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Who Is At Fault In Your Auto Accident?

When you experience an auto accident, your life goes into chaos. Part of this chaos comes from not knowing who is at fault in the crash. But a personal injury and auto accident lawyer can help you understand who is responsible. This key information after an auto accident plays a major role in the direction and outcome of your personal injury claim. After all, the responsible parties are also usually financially and legally responsible for the damages you suffer. These damages include your injuries, medical costs, lost income, property damage and other costs. For some accidents, only one driver is… Read More

Sleep Deprivation Can Be A Killer For Truck Drivers

Sleep deprivation is a common cause of truck accidents in New Orleans and throughout the country. According to the US Department of Transportation up to 28% of truck drivers could be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep deprivation is one of the primary causes of accidents on American roads. According to statistics provided by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration or NHTSA as many as 100,000 accidents annually can be traced to drivers who doze off behind the wheel and as many as 1500 deaths and 40,000 injuries may be caused by drowsy drivers. The Sleep Medicine Division of the Harvard… Read More

Payment Of Medical Bills In An Auto Accident Injury Claim

When people get hurt in an auto accident, they often wonder who is going to pay for the medical treatment that they need. Getting a personal injury settlement or a verdict at trial in a personal injury claim is great, but it doesn’t help you pay your medical bills immediately. It depends on the type of accident that you are involved in, the state that you reside in and the type of insurance involved. Being injured in an auto accident generally translates into huge medical bills. If you were transported to the emergency room in a hospital by an ambulance,… Read More

The Severe Nature Of Auto Accidents In Emergency Lane

Recently, the legislature in Georgia enacted a law which, if properly enforced would impact law enforcement officers, tow truck drivers, and people who need to pull over on Georgia’s interstates by increasing their safety. It is known as Georgia’s Move Over Law and the legislature deemed it necessary because careless and reckless drivers often get too close and crash into vehicles that have stopped in the emergency lane. Motorists need this law to remind them to avoid vehicles in the breakdown lane. There are a multitude of reasons for people colliding with vehicles stopped in emergency lanes including lack of… Read More

Undisclosed Settlement Against Children’s Courtyard

Haslam & Gallagher, LLP, sued Children’s Courtyard on behalf of 2 sets of parents who claim that the daycare center hid evidence of child molestation and aided a criminal. The personal injury law firm reached an undisclosed settlement for their clients in the case. Both sets of parents accused that a day-care worker sexually assaulted their sons during naptime. The parents also claimed that the day care destroyed documents and lied to investigators to cover up their crimes. Children’s Courtyard and employee, Paul Lair Jr., were sued by the parents of the alleged victims, M. and G., in Tarrant County… Read More

The Haslam Firm, LLP Has Won $760,000 In A Lawsuit For A Skydiving Accident

The personal injury lawyers at Haslam & Gallagher, LLP, in Texas, have won $760,000 in a lawsuit which was filed against a now-closed skydiving company and its owner. The plaintiff in the case was a Joshua teen, Makenzie Wethington, now, 19, who was badly injured after her parachute malfunctioned. The incident took place near Chickasha, Okla, on Sunday 25 January, 2014. Luckily, the teen survived the 3,000-foot skydiving fall, but she suffered injuries in her liver, a damaged kidney, and several broken bones. Her ribs were fractured, and she had broken bones including her pelvis, lumbar spine in her lower… Read More

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