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(Monday, March 28th) A fatal single-vehicle rollover crash occurred leaving a 4-year-old child deceased at the scene. The Boerne police were dispatched at 2:13 p.m. The accident happened on eastbound I-10 near mile marker 539. An initial investigation revealed that the driver of the black SUV was unable to control the vehicle and overcorrected, causing the SUV to roll repeatedly. 

The SUV had three passengers and a driver, the driver was an adult female, and the passengers were an infant, a 2-year old child, and a 4-year-old child. The Initial investigation revealed the children possibly weren’t appropriately restrained in their child safety seats. Unfortunately, all of the children were ejected from the car when the crash occurred, some of them suffering fatal injuries. The 4-year-old was declared dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Michelle Van Stavern of Precinct 1. The other three who sustained injuries were rushed to University Hospital in San Antonio for medical attention. 

When the right conditions exist, any vehicle can rollover; however, SUVs and vans are most likely to suffer from these types of dangerous collisions. In the United States, SUVs are being bought at a higher rate than any other type of vehicle. In a city like San Antonio, where there is a high concentration of traffic, such a crash can cause multiple injuries or even death if one of these big vehicles flips or rolls over. 

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According to San Antonio Police, early Monday morning, March 7th, a tragic automobile accident occurred, which left a man dead after his vehicle collided with an 18-Wheeler. These events took place on Loop 410 southbound, near the Pearsall Road exit, at around 3:45 a.m. The man’s dark-colored sport utility vehicle crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler that pulled off onto the side of the highway. He was trapped inside the automobile underneath the back end of the 18-wheeler. Sadly the man driving the SUV died. However, the driver of the 18-wheeler did not suffer injuries. 

Car accidents are unique to each individual. The damages, injuries, and specific losses suffered by each individual injured in a car wreck will vary. Generally, most car accidents can be attributed to negligence or a momentary lack of attention, but some can also be attributed to reckless behavior. High-speed driving and driving while intoxicated (DWI or DUI) are examples of reckless behavior. In addition to understanding the rules of the road, our car wreck lawyers understand the special duties imposed on drivers and operators. Our practice of searching for answers over the years has sometimes allowed us to pinpoint the underlying causes of most car accidents and determine the responsible party. Our car accident attorneys have handled numerous car wreck losses over the past 15 years.

In most cases of liability claims, determining who is at fault in a car wreck is a matter of figuring out who is negligent. You can turn to our car accident attorneys for assistance in determining who was at fault in your accident. The first thing we’ll do is to obtain your police report, analyze the traffic laws, interview witnesses, and, if necessary, hire investigators or experts to determine who was at fault for your car accident.

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(Sunday, March 27th) Just after midnight near SE Military Drive, a deadly accident occurred involving an intoxicated driver, as reported by Fox News. Police reported that the driver of the 2006 Chevy trailblazer swerved into oncoming traffic, striking a 2004 Buick Rendezvous. As a result of the head-on collision, the driver of the Buick, a woman, was ejected from the vehicle. Unfortunately, she was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the chevy had to be cut from the vehicle by the local fire department and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. It was there that he was found to be intoxicated, and the police reported that he would be booked by proxy for intoxication manslaughter. There was a passenger, another woman, in the now-deceased woman’s Buick. She was injured but in stable condition at the hospital. The road had to be blocked off for several hours during the investigation and clean-up. 

Drunk Driving in Texas

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 29 people die every day due to an intoxicated driver in the United States. This is the equivalent of one death every fifty minutes. The State of Texas has some of the highest rates of accidents involving impaired driving in the country. The Texas Department of Transportation reported 813 fatal crashes and 914 fatalities caused by impaired drivers in 2020. Drunk driving comes with serious consequences and affects thousands of people every year. The law office of Carabin Shaw has been representing the drivers of San Antonio and the surrounding area for nearly 30 years. We have the tools and expertise to help. Contact our firm today.

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(March 18, 2022) Early Friday morning on the far west side of San Antonio, a woman was killed, and a man was injured following a single-vehicle rollover accident. The accident occurred on Loop 1604, Southbound near the Medina Creek area. The vehicle swerved off the road, crashed into a barrier, then fell 60 feet down an embankment. Officers reported that the car erupted into flames after flipping multiple times. They are unsure whether alcohol or extreme speed were involved. The driver was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, and the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

That same Friday morning, March 18, a woman was severely injured in another single-vehicle rollover accident on I-35 near San Pedro Avenue. For unknown reasons, the woman driving the white sedan lost control of her vehicle and plummeted onto a lower level of I-35. Emergency responders extracted her from her car and transported her to University Hospital.

(March 17, 2022) Late Thursday night, a man and woman were injured and their 5-month-old baby following a two-vehicle rollover accident. The crash took place at around 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of Culebra and Ingram Road on the Far West Side of San Antonio. The family was struck by a sedan attempting to turn onto Ingram. The force of the collision caused their vehicle to flip onto the sidewalk, injuring all three passengers. They were rescued from the vehicle and transported to University Hospital in stable condition.

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(March 10, 2022)

A tragic accident with an 18-wheeler took place at 12:30 A.M. this morning on I-37 in South Bexar County. The accident claimed the life of one individual and left the other in critical condition, as reported by KSAT News. The truck driver sustained no injuries; however, the impact pushed his vehicle into a nearby ditch. The other vehicle sustained significant damage, and the highway was closed temporarily to clear the debris. The cause of the accident has not yet been reported, nor have the names of the victims. 

A collision with an 18-wheeler often has tragic consequences. Due to the sheer size of the vehicles, even a collision at low speeds can result in severe damage and injury. Combine this size and strength with Texas highway speeds, and the result is devastating. Victims of commercial vehicle accidents often sustain major permanent injuries, such as brain damage and extreme disfiguration. Unfortunately, it is often the case that victims of a commercial vehicle accident tragically lose their lives, as in this case. The law office of Carabin Shaw has been representing victims of 18-wheeler accidents for nearly 30 years in San Antonio and the surrounding area. 

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On January 30, a driver was arrested for Driving While Impaired (DWI) after fatally striking a pedestrian on the Northwest Side of San Antonio, according to KSAT News. The incident took place in the early morning at 2:18 AM on the 3600 block of Northwest Loop 410, in an area where pedestrians are prohibited from crossing. As reported by KSAT News, the driver of the gray Dodge Charger remained at the scene until the authorities arrived but were arrested when they showed signs of intoxication. They also reported that the pedestrian who was killed at the scene has not yet been identified. 

Drunk driving is entirely preventable and irresponsible, yet it affects thousands of Texans every year. Txdot.gov reported that 963 people were killed, and 2,114 suffered serious injuries due to DWI or DUI in 2020 alone. According to the center for disease control and prevention (CDC), DUIs account for 28% of all traffic fatalities in the United States and 17% (214) of all traffic-related deaths of those ages 0 to 14 years. This should not be. There are many ways to avoid driving while intoxicated or driving under influence in 2022, including public transportation, hiring a taxi or a rideshare service, or simply having a designated driver. At the Carabin Shaw Law Firm, we encourage everyone to drive responsibly and keep their community safe. 

Have you been injured in a DUI Accident in San Antonio, Texas? 

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A man tragically lost his life on Tuesday morning after being struck by two vehicles in San Antonio. Initially reported, this horrible incident occurred at Culebra Road and North San Horacio Avenue near St. Mary’s University. According to reports, the man was believed to be in his early 20’s. He sadly got hit by a Dodge pickup truck, and after the vehicle struck him, it drove off. A while later, another automobile drove across the man while he was still lying on the street. This vehicle did not stop either. It drove off. Actively responding to the scene, the authorities found the man lying in the middle of the street when they arrived. The man lost his life due to the tremendous injuries he suffered. 

Unfortunately, distracted driving is a massive issue in San Antonio. Those who choose to drive inattentively plague our streets and, through their sheer carelessness, cause a great deal of unnecessary pain and suffering. Fleeing after an accident and refusing to take responsibility for the actions one causes is an unfortunate reality. 

In recent years, many hit-and-run drivers have been distracted just before their tragic accidents, according to collected testimonies. Eating, texting on their phones, and talking to their friends are all things these drivers may be doing right before facing the utter shock of an auto accident. But unfortunately, these drivers often panic and drive off, not facing what they have just done.  

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A man was killed in a horrific three-car accident early Monday morning on the southwest side of San Antonio. The driver was allegedly heading southbound and lost control of his vehicle, causing him to collide with a passenger vehicle and the rig of an 18-wheeler heading northbound. The driver was immediately rushed to the hospital with significant injuries, including several broken bones and internal injuries but was pronounced dead hours later. The drivers of the other two vehicles were not seriously injured. Detectives are unclear what caused the driver to lose control. However, the crash happened right around the same time it began to rain, and they suspect that may have contributed. The accident occurred around 5 am on Monday, January 31, just off New Laredo Highway near Briggs Avenue. 

Roughly 3,000 people die on Texas roadways every year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 4.9 billion total costs of motor vehicle fatalities in Texas every year, with 2.9 billion or 46% being young adults ages 20-34. Fatalities on Texas roadways are a severe problem that affects thousands of families every year. At our firm, we understand that these are people, not just another statistic. They were brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, and children whose families were left to mourn and grieve. Fortunately, the Law office of Carabin Shaw has the tools and resources needed to help.

Have you been injured, or has someone you love died in a motor vehicle accident in San Antonio?

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On December 23, 2021, the day before Christmas Eve and the day before her 22nd birthday, Jaqueline Durand was viciously mauled by two dogs. As reported by Today News, the Texas college student was scheduled to walk these dogs and had been given the key to the front door by the owners. She had previously met the dogs and the owners without incident. However, the owners had failed to mention that the animals in question had violent reactions to anyone who approached the front door. NBC News reported that the owners had a sign indicating their awareness of the danger, “The lawsuit cited a sign by the Bishops’ home entrance that read: “Crazy Dogs. Please Don’t Knock or Ring the Bell. Call or Text Instead.” The sign also urged visitors to leave packages by the door, according to the lawsuit” (2022). According to the lawsuit filed by Durand’s attorney she was attacked immediately upon opening the front door. The mauling was so violent that Jaqueline lost both of her ears and her lips, as well as most of her face below her eyes. The neighbor who rescued Jaqueline and called 911 was also bitten twice as detailed by the Lawsuit. Jaqueline was rushed to the hospital and was immediately placed in an induced coma which she did not come out of until January 5th. She has undergone eight surgeries since then, with a ninth scheduled to replace her lower eyelids. In an interview with Jaqueline’s father conducted by Today News, he said she was unable to speak to them at first due to the extent of her injuries, requiring her to communicate with sign language which she had previously learned while working with disabled and deaf children. 

A study conducted by the CDC found that roughly 4.5 million people are bitten every year in the United States. The Census Bureau reported roughly 330 million people are currently living in the United States, meaning that approximately 1 in 72 people is bitten by dogs every year. If you or someone you love has been injured by a dog attack in Texas, you may be wondering whether or not you have a case. An appellate court in Texas in 2013, determined that in order to claim negligence, the plaintiff would need to prove two things: First, that the defendant owned an animal with dangerous propensities abnormal to its class, and second those propensities caused his injuries. In order to know for sure whether or not you have a claim, you would need to speak to a legal expert.

Have you been Injured or Hospitalized by a dog attack? 

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A man tragically lost his life early on Friday morning. He was on the city’s far West Side when this single-vehicle accident occurred. According to initial reports, the fatal incident occurred at roughly 1:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of SW Loop 410 on the access road headed southbound, nearby Loop 410 and Marbach Road. After driving over a puddle on the street, the driver lost control, and the 2004 Mustang crashed into a utility pole, a fire hydrant, a tree, and a drainage culverts metal railing. The Mustang flew over the metal railing and landed on its roof. The driver, unfortunately, did not come out unscathed from this accident. He received fatal injuries, and officials declared him dead at the scene. Reports say a passenger in the Mustang suffered minor injuries. 

In accidents such as this one, the manufacturer of the car may be held liable. The reason is that in the car’s production process, the parts used can sometimes be dangerously poor in quality. At Carabin Shaw, we’ve seen time and time again defective product lawsuits overlooked in an auto accident due to ignorance of knowing how to determine a potential claim or potential defect in the product. It’s often the case that unless an experienced injury attorney, qualified investigators, and product experts are involved early on in the process after a car accident, those claims go unnoticed. Instead, driver error is commonly determined to be the cause of the incident. Product liability claims are, in some cases, never even investigated. In our experience, a highway collision involving death or severe injury needs investigating and reviewing as a potential crashworthiness claim or product defect claim. 

There are a vast number of product liability cases involving automobiles. In instances where the possibility of a product defect in an accident could be, an investigation into the matter should go underway. Here are some instances: 

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