Articles Posted in Delayed Injury

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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) 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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(May 26, 2022) Two people are in critical condition, and one person has only minor injuries after a rollover accident on the Far West Side on Saturday, May 21, 2022, according to KSAT News. Authorities are unclear as to what caused the accident or whether drugs or alcohol were involved. The accident happened on Marbach Road and Pue Road at around 12:30 a.m. when an SUV collided with a Jeep and rolled over. The woman driver had to be extracted from the vehicle with Jaws of Life and was transported to a local hospital along with her passenger in critical condition. The driver of the Jeep was also taken to the hospital but fortunately only sustained minor injuries. This happened less than a week after a four-vehicle accident on Tuesday, May 16, 2022, also on the Far West Side, according to NEWS4SA. A driver ran a red light at an intersection at Potranco and Stevens Parkway around 8:15 p.m. No other details were provided, except that at least two people were transported to the hospital. Their conditions are unknown.

It is possible for any vehicle to roll over. However, SUVs and Pickup trucks are more prone to rollover accidents due to their high center of gravity. Although accounting for a mere 3 percent of all auto accidents, rollover accidents are among the worst types of accidents to experience. Because it is likely that the vehicle occupants will be ejected, the injuries sustained are usually severe if not deadly. Sadly, rollover accidents account for 10,000 deaths a year, or thirty-five percent of all traffic fatalities. Sixty-nine percent of deaths in rollover accidents are caused by the motorist’s failure to wear safety restraints. Design flaws can also be a contributing factor. If this is the case, the manufacturer may be liable for damages.

Have you been injured or lost someone you love in a rollover accident in San Antonio or the surrounding area? Contact Carabin Shaw today.

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(May 26, 2022) On Thursday, May 19, 2022, a woman died after crashing violently into a ditch, according to KENS 5 News. The accident occurred early morning at around 2:15 AM off of I-35 and Binz-Eagleman on San Antonio’s Eastside. At first, the police assumed she had somehow driven directly off of the highway, judging by how mangled the vehicle was. However, later they determined she had most likely exited onto the access road before crashing, according to the report. Emergency medical services tried to save the woman, whose name had not been released, but they were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Safe driving habits for driving at night:

There are a few differences between driving in the daytime and driving at night. Following a few extra rules is critical for staying safe on Texas roads at night.

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(May 20, 2022) Late Thursday night, around 11 P.M., a 35-year-old man was struck by a motor vehicle while trying to cross the street, according to KSAT news. The accident occurred around North Zarzamora road on the 1700 block of Fredericksburg Road, just north of Downtown near Interstate 10. Police stated that though the driver did not stop to render aid, he was not found to be intoxicated, and no charges are currently being filed. The pedestrian, whose name has not been released, was taken to University Hospital last night in critical condition. His name was not released. There have been no updates as of this morning.

Texas Accidents on the Rise

On March 14, 2022, the TxDOT reported that 2021 marked the second-deadliest year for Texas roadways, with 4,480 people killed. That is a mere two hundred and twenty-one less than the deadliest year since 1940, reported in 1981. Several thousand of these deaths were caused by the simple but devastating mistakes of not wearing a seatbelt or driving over the posted speed limit. 2021 also saw a 15% increase in fatalities over 2020, with an 18.4% increase in the first half of the year alone. The TxDOT is tracking accidents to determine where roads need to be improved to make our roads safer. However, the primary responsibility for safe roads in Texas lies in the hands of Texas motorists. Commissioner Laura Ryan said, “Driving behavior is the cause, but also one of the most important solutions. This is not blame. These are the facts. We all have a role.” If you or someone you love has been affected by the careless actions of a Texas motorist, you may be entitled to legal compensation. Our Law Office has been representing the people of San Antonio and the surrounding area for thirty years, and we have the expertise and experience necessary to represent you.

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(May 1, 2022) On Monday, April 24, 2022, two 18-wheelers collided with each other on Interstate 10 near downtown San Antonio, as reported by KSAT. The accident occurred while one truck was attempting to change lanes and lost control of the vehicle. It was raining at the time, and the roads were very slick, which seemed to contribute to the accident. The rig swerved, causing it to collide with a nearby 18-wheeler, which then jackknifed across all but one lane of I-10. The cabin then slid off the highway onto the lower level. Police reported that the cabin becoming wedged to the lower level of the highway was what prevented the whole rig from flipping completely over. It remained stuck dangling from the wall. No other vehicles were caught in the accident, and there were surprisingly no injuries reported as of May 1, 2022. The entire incident was captured on the dashcam of a closely following driver, who then shared the video with KSAT news.

Tips for safe driving in inclement weather conditions:

Whether you’re an experienced, confident driver, or brand-new to driving, it’s important to practice safe driving in inclement weather conditions. Even light rain can cause the roads to become very slick with lingering oil and dirt, greatly increasing the risk of hydroplaning or losing control of your vehicle. Additionally, our beautiful San Antonio hill country has many areas at high risk for flooding on the road. Here are some safe driving techniques you can use to make sure you’re driving safely.

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(May 1, 2022) A man is in critical condition at the hospital after being struck by an intoxicated driver while crossing the street last night, April 31, 2022, as reported by KSAT. Apparently, the man was crossing the street at the 8100 block of Marbach on San Antonio’s West Side, when he was struck by a silver vehicle. He was seriously injured, as reported by the police, and was transported to the hospital in critical condition. However, he was stable as of last night. The driver of the silver vehicle fled the scene and was charged with failure to render aid after he was found near the accident by the police. They also reported that the man appeared to be intoxicated and was also charged with driving while intoxicated. 

Early this morning, May 1, 2022, a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting to cross Interstate 10 on the 9700 block on the West Side. Police reported that a distressed and unclothed woman approached their vehicle while they were parked in a parking lot near an I-10 access road at 1:35 A.M. The officers called for Emergency Medical Services and requested a female officer, but the woman became confrontational when they attempted to render aid. She then fled across the highway when she was fatally struck by an oncoming vehicle, which was unable to avoid her. The driver did not stop to render aid, but no charges are pending at this time.

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During assessing a crash that had just happened, the crews onsite got a call about another crash that had just occurred. This crash occurred at around 1 a.m. on a Monday on Highway 151 access road. In this crash, the female driver of the vehicle was driving on Loop 410 when she suddenly could no longer control her car, and it, unfortunately, rolled over. Because her vehicle rolled over, it trapped her inside, and she was unable to escape on her own. When the firefighters arrived and the scene, they managed to cut the woman out of the vehicle. Her injuries sustained in this single-vehicle accident were severe enough to be considered life-threatening. She was immediately brought to University Hospital for medical treatment. 

It is frightening and dangerous when a vehicle rolls over, and the driver and passengers involved may sustain devastating injuries. Unfortunately, rollovers are more likely to happen when SUVs and trucks are involved in the accident. Understanding the kinds of automobiles that are most likely to roll over in a crash and how to reduce your chances of getting into a rollover accident can help you make better choices while driving.

According to vehicle safety tests, the Cadillac Escalade and the Chevrolet Tahoe are among the most likely vehicles to roll over. Even so, it is essential to note that any automobile can roll over regardless of make and model under the correct conditions. Those who have sustained injuries in rollover accidents may be entitled to compensation. Rollover crashes can be minimized by taking certain steps.

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