A five minute police chase in downtown Los Angeles ended with the suspect causing a collision, according to officials. The car chase began on Manchester Boulevard when police were forced to pursue a gray Saturn that fled from them. The chase continued onto the Interstate 110 freeway, ending at a Figueroa Street intersection when the fleeing vehicle collided with an SUV, forcing the driver of the Saturn to stop on a sidewalk.
The crash left at least two people injured. Officials have not confirmed the number of injuries, but they did say that the driver of the SUV was one of the victims. None of the injuries were reported to be life-threatening.
Negligence is defined as “a failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances.” When someone acts negligently behind the wheel, whether by distracted driving or fleeing the police, that driver places everyone on the road in danger.
When an individual acts negligently and a person is injured due to those actions, the injured party has legal avenues for pursuing compensation for damages. Damages can include reimbursement for medical bills related to the injuries sustained during the accident. It can also include reimbursement for lost wages due to the inability to work following the accident. Finally, damages can also include compensation for pain and suffering due to the other driver’s negligence. When you are able to show that the other driver was the negligent party, they may be held liable.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another driver, it is important that you act quickly and seek legal counsel. There is a time limit to file a claim against the other driver, so it is important not to wait to discuss your case with an attorney.
A personal injury attorney, like those at Gilleon Law Firm, APC in San Diego, have the experience, knowledge and skills that you need to pursue your personal injury case. Since 2003, Daniel M. Gilleon and his team have been offering quality legal services that perfectly reflect the firm’s commitment to justice. We fight tirelessly and aggressively for our clients, ensuring that their rights are fully protected. We can help you negotiate a settlement as well as fight for you in court. Contact us today for a free consultation.