Fox 29, a prominent San Antonio news outlet, reports that two people have been killed in major car accident in the northern part of Bexar County. The accident happened at around seven in the evening on December 1st. Highway authorities reported that it appeared that a black Chevy truck had t-boned another vehicle. Emergency service workers, using the jaws of life, were able to release survivors from the trapped vehicles and get them into a helicopter and over to University Hospital. Witnesses at the accident scene have reported that they believe that speed was a factor in the accident. Speeding is very dangerous, and it leads to many serious auto accidents in Texas every day. Speeding is also legally negligent driving. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a speeding driver, you should contact an experienced San Antonio auto accident attorney right away to discuss your legal options.
Speeding is Dangerous
A report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the country’s leading authority on highway safety data, shows that speeding remains a major highway safety issue. Speeding is one of the leading causes of serious car accident injuries. Thirty percent of all car accident fatalities involve at least one driver travelling above the posted speed limit. This means that over ten thousand lives are lost every year in speeding accidents. On top of the most important factor, which is obviously the health and safety of everyone on the road, speeding accidents also cost the country a staggering 40 billion dollars annually.
Speeding May Help Prove Negligence
In a Texas personal injury case, it is generally the responsibility of the plaintiff, the car accident victim, to prove the other party’s negligence. When speeding leads to a car accident, that is an evidence of negligence. If you have been in an accident with a speeding driver, and the police cited that driver for speeding, that citation may help to prove that the other driver committed a negligent act. Most car accident injury cases come down to the issue of negligence, and you will want to make sure that you have the services of an experienced car accident attorney who can make sure that the other party is held responsible for their negligence.
Contact An Experienced San Antonio Car Accident Attorney
Excess speed is a factor in a significant percentage of Texas automobile accidents. It is very important that all drivers operate their vehicles in a reasonable safe manner. Speeding is not reasonably safe operation and it falls under the legal definition of negligence. If a speeding Texas driver caused you injury, you are entitled to full and fair compensation from that driver and their insurance company. At the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos we are dedicated to protecting the rights of highway accident victims. Contact our office today to learn more about your legal options after an injury sustained in a car accident.