The Haslam Firm


1 Million Dollar Jury Verdict Won In The “Choctaw-Cardinal” Bus Crash

Haslam & Gallagher won a 1 million dollar jury verdict for a husband and wife that were injured in the “Choctaw-Cardinal” Bus crash on George Bush Freeway on April, 2013. The case was tried the week of March 6, 2017 in Tarrant County, Texas. Mr. Cassillo was compensated $800,000 for his neck injury and his wife was compensated 130,000 for her loss of consortium and bruises. The jury found the driver of the Bus, Loyd Reive, grossly negligent. The jury was unanimous in its verdict on the gross negligence and $200,000 in punitive damages. Two of the jurors wanted to… Read More

Sleep-Deprived Drivers Have A Lot In Common With Drunk Drivers

Individuals who get behind the wheel after sleeping less are similar to those who get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol and are not able to drive properly. According to research done by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and data available for the past studies revealed the risks that are linked to driving without sleeping enough are high. The findings were made public on Tuesday, which showed the dangers of getting behind the wheel without sleeping properly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that 35 percent of individuals don’t sleep for seven hours, which is required for… Read More

Assault And Battery Lawsuit FAQs

Personal injury cases are not just for car accidents and slip and fall injuries. There are many types of personal injury cases, including assault and battery. Assault and battery is an intentional act, the opposite of an accident. These matters involve one person intentionally threatening to harm or actually causing harm to another person. When you suffer assault and battery, you can sue your offender. Assault and battery tort cases are confusing for most victims who do not have a legal background. Below we explore the issues of these cases and explain how a personal injury lawyer can help. If… Read More

Topless Bar Partially Responsible For Serving Alcohol To Driver Who Killed 4 Teens In Wreck

FORT WORTH – On Monday, a Tarrant County civil jury identified the bar which was partially responsible for serving drinks to a man who was involved in a car wreck, resulting in the death of four teens. The incident took place on a hot summer night of 2005, when 47-year-old Michael Miles sat in the Harlem Nites Cabaret for 51/2 hours and drank. According to attorneys, bartenders at the topless bar continued to serve Miles throughout the night until he was obviously drunk. Miles, who lived in Arlington, and father of three, left the bar that night highly drunk and… Read More

How Often Are Teens in Car Crashes? [Infographic]

Motor vehicle wrecks are the leading cause of death for American teenagers. While this may be, at least in part, due to the general lack of driving experience that 15 to 19 years old have, it’s also commonly the result of the poor choices and risky behaviors they tend to exhibit behind the wheel. Focused on preventing teen crashes and saving lives, federal authorities and safety leaders are sponsoring Youth Traffic Safety Month in May, hoping to: Promote awareness about the common causes of teen driver auto crashes Help young motorists minimize their crash risk Prevent fatal teen auto crashes.… Read More

Six Important Rules To Follow In Order To Get A Fair Settlement.

If you want to win your case and get a fair settlement in your case, then you must read out all these rules carefully, because these are based on research and experience. Rule # 1. Keep a daily record of your injuries in your diary. You must note down the reports of your injuries on your diary on daily basis. If your case goes to trial, you must tell your jury how many days or months you suffered the pain. You must inform the jury of all the details of your injuries. Without an updated record you would not be… Read More

Tips For Avoiding An Assault Or Attack

You can go through an assault or attack anywhere you go, at any time. These crimes are, by their nature, unpredictable. Recently, a Kennesaw State University student learned this when she was attacked somewhere she felt completely safe, on her school campus. Student Attacked on Campus KSU sent text and phone alerts to students, staff and faculty on Friday, May 4 of that year, alerting everyone to the victim’s attack. The alerts lit up phones and messaging at 7:45 a.m., a time when no one has crime on their mind. This made students look more closely at their own safety… Read More

Slipping And Falling In Amusement Parks

Florida has many of the most popular amusement parks that people all around the world come to visit and spend various days with their families and friends. Amusement parks such as Disney, Universal Studios, and more, are places where people enjoy themselves and experience new adventures. People assume that roller-coaster disasters are the accidents that occur in amusement parks, but these accidents are extremely rare. The most common accidents that occur in amusement parks are slip and fall accidents which can result in an injury claim. Causes for Slipping and Falling in Amusement Parks Amusement parks have so many activities… Read More

The Distracted Driving Epidemic [Infographic]

Distracted driving plays a role in causing serious auto wrecks all too often in the U.S. That’s one of the main reasons why federal regulators and transportation safety officials have dedicated the month of April to highlight the dangers associated with distracted driving – and to try to encourage the driving public to recommit to focusing on the task of driving and doing their part to promote public safety on the roads. People need to understand the potential price of distracted driving. The cost of a ticket is nothing, compared to the irrevocable cost of taking someone’s life [in a fatal… Read More

FMCSA Shuts Down Texas Bus Companies for Failing to Comply with 2015 Out-of-Service Orders

A Texas bus operation with a history of violating federal trucking regulations has recently been shut down by regulators at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). According to the press release announcing the closure, the two companies that comprised the now-closed operation included Irving-based Exec Coach, Inc. and HME Executive Coach, Inc., both of which reportedly violated a February 2015 out-of-service order in September 2015 by transporting as many as 500 people across the country. In fact, as officials have explained the September 2015 violation resulted from the bus companies collecting payments from multiple churches to provide roundtrip transportation… Read More