Street racing is both dangerous and illegal, yet drivers choose to race each other on the streets of Plano frequently. These races often result in severe bodily injuries, substantial property damage, and even death. You don’t have to suffer these painful consequences alone.
If you faced an injury after a collision with a racing driver, you could be entitled to seek monetary compensation. The team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins understands how important your claim is, and a Plano street racing accident lawyer from our firm can advocate for you during this challenging time.
Street Racing is a Form of Negligence
There are many potential dangers that come with street racing. Most of the time, these drivers exceed the speed limit significantly and make aggressive maneuvers in their attempt to win. This could include weaving through traffic or even driving the wrong way down a one-way street.
These are all forms of driver negligence, and any evidence of these reckless actions could be used to build your case. The injuries that can follow a street racing crash can also be devastating.
Recovering Your Damages
Vehicle occupants are not the only ones likely to suffer damage in these accidents. The vehicles involved in these crashes are frequently totaled as well. The cost of repairing or replacing a motor vehicle damaged in a street racing accident could be costly.
A Plano street racing accident lawyer from our firm could help you seek compensation for the following:
- Physical therapy
- Emergency room care
- Property damage costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
If you are dealing with the financial burden that follows a street racing accident, you might be able to seek relief through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Let Loncar Lyon Jenkins assist you with your claim. In the event that you lost a loved one in an accident, we could also help you seek compensation for losses such as funeral and medical expenses.
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How We Can and Will Establish Negligence in Your Case
To seek compensation from the driver that injured you, it will be necessary to demonstrate that the other driver was negligent.
There are four steps to proving negligence in any injury case:
Duty of Care
The first step requires evidence that the defendant owed a duty of care to you at the time of your injury. This is not an issue in cases involving street racing. Every motorist has a duty to operate their vehicle in a safe manner.
Breach of Duty
Once a duty is established, the second step requires proof that the duty was breached. Any careless or reckless act could qualify as a breach if it leads to your injuries. There is little doubt that racing on the streets of Plano could qualify as a breached duty of care.
The third step is known as causation. This step links the injuries you have sustained to the accident that was caused by the street racer. Ultimately, any injuries that result from a breached duty of care meet this element.
The final step in making a case for negligence is the need for damages. You will not be able to recover a monetary award from a negligent driver unless you suffered damages as a result of their negligence.
Damages could come in many forms. While the most common example involves the cost of your medical care, your damages could also involve the cost of repairing your vehicle or the physical pain you suffered in the crash.
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We’ll Investigate the Accident to Help You Gather as Much Evidence as Possible Against the Other Driver
One of the first steps we will take in your case is to investigate the cause of the accident. When crashes involve street racing, there may have been witnesses nearby. Our investigation could involve interviewing anyone present at the start of the race or at the location of the accident. Evidence that confirms that the at-fault driver was racing could be vital to a claim.
Street racing is a violation of Texas Transportation Code §545.420. If it results in a criminal conviction, the conviction record could be used as evidence for your personal injury case. What’s more, criminal charges could push the insurance company to move forward with a settlement. We could track the at-fault driver’s criminal charges and obtain a copy of the conviction.
We could also work to identify traffic or security cameras that might have caught the accident or even parts of the race. This video evidence could be just what you need to establish liability in your case.
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We Can Help You File Before Your Time Runs Out
Keep in mind that you have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit in Texas if you need to do so to seek fair compensation. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, you have two years to start the process.
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A Plano street racing accident lawyer on our team could help you hold accountable those individuals that caused your injuries. From developing a theory of liability to pursuing your case at trial, the attorneys of Loncar Lyon Jenkins are ready to serve as your legal advocate. Call us for your free consultation today.