Carelessness and Your Claim
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, regardless of whether you may have been at fault, do not hesitate to contact our team of attorneys for a free consultation. The legal team at Carabin & Shaw represents the best in San Antonio personal injury lawyers. Motorcycle accidents and automobile accidents are areas of expertise for us. Determining liability in motorcycle accidents can involve numerous factors, especially when there are multiple vehicles involved in a claim. You want a qualified team of San Antonio motorcycle accident lawyers, like the legal experts at Carabin & Shaw, working hard to determine carelessness and your claim to resolve the extent of any liability on your part, and the extent that other driver should be held responsible.
Driving is one of the most dangerous activities that we engage in on a day-to-day basis and we know that careless drivers travel on San Antonio roadways every day. Consider this: even if you were partly responsible for causing an accident in which you sustained injuries, you still have legal rights and may be entitled to some form of compensation from any other drivers who were careless and partly responsible for the accident. This is where the attorneys at Carabin & Shaw can assist you with your claim, providing the best in legal counsel for drivers in San Antonio and across the state of Texas.
From a legal standpoint, there are a number of do’s and dont’s when you have been involved in an accident that are applicable regardless of whether you or someone else is at fault. Accidents due to carelessness by one or more drivers may result in minor vehicle damage or may cause serious injuries or even death. No matter how minor or severe you may believe an accident to be at the scene of the crash, there are a few things that you are required to do by Texas state law :
- Stop your vehicle immediately at the site of the crash or as close as possible to the site without creating a dangerous situation or obstructing traffic. Do not under any circumstances leave the scene of an accident.
- “Render aid” to anyone that has been injured in the accident. In most cases, this will mean calling 911 from the scene of the crash. You are not legally required to provide medical attention if you are not trained and qualified to do so.
- Provide personal information to other drivers—name and address, driver’s license number, insurance information, and vehicle registration information. Of course, be sure to obtain this information from other drivers involved in the accident.
- Call the local police department or sheriff’s office if anyone has been injured in the accident.
Failure to do any of the items listed above could affect your legal rights and could also affect the success of your claim. Regardless of who was at fault in any recent accident you were involved in, the lawyers at Carabin & Shaw are here to offer you a free, in-depth consultation.
When you are involved in an accident, it can be very upsetting. It is very likely that you do not know, at that particular moment, exactly what combination of factors caused the accident. Safety is critical, and any carelessness and your claim should be recorded in detail. First and foremost, you should get your vehicle off the road if possible, to a place that is safe and not obstructing traffic. Determine if there are injuries to anyone in your vehicle, or any other vehicle(s) involved. Do NOT admit to fault in the accident. If possible, take photographs of any vehicle damage and anything in your environment that may have played a role in the accident. Take note of any witnesses that may have seen the accident and ask them their contact information.
In pursuing your claim, your attorney from Carabin & Shaw and an insurance adjuster will discuss all of the factors that might have caused the accident. The possibility of your own carelessness and your claim of that of other driver will be considered, along with all the other factors involved in the accident. At Carabin & Shaw in San Antonio, our expert attorneys will advocate for you in the negotiation process, working hard to help you receive any compensation you may be entitled to as part of your claim.