News stories surfaced yesterday of a motorcyclist weaving through San Antonio traffic at terrifyingly-dangerous speeds. The driver of this motorcycle posted a first-person video in the act, with the caption served to taunt cops saying, “catch me if you can.”

“Really all it would have taken was a split second for him to impact the lives of several people, possibly killing someone just by his very actions,” said Sgt. Javier Salazar of the San Antonio Police Department.

I’d like to think this motorcyclist knew how dangerous his actions were and one can only speculate his motives in this situation. But that doesn’t make the driving any less reckless and stupid.

The scary thing is, here in the city of Memphis, you can find motorcyclists on the interstate and city streets riding at dangerous and reckless speeds while weaving in and out of traffic. It isn’t to the same extreme as the “Catch Me if You Can” rider, but still very dangerous for the rider and all of the drivers on the street.

In general, Memphis isn’t the safest place to drive. In 2011, while ranking 20th in overall population, Memphis ranked 3rd in the nation for the most US fatal car crashes per 1,000 people.

As a Memphis personal injury attorney who has handled car accident cases for over 30 years, I’ve seen the impact of high-speed accidents on individuals and families. When you see those people sitting across from you in your office telling their story while looking them in the eye and seeing the pain and suffering they’re going through, it’ll put the fight in you to make sure they receive the compensation in damages they deserve.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, your first step should always be to seek medical help. After you’ve done that, and the accident wasn’t your fault, there’s a good chance you’ll be entitled to compensation for medical and car damages as well as damages for your pain and suffering and lost wages from your time away from work. That’s why you should seek help from an experienced attorney.

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