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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.



Truck AccidentHere at The Barber Law Firm we understand that getting into an accident with another vehicle similar in size to your own can be devastating, but arguably nothing is more frightening to experience as a driver than being involved in a collision with a commercial truck. No matter how large your vehicle is, you cannot help but feel like you are behind the wheel of a toy car when visually comparing yourself to a tractor-trailer on the road. And as you might expect, the degree of vehicular damage and bodily injuries is statistically much higher than with accidents not involving a large truck.

Top Truck Accident Causes

A recent study released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shows that the majority of truck accidents include the use of illicit or prescription drugs, speeding, distracted driving, and unfamiliarity with the road. Most of these truck accident causes are inexcusable—commercial drivers have an obligation to remain sober, safe, and focused while on the road. If an accident has caused you financial loss or personal injury, you have every right to demand compensation for your losses.

The Best in Dallas

To determine if you are entitled to compensation, you will need to seek the legal counsel of an experienced Dallas injury firm as quickly as possible. Choosing The Barber Law Firm to represent you during this stressful time in your life can help minimize or even eliminate many of the issues you and your family will face in the aftermath of a truck accident. Please give us a call today at 972-525-2550 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.



Even the most seasoned of drivers can get rattled after having a car accident. If you have injuries, the potential cost of medical bills can strike fear into almost anyone—even those with good health insurance. If your vehicle is determined totaled, you have the added stress of needing to obtain replacement transportation, as well as duking it out with your insurance company to ensure you are appropriately compensated for your loss. With all of these and many other details to tend to, it is extremely important that you obtain legal representation at the earliest possible opportunity in order to maximize your chances for obtaining justice. If you have had a car accident in Dallas or surrounding neighborhoods, there is only one call you need to make: to Barber Law Firm, your Dallas personal injury attorneys.

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The top-notch attorneys at Barber Law Firm are extremely proficient and well versed in all aspects of vehicular law, as well as handling insurance claims, hospital and other medical issues, recovering lost wages, and related problems. If you’ve been involved in a car or truck accident– or worse yet, a hit and run accident—the time is now to pick up the phone and give us a call. We can help get your life back on track as quickly and painlessly as possible! We are also having a TollTag contest—ask us for more details when you call. We are standing by our phones, ready for your call: give us a ring at 972-525-2550.



Commercial trucks, such as tractor trailers, semi-trucks, and 18 wheelers are vital to transporting goods across Texas. Unfortunately, because of the size and speeds at which commercial trucks operate, an accident with one can be a death sentence, or can inflict catastrophic injuries on the victims.

Although in some accidents between a passenger vehicle and a tractor trailer, the passenger vehicle is at fault, often the commercial trucks are responsible. Fortunately, most truck drivers follow the rules and drive safely. However, others choose to cut corners or skip safety precautions in order to meet a deadline or to make extra money. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in about 88 percent of accidents in which a large truck caused the crash, the truck driver’s actions were the cause of the accident.

Some common actions that truck drivers take that cause accidents include failing to take required rest breaks or driving too many hours, speeding, using drugs or alcohol, making illegal maneuvers, failing to pay attention to the road, failing to properly inspect the vehicle, failing to secure the truck’s load, and overloading a vehicle.

In tractor trailer accidents, there could be several parties responsible for the accident. The truck driver may be held personally liable for the accident, or often the trucking company may be liable for the accident. In some cases the company that leased the vehicle, or the company that is in charge of maintaining the vehicle may be liable.

If you have been involved in an accident involving a large truck, such as a tractor trailer or semi-truck, call the Irving personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 866-986-1529. Our attorneys will walk you through the steps you need to take.



Last month, a Trinity Railway Express train struck a truck in Irving, killing the driver. The train collision occurred at a rail crossing. The truck drove into the train crossing as the train approached. Unfortunately, another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction had triggered a safety mechanism that caused the safety arms to go up. The train crossing was in a quiet zone, so trains couldn’t blow their horns to warn drivers. The accident is currently being investigated.

Although this accident is tragic, it’s not unusual. In the U.S., about 3,000 people are killed every year at unsafe railroad crossings, and more are very seriously injured. Train accidents are extremely destructive. A collision between a train and a car can be truly devastating to the car. Most train accidents produce death or catastrophic injuries to the occupants of the car or pickup truck involved.

In railroad crossing accidents, a railroad company and its crew must use reasonable care to avoid injury to anyone traveling on roads that are crossed by the train tracks. If a railroad acted without reasonable care, it can be held liable for the accident. Many train accidents are caused by trains traveling too fast, train operator error, improperly designed intersections, defective equipment, and poor signs.

If you’ve been injured in a train accident, you need experienced, competent representation. Railroad companies are eager to deny responsibility for accidents. Therefore, you need a skilled personal injury attorney on your side fighting for your rights.  Call Dallas personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 866-986-1529.

 



After seeking medical care, you should contact an attorney to help with your case. Although in some minor car accidents an attorney may not be necessary, tractor trailer accident cases are not something you should attempt to handle on your own.

Tractor trailer accidents typically involve large amounts of damages, both medical damages and property damage. Tractor trailer cases also sometimes involve both federal and state laws. The trucking industry also involves a lot of regulations. The trucker or trucking company involved in your accident may have violated one or more state or federal laws or regulations, which would be good to know during settlement negotiations or trial. In addition, trucking companies will often attempt to hide these errors. An attorney can help advise you on whether or not any laws were broken and how this would affect your case.

Although it may be tempting to work directly with the insurance company, so that you can keep 100 percent of your settlement, it’s important to remember that the insurance company is not out to help you. The primary goal of an insurance adjuster is to lessen payouts in order to make more profits for the company. However, an experienced attorney can fight the insurance companies on your behalf to obtain the best outcome for you. In cases where you have severe injuries, such as in a tractor trailer collision, you may be entitled to a variety of damages, such as for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and possibly even punitive damages. An attorney can advise you of the damages to which you are entitled.

If you have been involved in a semi-truck collision or a tractor-trailer collision, contact the Dallas personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm. We will provide you with advice on how to proceed and will attempt to get you the highest award possible. Call us today at 866-986-1529.



A double-decker tractor trailer overturned on I-35 east at Colorado Boulevard, blocking all northbound lanes. The truck was carrying 89 cows at the time of the accident. The crash occurred when a driver lost control during a turn when several of the cows on the top level of the tractor began to move.

Following the accident two of the cows got out of the trailer and jumped off theTrinity   RiverBridge, probably because they were in a panic and disoriented from the accident. Other cattle had to be euthanized at the scene of the accident by a veterinarian. Unfortunately, although 17 of the cows were fine, 70 of the cows were injured or killed in the accident or euthanized. As a result of the accident lanes of the freeway were closed throughout the morning. The driver of the truck wasn’t hurt in the accident.

Unfortunately, accidents where tractor trailers spill their contents onto busy highways are common. Sometimes the contents are something harmless, but sometimes it can be something deadly, such as dangerous chemicals. Besides tying up traffic for hours, such spills can result in injuries. When you are driving on a freeway or busy highway, stay away from tractor trailers. Try not to drive behind them or beside them for long periods of time. Also, give them a lot of room when they are making wide turns. A lot of accidents involving tractor trailers can be avoided.

Have you been involved in a Dallastractor trailer accident? If so call the Dallas tractor trailer accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 866-986-1529 today.



Thursday afternoon, a tractor trailer loaded with 30,000 pounds of cardboard was involved in an accident, shutting down the Dallas North Tollway for hours. The accident occurred when the truck began travelling too fast, crossing all three lanes of Tollway traffic. The truck then pushed an SUV through a concrete barrier and into the southbound side of the highway. The truck fell over and landed on top of another vehicle. The drivers of the other vehicles were transported to area hospitals. The driver of the semi truck was not injured.

Large commercial trucks are far more likely to be involved in fatal vehicle accidents than passenger cars, partially because of their large size in comparison to other vehicles on the road. Every 16 minutes in theU.S., a person is injured or killed in a semi-truck accident. Surprisingly, the majority of large truck accidents occur in rural areas during the daytime, and on weekdays. Most also occur on dry roads in good weather.

Sadly, accidents caused by fatigued and overworked truck drivers are not uncommon. Most accidents between a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle end up badly for passengers in the smaller vehicle. If you have been injured in a crash caused by a fatigued truck driver, you may be entitled to compensation from the trucking company. Your compensation could include money for medical expenses, damage to your vehicle, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

If you have been injured in a tractor-trailer accident, contact theDallastractor trailer attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. Our attorneys will provide you with a free consultation and will work hard to obtain compensation for your accident.

 





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