The Carlson Law firm is committed to representing injured individuals and families in the San Antonio area. Our team of more than 40 dedicated accident attorneys, along with private investigators and registered nurses, works tirelessly to help clients through their legal journeys and toward the compensation they deserve.
A rear-end collision is among the most common types of car crashes that occur on U.S. roadways. Rear-end crashes happen when the front bumper of one vehicle strikes the back end of another vehicle. Rear-end collisions occur on congested roads most often. In addition, they are typically referred to as fender benders. If you were hit from behind, you may qualify for an auto accident lawsuit.
Busy lifestyles and excessive time spent in vehicles can push drivers to perform tasks that cannot always be safely completed while operating a vehicle. Although text messaging, status updates and mobile web interactions have recently taken heat for becoming a distraction to drivers, GPS systems, grooming and even adjusting radios and music can cause distractions while driving, even if only taking attention for a couple of seconds.
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. Having alcohol in your system impairs the ability to operate a vehicle safely. Every year, drunk driving puts nearly 112 million people at risk because of poor decisions and dangerous habits. Drunk driving accidents can be life-altering events for innocent individuals who, through no fault of their own, suffer injury or death because of an impaired driver’s choices. If you were hurt by a drunk driver, a personal injury lawyer can fight for your recovery, both physically and financially.
Company vehicles are used by employees to carry out their jobs, to carry work equipment, haul goods or transport passengers, but may also be used for work-related employee transportation. Like any other car on the road, they can be involved in collisions that cause injury and even fatalities. When it comes to commercial vehicle accidents, a skilled personal injury lawyer is a necessary addition to your team.
Some of the most tragic types of accidents involve the driver leaving the scene. The law requires individuals to stay at the scene and exchange information until law enforcement and ambulances can arrive (if necessary). For those who are injured in a hit and run cases, there is some anxiety surrounding the claims and investigation process, especially when there is difficulty locating the other driver. Fortunately, you still have a chance to take legal action with the help of a personal injury lawyer.
Uninsured and underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist claims apply to those individuals who were involved in an accident with a driver who was either didn’t have insurance or didn’t have enough insurance. UM/UIM insurance covers you and any household family member riding in any car as well as any non-family members riding in your insured auto.
While any car wreck can have potentially devastating effects, a multi-vehicle crash tends to be particularly catastrophic. A collision involving three or more cars is usually referred to as a chain reaction collision or pile-up accident. These types of accidents result in serious car accident injuries to all involved. Multiple vehicle crashes are known to raise various complex legal issues while determining who should be placed at fault for the wreck and placing them accountable for injuries and damages caused.
If a car is hit at just the right angle, it can go into a spin and roll over. Rollover and roof crush accidents can happen to any vehicle. But studies and years of litigation have shown that some vehicles have an unreasonably high tendency to roll over, even under normal driving conditions. A qualified personal injury lawyer may be able to properly pursue a rollover claim on your behalf.
When you’re behind the wheel, you rely on other drivers to use reasonable care to avoid collisions. Drivers who speed, however, neglect this responsibility, putting themselves and others on the roads in danger of a crash. Accidents caused by speeding involve some of the most serious and catastrophic car accident injuries due to the sheer high velocity and impact of these crashes.