the drivers were independent contractors and any accidents were the responsibility of their personal automobile policies. Now, however, Uber can help pay for injuries that occur while a passenger is in one of their vehicles, even if the Uber driver is not at fault in the accident. The company provides up to $1 million in injury coverage, although that has to be split among all the passengers.

If you have been injured while you were a passenger in a rideshare vehicle such as Uber or Lyft, you should speak with an attorney. You may have several legal routes available for you to recover the maximum compensation you can after the accident. 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 your free consultation.

I’m sorry to hear about your accident. You are not alone – it’s been estimated that over 100,000 people a year in the U.S. are burned by scalding water caused by a hot water heater being set too high. Many of these victims are under the age of 14 or are elderly.

Victims of hot water burns who are injured in hot tubs, showers, or bathtubs may have right to file a claim against the responsible parties that were negligent by providing unsafe water temperatures. Some of the parties that could be responsible include the manufacturer of the hot water heater, the building’s contractor, and any companies that were hired to maintain the hot water tank, faucets, or plumbing lines.

If a person is exposed to very hot water that has been overheated by a hot water heater, it takes less than five seconds to receive a serious third degree burn from the hot water. Young children under the age of five are at the greatest risk of sustaining a serious injury from the hot water that can lead to death. It’s been estimated that about a quarter of all burns involving children are from accidents involving hot tap water.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that families lower their hot water tank temperature settings to no higher than 120 degrees. Even at that temperature, a skin can receive a second-degree burn, but it takes a much longer time, which allows the opportunity to get out of hot water before skin is damaged. In addition, hot water valves in the home should be changed to anti-scald devices that can interrupt water flow after temps reach a specific level. Bathwater should be tested by an adult before putting a child into the tub.

Call the Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm if you wish to speak to an attorney about your hot water burn accident. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation at 972-231-5800.


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

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.

Over 100 people a day are killed in automobile accidents in the U.S., amounting to over 40,000 lives lost
every year. Of those traffic fatalities, almost a third occur on U.S. highways and interstates. Recently, a
company analyzed fatality data gathered for highways and interstates in the U.S. from 2011 to 2015 in
order to determine which interstates and highways were the deadliest.

According to the study, I-45 between Dallas and Galveston is the second deadliest stretch of road in the
U.S., with 1.02 deaths per mile. I-45 is second only behind I-4 between Tampa and Daytona Beach,
Florida. In general, the deadliest highways were in the southeast. On the I-45, the most common
harmful event is two motor vehicles colliding. Pedestrians are the second most common cause of a fatal
accident, and overturned vehicles are third.

Automobile accidents are the most common cause of accidental death in the U.S. A serious injury in an
automobile accident can change a person’s life forever. Although there are a number of safety
technologies now that are designed to reduce crashes, the person behind the wheel is ultimately in
charge of the safe operation of the vehicle. When a person is driving, they have a duty to operate their
vehicle safely. If they fail to do so and their negligence results in a crash in which people are injured, that
driver has a responsibility to pay for the damages.

Negligent drivers are more prevalent today than ever before. Drivers are more rushed and distracted
than in years past, which can result in more accidents. If you have been injured in an automobile
accident that was caused by a negligent driver, you have the right to compensation for your injuries,
including for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call the Dallas-Fort Worth
personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231- 5800 if you have been injured in an
automobile accident. We can help. Call to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.

I’m very sorry to hear about your injuries from a fire. Whether or not you can hold your landlord responsible for your injuries depends on the circumstances of the fire. You may wish to speak to a Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorney about the fire. The attorney can help determine whether you have a solid case against the landlord or any other parties. 

Burns can be very traumatic for the burn victim. Burns can be extraordinarily painful. Burns are so painful because they involve an area with a high density of nerves. Burns can also leave physical and emotional scars behind. 

One of the risks of living in an apartment is that you may suffer consequences because of the actions of your landlord and neighbors, even if you have taken all necessary precautions to prevent a fire. After an apartment fire, it is common for landlords and building owners to pressure fire victims into not filing claims, in an attempt to avoid the financial ramifications of a lawsuit. 

Property owners and managers have a duty to take every reasonable action required to reduce the risk of a fire and to keep their buildings up to code for the safety of their tenants. If they fail to do so and a fire occurs, they can be held responsible. Some of the actions that landlords and property managers are expected to take for the safety of their tenants include providing and maintaining working smoke detectors, making sure the property is correctly wired, keeping exit paths clear from clutter, and providing and maintaining fire extinguishers for use on the property. 

Because of the expense involved, many landlords choose to cut corners and do not take all actions they should to prevent fires. If you have been harmed in an apartment fire that you believe could have been prevented by your landlord, 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. 


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. The property owner and / or the lessee may be liable for injuries due to failing to maintain the parking lot.

Business owners and property managers have a legal duty to maintain safe parking lots for customers. Those responsible for commercial property which is open to the public 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.

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.

If you are the parent of a child who has been killed in Dallas because of the wrongful actions of another party, first, please accept my condolences. Losing a child can create unbearable grief, which can be compounded because of the circumstances under which the death occurred. On top of the grief, surviving family members have to deal with financial losses, which can include medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and the costs of taking time off from work to grieve. In many cases, parents will hire an attorney to file a claim for compensation in the case of the wrongful death of a child.

Under Texas law, parents have the right to file a wrongful death claim if a child has been killed because of the wrongful actions of another party. Claimants in a wrongful death case involving a child can seek compensation for their expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship. Some family members choose to seek punitive damages as well, which are designed to punish the wrongdoer.

Wrongful death cases in Texas can be complex. In many situations, investigators will need to reconstruct the accident or incident using evidence or eyewitness accounts. In some cases, expert witnesses will testify on how or why the accident occurred. Although of course no amount of money will ever bring your child back, it can help meet your expenses related to the loss of the child, provide a safety net for you, and help you get back on your feet after your loss.

In order to win a wrongful death case in Dallas, you must show that your child died because of the negligence, irresponsibility, or even intentional actions of another party. You must show that the defendant in the lawsuit had a legal duty of care, and breached that duty, and that those actions resulted in the death of your child.

If you have lost your child in the Dallas-Fort Worth area because of another party’s negligence, call the Dallas-Fort Worth 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.

I’m so sorry to hear about the fire. Burns can be extremely traumatic to the victim, not only because they are so painful and difficult to heal from, but also because of the physical damage they can inflict on the victims. Fires can leave physical and emotional scars that may never go away. If you were harmed in a fire that was caused by a negligent property manager, a workplace fire, a poorly designed product, or a negligent homeowner, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries from the insurance companies involved. Unfortunately, in many cases burn victims may run into resistance when attempting to make a claim. 

There are some common scenarios in which a person is injured in a fire in which another person or entity is responsible for the damages. They can include:

– An apartment owner or manager fails to take necessary safety precautions to keep tenants safe, such as installing working smoke alarms or making sure the building is wired according to code,

– A smoke alarm company fails to properly design and/or manufacture operating smoke alarms, resulting in the alarms failing to notify people when a fire has broken out, 

– A company manufactures a product that fails, such as an extension cord with a short in it, that results in a fire, 

– An employer fails to follow the appropriate safety standards in the workplace, resulting in a fire. 

In any of these situations, the victim should speak with an attorney. The burn victim may have legal rights he or she have not considered. In addition, insurance companies are notorious for pressuring accident victims to settle for less than that to which they are entitled. 

Call the Plano personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-544-4843. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.

Eight people were injured, among them five children, when a teenage driver crashed into a daycare center in Frisco last week. A 17-year-old driver was driving with his father to a nearby driving school when his foot slipped onto the gas pedal, which caused the vehicle to jump the curb and hit a fence, which fell on some children and adults. A class of toddlers was standing just inside the fence when the accident occurred. The teenager was driving a Toyota Camry.

The father jumped out of the vehicle to begin helping children. One of the children was admitted to the ICU, and three others were admitted to the hospital with minor injuries. An eyewitness said that the accident could have been much worse – one of the teachers acted quickly in shielding the children, and she suffered some injuries. The teen driver was not charged and has expressed remorse about the accident.

Accidents involving teens or inexperienced drivers are not unusual. Drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are at a high risk for automobile accidents, which can endanger not only themselves but others on the roads. According to the Centers for Disease Control, automobile accidents are the leading cause of death for teens. Teens are three times more likely to be in a fatal crash than drivers who are over the age of 20. New drivers are still learning the skills and habits needed to become safe drivers.

Because of the higher risk for a motor vehicle accident, teen drivers are much more expensive to insure under an automobile insurance policy. However, teen drivers are required to have liability insurance coverage in order to drive. Many teens opt to have the minimum insurance required to save money. However, parents of teen drivers can in some cases be found financially liable for a teen driver’s accident.

If you have been injured by a teen driver in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you should speak to a qualified personal injury attorney. Call the team at the Barber Law Firm at 972-961-4148. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

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