Compensation for Austin Street Racing Accident Victims
Car racing has been a popular interest for nearly 150 years, since the first automobile race in France in 1894. Adrenaline, excitement, and gambling all play into the popularity of this sport. Under the professional and official umbrella, it is one of the most popular sports and U.S. pastimes. Street racing, however, is both illegal and wildly dangerous, a fact proven time and again as street racing injury claims in Austin grow.
If you were caught up in Austin street racing, and the racing drivers caused an accident that resulted in your injury or the injury of a loved one, you are entitled to compensation for the damages you have suffered. Contacting the trusted Austin personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw is your first step towards seeking the justice you and your loved ones are owed.Texas Law and Street Racing
Section 545.420. of the Texas Transportation Code addresses the illegality, and consequences, of street racing in the state. The code states that drivers may not participate in…
- a race
- a vehicle speed competition or contest
- a drag race
- a test of physical endurance of the operator of a vehicle
- an exhibition of vehicle speed or acceleration or to make a vehicle speed record
Our Texas lawyers for racing accident victims will help you to understand the options available to you after being injured due to street racers and their negligence. Such cases are more complex than even other auto accidents, as criminality is inherently associated with street racing in a way that is unique among many personal injury cases.The Dangers of Street Racing
Street racing is inherently dangerous for the drivers, but it also can be devastating for victims caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. These drivers create dangerous situations by ignoring safety laws and the rules of the road, and accidents involving non-racers are commonly caused by the following:
- Excessive speeding
- Driving under the influence
- Poor weather conditions
- Ignoring traffic lights and signs
- Road rage
As of August 2023, Governor Abbot has signed additional laws to help prosecutors address the crimes caused by street racers. These laws can benefit your personal injury case as well when you work alongside Austin Tx injury lawyers.Seeking Compensation After Street Racing Injuries
After being injured because of a street racing accident, you are likely facing incredible medical bills, car repair bills, loss of work, and other stressful consequences of an accident that was not your fault. Street racing constitutes an aspect of injury law called “negligence per se,” which can be applied when seeking compensation after a street racing accident in Austin.
Essentially, this means that if you can prove the at-fault party was breaking the law, then they may be liable for your injuries by default. This provides both you and your chosen attorney with a clear path towards winning any compensation you are owed after the accident.Prioritizing Your Safety and Well-Being
Unlike some hidden hazards, street racing is an event that can be avoided. While our team will do everything in our power to support you after an accident, knowing when and where races take place can help you to stay safe.
Street racing in Austin is a growing issue, meaning that various news outlets cover it regularly. Following these outlets can alert you to especially high-traffic areas, such as the intersection of Barton Springs and South Lamar.
If you have been injured, explore Carabin Shaw reviews, then take advantage of our free case review to better understand your case. Our lawyers believe that you should not have to worry about costs, so we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis.Austin Auto Accident Attorneys at Carabin Shaw
There is no time to wait after your injury, especially when your case could be the one that helps to remove dangerous drivers from Austin roads. Our English and Spanish speaking staff are ready to talk with you at your earliest convenience and can be reached, 24/7 and toll-free, at 800-862-1260.
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