San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyers Advocating for Your Rights
Carabin Shaw was founded over 25 years ago to fight for the rights of victims of auto accidents, trucking accidents, 18- wheeler accidents, motorcycle accidents and worksite accidents. Our Offices are here in San Antonio and across Texas. With over 200 years of combined experience in personal injury law and a commitment to a higher level of service, our attorneys have won over 36,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases.. We are dedicated exclusively to advocating for the rights of individuals injured or wrongfully killed in accidents, we do not represent insurance companies or corporations. We stand up for victims against insurance companies and we will take a case all the way to trial and beyond if an insurance company wrongfully refuses to honor or resolve your claim. Our personal injury lawyers are based in San Antonio with branch offices across the State of Texas. We work hard to not only win your case, but to keep our clients updated and involved throughout the representation. Our Firm works with the best and brightest doctors and medical experts in the medical arena, and we are able to send our clients to them so that clients receive the best possible treatment for their personal injuries. We provide free consultations to anyone in need of legal advice, and if we cannot help a potential caller, we will take steps to find someone who can. Carabin Shaw aggressively represents victims of auto accidents, trucking accidents, 18- wheeler accidents, worksite accidents and wrongful deaths. We empower our clients to move forward toward a brighter future.
Our Law Firm has long realized that individuals injured and their loved ones face challenging and numerous obstacles after an accident, outside the legal process, which adds to a stressful situation and can affect the healing process after any accident. We also realize that extra effort in listening with an ear to solving problems can further assist the client. With years of experience and our deep understanding of the complications that can follow an accident, we stand ready to help our clients find solutions to the challenges and obstacles that can arise after a serious accident. For example, we can try to find ways to secure surgery funding if our client does not have health insurance. Or if a client is in need of a rental car to get to and from work after being involved in a car wreck, we can help.. If our client is displaced from work because of an accident or an injury we can try to find the client emergency financial support for their living expenses while the case is pending.
Additionally, if you ever want to meet with the owner of the Law Firm, Mr. Jamie Shaw, all you need to do is ask. While some other attorneys refuse to meet with their clients until the end of the case, if ever meeting their clients, the Carabin Shaw Law Firm is different. If any time, you want to discuss your case or have concerns about your case, just ask to meet with the Law Firm’s Founder, Jamie Shaw and a meeting will be immediately scheduled.
In Texas, all drivers and all vehicles are mandated to have car insurance. The purpose of auto insurance is to pay for any and all damages, including but not limited to medical billings in the past and future, pain and suffering, mental anguish, lost wages, property damages and more. If you or a loved one is injured in a serious auto accident, you need an experienced auto accident attorney on your side. Everyday auto accidents occur as a result of distracted drivers, drivers that fail to yield at intersections, drivers that text while driving, drivers that get behind the wheel while intoxicated, drivers that fall asleep behind the wheel, or fail to take weather conditions into account.
Due to the size and weight of large trucks and 18-wheelers, trucking accidents often lead to catastrophic injuries to individuals that are driving or riding in smaller passenger vehicles. In many cases, these collisions result from a truck driver's carelessness or negligence. Our San Antonio personal injury lawyers can help you hold a careless trucker accountable and responsible for the crash. Truck drivers must not only follow rules of the road but also obey special rules developed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Texas regulatory authorities. In some cases, you can hold a truck driver negligent per se (negligent as a matter of law) if they violated a regulation.
Motorcyclists face a risk of especially serious injuries after an accident. Unfortunately, many drivers of cars and trucks do not understand that motorcyclists have the same rights and privileges as other drivers of larger vehicles on the road. If another driver struck you while you were riding your motorcycle, you should consult with one of our San Antonio personal injury attorneys. Often, insurers will try to find ways in which an accident was the fault of a motorcyclist in an attempt to lessen the value of the case. Our motorcycle accident lawyers know how to fight back against these allegations and make sure that liability stays where it belongs.
Commercial and Company Vehicle Accidents
If you are injured by a company vehicle, also known as a commercial vehicle ,you may be able to recover damages from the employer of the driver and/or the owner of the vehicle, when a commercial vehicle or company vehicle accident occurs. An employer or the owner of the company vehicle can be held liable for the driver or the employee's negligence in the course and scope of employment, whether or not the company acted carelessly. A trucking company also owes certain duties to people on the road and can be held directly liable for negligence as well. For example, a trucking company should perform background checks on its drivers and review their logbooks regularly to make sure that they are accurate and reflect an adherence to regulations. When a failure to do so results in injuries to others on the road, our Commercial Truck Accident Attorneys can help you bring a claim against the company for negligent hiring, negligent training, or negligent supervision.
Texas defines a wrongful death as a death that occurs due to the wrongful act, neglect, unskillfulness, carelessness, or default of somebody else. If your loved one is killed in an accident, you may be able to recover compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. This is a civil case and is completely separate from any criminal action that may also be pursued by the state. A surviving spouse, child or parent of the individual wrongfully killed is permitted to file a wrongful death case, either as individuals or as a family. If not an immediate family member, you are still allowed to bring a survivorship cause of action for and through the decedent's estate.
Workplace injuries can be complicated. If the employer carries Workers Compensation Insurance coverage then a claimant must file a workers' compensation claim under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act. This may not be the injured victim’s only option. You may also have a third-party case against the individual or company, other than the employer, that caused the accident. Additionally, if the employer does not have workers' compensation coverage, then the employer may be sued like any other defendant for its negligence. In many situations, there are multiple negligent parties, going beyond the claimant's employer. On a construction site, for example, an injury may be the combined fault of an employer, subcontractor, supplier, contractor, and developer. An experienced personal injury lawyer in San Antonio or elsewhere in Texas can investigate a worksite accident to determine if the negligence of one or more non-employers caused the accident, and if the victim can hold one or more of these parties accountable in a lawsuit.
We represent clients in cases involving catastrophic injuries inflicted through the fault of another party. Catastrophic injuries include brain damage, spinal cord damage, burns, disfigurement, complex fractures, crushing injuries, amputations, and more. It is especially important to retain an experienced attorney for cases involving catastrophic injuries because these are injuries that may necessitate lifelong care, multiple surgeries, and long-term rehabilitation and treatment. In some cases, the accident victim is no longer able to work, just when they most need income to cover substantial medical expenses. Damages that may be recovered include lost wages, lost earning capacity, medical expenses, therapy, pain and suffering, mental anguish, household services, and loss of consortium, among others.
Additional Legal Assistance
Our Law Firm also has twelve additional attorneys who are affiliated with our Firm on non- personal injury matters. These attorneys help clients and callers with the same first visit free understanding, fair terms and reduced fees. We can provide free consultations on matters involving immigration law, family law, divorce law, criminal law, DWI law, bankruptcy law, credit card lawsuit defense, wills and estates, workers' compensation law, Social Security law, employment law, wrongful termination, discrimination, child support issues, expungements, and elder law.
Contact an Aggressive Personal Injury Attorney in the San Antonio Area
At Carabin Shaw, we are vigilant in protecting the rights and interests of our clients. Our phone lines and live chat are answered and active 24/7. We can complete new case intake paperwork in person at a client's home or hospital room, or online via the client's smart phone or at any one of our Offices. We provide contingency fee agreements, in which we cover case expenses up front, and we are only paid if and when we secure a settlement or jury verdict award. Our Firm can organize and provide transportation to area medical providers.
If you need an accident attorney on your side for injuries or your loss, you should consult an experienced attorney with Carabin Shaw. Our Firm represents victims and families in San Antonio, Laredo, Austin, Victoria, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Midland, Odessa Beeville, Kenedy, Rockport, Houston, El Paso, Beaumont, McAllen, Floresville, Del Rio, Uvalde, Boerne, Seguin and Pleasanton, and any town or city in between. Call us at 800-862-1260 or use our online form to set up your free appointment.