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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.



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.



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.



Liability for accidents with ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft can be tricky. What may happen legally if you are involved in an accident in an Uber or Lyft vehicle depends on the circumstances, and who was at fault for the accident.

First, let’s assume the Uber or Lyft driver caused the accident. In that case, you can sue the driver. However, it is possible the driver may only have a personal automobile insurance policy. That policy may not apply if a driver is engaged in driving for a business, including transporting passengers for a fee. Some states require ridesharing companies to carry insurance for death, personal injury, and property damage caused by the drivers. If your ridesharing company does not have such a policy, and you suffered damages in the accident, you may be able to sue the company itself.

If the Uber or Lyft driver was not at fault for the accident, you may be able to bring a claim against the driver of the other vehicle who was at fault for the accident. Hopefully, that driver has automobile insurance which will cover the costs of your injuries. If not, the ridesharing company you use may have uninsured or underinsured insurance coverage.

If you have been injured in an accident involving an Uber or a Lyft vehicle in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you may be entitled to compensation. Compensation includes money for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Call the personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. Our team can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.



Bicyclists in Southlake face a lot of dangers while riding on city streets and bike paths. Under Texas law, injured bicyclists can recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages if they are injured in a bicycle accident with a negligent automobile driver.

Many bicyclists in Texas are injured because of the negligence of other drivers on the road who drive recklessly or fail to pay attention. Although the exact statistics are not available, experts believe that in accidents between bicyclists and automobiles, the automobile drivers are at fault in over half of those accidents. In some situations, there may be multiple parties responsible for the accident.  An attorney can help perform an investigation so that the responsible party can be held responsible.

Accidents between bicyclists and motor vehicles can be particularly dangerous for the bicyclists because of the speed at which automobiles travel, and the lack of protection for the cyclist. Even if the cyclist is wearing a helmet and other forms of protection, it is likely the cyclist will suffer serious injuries if hit by an automobile. Some common injuries to bicyclists include broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, and even death. Children can be especially at risk for serious injuries in bicycle accidents.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident involving a motor vehicle in Southlake, you should speak to an attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Call the Southlake personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. Our team can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.



 

An investigation has been completed into the death of a six-month-old child whose death occurred after his babysitter was put on hold repeatedly by 911. The death was ruled accidental.

On the night of the 911 call, over 400 callers to 911 in the Dallas area ended up on hold an average of 38 minutes. The problems were the result of issues with T-Mobile, a shortage of 911 call center employees, and problems with the infrastructure of the 911 system.

The medical examiner ruled that the baby died of asphyxia. He was found with his head on the floor and his back against a day bed. His face was exposed and was facing forward. His sitter found him on the floor after he fell off a day bed, and she called 911 but could not get through. Since the incident, the city has hired more call takers, and T-Mobile has made changes to its system.

This unfortunate death is a reminder of how much citizens depend on city, county, state, and federal services to keep us safe, including emergency services such as 911. If those services fail, citizens are often left without options as a result. In that situation, the citizens have the right to seek compensation from the branch of government that failed in their duty.

Seeking compensation from a city, state, or local government, can be tough, but it is possible. If you have been injured in Dallas because of a failure by government employees to behave in a safe, responsible manner, you should speak with an attorney. Call the Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury 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.



If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Euless, you should speak with an attorney. You have legal rights, and an attorney can help you protect those rights. A serious injury in an automobile accident can instantly change your life forever. The attorneys at the Barber Law Firm have helped countless victims of automobile accidents file insurance claims and lawsuits against negligent drivers when they have sustained injuries in an automobile crash.

Fortunately, the number of deaths and serious injuries due to automobile accidents has been on the decline for several decades because of improved safety features in automobiles. Despite those safety features, deadly accidents still occur on a regular basis. When a person gets behind the wheel, he or she has a duty operate their vehicle safely. If the individual fails to do so, he or she is responsible for paying the damages related to the other individual’s injuries.

There are some common reasons that serious car accidents occur. About a quarter of all fatal accidents involve speeding. Distracted driving is becoming more common and can be deadly. About 40 percent of traffic fatalities involve drunk driving. Inexperienced drivers are more likely to die in automobile accidents than older drivers. Also, fatigue is a huge factor in many fatal accidents.

If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Euless, you have legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call the Euless automobile accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. Our team can help you with your situation. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.



Three hit and run automobile accidents occurred in the Dallas area over the course of one recent weekend. The first accident occurred when a 27-year-old man ran a red light, slamming into a car turning at an intersection. The person in that car later died. The driver who ran the red light took off on foot. Police later found him at a convenience store.

A second hit and run occurred at I-20 near Polk Street. A car hit an SUV, forcing it to flip, killing one inside the vehicle and injuring another person. The third hit and run occurred in Denton, where a driver on I-35 spotted a body lying in the center median. Police believe that he was walking on the road at night when a car hit him and threw him between two concrete barriers where he could not easily be seen.

Hit and run accidents can be among the most serious accidents in terms of severity of injuries. The drivers in hit-and-run accidents not only cause damage and injuries to others, they also leave their victims without a way of obtaining compensation for the accident. Leaving the scene of an automobile accident in which there are injuries is against the law. However, it happens on a daily basis. According to AAA, over 10 percent of car accidents involve hit-and-run drivers. In many cases, hit and run drivers may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, may be driving illegally without a license or insurance, or may simply panic and not know what to do.

If the driver in a hit and run accident is never found, it does not mean that the victims cannot obtain financial compensation for their damages. If a victim has uninsured motorist coverage on their insurance policy, they can recover compensation for damages to their vehicle and compensation for their injuries. This coverage can pay for medical expenses, lost wages, damage to the vehicle, and even pain and suffering.

If you have been the victim of a hit and run driver in the metro Dallas-Fort Worth area, you may have legal options. Call the Dallas hit and run 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 on your case.



Pedestrians who are involved in an accident with an automobile in Wylie typically have very severe injuries. If you have been involved in an accident as a pedestrian with an automobile that was caused by the driver’s negligence, you should speak with a Wylie pedestrian accident attorney.

Pedestrians involved in collisions with automobiles typically have severe injuries, since they do not have the protection of an automobile. A study of pedestrian – automobile collisions found that the most common type of severe injury to pedestrians was head injuries, followed by injuries to the chest and abdomen, followed by injuries to extremities. The study found that the vehicle speed and the age of pedestrian play a big role in both severity of injuries and the likelihood of survival.

Close to 5,000 pedestrians are killed each year, and about 70,000 are injured in accidents with automobiles. The majority of those accidents occur in urban areas, but pedestrians in rural areas who are struck by an automobile are more likely to be killed, most likely because of the higher speeds in rural areas.

If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Wylie as a pedestrian, you have the burden of proving that the driver of the automobile was negligent and that negligence resulted in your collision. An attorney can help you build your case by ordering medical records, talking to eyewitnesses, photographing the scene of the accident, hiring accident reconstruction experts, and securing surveillance video from the accident scene.

If you have been injured as a pedestrian in Wylie, call the personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. Our team can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.



By now, most drivers on the roads are aware of the dangers of texting and driving. A great deal of effort has been put into educating the public about the epidemic of distracted driving in general, and in particular, texting and driving.

Despite that education, drivers still cause accidents daily in the U.S. because of texting and driving. Recently, a pickup truck in Dallas collided with a church bus, killing 13 people on the bus. A witness claims that the pickup truck’s driver admitted to being distracted by text messages before the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board is collecting data from both drivers’ cell phones, as well as toxicology reports and air bag deployment reports.

Although it is unclear whether texting while driving was a factor in the church bus accident, there is no question that people are killed in accidents every day because of texting and driving. Experts say that about 25 percent of accidents in the U.S. are caused by texting and driving. Texting takes a driver’s attention off the road for an average of five seconds, which if traveling at 55 mph, is the length of a football field.

If you have been in an accident caused by a driver who was texting and driving, you should stand up for your legal rights. You have the right to compensation for your accident, including money for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, damage to your vehicle, and more. If you believe the other driver was texting at the time of the accident, your attorney may be able to obtain the other driver’s cell phone records.

Call the Plano automobile accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800 if you have been injured in an automobile accident in the Dallas – Fort Worth area. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.





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