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Motorcyclists who are involved in accidents in Arlington often receive very serious injuries, particularly if the accident occurred at a high speed. Motorcyclists have very little equipment to protect them from a collision. Tens of thousand of motorcyclists are injured in accidents each year, some of them very seriously. About 5,000 motorcyclists are killed each year.

If you have been injured in an accident in Arlington, it’s likely the accident was caused by the actions of another driver on the road. There are a number of common situations in which other drivers are negligent towards motorcyclists. The drivers may drive while distracted, such as by using a cell phone, and may simply fail to see the motorcycle. The driver may be speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or may have failed to yield.

When a motorcyclist in Arlington is injured in an accident, it typically impacts both the motorcyclist and his or her family members. It’s important to speak with an Arlington motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident. An attorney can begin working aggressively on your case immediately so that it can be presented in the most favorable light possible for either settlement or for when the case goes to court. To build a strong case, an attorney will often order police reports and medical records, take statements from witnesses, photograph the crash scene, hire accident reconstructionists, and review any video footage of the scene.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Arlington, call the Arlington motorcycle accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We can help build a strong case for you. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Murphy Negligence Attorneys

If you have been harmed in an accident in Murphy that was caused by someone else’s carelessness, the legal basis for holding the wrongdoer liable is called negligence. In general, negligence occurs when someone acts in a careless way and causes injury to another person. Most personal injury lawsuits are based on negligence.

In order to win a negligence case in Murphy, the plaintiff (the victim of the accident) must be able to prove that the defendant (the wrongdoer) had a duty to the plaintiff, breached that duty, the injury was caused by the defendant’s actions or inactions, and the plaintiff was harmed as a result of the defendant’s actions. Normally, proving negligence involves an investigation by the attorney involved in the case. Depending on the circumstances, the attorney may obtain medical records, secure video surveillance of the area, obtain testimony from eyewitnesses, obtain accident reports, and take other steps in order to build a strong case. The attorney will also use that evidence to negotiate with any insurance companies involved or may take the case to trial.

Some common examples of personal injury cases in Murphy include automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, accidents on the job, product liability cases, and more. If you are a victim of a personal injury, you may be able to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, rehab expenses, pain and suffering, and more.

Call the Murphy negligence attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800 if you have been injured in an accident. Our attorneys can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.

Two children who were crossing the road this week were involved in an accident and were rushed to the hospital. The accident occurred on Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. Five children between the ages of 10 and 12 ran into the road in front of a vehicle on Kelly Boulevard in Dallas, near Frankford Road.
The driver of the vehicle was able to stop in time to avoid hitting the children. However, a vehicle behind that vehicle struck the first vehicle from behind, causing that vehicle to hit all five children. One of the children was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A second child was also taken to the hospital in an unknown condition. The accident occurred near Dan F. Long middle school.
These children are very lucky they weren’t more seriously injured or killed. In the U.S., a pedestrian is fatally killed in an accident on average once every two hours. Besides those fatalities, many more pedestrians are seriously injured in accidents with automobiles.
Those pedestrians who are injured in accidents with automobiles in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have legal rights. If the accident was the fault of the automobile driver, the driver can be held legally liable for damages. That can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, call the Dallas pedestrian accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. Our attorneys have a significant amount of experience in handling personal injury claims, and we have offices throughout the metro area from which to serve you. Call us now to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

A Dallas man is in stable condition after a terrifying skydiving accident. The 54 year old man’s parachute opened with technical problems, and he crash landed in a field. The man was flown to Plano Medical Center.
The skydiver allegedly had significant amount of experience skydiving – he is reported to have participated in 650 jumps over a 13 year period. According to experts in the field, skydiving is a relatively safe sport. In 2014, there were about 3.2 million jumps in the U.S., and there were only 729 injuries, which averages out to about 2.3 injuries per 10,000 skydives. Many experts say that injuries normally only occur when skydivers are not following the best practices.
Most extreme sports, such as skydiving, carry a risk of injury. For those injured while participating in extreme sports, the victims may wonder whether or not they can sue as a result of those injuries. The answer is it depends. Many states have laws that protect those who operate businesses in certain high-risk activities, such as horseback riding. Those laws normally provide some level of protection if an accident occurs. In addition, many participants are required to sign waivers that may provide some protection to the business.
However, despite the legal protections in place and the waivers that may be signed, businesses cannot shield themselves from all liability. If an employee was negligent, and that negligence caused harm to a participant, the accident victim may be able to sue for damages.
Call the Dallas personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800 if you have been injured in a personal injury accident caused by another party. You may be able to recover compensation for your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We have offices throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area from which we can serve you, including Plano, Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving. Call today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.

Construction work is one of the most dangerous types of work in the U.S. According to EHS today, in the decade between 2002 and 2012 nearly 20% of all work related deaths happened on construction sites. Construction equipment typically requires that workers use their heads, arms, legs, hands, and feet to operate the equipment, which can cause serious injuries to those parts of the body. The 4 most common causes of contruction sitedeath or injury involve falling off of something, getting caught between things, being struck by moving objects, and electrocution.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration requires that supervisors follow certain regulations that cover construction job sites. These regulations control how often equipment must be maintained, types of protective gear that must be provided to construction workers, and which types of safeguards must be in place for construction workers.
In many cases, management puts profit ahead of workers’ safety, encouraging employees to work too fast, or to neglect time consuming or costly safety precautions. Accidents often occur due to a failure on the part of the company to provide the necessary funding to follow OSHA regulations. Companies may refuse to invest the time or the money into properly ensuring workers’ safety. For many companies, it can be cheaper to risk injury to a worker than to implement certain safety standards.
Many workers are prohibited from suing their employers and may only be able to recover workers’ compensation. In other cases, workers can sue their employers, or may be able to sue third parties for their injuries. In a personal injury lawsuit, the injured construction worker can recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Haltom City police arrested a drunk driving suspect who was accused of hitting a boy on a bicycle. The accident happened around 8 p.m. on a weeknight near Huddleston Street and Banner Drive.
The drunk driving suspect is 78 years old. He struck the boy as well as a parked vehicle. The boy was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition. The man was arrested on a charge of intoxication assault and is being held in jail. The boy remains in critical condition in Fort Worth.
Unfortunately, even with all of the education that has been directed at preventing drunk driving over the past several decades, there are still a huge amount of deaths and serious injuries attributable to drunk driving. Over 10,000 people are killed in the U.S. every year because of drunk drivers, which accounts for almost one-third of automobile fatalities.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in an accident involving a drunk driver in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you are not alone. It’s important that you hire an attorney who can help you stand up for your legal rights. Even if the person who caused the accident does not receive a citation for drunk driving, he or she can still be held liable.
Call the Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm if you have been involved in an accident involving a drunk driver. We have offices in Plano, Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, and Grapevine. Call us today at 972-231-5800 to learn more about your legal rights or to schedule a free consultation.

There have been huge numbers of automobiles recalled in the U.S. in the last couple of years. Some recalls have been for minor issues, while some have been for huge and potentially deadly defects, including defective airbags and defective ignition switches. In spite of the huge numbers of recalled vehicles, only a small percentage of those vehicles have actually had the repairs done. There are many reasons car owners may choose to ignore recall notices, including a lack of time to get the repairs done, as well as underestimating how serious the problem with the vehicle is.
If you ever receive a recall notice for your vehicle, it’s vital that you get the repair done as soon as possible. If you fail to get your car repaired, you could potentially endanger the health and safety of you and your passengers, even if the vehicle is not in an accident. For example, some vehicles were recently recalled because they could catch on fire even when not in use.
Another problem with failing to get your car repaired is that if you were to sell it, and it was not repaired, you could open yourself up to legal liability for your failure to have it repaired. For example, if you knew it was recalled but you failed to do anything about it, you sold the vehicle to another person, and then he or she was in an accident because of the defect that you did not repair, you could potentially expose yourself to liability.
Yes, recall repairs can be a pain to take the time to deal with. However, they are free, and in some cases the dealership may be willing to provide alternative transportation if you need it while the repair is being done. If you are ever in an accident because of a defective automobile, call the Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. We will provide you with a free consultation on your case. Call to learn more.

It’s obvious to anyone who drives, that the faster a vehicle travels, the harder it is to control and the longer it takes to stop.  So it should come as no surprise to learn that roughly one-third of fatal automobile accidents are attributable to excessive speed.  There is also, not surprisingly, a correlation between using alcohol and speeding. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or  iihs website, younger drivers, particularly men, are most likely to speed while driving. Men between the ages of 15 and 24 are typically speeding in over 35 percent of driving fatalities. As they age, the number declines dramatically.

It stands to reason then that in Texas’ college towns like Richardson where young drivers are daily commuting to campus, hitting up bars and parties, and traveling to friends homes, that drivers would do well to be particularly watchful of other drivers. It’s not uncommon for a speeder to cause an accident and then speed off, leaving the victim with no recourse but to call their own insurance company. Better to avoid the issue all together by driving defensively and not assuming that other drivers will be adhering to the speed limits and stop signs.

If you have been involved in an accident involving speeding however, you deserve to be compensated for your damages. You could be entitled to compensation for the damage to your car, your medical expenses, your time off work, and your pain and suffering. The personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm understand Texas law and how speeding can injure our clients in a collision.
Call the Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800 if you have been involved in an accident caused by a speeding driver. We will help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Call us to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.

Dealing with the death of a loved one can be one of life’s most difficult challenges. If the death was caused because of the wrongful actions of another party, the death can be even more difficult to deal with. If someone’s negligent actions caused the death of your loved one in Frisco, you have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Under the law, a wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another party. People who were dependent upon or a beneficiary of the individual killed could be entitled to monetary damages.

There are a number of situations in which a wrongful death lawsuit may arise. Many wrongful deaths occur because of the actions of a negligent driver, who may have caused a tragic automobile accident. Some wrongful deaths occur due to the negligence of a doctor who committed medical malpractice, such as by making an error during surgery or failing to diagnose a health condition. Landlords or other property owners can commit wrongful death if they fail to fix a dangerous property condition about which they knew or should have known, and a visitor to the property is killed as a result.

If your loved one has been killed in Frisco because of another person’s negligence, call the Frisco personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. Our attorneys can help you recover the damages to which you are entitled under the law. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.

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