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Auto accidents can result in serious burns.

(January 4, 2022) New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are by far the worst time of the year for major auto accidents, usually because of drunk driving. This year was no exception. San Antonio Express-News reported an accident on New Year’s Day that resulted in at least two people burning to death after their crashed automobile erupted into flames. The vehicle reportedly swerved across three lanes on I-35 before crashing into a concrete on-ramp pillar and catching fire at 4:30 a.m. on the Northeast side of San Antonio. Burn injuries from auto accidents can be extremely painful and debilitating for their victims and are almost always the result of another party’s negligent actions. Let’s take a look at some ways auto accident victims are burned and the legal recourse available to them.

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Drink responsibly this New Year’s Eve

(December 30, 2022) New Year’s Eve is tomorrow, and with most of San Antonio back in full swing for the holidays, it’s set to be a night full of celebration and excitement for the coming New Year. Why spoil the fun with a DWI charge? New Year’s Eve is the worst holiday for drunk driving. Encountering drunk drivers is 116% more likely on New Year’s Eve and results in fatalities every year in San Antonio and throughout the United States. Make responsible choices a part of your New Year’s resolutions, and drink responsibly this holiday weekend.

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Enjoy safe drinking this holiday season

(November 27, 2022) The holiday season is upon us, and though it has been a historically dry year, rain is often seen in our holiday forecasts. But with the holidays comes stressed-out drivers and a spike in intoxicated drivers on the road, and the rain combined with these factors makes driving during this holiday season a risky business. However, driving cannot be entirely avoided. It’s been a stress-filled year for everyone, and that can make it easy to make a devastating mistake on the road. Let’s take a look at some of the most common traffic incidents happening on San Antonio roads and how to avoid them, so you and your family can enjoy a safe holiday season.

Safe Driving in the Rain

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Construction workers are often exposed to dangerous working conditions

(November 3, 2022) Yesterday, November 2, 2022, a construction worker in the Northside of San Antonio was rushed to the hospital after an accident, as reported by KSAT 12. The worker was laying down pipes when he fell twenty feet into a hole, where he remained trapped until firefighters rescued him. Fortunately, the hole was not at risk of collapsing, and he received no life-threatening injuries as a result of the fall. With construction across San Antonio comes risks for the construction workers and drivers using the under-construction freeways. Unfortunately, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that 40,000 injuries a year and three fatalities a day are the results of vehicle traffic and poor operation on construction sites. Let’s take a look at common injuries associated with construction work and how to get the most out of workers’ comp claims.

Common Construction Site Injuries

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(November 2, 2022) Driving on Holiday nights is always risky when it comes to intoxicated drivers on the road, but this is especially true for Halloween night. Getting seriously hurt or losing a loved one is not the spooky most people expect on this festive occasion. Unfortunately, recent statistics found that drunk drivers were involved in 44% of fatal crashes on Halloween weekend. When not fatal, accidents involving drunk drivers almost always involve severe injuries like Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), which can change the victim’s life forever. Fatal pedestrian accidents are also up on Halloween, and 23% of these accidents involved a driver or motorcyclist with a BAC of 0.08% or higher.

Spinal Cord Injury and Drunk Driving

Auto accidents are the leading cause of Spinal Cord Injury in the United States for those ages 16-30 and affect a staggering 450,000 people annually. They account for slightly less than half of all new cases of Spinal Cord Injury in the United States every year. Even more tragic is the fact that alcohol is involved 25% of the time. Additionally, half of these spinal cord injuries are complete, meaning that the victim permanently loses all feeling in the lower part of their body. Spinal cord injuries alter a person’s life forever – and the leading cause of this tragedy is an entirely preventable one. That’s scary.

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Speeding is a huge problem for Culebra

(September 19, 2022) On February 17, 2020, a 19-year-old girl named Jasmine Marie Goudeau was driving home down Culebra Road just after midnight. She was driving through an intersection just one block away from her home when a suspected drunk driver ran a red light, T-boning the vehicle and killing her. On March 5, 2022, two pedestrians were killed on the same night, one of whom was crossing Culebra Road. Deadly accidents on Culebra are not uncommon. In fact, a report by San Antonio Express-News compiled data provided by the Texas Department of Transportation and found that Culebra is the deadliest frontage road in San Antonio. In this article, we’ll look at why this road is so dangerous and what to do if you’ve been in an auto accident on Culebra.

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(August 31, 2022) On August 27, 2022, a former O’Connor High School football player was thrown off a bridge and killed while providing assistance to stranded students in the Fort Worth area, as reported by My San Antonio News. Charles Trammell III, 20, was helping stranded students change a flat tire on the access road to I-30 when he was struck by a driver who is suspected of being intoxicated. The force of the impact sent him flying off of Highway 287 ramp to I-30 westbound at around 9 p.m., causing him to fall more than sixty feet below. The driver, Miguel Angel Lopez, has since been charged with intoxicated vehicular manslaughter and an accident involving death. Drunk driving is a big problem for Texas drivers. In this article, we’ll look at the difference between a DWI and a DUI charge and what the implications of an intoxication manslaughter charge are in San Antonio.

 

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Texas saw over twenty-five thousand drunk driving-related crashes, which accounted for twenty-four percent of all traffic-related deaths in 2021. Texas ranks as the fourth worst state for drunk driving in the nation.

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Serious injuries can leave you unable to work

(August 30, 2022) The owners of a beloved San Antonio Coffee Shop on the South Side are asking for help after an auto accident left the couple hospitalized and the husband unable to work, according to Kens 5 News. Emilie Herrera posted to Instagram that the couple needed help paying for expenses after the accident since her husband, Tatu Herrera, may not be able to return to work for a month or more. He runs the day-to-day operations of The Folklore Coffee Shop, and his absence could mean trouble for the recently reopened business that had been temporarily closed due to the pandemic lockdowns in 2020. Most people know that they may be able to receive legal compensation for physical injuries and car damages after an accident. However, you may not be aware that in Texas, if your injuries have kept you from returning to your workplace, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages.

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Texas Hit-and-Run Accidents on the Rise

(August 22, 2022) Two hit-and-run accidents a week apart left two San Antonio drivers severely injured and in the hospital. So, what do you do if you’ve been hit by a vehicle and they just drove away? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at these two accidents, and then we’ll discuss what to do if you’ve become a victim of a hit-and-run accident.

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Head-on collisions among the deadliest accidents in San Antonio

(August 16, 2022) A head-on collision with an off-duty deputy landed an unidentified woman in the hospital last night, August 15, 2022, according to KENS 5. Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous and deadly auto accidents that occur, despite the fact that they are comparatively rare accidents.

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