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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
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.



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
consultation.



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
already died.

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.



Motorcyclists who are injured in a motorcycle accident in Allen may have no clue of where to
turn for help. Typically, motorcyclists are among some of the most injured parties in traffic
accidents. Motorcyclists have very little protective equipment to absorb the impact of a collision.
About 5,000 people are killed in motorcycle accidents in the U.S. every year and many more are
injured. Many motorcycle accident victims choose to pursue compensation in civil court in order
to reimburse them for their expenses and their pain and suffering.

In many motorcycle accidents, the driver of another vehicle is to blame. The driver may have
failed to keep a proper lookout and may not have seen the motorcycle. The driver may have
failed to yield or may have been driving while distracted. The driver could have been speeding or
even intoxicated.

If you have suffered minor injuries and your motorcycle was not seriously damaged, you
may be able to handle your case on your own directly with the responsible insurance company.
However, in many cases, an attorney must be involved. An attorney can help build a strong case
for you by taking witness statements, ordering police reports, photographing the scene, hiring
accident reconstruction experts, ordering medical records and reviewing video footage of the
accident.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Allen, you are entitled to compensation.
You can recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering,
disfigurement, disability, and more. Call the Allen motorcycle accident attorneys at the Barber
Law Firm at 972-635- 4078. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free
consultation on your case.



Workers’ compensation plays a huge role in compensating victims of accidents in the workplace.
In most cases, injured employees in Dallas-Fort Worth who are injured because of the negligence
of an employer or coworker are limited to recovering benefits provided by workers’
compensation.

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance carried by most employers. It provides benefits
for injured employees. It pays a portion of wages for injured employees, the medical expenses
for injured employees, and a lump sum payment to workers who have been permanently disabled
as a result of their injury. Workers’ compensation benefits are statutory and apply regardless of
who caused the accident, including yourself. Typically, if an employer carries workers’
compensation insurance, the employer cannot be held liable for any damages caused by a
workplace accident.

When another party other than an employer or a co-worker causes or contributes to an injury,
you are entitled to pursue civil damages for any damages that are not covered by workers’
compensation. Some examples of parties that you could possibly pursue a case against include
equipment manufacturers or subcontractors. Normally, you must prove that the party was
negligent and that their negligent actions caused your injuries.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, call
the workplace injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-635- 4078. Our firm can help. Call
today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.



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.



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.



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 travelling 20 miles an hour and strikes a pedestrian, the chance of a fatality is only five percent. If the car is travelling 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.



 

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.



 

Negligence is the failure to use the care that a reasonable person would in similar circumstances. If you have been injured in Coppell because a person or a business failed to act in a responsible manner, and you choose to pursue a lawsuit, that lawsuit will be based on negligence. Negligence is different from other areas of the law, because it is based on a person’s failure to take certain precautions that would prevent causing harm to another person.

In order to prove that a person or a business in Coppell acted negligently, four elements must be proven. First, there must be a duty owed. In general, people owe a duty to others to not behave in a manner that would inflict harm. For example, drivers have a duty to other drivers on the road to drive in a responsible manner. Doctors have a duty to their patients to not harm them.

The second element is a breach of the duty to exercise reasonable care. A person who drove while intoxicated or a landlord who failed to fix dangerous steps likely breached their duty of care. Next, the negligent act must be the cause of the injuries. Finally, the victim must have been harmed or damaged as a result of the failure to use due care. Damages can include physical or emotional injuries, property damage, or financial losses.

If you have been harmed by another individual’s actions in Coppell, your case will likely hinge on whether you can prove that person was negligent in his or her actions. Some common examples of cases involving negligence in Coppell include automobile accident cases, medical malpractice cases, slip and fall accidents, and product liability.

If you have been the victim of an accident in Coppell that was caused by someone else’s actions, call the Coppell negligence attorneys at 972-231-5800. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.





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