• December 03, 2019

Driver Injured in San Antonio, TX Car Accident at US 90 & Loop 1604

San Antonio, TX -- December 3, 2019, a driver continues to recover from serious injuries after an accident where their car crashed off the side of the road.

San Antonio Police officials report that the crash happened at around 4:00 a.m. It appears the car was traveling near the US 90 and Loop 1604 interchange when it somehow lost control. This caused the car to run off the side of the road where it hit a fixed object.

Rescue teams had to cut the victim from the wreckage. They then transported the driver to a local hospital in serious condition. It appears no one else was in the car.

At this time, the cause of the crash is under investigation.

Commentary

A common misconception people have is that there are no complex laws surrounding single-vehicle wrecks. That's not really true. For example, a common factor in early-morning single vehicle wrecks is drunk driving. When that's the case, there may be a Dram Shop claim.

Dram Shop Law states that an alcohol provider that over-serves alcohol to an obviously intoxicated customer can be liable for damages resulting from that person's intoxication. Alcohol providers have a duty not to handle their product recklessly. Doing so gets people hurt, so the law demands they take responsibility when their actions cause injuries to drivers. That's why it's important to investigate single-vehicle wrecks thoroughly.

To be clear, I'm not saying alcohol caused this crash. Fatigue and distraction are also common factors to consider, and there are other less common factors to look into as well. I just think it's important that people understand some of the unique laws they may have access to following a serious wreck.

--Grossman Law Offices

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