Articles Tagged with Injury Accident

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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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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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Two cars burst into flames following the accident

(August 9, 2022) Asherey Ryan, 23, and five others, including her unborn child and eleven-month-old son, were killed in a horrific accident caused by a Texas nurse in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, August 4, 2022. The nurse’s attorney claims she had suffered from severe mental health issues in the past. Authorities have not determined whether drugs or alcohol were involved.

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(August 3, 2022) Two vehicles crashed into homes less than two weeks apart from each other, leaving extensive property damage and injuries behind in San Antonio. Let’s take a look at each of these accidents and then discuss what types of damages can be claimed in accidents involving private property.

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The Storefront Safety Council found that there are roughly one hundred instances of vehicles crashing into buildings every day in the United States. They are responsible for 16,000 injuries and 2,600 deaths annually.

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(July 27, 2022) According to the Nationwide Report, a man was killed in a hit-and-run accident last night on Monday, July 25, 2022, at around 9:30 p.m. The pedestrian was attempting to cross the street at the I-10 and I-35 exchange while wearing dark clothing, making him very difficult to see. The driver of the involved vehicle fled the scene and is potentially facing charges for failure to render aid. The identity of the driver and the pedestrian have not been released.

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A pedestrian who was jaywalking (as defined by Texas Law) is likely to be found fifty-one percent liable for an accident, which could bar them from recovering damages in a lawsuit.

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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.

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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 9, 2022) Today, on June 9, 2022, at around 3:40 a.m. KSAT 12 reported that an officer crashed into a tow truck while responding to an accident. Police say that the officer was driving over the hill on Loop 410 and Summit Parkway on the Northwest side of San Antonio when for unknown reasons, she collided with the tow truck parked near the side of the road. The officer was responding to a single-vehicle rollover, where a woman apparently lost control of her vehicle when exiting the highway. A tow truck that was helping at another accident nearby stopped to help the woman whose condition was not reported. The officer who collided with the tow truck sustained only minor injuries and was transported to the hospital to get checked out. The driver of the SUV said that she had not been able to locate her dog, a chihuahua mix, who went missing after the accident. The investigation is still ongoing.

In the case of a single-vehicle rollover accident, it is usually impossible to move the damaged vehicle off the road to a safer location. However, if you are in an accident and you are not seriously injured, or if your vehicle is not damaged in a way that makes moving it impossible, it is recommended that you move your vehicle off of the road to a nearby parking lot when waiting for emergency services. In Texas, it is state law that vehicles be moved off the highway for a fender-bender or minor accident. This is in order to keep you, the other driver, and emergency responders safe. Texas highways, especially at night, are not a place you want to be stopped, as other drivers are not expecting it, and visibility can be greatly reduced at night. Finding a safe place off of major roads is a good way to prevent further injury or damage to yourself and your vehicle after a Texas auto accident. Our Law Office, Carabin Shaw, has been representing the motorists of Northwest San Antonio for 30 years. Have you been injured in an auto accident?

Have you or a loved one been injured in a rollover accident in San Antonio or the surrounding area?

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