AUSTIN, TEXAS (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
Carl R. Barry and Brett A. Burlison of the Barry Law Group have filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Austin pedicab driver and his passengers who were struck by a drunk driver.
According to the petition, case number D-1-GN-11-003439 in Travis County Court, the defendant allegedly rear-ended the pedicab after throwing a bowl of ice cream and shouting obscenities at its passengers. The defendant then allegedly fled the scene and was later arrested on suspicion of DWI and assault with a deadly weapon.
In the suit filed on behalf of the pedicab driver and his two passengers, the Austin personal injury lawyers allege negligence for operating the vehicle in an unsafe and improper manner and failing to maintain proper control of the vehicle and gross negligence for operating the vehicle under the influence of drugs and alcohol and driving away from the scene of the collision.
“We want to send a message that drinking and driving will not be tolerated in Travis County,” Barry said. “What we allege the defendant did is inexcusable, and my clients deserve compensation for their injuries.”
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About the Barry Law Group
The Barry Law Group is a personal injury law firm in Austin, Texas. Attorneys Carl R. Barry and Brett A. Burlison have more than 20 years of litigation experience. Both attorneys are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Carl R. Barry has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star three times and was named as one of the Top Attorneys and Outstanding Young Lawyers in the field of personal injury law for the state of Texas. Brett A. Burlison is licensed to practice in Texas and California and has been named as a California Super Lawyer Rising Star.