Galveston Practice Areas

Carabin & Shaw’s hardworking attorneys serve communities all across Texas , and are proud to serve the Galveston area. Our Galveston personal injury attorneys specialize in the following practice areas:

Galveston Auto Accidents

Despite advances in automobile technology, car accidents remain devastatingly common in the U.S. Our personal injury lawyers serving Galveston have experience handling all kinds of local automobile accidents, including car, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents.

We have experience handling fault and no fault accidents, as well as accidents involving multiple vehicles, uninsured drivers, and fatalities. Our legal team can help you obtain a fair settlement, get compensation for medical bills, and negotiate with car insurance companies.

Galveston 18 Wheeler Accidents

There are numerous Texas laws and regulations governing the trucking industry, and our personal injury attorneys serving Galveston are experts in this area. Far too often, commercial truck drivers are inadequately trained to operate these large and potentially lethal vehicles, or are driving fatigued in order to meet deadlines. Carabin & Shaw can help if you or a loved one have been injured due to a truck driver’s negligence.

Marine and Admiralty Injuries in Galveston

Admiralty law (also called maritime law) is a specialized area of law that is a combination of U.S. and international law covering all contracts, torts, injuries and offenses that occur on navigable bodies of water. Just as the port of Galveston is equipped to handle all types of cargo, our Galveston personal injury attorneys are equipped to handle all types of admiralty law cases.

Galveston Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death occurs when a person is killed because of the negligence or misconduct of another party. Examples of wrongful death cases include car accidents, work accidents, murder or manslaughter, and premises liabilities. If your loved one was killed in Texas under circumstances you think constitutes wrongful death, our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys serving Galveston can help you obtain fair compensation in these trying times.

Galveston Negligence Per Se

Negligence per se (a tort concept) is different than negligence, and it can be somewhat difficult to understand. Negligence occurs when a person violates the “standard of reasonable care,” whereas negligence per se involves a person breaking an existing statute rather than failing to act reasonably. Consequently, negligence per se cases are far less subjective than negligence cases, because they are far less subjective. Our personal injury attorneys are versed in these cases, and our team’s extensive knowledge of Texas law makes us especially qualified to help you win your negligence per se arguments.

Galveston Dog Bite Attacks

Dog bites in Texas either falls under Strict Liability, Negligence Per Se, or Negligence. Unlike some states, Texas does not have a statue covering the civil liability of dog owners whose animals attack. Instead, Texas is a one bite rule state, meaning that the dog owner is protected from liability the first time the dog bites someone (unless liability can be proven in other ways) but will be held liable if they knowingly keep a dog that has harmed others in the past. Determining a dog owner’s liability depends on multiple factors and requires an experienced lawyer with knowledge of Texas dog bite cases.

Galveston Oil Field Injury

While oil field jobs are a source of income for many in the Galveston area, they are also frequently a source of workplace injuries. As demand for oil continues to rise, the number of oil field accidents resulting from use of inexperienced employees or unsafe practices has risen as well. Oil field accidents include gas leak explosions, drilling blowouts, exposure to dangerous chemicals and substances, and equipment malfunctions. We have years of experience with these types of cases and have represented countless workers and workers’ families.

Galveston Premises Liability

In Texas, premises liability cases involve cases where a plaintiff is injured by a condition of the land or premises on which the injury occurred, rather than by an act of negligence. Common cases that fall under this category include slip and falls, electrocution, and exposure to hazardous materials. If you need a personal injury attorney in Galveston who specializes in premises liability, we’re ready to help you obtain fair compensation for your pain and suffering.

Galveston On the Job Injury

When you’ve been injured at work, the path forward isn’t always clear – worker’s compensation alone might not be sufficient in terms of financial compensation for suffering and lost income. Our dedicated legal team in Galveston can help you determine whether or not a lawsuit is the right course of action after you’ve been hurt on the job.

Galveston Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing home negligence is an especially heinous crime, since its victims are frequently reluctant to report their abuse due to their reliance on their caretakers to have their needs met. Whether or not the abuse was intentional does not diminish the effects this negligence often has on its victims. If you or a loved one is seeking help after enduring this type of neglect, don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated attorneys.

Galveston Tragic Swimming Pool Accidents

Whether or not swimming pool accident victims survive, swimming pool accidents have tragic consequences. A prolonged lack of oxygen frequently results in either death or permanent brain damage.

Our Galveston personal injury lawyers have handled many of these types of cases, and we want to help you and your family in your time of need. Call Carabin & Shaw today.

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