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Drunk Driving Wrecks: 6 Important Stats and Facts (Pt. 3)

Concluding our series Drunk Driving wrecks: 6 Important Stats and Facts, here, we will highlight a few more crucial facts about DUI wrecks in the U.S. Drunk Driving wrecks: More Essential Info 5 – Drunk driving wrecks cost the U.S. economy about $199 billion each year. This is, without a doubt, a massive amount of money that could end up going towards various social improvements. As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports, these billions of dollars represent a total of: Lost productivity in workplaces Lost productivity in homesteads Emergency service costs The costs of other medical treatments Court… Read More

Drunk Driving Wrecks: 6 Important Stats and Facts (Pt. 2)

Picking up from Drunk Driving Wrecks: 6 Important Stats and Facts (Pt. 1), here, more essential info about DUI wrecks will be discussed. More Jaw-Dropping Stats about Drunk Driving Wrecks 3 – When drivers are drunk, their risk of being in a traffic wreck quadruples. Although it’s probably not news to many drivers that consuming alcohol will impair their driving abilities, quantifying the risks that come with alcohol impairment can really drive home the point of just how dangerous drinking and driving is. In fact, as researchers at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have found, motorists who have… Read More

Drunk Driving Wrecks: 6 Important Stats and Facts (Pt. 1)

Though illegal, drunk driving is still a big problem in the U.S., causing thousands of serious, if not fatal, traffic wrecks every year. While this has led a number of law enforcement and transportation safety agencies throughout the nation to step up their focus on preventing drunk driving, it has also led to increased penalties for intoxicated drivers, particularly those who cause injury-related or fatal collisions. Focusing in on these types of motor vehicle wrecks, in this blog series, we will highlight some of the most compelling – if not outright shocking – statistics and facts about drunk driving wrecks… Read More

Wave Accidents On Cruise Ships

There has been a recent rise in large waves causing injuries and deaths to cruise ship passengers. A British -based cruise ship experienced a large wave in February 2014 that took the life of one of its passengers. He was killed instantly while another passenger had to be airlifted due to their severe injuries. Many people were injured because the wave hit the side of the cruise ship as people had dinner. All the windows were pressured in and broke from the impact of the wave. Passengers were ordered to go to their rooms after the wave. Appropriate action needs… Read More

Protect Your Rights to Compensation after Car Wrecks: 7 Tips (Pt. 3)

Concluding our blog series Protect Your Rights to Compensation after Car Wrecks: 7 Tips, below, some final tips will be revealed. Getting Compensation after Car Wrecks: Here’s What Else You Can Do Tip 5 – Never accept or admit blame for causing the collision. As you talk to insurers (if you haven’t yet retained an attorney), be aware that these agents may ask leading questions of you in an attempt to evaluate fault and, potentially, try to pin at least part of the blame on you (after all, if they can fault you even in part for causing the wreck,… Read More

Protect Your Rights to Compensation after Car Wrecks: 7 Tips (Pt. 2) 

Resuming Protect Your Rights to Compensation after Car Wrecks: 7 Tips (Pt. 1), here, we’ll continue revealing some helpful tips for people injured in traffic wrecks. How to Preserve Your Rights Compensation after Car Wrecks Tip 3 – Contact your insurer ASAP. As soon as you are reasonably able to, call your insurance company to report the traffic wreck. While you may want to put off dealing with insurers, it’s important to point out here that: Some auto insurance policies have strict time limits on how soon auto wrecks have to be reported, with some of these limits being as… Read More

Protect Your Rights to Compensation after Car Wrecks: 7 Tips (Pt. 1)

If you drive regularly, then the chances are that you will be in a car wreck at least once within the next 5 years, according to transportation safety regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Although this can be a distressing thought, preparing yourself for what to do after car wrecks can make all the difference in whether you are able to obtain compensation after car wrecks (and, if so, how much). Pointing out the ways in which your actions after traffic wrecks may impact these claims, in this blog series, we will reveal some straightforward tips that you… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Wrongful Death Cases

Question: What does wrongful death signify? Answer: The best way to describe wrongful death is when the negligence or wrongful act of an individual causes or leads to the death of a person. A wrongful death can be the basis for a civil lawsuit that will serve to compensate the plaintiff. Some examples of instances where wrongful deaths can occur include vehicle crashes, medical malpractice, product liability, and premises liability, just to name a few.  Question: Who is entitled to bring a lawsuit for a wrongful death? Answer: Every state has their own regulations on who can bring forth a… Read More

Robert E. Haslam Named 2012 Super Lawyer

Robert E. Haslam has the honor of being chosen a 2012 Texas Super Lawyer. This distinction places him in the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Texas for 2011. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Robert Haslam Selected for Best Lawyers in America

Robert E. Haslam has the honor of being chosen for inclusion in the Best Lawyers, 2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America,  for his work in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 4.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals… Read More