Haslam & Gallagher, LLP

Dangerous Premises


Haslam and Gallagher have successfully represented people injured by dangerous conditions and premises defects.

We have successfully pursued Wal-Mart for falling merchandise injuries and have done extensive discovery with this type of case. Wal-Mart averages more than 7,000 customer falling merchandise injuries per year and thousands of employee injuries as well. Wal-Mart retains highly educated, aggressive and competent attorneys to defend them.

Businesses are well aware of dangerous floor conditions, defective stairs, and pools. Some businesses put the safety of their costumer at risk and then may blame the customers for their injuries.

Criminal predators often choose businesses that are unsafe. The best deterrent to crime for commercial business is a conscientious owner or manager willing to spend a small portion of its profits to make the criminal uninvited and the property safer.

We are one of the few firms that successfully prosecute premises cases. Patrick Gallagher tried more cases for Albertsons, Inc. than any lawyer in the country between 1986 and 2001 and the firm uses this experience to prosecute negligent corporations. He understands the corporations’ defenses.

A sampling of defendants successfully prosecuted:

  • PR’s Bar: Dram Shop verdict and judgment of $450,000 for selling alcohol to a minor with a blood alcohol content of .23. The minor killed the victim in a motor vehicle collision within 30 to 50 minutes of leaving the bar.
  • Illusions Night Club.  Dramshop verdict and judgment affirmed on appeal for selling alcohol to a customer whose blood alcohol level was .27 at the time of an automobile collision with a registered nurse causing facial scars.
  • Houston Apartment Drowning – (confidential settlement)
  • Lake Travis (Austin) Drowning
  • Albertsons
  • Tom Thumb
  • Kroger
  • Walgreens
  • Mitchell Energy (paid $1,000,000 due to a construction fall)
  • Lake Owner causing a diving occurrence that caused paraplegia. (confidential settlement)
  • Rice Food Markets
  • Baylor Hospital
  • Wal-Mart
  • Sam’s Club
  • Lowe’s
  • Home Depot
  • Harris Hospital
  • Hancock Fabrics
  • Shoney’s (Federal Court jury verdict)
  • Parents without Partners, Inc.
  • Texas Stadium
  • Steak ‘N Ale
  • Snelson Oilfield Lighting
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Kmart
  • Revco
  • United States Post Office (Federal Court).
  • Rape/Murder at apartment complexes
  • Lincoln v. Deshazo, 4 S.W.3d 55 (Tex. App.-Ft. Worth, 1999, writ denied) Lincoln Properties was found grossly negligent for permitting underage drinking in its City View shopping center.
  • Olson v. TX DOT , 980 S.W. 2d 890 (Tex. App.-Ft. Worth, 1998, writ denied). Texas Department of Transportation negligently placed a stop sign and maintained a dangerous intersection causing our clients’ father’s death.
  • Taylor v. Albertsons, 814 S.W. 2d 83 (Tex. App.-Corpus Christi, 1991)
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