Car accidents in San Antonio may happen in any place where vehicles are present, including on highways, at intersections, and in parking lots and parking garages. In many instances, these accidents happen when drivers are careless or negligent in some way. They might fail to follow traffic law, engage in distracted driving, or operate their vehicle while intoxicated. At other times, drivers engage in road rage and reckless driving maneuvers, including tailgating and failing to use turn signals.
Some highways and intersections that regularly see car crashes include:
- Loop 1604 and I-10
- Northwest Loop 410 and I-10
- U.S. 281 and Interstate 35
- West Loop 1604 North and Highway 16
- Northeast Loop 410 and I-35
- North Loop 1604 East and I-35
- Alamo Ranch Parkway and Westwood Loop
- Northeast Loop 410 and Walzem Road
- Northwest Loop 410 and Wurzbach Road
- Northwest Loop 410 and San Pedro Avenue
When a driver negligently causes a car crash, they and their insurance companies may be liable for paying damages. The experienced San Antonio car accident lawyers at Cesar Ornelas Law can meet with you to discuss the circumstances of your accident, explain your legal options, and develop a plan for pursuing the monetary damages you deserve for your injuries.
How Car Accidents Occur
Car accidents can happen for any number of reasons, but the most common cause is driver negligence. Some drivers are negligent when they violate road rules, such as by failing to use a turn signal when switching lanes, failing to yield the right-of-way at a traffic intersection by running a red light or violating speed limits.
At other times, drivers become distracted by cellular phones, loud music, and GPS devices in their cars. Finally, some drivers operate their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol, which can significantly impair their ability to drive safely.
Common Types of Car Crashes and Their Locations
When drivers behave negligently behind the wheel, they may cause an accident in one of several locations. One common type of accident is a rear-end crash, which usually happens on busy roadways where traffic slows down unexpectedly – and where the driver fails to allow enough stopping distance. T-bone accidents, or broadside collisions, happen when the front of a vehicle strikes the side of an adjacent vehicle. These crashes usually happen at traffic intersections when the at-fault driver tries to beat a red light or a stop sign.
Sideswipe accidents, on the other hand, happen when the sides of two vehicles strike each other. These accidents are common on busy highways with multiple traffic lanes. Finally, head-on collisions typically happen on two-lane highways, with one travel lane in each direction. A negligent, distracted, or intoxicated driver may cause their vehicle to cross a double yellow line or center median strip, striking another vehicle head-on and causing serious injuries and fatalities.
Talk with a San Antonio Car Accident Attorney Today
If you suffered injuries in a car crash resulting from negligence, you need legal assistance right away. At Cesar Ornelas Law, we can help you file a personal injury claim and pursue the full monetary compensation you deserve. If the insurance company does not compensate you reasonably for your car accident injuries, we welcome the opportunity to file a lawsuit and litigate your case to a favorable conclusion in court.
For a free case evaluation and legal consultation, please call or contact us online to learn more.
Originally from Kyle, Texas, Mr. Ornelas is a first-generation college graduate and a first-generation attorney.
Licensed in Texas, Cesar Ornelas’s nationwide practice is entirely contingency fee-based and consists of a wide variety of catastrophic personal injury and death cases. He has represented countless victims of catastrophic accidents across the United States.