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Children can be traumatized after an auto accident in Texas.

The Impact Trauma Can Have on Your Child After an Injury in Texas

Previously, it was widely believed that trauma was limited to soldiers who had experienced extreme events outside normal human experiences. However, modern psychological literature understands that trauma can happen to anyone, including children. In fact, children are especially vulnerable to trauma because of their inability to recognize or anticipate danger.

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This blog will share helpful tips for preparing for an initial consultation with a Carabin Shaw attorney.

3 Simple Ways to Prepare for an Initial Consultation With an Attorney

The purpose of an initial consultation is for us to get to know each other and to see if we’ll work well together. In this meeting, we’ll answer questions you have about the firm, the specific attorney’s experience, and anything else you want to know. Let’s take a look at 3 simple ways you can prepare to have a productive and stress-free initial consultation with a Carabin Shaw Personal Injury Attorney.

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This article will take you through what it generally looks like to work with the Carabin Shaw Law Firm in a Personal Injury Case.

The Personal Injury Claim Process in Texas

If you, like many others in San Antonio, have been injured at work, in an auto accident, by a dog attack, or because of the negligent actions of another individual, you may be wondering what a typical personal claim looks like. While each case is as unique as the individual that files it, there are a few essential elements of the personal injury claim process that you can expect to see in your claims process.

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Which parts of the vehicle can the police search?

(December 28, 2022) In a previous post, we discussed search and seizure laws pertaining to automobiles. We saw how a warrantless vehicle search must meet two requirements: probable cause and mobility. But how much of the vehicle can police officers search under this rule? If they see evidence of illegal contraband (illegal substances, for example), do they have the ability to search the entire vehicle? What about bags or locked containers in the passenger compartment or trunk? Let’s take a look at what’s covered under the mobile conveyance exception – and what is not.

Searching the Trunk of the Vehicle

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Searching a vehicle without a warrant

(December 28, 2022) The United States Supreme Court case Mapp v. Ohio established the historic exclusionary rule, which forbids any evidence collected illegally to be used in court, which is consistent with the fourth amendment that protects against unreasonable search and seizure. However, this rule created a tricky situation for traffic officers. It frequently happened that traffic officers had probable cause to believe that illegal activity was being enabled by automobiles. However, by the time they came back with a warrant to search the vehicle, it was out of their jurisdiction, or the evidence was gone. To combat this problem, the Supreme Court ruled in Carroll v. United States to include an automobile exception to the exclusionary rule that allowed traffic officers to conduct warrantless vehicle searches… if certain conditions were met. So, when can an officer search your vehicle without your consent?

When Can a Traffic Officer Search Your Vehicle Without Your Consent?

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(November 2, 2022) The city of San Antonio has had a crazy two months on the legal front, with some unusual lawsuits being filed. Bill Miller BBQ, a popular San Antonio chain, has sued its poultry supplier for $382,000 worth of chicken tenders that were “too salty” after receiving numerous customer complaints on the issue. A San Antonio lawyer has sued Texas staple grocery chain H-E-B for creating excessive noise and blocking sidewalk and road traffic from numerous early-morning deliveries, demanding compensation of up to one million dollars. Oftentimes, when people are injured or suffer extreme discomfort, they are not aware that they may be entitled to legal compensation for it. Let’s take a closer look at these unusual lawsuits and see the particulars behind the laws that drive them.

Salty Chicken – A Breach of Contract Lawsuit

American business law can seem a little complicated. However, with 31 million U.S. citizens becoming entrepreneurs and starting their own small businesses, it is important to understand some basic legal concepts that govern business in the United States. Bill Miller BBQ’s lawsuit covers both breach of contract and gross negligence, two very important legal concepts. Let’s take a look at each one.

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(July 24, 2022) Former San Antonio personal injury attorney Christopher Pettit is forced to resign from practice and surrender his Texas legal license, and State Bar Card after the Supreme Court of Texas finds him guilty of professional misconduct. This means that he is no longer allowed to practice law in the State of Texas, offer any kind of legal service, or even refer to himself as an attorney.

How did this happen?

The former attorney filed for bankruptcy on June 1 after receiving multiple lawsuits from former clients claiming that he had stolen their money, some up to 700,000 USD, according to San Antonio Express-News. He claims to not know what happened to the money, but his answers did not satisfy his former clients.

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Paraquat is an extremely popular herbicide used by many licensed agricultural workers. The reason it’s so popular is that this product is highly effective when it comes to killing nasty weeds and overgrown grass. However, there are risks to using this product. Studies have shown that there’s an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease from being exposed to Paraquat. It is, In fact, so toxic that only certified professionals are allowed to buy this product and use it by law in the United States. 

Parkinson’s disease is vicious to those it affects. It progressively shuts down the nervous system as It slowly kills certain nerve cells called neurons found in the brain. Many of the symptoms are due to a loss of neurons that produce a chemical messenger called dopamine. When there is a decrease in dopamine, the brain begins to have abnormal activity, and your movement capabilities can begin to fail. However, many other symptoms can occur when this happens. 

This disease can lead to the person developing issues with chewing and swallowing properly due to the disease affecting the muscles in their mouth. In addition, cognitive issues like being unable to remember things and control your emotions (dementia) are also symptoms of this horrendous disease. There are many symptoms such as; general pain in the body or specific areas, losing your ability to differentiate particular odors you previously could without any difficulties, having a lack of energy throughout the day, changes in blood pressure causing you to feel lightheaded or dizzy, and many others. 

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Here at Carabin Shaw, we are concerned about making Texas roads safer and our state an even better place to live. Kxan reports that in Austin, “On average, more than 11 people have died each day in traffic-related accidents on Texas roadways in 2021, state transportation leaders said Thursday. Each of these deaths has contributed to the state’s nearly 21-year streak of at least one traffic death per day.” 

Bob Kaufman, the Texas Department of Transportation chief communications officer, stated. “We have a real crisis in our state,”

On Thursday, in a conference, the Texas Department of Transportation officials (DOT) broke down avoidable components that have given rise to more than two decades worth of traffic fatalities. The Texas Department of Transportation official, Michael Chacon, stated on Thursday that there were 3,556 fatalities statewide in 2021. In 2020, 3,896 individuals lost their lives in fatal traffic accidents in Texas. The total deaths figure was the highest it’s been in almost 30 years. 

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https://www.texasinjurylawyersblog.com/files/2020/08/Screen-Shot-2020-08-12-at-10.35.46-AM.pngSAN ANTONIOAug. 10, 2020:  Carabin Shaw Law Firm and Wyatt Law Firm, PLLC. answered the lifesaving need to help fight COVID 19 by donating $100,000 to assist the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center’s (STBTC) efforts to collect convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients. The two firms will provide $50,000.00 each — $100,000.00 total — in gift cards to encourage South Texans who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate convalescent plasma. Donors will receive a $50.00 Visa gift card for each eligible donation.
“We felt it was vital for us to encourage people to make a lifesaving plasma donation,” said Jamie Shaw, a founding partner of Carabin Shaw. “It’s critically important to our community, and we want to encourage others to step up and help.”
IMG_4529-300x200Convalescent plasma contains antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 and may provide passive immunity to certain patients with severe forms of the illness. The plasma is used to treat patients with active infections, and it is one of the few treatments available for COVID-19. STBTC is the only organization in this area collecting convalescent plasma that can be transfused directly to patients with COVID-19.
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