Carabin Shaw

Serving San Antonio & Nearby Areas

Personal Injury Attorney in San Antonio, Texas

Carabin ShawEven when it comes to “open and shut” legal cases where a personal injury is involved, the vast and complex legal system is not set up to be navigated easily. Rather, it takes a team of expert personal injury lawyers to fight for you, handle the immense paperwork and stingy insurance companies, to get the compensation you deserve. In the San Antonio and for that matter Texas, that’s where the professional personal injury attorneys of our Law Firm come in to play. We have the experience, the knowledge, and the perseverance  to fight for every penny due to you, which you are assured to receive by hiring our  Law Firm. No one wants to have to hire a personal injury lawyer, for that means an unfortunate accident has occurred. But if it does, call on us.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer for your accident case shouldn’t be a quick and easy decision.   We encourage you to ask all the questions you’d like, and to consider carefully your decision. We feel confidant that by choosing us to represent you, you will see that our years of experience and success will help see your case through to the conclusion you expect and deserve. We know how to handle the intricate and confusing system put in place to delay and deny claims. Each of our personal injury attorneys has the credentials and experience to handle your case with care and due diligence. You can trust us to fight for you. You should focus on recovery, not the claim itself. Let us handle that.

Free Personal Injury Consultation – (210) 202-4027

At our Law Firm, we have assembled a team of the best personal injury attorneys in the San Antonio and Texas. So call us for a free consultation at (210) 202-4027 and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

At our Law Firm, we represent victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents, ATV accidents, bus accidents, slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, dog bites, negligent security, burn injuries, work place accidents, wrongful death, and insurance bad faith.

CAR ACCIDENTS:
Every year there are over 100,000 accidents inTexas involving motor vehicles. Thousands of auto accident victims sustain serious bodily injury, pain and suffering, and medical bills, or even death, because of the negligent, careless, or reckless acts of another driver. Negligence can include speeding, driving while intoxicated, texting or talking on a cell phone, eating while driving, disregarding traffic laws, or any other activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from driving. We sue people who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol!

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS:
Traffic accident statistics show that motorcyclists have an approximately 50% greater chance of being involved in an accident than automobile drivers. Even though it is frequently the negligence of another that causes motorcycle accidents, the motorcyclist usually sustains the most serious injuries. Also, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of crash-related motorcycle deaths has more than doubled in the last 10 years. In fact, 14% of traffic related fatalities in one year were motorcyclists.

TRUCK ACCIDENTS:
Every 16 minutes at least one person in the United States is injured or killed in a tractor-trailer accident. Trucks, also known as large commercial trucks, semi-tractor trailers, semi-trucks, big rigs, or 18-wheelers, greatly outsize and outweigh most other vehicles on the road. Consequently, much smaller vehicles, like cars and motorcycles, don’t stand a chance in a collision with these road giants. Any truck weighing over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVH) qualifies as a tractor-trailer. A commercial truck loaded to capacity, however, can typically weigh up to 80,000 pounds. A car typically weighs about 3,000 pounds. Considering this huge difference in size, it should come as no surprise that most collisions involving semi-trucks result in severe injuries or fatalities. In fact, one study showed that 98% of the fatalities in accidents involving big rigs occurred to the occupants of the much smaller vehicles.

BICYCLE ACCIDENTS:
Approximately 540,000 bicycle riders are injured every year. Many times their injuries are caused by careless, reckless, or negligent automobile drivers. There obviously is an extreme difference in size between a car and a bicycle. The bicyclist, therefore, almost always suffers serious injuries while the driver of the automobile walks away unscathed. Bicyclists may also be injured due to poorly maintained roads or defective sidewalks. There are, however, laws that protect bicyclist who have been injured through no fault of their own.

BOATING ACCIDENTS:
As a result of the Texas heat, many Texans spend time on boats enjoying the cool and refreshing water of local lakes. Whether waterskiing, wake boarding, or just cruising, the water and fresh air can be a great escape. Unfortunately, the careless, reckless, negligent acts of some boat owners and operators can make boating more dangerous, leading to bodily harm, property damage, and even death.

ATV ACCIDENTS:
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are motorized vehicles commonly referred to as three wheelers, four wheelers, or rhinos, that are used in recreational and work related outdoor activities. Most ATVs are used for riding in natural conditions or off-roading. Many ATVs go up to 55 MPH and weigh as much as 500 pounds. Couple the size and power of the typical ATV with the fact that the typical ATV rider is a teenager or young adult, injuries from ATV accidents are often very serious. In fact, almost 75% of ATV accidents result in serious head, neck or spinal cord injuries to the rider. As a result of the significant rise in serious injuries to young people due to ATV accidents, laws have been enacted, and are currently be considered, placing stringent requirements about who and how ATVs may be operated. Likewise, ATV manufacturers and dealers are very careful in limiting their liability exposure. Since ATV accidents are highly preventable and commonly the result of rider error or inexperience, recovery from others is often unavailable. However, that may not be the case in the event an ATV rider is injured or killed by the carelessness, recklessness, or negligence of another.

BUS ACCIDENTS:
Commercial buses and school buses are enormous. They are designed to carry upwards of 40 people or more. The sheer size and weight of a bus can mean extreme consequences to the passengers within, most of who are not provided with restraints or seatbelts. Adding to the danger of passengers on buses are unsafe roadways, congestion, drivers who don’t know or understand the rules of the road, improperly trained bus drivers, malfunctioning parts, etc. Serious bus accidents may result in broken bones, brain injury, paralysis or even death.

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS:
Slip and fall accidents can take place anywhere. Property owners are responsible for keeping their property safe for everyone, including visitors, bystanders, employees and customers. Property owners may be liable for bodily injuries caused by failing to properly care for their property. This may include the failure to properly light stairs and hallways, unrepaired damage to roofing or flooring, unreasonably slick surfaces, as well as many others. Slip and fall cases, unfortunately, have been subject to abuse and are frequently vigorously defended by property owners – especially landlords and retailers. Because slip and fall cases are often defeated by the contributory negligence of the injured person, it is important to carefully consider the extent of your own actions, as well as the seriousness of your injuries, when deciding whether to pursue a claim against a property owner.

TRIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS:
Trip and fall accidents are slightly different than slip and fall accidents. While a slip and fall accident is typically caused by an unreasonably “slick” surface (water, mud, flooring, concrete coatings, etc.), a trip and fall accident is typically caused by catching your foot on something unexpected while walking. For example, a turned-up edge on a rug or carpet; a change in the level of a floor due to cracking or other movement; or an unlit or unmarked step. When a trip and fall is caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation. However, like slip and fall accidents, you must carefully consider the impact of your own actions in causing your injuries, as well as the seriousness of the injuries sustained.

DOG BITES:
In recent years, pit bulls have captured much of the spot light in our media when it comes to dog bites. Dog bites, however, may arise from many other breeds of dogs. Statistics show that serious dog bites are becoming very common. In fact, someone in the United States seeks medical attention for a dog bite every 40 seconds. Approximately 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year. More than half of all dog bite victims are children. National figures estimate that 60% of dog bite attacks occur in the home of a friend or family member. Under certain circumstances, owners of dogs that bite may be liable for injuries caused by their dogs.

NEGLIGENT SECURITY:
A property owner may be liable for injuries suffered by victims of crimes if the owner failed to provide appropriate and adequate security necessary for the safety and protection of people on their premises. Generally speaking, property owners have NO DUTY to protect against harm caused by the criminal act of another. However, a property owner may have a duty to provide protection if such criminal acts are foreseeable. Negligent security case typically involve strong arm robberies and sexual assaults that occur at certain business such as malls, shopping centers, hotels, motels, office buildings, schools, strip clubs and parking garages.

BURN INJURIES:
Burn accidents may occur on the job, at home, at a restaurant, or on the highways as a result of faulty equipment, negligence or other circumstances. The physical and emotional pain and suffering resulting from burn accidents can last a lifetime. The monetary impact of such damage can be astounding. Depending on the severity of the burns and the age of the burn victim at the time of the accident, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages can run in to the millions of dollars over the victims lifetime.

WORK PLACE ACCIDENTS:
Injuries caused while working on-the-job typically are covered by workers compensation insurance. There are, however, exceptions. For example, if an on-the-job injury is caused by a third party or by an intentional act of a co-worker or employer, you may be entitled to bring a separate action against such people for your damages.

WRONGFUL DEATH:
Wrongful death suits arise when an accident victim dies as a result of the negligent, reckless or intentional acts of another. The decedent’s surviving spouse, children, immediate family or sometimes beneficiaries may be entitled to take action and pursue a wrongful death suit. Wrongful death suits may arise from any accident, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, bicycle accidents, and boating accidents.

INSURANCE BAD FAITH:
Most of us want to believe that insurance companies will always act in good faith and be fair when responding to claims. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. The interests of insurance companies and insureds diverge when a claim is filed. To be profitable, insurance companies must payout less for claims than they taken in through premiums and investments. They also do not want to raise premiums any more than necessary so that they can maintain price competitiveness in the market place. Insurance bad faith occurs when an insurance company’s financial interests take precedence over the interests of its insured. Some common forms of insurance bad faith include failing to reasonably investigate a claim, misrepresentation of policy limits, and unreasonably denying coverage for a claim.

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