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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

Haslam & Gallagher, 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

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

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

Commercial Volvo Trucks Recalled Due to Potential for Steering Failure, FMCSA Announces

Volvo Trucks North America has recently issued an international recall of certain commercial trucks due to reports of steering failures associated with these vehicles. According to regulators at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), this recall will reportedly impact at least 17,000 Class 8 vehicles in the U.S., and operators of the recalled vehicles “should take the vehicles out of service as soon as possible.” To shed some more light on the details of this recall, below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about it. If, however, you currently need answers about your options for… Read More