According to reporting from KENS 5 Eyewitness News, a serious car accident occurred following a police chase within the city of San Antonio. Apparently, the police chase actually started as a case of misidentification by the officers. San Antonio Police reported that they spotted a vehicle speeding near downtown. The officers thought that the speeding vehicle was in fact a vehicle that they had been searching for, in relation to a separate incident. For currently unreported reasons, the speeding vehicle refused to comply when officers attempted to pull the vehicle over. Unfortunately, the chase led to a high speed accident which sent three people to the hospital. This was a highly reckless act by the driver. If you have been injured by a reckless driver, you should to speak to an experienced San Antonio car wreck attorney today.
Texas Reckless Driving Accidents
Reckless driving is a common cause of a Texas car accident injuries. Under Texas law, reckless driving is the willful disregard of the safety of other persons, or the willful disregard towards the preservation of property. This definition is necessarily broad, and that can make some reckless driving accident injury cases complicated. It is clear that Texas drivers have a legal obligation to refrain from driving in a manner that obviously disregards the safety of others on the road. Sometimes you may not be sure if the other driver actually behaved recklessly. Typical forms of reckless driving to watch out for include:
- Driving above the speed limit;
- Driving too fast for the weather or highway conditions;
- Erratic, ill timed or dangerous lane changes;
- Passing in a forbidden manner;
- Driving through stop signs, red lights, or not yielding properly;
- Not signaling;
- or, following too closely.
Essentially, failure to follow Texas traffic regulations, standard driving conventions, or driving in an unusually risky manner can all qualified as reckless driving. Not every case will be as clear cut as the previously mentioned downtown police chase accident. But, you deserve to be fully and fairly compensation for any injuries that have been caused by a reckless driver. An experienced San Antonio car accident lawyer can help make that happen. Driving can be dangerous and we owe it to each other to drive safely. We have all seen drivers who speed, who fail to signal, who weave in and out of traffic on the highway or who perform many other reckless maneuvers. These maneuvers are risky and they frequently lead to serious accidents. Reckless drivers must be held legally accountable for these negligent acts.
Contact An Experienced Car Crash Attorney
All San Antonio drivers have a legal responsibility to drive safely. Reckless driving is negligent driving, and reckless driving accident victims deserve full and fair compensation for their injuries. Refusing to pull over for city police officers and leading them on a high speed chase is an unusually clear case of reckless driving. Most cases are not quite so clear, and the professional services of an experienced San Antonio car accident attorney become critically important. Do not put your legal rights at risk. If you have been injured by a reckless driver, contact the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos today to learn about your legal options.