Street racing is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. Many people sympathize with street racing culture but underestimate the risks. If you lost a family member to street racing, or were hurt by a street racer, there are laws in place to help you seek financial remedies. A Dallas street racing accident lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins may be able to take on your case. Contact us today at 800-777-7777 for your no-obligation consultation.
If you were injured in a street racing accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses such as:
- Medical costs
- Mechanic bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium where applicable
A street racing accident is not necessarily your fault and the law is built to protect you. Victims have a foundation of legal rights that has been augmented in recent years as street racing’s popularity has had a resurgence. In cases where a street racer is caught, the reckless driver can be charged criminally. Onlookers face citations from police, and a member of our team can help you hold the at-fault party liable. We can explore what options are available to you legally.
How a Street Racing Injury Attorney Can Help You
Texas Transportation Code § 545.420 stipulates that street racing of any kind is illegal. While drivers are perceived as macho or brave, more often they kill innocent people and drive away. Street racing is a dangerous practice that ends innocent lives, not just those of the criminals participating. Loncar Lyon Jenkins knows how to bring street racing cases to court and prove the elements of the law before a jury. If the facts of your case are strong enough, we will be able to pursue monetary relief at no cost to you.
There are myriad of ways our Dallas street racing accident lawyer helps injured clients, such as:
- Promptly collecting any relevant evidence
- Conducting witness discovery and testimony management
- Ensuring accuracy of police reports and medical records
- Discerning which law(s) may have been violated
- Determining the correct party or parties to sue
- Filing claims with relevant insurers
- Issuing demand letters with insurers
- Filing necessary legal court papers
- Legal strategy development and execution
These are just some of the most common ways clients receive benefits from our team. If you are interested in what our team can do for you, call us today for your free consultation about your rights at 800-777-7777.
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The Allure of Mortal Danger for Street Racers
Part of the risk in street racing is in how people are recruited from a young age to take part in reckless behavior on shared public roads. Street racing was popularized primarily by movies such as The Fast And The Furious, and Rebel Without A Cause, per this Arizona State University study on street racing in the United States.
These films starred Paul Walker and James Dean, respectively, both of whom were later killed at high speeds in a fancy Porsche sports car on public roads. The fact that street racing culture was made popular by men who were killed at speed seems to only have added to the allure. But consent is removed when innocent individuals are hurt and killed, which happens far too often in the United States, Texas, and Dallas especially.
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Dangers of Street Racing
Unfortunately, street racers all-too-often tragically take the life of innocent individuals and drive away. Texas Revised Transportation Code § 550.022 states that drivers must stop and get out if they cause damage to property or person. Depending on the damage caused, hit and run can be a felony crime.
Aside from hit and run, there are many other illegal symptoms of street racing that put innocent lives at risk. Operating outside the law, street racing culture becomes a hotbed of illegal activity and danger. Street races often see other unlawful practices such as:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Auto Theft
- Gang-related activity
- Public order violations (i.e. public intoxication or urination, disturbing the peace, noise ordinance violations)
- Blocking traffic
- Driving recklessly (i.e. doing donuts in an intersection, power-sliding or drifting across traffic lanes)
Street races sometimes draw large crowds, and this alone can create a disturbance in a neighborhood’s normal function. Traffic is often blocked for street drag races, with the intention of also impeding police response time. However, this also has the side-effect of blocking ambulances, fire trucks, and all other emergency response personnel. It does not stretch the imagination to see why street racing, speed, and reckless driving are a leading cause of mortality on the roads.
Contact the Office of a Street Racing Attorney to Learn More About Your Rights Today
The statute of limitations for civil injury is two years in Texas, Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16. In other words, a lawsuit would be invalidated in Texas if it claimed damages for an injury that occurred more than two years in the past. This rule is enough to give many claimants cause to act quickly if they are injured due to the fault of another.
In many cases of street racing accidents in Dallas, injuries occur. Victims have often invested thousands of their own dollars into their own medical insurance copays before they receive compensation from a lawsuit. Eliminating this financial burden as fast as possible is typically the primary motivating factor behind people who seek legal remedy.
Serious injuries deserve a person’s full-time attention in the healing process. The sooner you act, the sooner your Dallas street racing accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can get started helping you. We operate on a contingency basis, and do not take a fee if you do not collect compensation for your damages. Call us today to get started, our office line is 800-777-7777.