A San Antonio couple is looking for a new place to live after a high-speed chase ended in their bedroom. Texas DPS troopers report that the high-speed chase led them to Pasadena Street,  where the truck lost control and plowed into the couple’s home. 

The couple stated that they were sitting in their living room when they heard what sounded like an explosion. Yliana Vasquez stated that when she walked into her bedroom, the walls and windows were caved in, and she could see the truck’s tires. The couple is now worried about affording a new place to live, as they had already paid rent at their home. Their home is now uninhabitable, as they report that CPS has disconnected their power and water (as a result of the accident damaging the nearby telephone pole), and they have been informed that the repairs will take months. 

The man driving the pick-up truck was arrested at the scene and charged with evading arrest with a vehicle. 

Negligent Drivers 

Negligent drivers are responsible for millions of dollars in damages and tens of thousands of lives lost every year. San Antonio has some of the busiest highways and most dangerous driving conditions in the nation. In the story above, the couple has suffered serious property damage, but was lucky to avoid physical injury. However, nearly 15,000 drivers a year in Texas are not so lucky and sustain serious injuries from car crashes. Additionally, even with insurance, car accidents can result in an average of $10,000-$15,000 in out-of-pocket expenses, in a simple accident where no one is injured. 

Texas’ Comparative Fault Model 

Under Texas law, each party’s contribution of fault is assessed and considered in the calculation of the settlement or award. In order to collect an award, you must be found to be less than 50% at fault for the accident. If you are found to be less than 50% at fault, your award will be decreased proportionately. For instance, say you are hit by a truck in an intersection, and the truck driver is found to be 90% at fault for looking at his phone while driving, and you are found to be 10% at fault for not coming to a complete stop at the stop sign. If your damages award is $100,000, it will be reduced to $90,000 ($100,000-10%). 

Let Us Help You

If you or a loved one have suffered a physical injury as a result of a negligent driver, we want to help you. A San Antonio car crash attorney can help you receive compensation for all past and future medical expenses, lost wages and future earnings, pain, suffering, and more. Texas has a statute of limitations on how long individuals have to bring a personal injury claim, so be sure to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Contact the Law Office of Eric Ramos PLLC to schedule a free consultation today. There is no fee until we win.