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An accident that left a man in his 60’s suffering injuries occurred on Tuesday night at a West Side intersection in San Antonio. According to the reports, the accident involved two vehicles, and it happened at the intersection of New Valley Hi Drive and Loop 410 access road. This accident took place at roughly 2:15 a.m. Although the reasons the vehicles collided are unknown, the initial reports reveal a passenger van and a small sedan crashed into each other. The force of the collision caused the van to roll over. When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they took the male driver of the van to the University hospital in a stable condition. After the collision, the female driver of the sedan did not suffer any injuries.

When auto accidents happen, there are two types of general damages. One of them being personal injury and the other property damage. Property damage claims can take time due to the insurance companies processing the claim at a slow pace. However, these types of claims are typically resolved fairly quickly. Some types of property damage and costs include the following:

  • Damage to your vehicle.

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(June 30, 2022) On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, a portion of Interstate 10 was shut down after a fatal collision, according to KSAT12. The accident happened at around 11:00 a.m. and left one unidentified driver dead. According to police, a white truck carrying a heavy load of lumber and bags of cement pulled over to the left shoulder of the Fresno exit after experiencing a stalled engine. The driver exited the vehicle in an attempt to discover the issue when a white sedan collided with the back of the truck. The driver of the white sedan was pronounced dead at the scene. This fatal accident resulted in the closure of all eastbound lanes between Fresno Street and Hildebrand Avenue, just northwest of downtown San Antonio. The driver of the truck and his passenger sustained no injuries. The police described the incident as a tragic accident and did not expect to file criminal charges at the time of the accident.

Why are rear-end collisions so common on Interstate Highways?

Rear-end collisions account for twenty-eight percent of all traffic accidents in the United States, according to the National Highway Safety Administration. This makes them one of the most common accidents in the United States. However, of those twenty-eight percent, only six percent of all rear-end collisions result in a fatality, as in the above case. But why are they so common, especially on Interstate Highways?

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(June 28, 2022) Yesterday on June 27, 2022, three 18-wheelers collided with each other on I-35 South. The accident occurred Monday morning at roughly 11:22 a.m., on the southwest side of San Antonio on 1-35 South and Fischer Road, near Loop 410. The accident backed up traffic for hours, though it is unclear at this time what caused the accident, according to KSAT12. Images show one of the big rigs completely detached from its trailer, while another was rolled over on the side of the road. The final was a cattle trailer, which had jackknifed. There were no reports detailing injuries.

Accidents with 18-wheelers can be devastating. The sheer size and weight of a big rig can – and usually does – completely devastate a passenger vehicle. The injuries sustained as a result of an 18-wheeler accident are usually very severe and can include head trauma, broken bones, spinal fractures, and brain damage. Additionally, damages to the vehicle are usually very devastating as passenger vehicles are easily crushed by the immense force of a tractor-trailer. Unfortunately, accidents with 18-wheelers are not uncommon for Texans, especially along I-35. With the recent and rapid industrial growth of San Marcos, the “Innovation Corridor” meets San Antonio on its South and moves through Austin to its North. This has increased the number of 18-wheelers in that area – and subsequently, the number of accidents involving them. Accidents with commercial vehicles can be caused by numerous factors, including overloaded vehicles, distracted drivers, or traveling at unsafe speeds without the appropriate following distance (speeding and reckless driving). If negligence can be proven to be the cause of the accident, then there may be an opportunity to find mechanics and companies at fault as well as the driver. If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle due to the careless actions of the driver, you and your family may be entitled to legal compensation. Our law office has thirty years of experience representing the victims of 18-wheeler accidents in San Antonio.

Have you been injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle in San Antonio or the surrounding area?

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(June 27, 2022) An off-duty Somerset police officer was injured, and one driver was killed in an accident in Bexar County on Sunday, June 26, 2022. The accident occurred on 1-35 South and Benton City Road at around 4:15 a.m. It is unclear what caused the accident, and the investigation is still ongoing. One vehicle had flipped over, trapping the unresponsive driver inside. Emergency Medical Services attempted to rescue the driver, who had not been identified, but they were sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The off-duty officer suffered a broken leg and a blow to the head and was transported to University Hospital for treatment in stable condition. 

An hour earlier on the same night, a man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a brutal two-vehicle accident on the North side of San Antonio. The crash happened on Blanco and Basse at around 3 a.m. Sunday, June 26, 2022. For unknown reasons, a woman driving near the Allena Village shopping center broadsided a pickup truck. The force of the impact sent the pickup through a rock wall and into the shopping center’s parking lot. The driver of the pickup was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. It was not reported whether the woman was injured, and police are investigating the accident.

Common Injuries from Texas Car Accidents

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(June 27, 2022) An off-duty Somerset police officer was injured, and one driver was killed in an accident in Bexar County on Sunday, June 26, 2022. The accident occurred on 1-35 South and Benton City Road at around 4:15 a.m. It is unclear what caused the accident, and the investigation is still ongoing. One vehicle had flipped over, trapping the unresponsive driver inside. Emergency Medical Services attempted to rescue the driver, who had not been identified, but they were sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The off-duty officer suffered a broken leg and a blow to the head and was transported to University Hospital for treatment in stable condition. 

An hour earlier on the same night, a man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a brutal two-vehicle accident on the North side of San Antonio. The crash happened on Blanco and Basse at around 3 a.m. Sunday, June 26, 2022. For unknown reasons, a woman driving near the Allena Village shopping center broadsided a pickup truck. The force of the impact sent the pickup through a rock wall and into the shopping center’s parking lot. The driver of the pickup was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. It was not reported whether the woman was injured, and police are investigating the accident.

Common Injuries from Texas Car Accidents

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On the Northeast Side in the 6100 block of FM 78, near Lakeview Drive, as per initial information, a single-vehicle motorcycle accident occurred, leaving a man suffering severe injuries on Sunday night. The victim was driving a 2007 Honda motorcycle northbound when his motorbike collided with a concrete median. The collision’s impact led to the rider sustaining severe injuries after the crash. Someone who witnessed this devastating accident assisted the motor vehicle rider and explained to the police what had happened. Reportedly the motorcycle rider was not wearing a helmet when the crash occurred. When the emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they hastily rushed him to a hospital with critical injuries somewhat after 9:15 p.m. 

Determining who is at fault in a motorcycle accident can be challenging. Having an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer on your side is essential to help determine who is at fault. For example, you can sometimes lose control of your motorbike due to a manufacturing defect. The motorcycle’s front and rear tires must be aligned correctly in order to make the front end stable at high speeds and to avoid wobbling. If this high-speed wobble causes an accident, whether caused by poor manufacturing or negligent work done by a repair shop, those parties may be liable for injuries and damages. If you find yourself injured due to someone else’s negligence, our San Antonio personal injury attorneys are ready to help you.

Here at the Law Firm of Carabin Shaw, we care about motorcycles and the cyclists who ride them. Our firm understands motorcycle accidents can be devastating, and we will do everything we can to ensure that the responsible party pays. In order for the insurance company to fully understand your condition, our attorney’s job is to prosecute your case. It is our goal to ensure you get the total compensation you deserve. Contact our law firm for a free of charge confidential consultation. We understand how difficult and complicated the legal process can be and are here for you every step of the way. 

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(June 24, 2022) A devastating accident occurred Wednesday evening in south Laredo. This accident happened near the intersection of Jamie Zapata Highway and Los Presidentes. Both automobile drivers explained to the officers that they saw a green light before driving off and then collided with the light post, according to the Laredo Police Department. 

According to reports, emergency responders found two 19-year-old victims riding in the same vehicle. It was a multiple-car crash that tragically left a man and a woman in critical condition. When the emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they had to call a rescue team to assist in unpinning a woman from the automobile. She needed serious medical attention and was hastily brought to LMC in critical condition. The man was taken to the same hospital in serious condition. However, due to his extensive injuries, Laredo police state he was later flown to a San Antonio hospital to receive medical attention. 

In devastating accidents such as this one, there are numerous situations in which you can sustain injuries ranging in severity. Because every auto accident is different, there are many types of factors that can lead to injuries suffered. For example, the speed at which the vehicle was moving, what caused the collision, and how critical the impact was are some of the many factors involved in auto accidents. 

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(June 24, 2022) On Thursday, June 16, 2022, early in the morning, a man collided with the back of an 18-wheeler that was stopped on the side of the highway. The accident was devastating and left the man in critical condition. According to reports, the accident occurred on Interstate 35 North near Eisenhauer Road on the Northeast Side. Police stated the 18-wheeler was waiting on the side of the highway for a tow truck when the truck collided with the back of the semi-truck. When the emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they used the Jaws of Life tool to free the man from the truck. Afterward, the man was hastily taken to the hospital, suffering life-threatening injuries. 

When tragic accidents like this occur, the natural reaction of people converging on the scene is to make sure no one is injured and offer any necessary help. However, this neglects the legal complexity of what just occurred. Aside from checking the collision victim’s physical health, no one is taking notice of what damages are being altered, which insurance company was contacted first, or if any evidence is being tampered with. When coming to the aid of an injured person, our attorneys do not expect the ordinary citizen to consider all of these factors. However, we believe it is our responsibility to include the above factors as well as more in representing your interests.

Because there are so many legal factors to take into account, it is critical that you call our attorneys ASAP. You need our tractor-trailer wreck attorneys on the case, investigating the site. It helps tremendously to save time and potential compensation if you are able to acquire evidence in the aftermath of the accident. Having solid proof up front saves us time investigating the original accident site and helps your case. 

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(June 16, 2022) On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, a man tragically died after crashing his vehicle into a tree while leaving his workplace. There were no passengers in the car, and the cause of the accident is unknown. The accident was reported by a coworker who saw him crash while leaving the building and called the police for help. The responding firefighters and emergency medical staff were able to cut him out of the vehicle; however, he was unfortunately already dead. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The tragic single-vehicle accident happened at around 6:40 a.m. this morning on South Zarzamora Street near Hunter’s Pond, just south of Loop 410 on San Antonio’s South side. The investigation is still ongoing, but officers at the scene mentioned the 39-year-old man may have fallen asleep at the wheel. A Toyota spokesperson mentioned in a statement that the man worked for a supply company to the Toyota plant he was leaving but was not a Toyota employee.

This accident follows just one day after authorities identified Jose Ramirez as the 36-year-old victim of a single-vehicle accident on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. This accident happened at around 2:30 a.m. on the North Side of San Antonio on Patricia and Bel Air drive. He was heading southeast when for unknown reasons, he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a nearby median. Authorities were able to cut away the top of his vehicle to pull him free, but he was also pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing, but authorities stated that speed was a likely factor in this single-vehicle accident.

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(June 16, 2022) Yesterday, on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, an adult care facility went viral after a TikTok video showed deplorable living conditions, allegedly being ignored by staff. KENS5 reported that this New Braunfels facility was shown to have moldy ceilings and human waste on the floor, among other things, that the staff claimed to be unable to take care of due to “privacy issues.” The residents of this care facility can have intellectual or developmental disabilities that do not allow them to properly communicate with the staff, according to the report. The company that operates the River Gardens Care Facility, Caregiver Inc., released a statement saying that the viewers of the videos did not have context and that their staff reacts swiftly to restore a safe environment. The statement also pointed out that the facility had received no deficiencies after its state audit last year. In an apparent contradiction, a former employee who spoke to reporters at KENS5, Peggy Martin, stated that she was not surprised it “had gotten worse” since her leaving the company last year. Additionally, Texas Health and Human Services told KENS5 that they were aware of the allegations against the facility and that they were actively investigating. The CEO of Caregiver Inc., Mark Lashley, stated that they would be working with their employees at the River Gardens Center to immediately address necessary repairs and restore a safe environment.

Assisted Living Neglect and/or Abuse in San Antonio

Nursing home neglect is an unfortunately common occurrence here in San Antonio. Most families cannot afford to provide the emotionally and physically taxing challenge of the round-the-clock care that the elderly and disabled need. When they turn to nursing homes and assisted living facilities, they believe that they are entrusting the care of their loved ones to experienced and trained professionals. This is not always true, as is the case in the above story. Common signs of nursing home or assisted living neglect are bedsores, patient depression or withdrawal, and unexplained marks, cuts, or bruises. We understand that each case is unique, so if you think your loved one may be the victim of abuse and/or neglect from an assisted living facility, contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

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