Bloomberg Law

Houston Loses Bid for Rehearing in Police Car Accident Suit – Car Accident

The City of Houston lost a bid for a rehearing over a lawsuit arising from a police officer who caused an accident while she responded to a radio call, noting a question of fact exists on whether it qualified as an emergency call, a Texas appeals court said Thursday.

The court said the question concerned whether Officer Veronica Romero’s situation, which involved a stop en route to the call location, qualifies as an emergency call response under the Texas Tort Claims Act. Because that question precluded summary judgment, the appeals court reversed and remanded the case back to trial court …