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Tractor trailer accidents can be completely devastating to the parties involved. If you have been in a semi-truck accident in Haltom City, you may be feeling angry or lost afterwards. You probably do not have the time or the strength to fight the trucking company or its insurance carriers on your own after that accident. If that’s the case, call the Haltom City trucking accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm so that you can focus on your recovery after the accident rather than your legal case.

The majority of trucking accidents are preventable. Drivers are often not the only party responsible for an accident. The truck may have been poorly maintained or may have manufacturing defects. Other drivers may have violated traffic laws, contributing to the accident.

While you are being rushed to the hospital after an accident with a tractor trailer, the trucking company is contacting its insurance carriers and legal team in order to defend against your claim. You may be dealing with a lot of pain and serious injuries, and you need to focus on your rehabilitation, not talking with insurance companies who are trying to trick you into giving up your legal rights.

Instead, you should call the Haltom City truck accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm. We have a great deal of experience in helping trucking accident victims recover compensation following an accident. We can help you put together a strong case to ensure you get the maximum amount of money possible.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a tractor trailer or other commercial truck, call the team 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.

Even if you are the safest driver in the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area, you run the risk of being involved in an accident simply because you share the roads with other drivers. Normally, if you are involved in an automobile accident and you sustain a personal injury, you are entitled to pursue a claim for your entire amount of damages against the other driver. However, if the person has inadequate insurance or personal assets to compensate you, you may be out of luck.

Under Texas law, drivers are only required to have a minimum amount of automobile insurance coverage, which includes $30,000 for bodily injuries per person (with a maximum of $60,000 per accident), and $25,000 for property damage. Therefore, if a driver causes a serious accident and only has the minimum insurance required under Texas law, a seriously injured accident victim can only recover $30,000 for his or her injuries, unless the driver has other significant assets that could be collected. In addition, many drivers simply ignore the insurance requirements and do not carry coverage at all.

In that situation, you may be able to receive compensation under your own insurance policy. Your policy may contain coverage accidents caused by uninsured or underinsured motorists. In that case, you will make a claim with your insurance company for damage. However, your insurance company has an interest in paying out as little as possible in damages, which may mean that you need to speak with an attorney.

If you have been involved in an accident in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and you believe you need to speak with an attorney to ensure you are fairly compensated, call the Dallas automobile accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm. We will provide you with a free consultation on your case, and if we choose to accept it, you pay us nothing until we obtain damages for you. Call us today at 972-231-5800 to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.

Three students from Dallas Baptist University were killed in a car accident after their vehicle’s driver swerved off the road and hit a utility pole. The students were riding in a 2009 Chevy Silverado about 3 a.m. on Saturday when the truck’s driver hit a large fiberglass cylinder and went airborne, finally striking the utility pole. The driver and both passengers died at the scene of the accident.
In single vehicle accidents such as this one, it’s often easy to assume that all of the liability is on the driver. However, in many cases other circumstances could be at fault for the accident and the accident may not have been the driver’s fault at all. Some factors that can also be responsible for single vehicle accidents include mechanical defects with the automobile, roads that are poorly maintained, and road debris. Many single-car accidents are associated with a vehicle running off the road. Many roads are now being designed with wider shoulders and higher friction on the roads to prevent collisions.
Anyone who has been seriously injured in an automobile accident needs to hire experienced automobile accident attorneys as quickly as possible. Crucial evidence must be gathered just after the accident occurs, especially if roadway debris is involved. Witnesses could also play a large part in single vehicle accident cases.
If you have been involved in a single car accident in the Plano area, call the automobile accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. Our attorneys can help you analyze your case to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. Call to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

Police are investigating a tragic crash involving a wrong-way driver, which resulted in the death of two people. Police are investigating whether or not drugs or alcohol could have played a role in the accident.
Before the accident, police received multiple 911 calls about a wrong-way driver. Police believe he entered Highway 114 at MacArthur and drove the wrong way for 5 or 6 miles before the accident occurred. The driver finally hit a vehicle head-on. The drivers of both vehicles were killed.
A spokesperson with TxDOT said they are launching new initiatives to try to reduce wrong-way driving. Those initiatives include raised pavement markers on ramps, and arrows that will turn red if a driver enters the wrong way. The contract for the new pavement markers is expected to be awarded late this summer.
Head-on collisions such as this one can be more dangerous than any other type of automobile accident because of the extreme amount of energy involved when two vehicles make an impact. It’s common for accidents involving vehicles driving the wrong way to end up with one or more fatalities. Many accidents with drivers who were driving the wrong way involve drugs or alcohol, distracted drivers, roads that were not properly marked, or unfamiliarity with the roads.
Across the country measures are being taken to prevent wrong-way driving. Hopefully, more cities will choose to use these types of devices in an effort to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries from wrong-way driving. If you have been involved in an accident with a driver who was going the wrong way, call the Dallas personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. Our attorneys will provide you with a free consultation on your case. Call today to learn more.

Uninsured MotoristIt’s a worst-case scenario. You’re in an auto accident that results in a serious injury and substantial property damage, and the person who caused it is an uninsured motorist. You automatically assume you’ll be on the hook for thousands and thousands of dollars. While this type of situation is definitely a huge hassle, you may have options you didn’t realize. The Dallas lawyers with The Barber Law Firm want to help explain what you can do if you or someone close to you is involved in this type of accident.

First, Call the Police and Get Medical Treatment

It is obviously imperative that you call the police so they can investigate the accident scene. If you’re hurt, seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you don’t, there is a chance that you will suffer complications. While you may be able to obtain compensation for the original injury, you may be responsible for paying your own medical expenses should additional problems occur as a result of not seeing a doctor promptly.

Make Sure You Have Uninsured Motorist Insurance

This is actually a step you should take before you are involved in an accident. Do it now if you can. Your insurer, must, by law, offer both uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverage. It is very important that you always accept this coverage whenever you purchase a policy – even though it is more expensive, you’ll find that added cost will be more than worth it should you ever be involved in this type of accident. You may be able to pursue compensation for accident-related medical bills, loss of income due to missing work, and other losses you have suffered.

Make Sure the At-Fault Driver is Uninsured

The other driver may have given you an expired insurance card at the accident scene, but that doesn’t mean you should automatically assume he or she is an uninsured motorist. Get that person’s contact information and call their insurance company just to be sure. There is a possibility that person may have simply forgotten to put his or her new card in the vehicle. Even if that person does not have coverage from that particular insurer anymore, there is still a chance he or she is insured elsewhere.

If you ever find yourself in this type of unfortunate situation, it is vitally important that you call an experienced attorney as soon as you can. At The Barber Law Firm, our professionals will be available to listen to the details of your accident and be able to tell you how we may be able to help. Contact us online or call 866-986-1529 to speak with one of our representatives. If you’ve ever been involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist, tell us your story by clicking one of the social media buttons on this page.

Drunk DrivingThe case of a Keller teenager whose drunk driving accident claimed four lives gained headlines nationwide when a State District Judge ruled that Ethan Couch, 16, should serve 10 years of probation rather than go to prison. Couch could have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. The ruling has been met with a firestorm of opposition from those claiming the only reason Couch received such a light sentence was because his parents are wealthy. The Barber Law Firm is highlighting this story to focus attention on the potentially catastrophic consequences of underage drunk driving.

The “Affluenza” Defense

Couch’s lawyer brought up a term, “affluenza,” that has since taken off nationally. A court psychologist stated that because Couch has nearly unfettered freedom he could not be expected to behave responsibly. Couch stole beer from a local Walmart, jumped into his pickup truck, and hit a woman whose car had broken down on a Burleson road. The drunk driving accident not only killed her, but also two Good Samaritans who had stopped to help the woman, as well as a passerby. There were two teens in the bed of Couch’s truck, and one was injured so seriously that he cannot move or talk, according to an article in the Dec. 12, 2013 issue of Time magazine.

According to court testimony, Couch’s blood alcohol level was three times the legal amount and he admitted to being drunk when he lost control of his vehicle. He pled guilty to four counts of intoxication manslaughter as well as two counts of assault by intoxication.

One Last Effort to Achieve Justice

However, The Dallas Morning News reported on Dec. 17, 2013 that  Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon is asking a juvenile judge to put Couch in jail on the intoxication assault charges. The original judge, Jean Boyd, issued her probation sentence in regard to the four intoxication manslaughter charges. According to Shannon, no verdict was formally entered in regard to the assault charges. The maximum sentence for juvenile intoxication assault is three years in a Texas Juvenile Justice Department facility.

Underage drunk driving is not just a problem in Texas, but nationwide as well. Teenagers have plenty of temptations, especially during the holiday season, and it is more important than ever that parents do everything possible to keep their children away from alcohol. If you would like more information on how to do so, contact The Barber Law Firm online or call us at 866.986.1529. What do you think about the Ethan Couch case? Let us know by clicking one of the social media buttons on this page.

accident claimsNot all personal injury cases are made similarly. Clients frequently wonder about what type of payment or judgment they can obtain for their accidental injuries. Having said that, it could be considerably difficult to establish what the amount of a personal accidental injury judgment or settlement might be. Following are some elements which are frequently taken into consideration when establishing the significance of a personal injury case:

  • The degree of the injury. Certainly, an injury whereby a bone was broken would be valued less than one with a significant spine trauma that resulted in paralysis.
  • The age of the plaintiff. An injury that seriously harmed a particular person who was 90 years old would most likely be worth less than an incident which seriously injured a 30 year old.
  • Costs accumulated by the injured party. This consists of health care expenses, lost wages, physical therapy, etc
  • Loss of earnings. Assuming that a man who’s 40 years old and is making $125,000 per year is injured or hurt in a car or truck accident and is unable to function for the remainder of his life, there may be a much greater award than if the injured party is retired or is employed in in a low-income position.
  • Change in lifestyle or relationships. If an accident led to a change in a plaintiff’s lifestyle, or took a serious stress on the plaintiff’s marriage or other relationships, the award may be raised.
  • The experience and abilities of the lawyer or attorney operating on behalf of the plaintiff.
  • Whether the incident will have lifelong medical effects, or is only short-term in nature.

Certainly there are numerous, many aspects to be taken into consideration in evaluating the value of a personal injury case. This is an incomplete list, but could serve to you identify whether you believe your personal injury case is valuable or not.

The Barber Law Firm handles personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay unless we win your case.

In a contingency basis, the clients pay their lawyer by having an agreement that a certain percentage of the amount from the client’s claim could be given to the lawyer as his fee. On the side of the client, it would be very convenient to have the contingency basis because they don’t have to worry about the lawyer’s fee whatever the outcome of the case may be.

We also have extensive experience in automobile accident cases which can help in your personal injury case. Call us today for a free consultation.

chiropractic careHave you been involved in a car wreck? You might possibly want to consult a chiropractor, even when your injuries are minor or when you don’t believe you have any damages. With some spine traumas, soft tissue injuries or whiplash, they may not be noticeable until days after the collision. Specifically, symptoms of whiplash may sometimes take weeks or months before becoming obvious. A chiropractor will be able to discover those problems and decide on the best course of treatment for them. If after an accident you encounter headaches, neck pain, tightness, shoulder soreness, lower pain in the back, or difficulty sleeping, speak with a chiropractor right away.

Research has been done in recent years that verifies that injuries can take place in accidents which occur at lower rates of speeds. Even though an auto may perhaps escape from a very low impact accident with very little or perhaps zero damage, sometimes our physical bodies may not be so fortunate, particularly if you aren’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. If injuries aren’t treated, they can develop scar tissue which could create much more severe medical problems over time, such as chronic headaches, arthritis, and neck discomfort.

For car accidents that take place at medium or higher velocities, injuries that require chiropractic care are more probable. You could incur small hairline stress fractures in bones. You will presumably need a realignment of the spinal column. After you have requested medical treatment for broken bones, internal bleeding and other damage, seek chiropractic care. You may have a lot of issues you do not know you have.

Whenever you are looking for a chiropractor in that situation, find one which focuses in dealing with traumas from automobile car accidents. Such chiropractic practitioners will be trained to discover injuries that you may not feel right away. Seeking chiropractic care now can protect against long-term personal injuries.

The Barber Law Firm handles personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay unless we win your case.

In a contingency basis, the clients pay their lawyer by having an agreement that a certain percentage of the amount from the client’s claim could be given to the lawyer as his fee. On the side of the client, it would be very convenient to have the contingency basis because they don’t have to worry about the lawyer’s fee whatever the outcome of the case may be.

We also have extensive experience in automobile accident cases which can help in your personal injury case. Call us today for a free consultation.

Personal Injury Claim FormLots of car or truck crashes or other kinds of incidents result in disc traumas, which are traumas to the cartilage pads which exist among the bones of the vertebrae. Often, a disc compresses or degenerates due to injury. Some common disc conditions include disc bulges and herniated or ruptured discs.

A disc protrusion occurs when the outer fibers of the vertebrae disc weaken, enabling the center of the disc to protrude outward. Disc bulges are often the first step towards a more severe problem called a herniated disc. A herniated disc is comparable to a disc bulge, except that the external layers of the disc weaken to the point of tearing. A disc bulge in the lower spine can trigger back pain, numbness, tingling, sharp pain, or weakness in the feet or legs. A disc protrusion in the neck can create distress, however in some cases causes numbness, tingling, sharp pain or weakness in the arms or hands.

A herniated disc occurs whenever the outer fibers of the spinal disc tear, which enables the center of the disc to herniated or bulge outward. A herniated disc is more serious than a disc bulge, which is merely a weakening of the disc. Indicators of a herniated disc can vary significantly but can include lower back aches, numbness, weakness, leg pain, tingling, deep muscle ache and muscle spasms.

Whenever a man or woman injures his/her spine in a collision, long term pain, surgical treatment, or rehabilitation may result. You may not have the ability to ascertain the full degree of the injury to your back until time has passed following the accident. As a result, if an insurance adjuster pressures you to take a settlement deal shortly after an accident, you should not accept the offer until after you’ve consulted with a personal injury attorney.

The Barber Law Firm handles personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay unless we win your case.

In a contingency basis, the clients pay their lawyer by having an agreement that a certain percentage of the amount from the client’s claim could be given to the lawyer as his fee. On the side of the client, it would be very convenient to have the contingency basis because they don’t have to worry about the lawyer’s fee whatever the outcome of the case may be.

We also have extensive experience in automobile accident cases which can help in your personal injury case. Call us today for a free consultation.

Earlier this month, a fatal crash occurred in south Fort Worth in which several cars were involved. The accident occurred when the female driver of a SUV lost control of her vehicle and ran into a ditch. Two women stopped to help her, and a man also stopped. At that point, a 17 year old male driving a pickup truck struck and killed all four people beside the road. Nine other people were hurt in the accident.

The 17 year old had seven other teenagers in the truck ranging in ages from 15 to 19. The teenagers were at a party earlier in the day where alcohol was served.  The driver had received two other alcohol citations earlier this year, requiring him to take an alcohol awareness class and complete community service. Authorities are still weighing their legal options regarding charges for the 17 year old.

Despite efforts from federal and state governments and many private organizations to educate the public about the dangers of driving while intoxicated, drunk driving is still a major problem in this country. Statistics show that one in three people will be involved in an accident in which alcohol was a factor in their lifetimes. Twenty-seven people in the U.S. die each day as the result of drunk driving accidents. While criminal penalties for drunk driving have only gotten harsher over the past several decades, every day people still choose to drink and then drive a vehicle.

Intoxicated drivers can cause catastrophic injuries or death. Their victims are entitled to compensation, which in some cases will be paid by the driver’s insurance company, his or her personal assets, his or her employer’s assets, or another source. If you were involved in an accident with a drunk driver, you are entitled to compensation. Call the Dallas personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 866-986-1529.

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