If you or a loved one was injured because of a street race in Arlington or the surrounding area, then you can seek financial recovery for your losses. You can call our team of Arlington street racing accident lawyers today about seeking fair compensation. Our legal team represents injured parties hurt by reckless driving street racers who speed, ignore traffic signals, pass illegally and engage in other dangerous driving behaviors.
Call in the Strong Arm to guide your personal injury case. Our personal injury lawyers provide legal representation for motor vehicle accident victims who suffer bodily injury in street racing crashes and other collisions. Get in touch with Loncar Lyon Jenkins today for a free case review and consultation.
Street Racing Is Illegal in the State of Texas
Texas Transportation Code §545.420 notes that street racing, also known as drag racing, is illegal. Street races may require participants to accelerate rapidly and reach high speeds, which may expose other road users to a risk of harm.
Under Texas law, street racing is a Class B misdemeanor. However, certain circumstances may elevate the charge to a Class A misdemeanor. Street racing is not an issue that only appears in popular media and literature. It happens on the streets of Arlington, whether those who engage in the act are caught or not.
Those who choose to race on roads not designated for that purpose may:
- Drive their vehicles at speeds far beyond what is legal
- Drive at speeds that make it difficult to brake when vehicles or other objects block their path
- Lose control of their vehicles
- Sideswipe other vehicles
- Engage in other dangerous behaviors, such as weaving in and out of traffic
- Cause one or more collisions resulting in injuries or death
A lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can evaluate the details of your case to determine your legal options. If the other driver in your case was charged with a crime, this information could serve as evidence for your claim. You can begin a consultation with our law firm at no cost to you.
For a free legal consultation with a street racing accidents lawyer serving Arlington, call us today
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A Street Racer May Be Legally Liable for Your Losses
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §33.001 notes that Texas operates under proportionate responsibility laws. In a car accident, if an involved party is more than 50 percent at fault for a collision, they will be unable to recover damages.
In most car accidents between two vehicles, determining liability involves a variety of different factors. However, in a street racing accident, liability usually rests on the driver who was breaking the law. Yet, your lawyer will still need to provide evidence to hold them accountable for your damages.
Your lawyer may rely on numerous legal standards as they attempt to recover compensation on your behalf.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins can build your case in accordance with how the American Bar Association (ABA) defines negligence, including:
Another motorist may have purposefully struck your vehicle. This may have happened as a result of road rage. Even if the other party faces criminal charges, you can still file a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Your accident may have been the result of another party’s negligence. Negligence is the most common cause of traffic accidents. Most cases handled by our personal injury lawyers are based on negligence. By engaging in street racing, the other party effectively breached their duty of care, possibly making them liable for your expenses.
To establish that another party acted negligently, your lawyer must show:
- Duty of care. The other party had a civic obligation to drive their vehicle with reasonable prudence. This includes following traffic laws and trying to prevent crashes by driving responsibly.
- Breach of duty of care. The other party violated their duty of care by street racing. This generally also involves violating other traffic laws, too.
- Causation. The other party’s actions caused your accident and injuries.
- Financial damages. You must have financial losses stemming from the collision.
An Arlington street racing accident lawyer will evaluate the facts of your case to determine who has liability for your losses. Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins for a free consultation today. We provide virtual case reviews for those who cannot come to our office for their initial consultation. Our team is here for you as soon as your injuries are stable enough to make the call. We also handle fatal car accident cases if you are a loved one of a crash victim.
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Recoverable Damages in an Arlington Street Racing Accident
You typically have two years from the date of an accident to pursue compensation from a personal injury lawsuit. Per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, this timeframe also applies to wrongful death lawsuits.
If you lost a loved one in a collision, you may be entitled to various economic and non-economic damages. These compensable losses may include the decedent’s lost income, the cost of their funeral, and their end-of-life medical bills.
If you or a loved one suffered non-fatal injuries, then the liable parties may owe you compensation for:
- Your medical expenses, including medications, surgery, and doctor visits
- Future or ongoing care and treatment costs
- Permanent disability
- Diminished earning power
- Lost income caused by your injuries or injury-related trauma
- The cost of your vehicle’s repairs or replacement
- Pain and suffering
You also may be able to recover the cost of collision-related damages not included on this list. Your accident lawyer will gather documents such as medical bills, repair estimates, income paperwork, and receipts to determine your crash-related costs to date.
They also review relevant medical records and work with experts to understand your prognosis and future care needs. Lastly, they will combine their experience with similar cases and knowledge of the legal process to estimate your possible pain and suffering losses.
Your lawyer can review the information associated with your damages to determine the value of your losses. From there, they can enter into negotiations with the liable insurance company.
Contact our Arlington street racing accident attorneys today
Contact our Arlington Street Racing Accident Attorneys today
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Whether through a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit, Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you recover the cost of your accident-related damages. During their time as your representative, an Arlington street racing accident lawyer can negotiate a settlement, investigate your collision, and defend your legal rights.
Our personal injury team works on a contingency-fee-basis. We do not require any upfront retainers. We also do not charge hourly fees. You only owe us our attorney’s fees if we can recover funds for you and your family.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today to learn more about how we will serve you and your family after a street racing accident.
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