BY JESS HARDIN JHARDIN@STAR-TELEGRAM.COM Commuters traveling along Loop 820 in North Richland Hills on the morning of Dec. 22 couldn’t just see the flames; they could feel the heat of the fire that scorched a stretch of expressway alongside the highway’s westbound lanes, witnesses told KXAS-TV. A collision between a fuel tanker and a truck hauling animal waste erupted in a raging blaze that burned for more than three hours and turned both vehicles into charred shells. One driver died, and two others were injured. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, incidents like this — fatal crashes involving commercial… Read More
Robert Haslam speaks at the University of Tulsa Law School on how to have a successful practice.
Yes, Texas can reject your mail-in ballot. It happened to me. How to make yours count. BY BUD KENNEDY UPDATED SEPTEMBER 06, 2020 9:26 PM Yes, your mail-in vote can be rejected. Mine was. But here’s how to make your vote count, and you should start now. My vote in the July 14 runoff and city election didn’t count. So don’t make the same mistake I did. I signed both my application and mail ballot envelope, but not the same way. Also, I was sloppy, signing one with a ballpoint and the other with a Sharpie. What can I say?… Read More
From the Texas Trial Lawyers Association: The SBA has released updated FAQs and requirements for businesses that apply for assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program. In our ongoing effort to keep you informed, we are sharing the updated FAQs with you. Click here to access.
Yesterday the FMCSA announced approved changes to the HOS rules. The changes will go into effect 120 days after they’re published in the Federal Register (probably in the next week or two). The revisions are as follows: 1) Drivers will now be allowed to take their 30-minute break from driving even if they’re “On-Duty” 2) They can now use a 7/3 and 8/2 split (originally just 8/2)for the sleeper berth provision. Additionally, where the shorter period used to count towards on-duty time, now it will not. 3) The exemption for adverse driving conditions will be extended by two hours. This… Read More
The Haslam Firm is proud to represent our firemen and first responders.
A warning from Associated Press regarding a deadly defect in Takata Airbags.
We are proud to be called upon to help firefighters and their families from time to time. We thank them for their trust in us and we are obviously proud of their work everyday. Insurance coverage is complicated and wrought with danger. Our friends buy coverage believing the sales pitches and pay money every month and then when it is time to use it, various insurance companies play bait and switch or delay. I hope we make a difference in their lives in their time of need.
Ben Foldy writes in his August 2019 article in the Wall Street Journal about the rise of red light related deaths. He says, “The number of Americans killed in crashes caused by drivers running red lights hit a 10-year high in 2017, which a safety foundation says highlights the need for more cameras at intersections to act as deterrents.” The Haslam Firm remains diligent in helping people hurt by red light runners and continue to help Texans fight Allstate for the low ball offers to their insureds or outright denials of legitimate claims. Please call us at (817) 332-3115 if… Read More