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Driving A Truck Is Among Deadliest Jobs In The U.S.

We are the attorneys that are trying to help truck driver families and those families suffering from a loss of life because of the big rig death problem. Truck driver remains one of the deadliest occupations in the country, with 745 drivers killed on the job last year. Work-related fatalities for trucking jobs dropped slightly in 2015 from 2014, when 761 drivers were killed on the nation’s streets and highways. Despite the drop, trucking transportation occupations accounted for slightly more than a quarter of all work-related fatalities last year, more than any other U.S. job, according to an annual workplace fatality… 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

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

Wasco Skylights Requests Media Retractions for Coverage of Verdict in Skylight Failure Lawsuit

Earlier this month, a Texas jury issued a $33.8 million verdict against Wasco Skylights in a skylight failure lawsuit being litigated by Haslam & Gallagher’s Attorney Patrick Gallagher. The sizeable verdict won in this case, which represented more than double the amount of damages being sought, garnered some media attention, including from the Texas Fort Worth Star-Telegram and even the Associated Press. On April 13th, however, Wasco issued an official statement, requesting that these (and other) media outlets retract their recent articles regarding this skylight failure lawsuit. Specifically, Wasco pointed out that, although the jury in this case had awarded… Read More

6 Distracted Driving Facts to Know for Distracted Driving Awareness Month (Pt. 3)

Wrapping up our series entitled 6 Distracted Driving Facts to Know for Distracted Driving Awareness Month, here, we will present some final essential facts to know about distracted driving. More Important Distracted Driving Facts Fact 5 – In terms of distractions for drivers, talking on the phone is far more distracting and dangerous than talking to someone else in the vehicle. This is another distracted driving fact that may seem illogical on the surface but, when looking a bit closer at the research, makes a lot of sense. According to research conducted at the University of Utah, talking on a… Read More

The Haslam Firm Wins $4.3M Verdict in Fatal DUI Wreck Lawsuit

The families of four teens who were killed in a 2005 drunk driving wreck have finally been able to obtain some justice and compensation, as they have won a $4.3 million verdict with the help of Haslam & Gallagher’s own Attorney Robert Haslam. In addition to marking a crucial victory for the families in this case, this verdict is also important in that it represents a success against the bar responsible for overserving the drunk driver (under the 2006 Texas Dram Shop Act). Facts of the DUI Wreck Lawsuit: What Led to the Verdict According to court documents for this… Read More

6 Distracted Driving Facts to Know for Distracted Driving Awareness Month (Pt. 2) 

Picking up from where we left off in 6 Distracted Driving Facts to Know for Distracted Driving Awareness Month (Pt. 1), here, we will continue highlighting some interesting and essential facts about distracted driving. Were You Aware of These Distracted Driving Facts? Fact 3 – Last year, there was a 6 percent increase in the number of distracted driving wrecks that occurred in Texas. This may be one of the more distressing distracted driving facts presented thus far, as it seems to indicate that: Drivers are not taking distracted driving seriously. Enforcement efforts may need to be stepped up to… Read More