Yes, you are entitled to pursue damages even if you didn’t have insurance at the time of the accident.

Because you don’t have an insurance company on your side, you’ll want to talk to an attorney very quickly.

Because you are uninsured, it’s likely that the other insurance company will contact you, seeking damages.

To them, you look like an easy target, and they may even try to tell you that your lack of insurance means you can’t collect.

Don’t fall for their bluster. If another driver was at-fault and you were injured or suffered property damage as a result, you can and should collect damages.

A qualified auto accident attorney can begin the process of filing a claim with the other party’s insurance company, and will protect your rights and see that you get the damage award you are due.

Call the Barry Law Group today at 512-852-4327 and find out how we can help you get all that you need to move on after a car accident in Austin.

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You aren’t, and we generally advise our clients not to speak to the other insurance company until you’ve consulted a qualified Texas car accident attorney.

The problem with giving statements to the insurance company is that anything you tell them will be used to diminish the size of the settlement they offer, so approaching them with an appropriate strategy in mind is vital in order to get all the money coming to you.

The other insurance company will likely call you and ask for a statement.

You don’t have to be rude to them, but be firm and don’t disclose any information about the accident. Let them know that you are represented and that they can expect to hear from your attorney.

Then call us at the Barry Law Group. We’ve represented hundreds of Austin drivers who’ve been the victim of another’s recklessness or negligence.

We protect our clients’ financially and make sure they have the ability to meet their healthcare needs and recover from injury.

Call us today at 512-852-4327 for a free consultation with an Austin car accident injury attorney.

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What kinds of injuries does your firm represent?

The Barry Law Group is an experienced firm of personal injury attorneys representing a wide array of common, and less common, injury types.

We are capable negotiators and litigators with a strong track record of winning awards that protect our clients’ financial and medical standing throughout their lives.

Some of our areas of practice include:

  • Workplace Injury
  • Car Accident
  • Product Liability
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Truck Accidents
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Boat Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
  • And more

If you or a loved one have been injured – or worse – in Austin, the attorneys at the Barry Law Group can help you get the justice you deserve, and the financial protection you’ll need to recover from serious accidents and injuries.

Call us today at 512-852-4327 and learn how we can help you.

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Yes, parents and guardians of those who have been disabled through another person’s negligence are entitled to file a claim on behalf of their loved one.

It’s a common and unfortunate reality that for many victims of injuries like traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and vehicle accidents, a loved one will have to take on the legal process while the injured family member heals.

Medical costs can be truly staggering, and if your loved one is incapacitated by the injuries in question, it’s important for their well being and the family’s ongoing financial standing to start a process that can provide tangible help as soon as possible.

The longer you wait, the harder it can be to build a case, get clear witness statements, and collect the relevant information that can get you the most effective award possible.

If your loved one has been injured by another person’s negligence in Austin, call the Barry Law Group at 512-852-4327 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.

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SXSW Drunk Driving Accident

SXSW Drunk Driving AccidentSXSW drunk driver kills 2 and injures 23 others after plowing into a crowd of festival goers

A suspected drunk driver attempting to evade a drunk driving stop ran through a police barricade and plowed through dozens of SXSW festival goers early Thursday morning.

Tragically, two people were killed and 23 others wounded, four are critically injured.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. when the suspected drunk driver slammed into a moped, killing both the passenger and the driver of the moped. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo stated to media that the driver also crashed into a taxicab before jumping out of his vehicle and trying to flee the scene.

According to Austin media, the suspected drunk driver, twenty-one-year-old, Rashad Owens, has been charged with two counts of capital murder and 23 counts of intoxication assault. It all began when Owens pulled into a gas station after an Austin Police Officer initiated a traffic stop. Owens then speed off driving the wrong-way down Ninth Street, then made a right turn onto Red River Street where he crashed through a barricade and slammed into a crowd of SXSW revelers waiting outside of the popular music venue The Mohawk.

In a terrible tragedy such as this where two people have been killed and many others injured, some critically, a very common and unfortunate problem is sufficient insurance coverage to compensate victim and their families.

It is imperative that you act fast and seek highly qualified legal representation if you or a loved one were injured in this or any similar event.

If you or a loved one are the victim of a drunk driving accident, contact the Barry Law Group. The Barry Law Group has over twenty years of experience in representing victims and the families of victims of drunk drivers. The lawyers at the Barry Law Group have been recognized by Texas Super Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers as the top trial lawyers in Texas.

 

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SXSW Personal Injuries And Deaths

Serious personal injury and collision at Austin’s SXSW — at least two deaths and dozens injured.

sxsw2-650x417Last night, a driver attempting to evade a drunk driving stop blew past a barricade on Red River Street and plowed through dozens of SXSW revelers killing two and causing serious personal injuries to twenty-three others, according local media reports. Four others remain in critical condition.

Red River, home to many popular clubs hosting SX music showcases, had been closed to motorists and was crowded with music fans waiting to get into the Mohawk nightclub.

Austin is a dangerous city for pedestrians. We here at Austin Injury Law Answers and the Barry Law Group have about the risk of personal injury accidents for pedestrians before (see previous posts here). And, with South by Southwest in town this week, an event intended to generate lots of good times and great music, you need to be cautious about potential drunk drivers on the roads.

Here are a few ways you can avoid being caught in an awful tragedy like the one last night.

Check for street closures and barricades. Many streets downtown will be closed this week for festival goers. If you plan on driving downtown, look up which streets will be closed before you leave your house. Check out http://www.austintexas.gov/eventmap for a map of the anticipated street closures for the event.

Watch for erratic drivers.  This is a good rule any time you’re downtown, but it’s especially important during SXSW.

Think about taking the Austin Capital Metro bus or Metro Rail. Capital Metro will have bus service to provide good coverage for most of the music venues, and if you’re staying in Northwest Austin, the Metro Rail will drop you off in front of the Austin Convention Center.  SXSW also offers an event shuttle that goes between most of SXSW hotels downtown.

For more information on the shuttle, visit http://sxsw.com/hotels/shuttles.

If you’ve been injured by another driver’s negligence or have been the victim of a drunk driving accident, contact the Barry Law Group (bookmark for future reference). The Barry Law Group has over twenty years of experience in representing victims and the families of victims of drunk drivers.

The lawyers at the Barry Law Group have been recognized by Texas Super Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers as the top trial lawyers in Texas.

 

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Texas doesn’t require employers to carry Worker’s Compensation insurance as part of their policies, so when a worker is hurt on the job of one of these uninsured companies, referred to as ‘non-subscribers,’ the only recourse may be to sue the employer.

This is more common than you may think. Texas is unique among American states in not requiring employers to carry insurance to protect workers, and 44% of our employers choose not to, including more than half in the manufacturing sector.

In addition, the law in Texas on workplace injury leans heavily in the injured party’s favor.

As the plaintiff, you are only required to prove that your employer was 1% responsible for your injuries to be held liable. If you’ve been hurt on the job in Texas and your company doesn’t subscribe to worker’s compensation insurance, don’t panic.

The Barry Law Group helps injured workers in Austin. Call us at 512-852-4327 for a free, confidential consultation with experienced workplace injury attorneys.

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Yes, your employer has a legal obligation to provide appropriate safety equipment to protect your hands and feet, eyes, face, and head.

Goggles, gloves, and hardhats are common examples of safety equipment that an employer must provide to employees, but depending on the job, other items may be needed.

Landscapers, construction workers, and others who work with loud equipment should expect access to ear plugs or other devices to help protect their hearing.

Specialized equipment required for employees working with hazardous chemicals or welding may include filter-type respirators.

If you’ve been injured or are experiencing the effects of a worksite with improper safety equipment, your employer may be at fault.

Let the attorneys at the Barry Law Group help you get what you deserve from a negligent employer.

Call us today at 512-852-4327 and talk to an experienced injury lawyer in Austin.

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Yes, In Texas, construction workers and other employees have rights regardless of their immigration status, even if they’re undocumented.

And since Texas doesn’t require employers to carry Workers Compensation insurance, it is often necessary to bring an action against the employer itself, rather than an insurance company.

This is perfectly legitimate for any injured worker in Texas to seek legal remedy in the courts for his or her injuries, regardless of country of origin, green card status, or immigration status.

The Texas Supreme Court has even ruled that immigration status is inadmissible because it can be used to unfairly prejudice juries.

If you’ve been hurt on the job in Austin, whether you’re a citizen or not, you have rights. Let the Barry Law Group help protect them.

Call us today at 512-852-4327.

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To put it as simply possible, any question an insurance adjuster asks you is designed to do just one thing: limit their liability, and reduce the amount of money they ultimately have to pay out to you.

When you talk to an insurance adjuster, your answers are recorded and any action you take down the road can be hemmed in by what you say there.

After experiencing a trauma, many people don’t realize how significant the damages or injuries they are facing are, or how long their recovery may be.

Pain from soft tissue damage can cause problems for the rest of your life, and damaged muscles that are supposed to support bones – like the vertebrae in your neck – may not work properly ever again.

This can contribute to degeneration that you won’t know about for years.

The best thing you can do after an accident in Austin – after you’ve seen a doctor – is talk to an attorney with experience in auto accidents and injuries.

Our wealth of experience gives us the perspective to understand the problems you’re facing now, and anticipate what you may be looking at down the road.

If you’ve been hurt in an accident, the lawyers at the Barry Law Group can help get you back on your feet.

Call us at 512-852-4327 for a free consultation.

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