Personal Injury Law: Car Accidents-Common Causes

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Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

Many people know that traveling in a commercial airplane is much safer than traveling in a motor vehicle. In fact, automobiles are the most deadly form of transportation in America. Statistically, every American will be in an auto accident at least once in his or her lifetime. But most of the transportation fatalities and injuries we sustain could be prevented with a combination of better driving and stricter safety standards from the auto industry and the government. More about our San Antonio Car Accident Attorney here

A private nonprofit organization reports that 95 percent of auto accidents are caused by driver error. In a study, examiners found that the number-one cause of auto accidents in the drivers they studied was driver distractions. Most accidents and near-misses in the study happened within three seconds of some kind of distraction, they found. Some common causes of distraction the study found were:

sleepiness, which was a factor in a shocking percent of crashes.
Dialing or talking on a handheld device such as a cell phone.
Reading while driving.
Putting on makeup.
Reaching for something inside the car.
Staring at something outside the car.

Another common cause of serious accidents is alcohol consumption. Driving drunk is strongly correlated with speeding, driving without a license and having a previous DUI. The vast majority of alcohol-related crashes happen just after midnight — Most of all fatal crashes and injury crashes happen during those times. And while 47 percent of single-vehicle crash fatalities are alcohol-related, more than a quarter of multiple-vehicle fatalities involve alcohol as well-meaning drunk driving is a significant threat to other motorists on the road.

When an auto accident occurs, it’s most likely to be a collision with another auto. While not all young men are irresponsible drivers, study after study shows that youth and maleness are correlated with an increased number of car accidents. In fact, for every age group, the male involvement rate in accidents is higher. And among females, the younger age groups had significantly higher involvement rates. The rates for injury crashes tell a similar story. The drivers with the lowest involvement in fatal accidents were ages 55 through 64; the drivers with the lowest injury accident rates were the oldest drivers, at 74 and older.

The same study tracked factors cited by law enforcement as contributing to a crash. The most common factor cited for all fatal accidents was failure to stay in the correct lane (including running off the road). Right behind it was speeding or racing. Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication was also common, followed by failure to yield the right of way, inattention, carelessness, and failure to obey traffic signals

Defective autos and auto parts cause a relatively small amount of accidents, but the consequences can be staggering for innocent drivers and passengers who trusted manufacturers not to offer them an unsafe product. From 1983 to 2022, there have been:
19,686 vehicle recalls, affecting 776.42 million people
2,303 equipment recalls affecting 207.51 million people
442 tire recalls affecting 36.43 people
220 child seats affecting 60.39 people

If you or someone you love is one of these millions of auto accident victims, you have the right to hold the people responsible for their actions in court. The experienced auto accident attorneys at our Law Firm can help you evaluate your case, guide you through the legal system and get you the best possible outcome. We have recovered tens of millions for injured clients since 1978. For a free consultation with no obligation on your part, call us today. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one as a result of a defective product accident, you need the advice of an experienced car accident lawyer. Call us today for your FREE CONSULTATION.

Carabin Shaw – Accident Injury Lawyers

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Carabin Shaw – Accident Injury Lawyers Announces Relocation of San Antonio Office

San Antonio, [August 2023] – Carabin Shaw – Accident Injury Lawyers, a leading personal injury law firm in Texas, is excited to announce the relocation of its San Antonio office from its previous location on 630 Broadway, San Antonio, 78215 to a new and improved facility, located at the “old Creamery” 875 E Ashby Pl# 1100 San Antonio, Texas 78212
The move is part of the firm’s commitment to serve their clients better and provide enhanced legal representation in the San Antonio area.

The new office space, strategically located at 875 E Ashby Pl# 1100 San Antonio, Texas 78212, offers an upgraded and modern environment for clients and staff alike. With state-of-the-art facilities and expanded resources, Carabin Shaw is poised to continue delivering exceptional legal services to individuals and families who have suffered injuries due to accidents.

Carabin Shaw’s team of experienced attorneys remains dedicated to fighting for the rights of their clients and maximizing their compensation. Whether it’s a motor vehicle accident, workplace injury, medical malpractice, or any other personal injury matter, the firm’s attorneys have a proven track record of obtaining favorable client outcomes.

“We are thrilled to announce the relocation of our San Antonio office,” said James Michael Shaw, Managing Partner at Carabin Shaw – Accident Injury Lawyers. “This move represents our commitment to providing top-notch legal representation and support to our clients. The new office space allows us to enhance our services further and better accommodate the needs of those injured in accidents.”

Carabin Shaw’s new office location is easily accessible and conveniently situated [provide details about accessibility and nearby amenities]. Clients can expect the same professionalism, dedication, and personalized attention that Carabin Shaw has been known for during its thirty years of service to San Antonio.

As the firm settles into its new location, Carabin Shaw – Accident Injury Lawyers reaffirms its mission to provide compassionate and aggressive legal representation to those who have suffered injuries caused by the negligence of others. The firm remains committed to fighting for justice, holding responsible parties accountable, and obtaining fair compensation for their client’s physical, emotional, and financial losses.

For further information about Carabin Shaw – Accident Injury Lawyers and their services, please visit or their office at 875 E Ashby Pl# 1100 San Antonio, Texas 78212.

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Wrong-Way Auto Accidents

Please note, the Carabin Shaw Law Office will be moving to 875 E Ashby San Antonio, Texas 78212 in the 3rd quarter of 2023

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Wrong-Way Auto Accidents

When you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an auto accident, your first thoughts are not likely to be about finding an attorney. It is our Law Firm’s job to protect your rights and your interests, so, please take our first piece of advice.

Don’t delay contacting an attorney. The sooner you obtain legal advice, the better you can protect your rights.

The experienced personal injury and auto accident attorneys at our Law Firm know what type of assistance you need immediately after your accident and are known for bringing that assistance when you can’t come to their office. We will help you take care of your immediate needs, such as obtaining a rental car, so that you can concentrate on your medical care or other personal matters. More on this webpage
We arrange for an expert investigation of all the evidence. We advise you about what to say, how to say it, and what not to say so that your rights are protected while meeting legal obligations for reporting the accident to the police and your insurance company.

Wrong-Way Accident Causes

Wrong-way accidents occur on one-way roadways, such as divided highways, on and off ramps, and one-way streets.

Wrong-way accidents may be entirely the fault of the driver or might involve outside factors.

Improper or poorly visible signage, ineffective highway lighting, construction zone markings, or other highway factors often cause drivers to become confused about where they are supposed to drive.
Factors that can cause wrong way driving decisions include distractions like cell phones, programming GPS and other devices, changing CDs, multitasking, trying to figure out directions to a destination, eating or drinking and other activities.
The driver might have been intoxicated with drugs, alcohol, or prescription medications.
The driver might have had a medical condition that caused him to become confused, blurred his vision, or made him dizzy or faint. He might have been fatigued.
Occasionally a driver will choose to go the wrong way. Maybe they were looking for a shortcut because they had taken a wrong turn or were in a hurry. Maybe they wanted to avoid heavy traffic on the correct route. Maybe they were thrill-seeking or even suicidal.
Our job is to find out how and why your accident occurred and get a settlement that compensates you for your injuries and losses. We will investigate all possible causes and contributors to your accident, develop the most thorough estimate of present and future expenses, and fight diligently to obtain this award.

If you want the most personalized and compassionate legal representation for your Texas wrong-way accident claim, don’t hesitate to contact our law firm’s experienced Texas auto accident attorneys.

Red Cars And Traffic Tickets

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Red Cars And Traffic Tickets

Red cars attract the most attention on the road. Red sports cars are like a Matador’s cape to a bull. While we all like to floor it on an open stretch of road, you reduce your chances of having that much fun and not getting ticketed when driving a red car. The odds of getting a speeding ticket in the US are about 1 in 20. That’s an average number and isn’t designated by the make or color of the car. Revenue from speeding tickets accounts for approximately 6 billion (with a B) dollars a year. It’s a big (with a B) business, and that’s life in the fast lane. Speed can be incredibly tempting when stuck behind a slow-moving vehicle carrying a big load. With all the new construction, large trucks hauling gantry cranes have been slowing traffic on our roadway system lately. Passing these vehicles and their pilot car is tricky and can easily result in a speeding ticket.

One of my first cars was a red Austin-Healey 3000 MKII. I lived in a hilly township outside of town and loved to mess with the country cops. I don’t suggest doing anything unlawful and always driving safely, but it’s impossible to hold it all the time on back country roads while driving a little red sports car. When motoring home late into the evening, I often noticed a cop sitting in a treed cut-out along the side of a particular road. The terrain was hilly, and this is where the fun would come in. Knowing he was there, I’d drop my speed to about five mph over the limit. Sure enough, he would pull out and begin to follow me. As I crested a hill and dropped out of sight, I’d gun it and tear up the next quarter mile before he could crest it. I would immediately slow down to the speed limit once I was on his radar again. This would go on for several miles, and I never got tickets. He knew I was messing with him but didn’t have anything on me. It was just a little bit of harmless fun. There are nine ways to avoid getting a speeding ticket.

1. As stealthy as I was, don’t speed if you are the only car on the road.
2. Stay in the middle of the traffic. If other cars around you are speeding, you won’t be singled out.
3. Don’t use the far left lane except for passing; move right back into the middle or right streets.
4. Avoid weaving in and out like you’re on a track.
5. If following another speeder – a “rabbit,” let him be the first to show up on the radar and use his brake lights to signal you when he spots a cop.
6. Staying under ten mph over the stated speed limit will usually give you a pass. Anything at eight or more miles per hour over, and it’s going to get attention – and you’re going to get a ticket.
7. If you can bear to trade in your re-conditioned Super Sport for a Toyota sedan, you are less likely to be targeted.
8. Get a radar detector. Not all states allow them, so check this out first.
9. Drive responsibly. This goes without saying, but never put you or others at risk.

So you can add to the 6 billion dollar revenue from speeders across the land, or you can pick your times and places wisely and avoid the fine. With the average ticket cost being $150 and the increase in insurance, you would be wise to keep the pedal from pressing the metal whenever you’re in the car.

Construction Defect Law – We Are Trial Ready

The Philosophy of Our Law Firm

Our approach to a lawsuit can be summed up in two words: trial-ready.

We understand the reality of civil litigation: most suits are settled. Certainly, there are many cases that should be settled, instances in which a settlement is fair to all parties and the most cost-effective for our client. But even in those cases, negotiations can break down. New facts may come to light and an evaluation can change in an instant. Your attorneys must be able to shift their preparations from settlement to trial just as quickly.

We defend a broad range of businesses – from restaurants to transportation to retail to manufacturing – in a broad range of business litigation. Our choice not to specialize in any one aspect of a business’s legal issues allows us to be more responsive to our clients.

But it’s how we do business that separates us from other defense and business litigation firms. We provide personal service and establish personal relationships with our clients. When they bring a lawsuit to our firm, they know the people who will work on their case. Throughout the litigation process, our clients have access to their legal team by phone, by email, or in person.

We don’t hire investigators to do witness interviews or site inspections – we do them ourselves. We accompany experts to inspections, and we go to the site of accidents, and we interview witnesses in person to gauge their reactions. That first-hand experience makes us better able to represent our clients.

Because, ultimately, it’s not just your case. It’s your money. And we treat your money as frugally as our own.