Injured in a Texas Street Racing Collision? Our Attorneys Will Fight for Your Rights
Although a common mode of transportation in the state of Texas, it is easy to forget that driving is a dangerous activity no matter how short a distance your trip is. It can be easy enough to end up in an accident even when people aren’t driving recklessly. However, many people disregard others’ safety in favor of thrill and adrenaline.
Texas street racing accident injuries have risen over the last few years, with no small number of injuries to innocent bystanders. If you or someone you love was caught in an accident caused by street racers, you are entitled to compensation for the injuries you have incurred. Working alongside the Texas personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw means hiring trusted experts who will fight for the full settlement that you deserve.Street Racing Laws in Texas
Street racing is not relegated solely to movies and television. It is actually quite the opposite in Texas, where the Office of the Texas Governor recently implemented additional laws and penalties against it. Texas law Sec 545.420. makes it illegal to engage in:
- Vehicles contests of speed
- Drag races
- Tests of the physical endurance of drivers or vehicles operators
- Having any connection to drag races or vehicle speed exhibitions
Because of this, there are established avenues for obtaining legal help for street racing collision victims in Texas.
Since it is expressly against the law, violators can face extensive legal prosecution for participating, or being affiliated with, street racing. However, a criminal case against street racers does not include the cost of covering victim damages. For that, you need a trusted attorney to act as your advocate.Pursuing Rightful Compensation After a Street Racing Collision
Despite the fact that a criminal case does not recover damages, the rights of street racing accident victims allow for the pursuit of just financial compensation. While state prosecutors handle any criminal action against a street racer, it is your job as the victim to file a personal injury claim.
Liability coverage is the standard insurance in auto accidents, wherein the insurance of the driver that caused the accident pays for the accident victim’s damages. However, street racers are often reckless in more ways than just one. In many cases, a street racer will drive uninsured. In cases such as this, our team will help you to obtain the compensation you own through your own insurance’s underinsured motorist coverage.
Seeking compensation after a street racing collision that you were an innocent bystander of can be complex, especially if the other driver lacks the legally required insurance. If you were injured by the reckless driving of street racers, call our English and Spanish-speaking staff, available 24/7 and toll-free, at 1-800-862-1260 to ask about the options available to you.What Injuries Can You Seek Compensation For?
Speeding causes devastating injuries and deaths on Texas roads each year, and reckless drivers operating automobiles were responsible for 1,163 Texas deaths in 2022 alone according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Accidents caused by a Texas street racing collision often result in victim injuries such as:
- Brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Injuries to the back and spine
- Damage to internal organs
- Broken bones
After your accident, you deserve to work with a lawyer who will put your best interests first and fight for the justice that you and your loved ones are owed. At Carabin Shaw, we offer free case reviews to innocent victims of street racing collisions. Additionally, because we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, our guidance comes to you at no cost until we have won your case.
At Carabin Shaw, we have advocated for Texas auto injury victims for over thirty years. Call us to learn about how we will put that experience and resources we have earned to work for you and your case. For examples of our past success, explore the Carabin Shaw reviews.
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