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Proving Negligence in San Antonio Street Racing Accidents

San Antonio, Texas, has a street racing culture deeply ingrained in its history and identity. However, it’s not just illegal; it's incredibly dangerous. The thrill of speed and competition can lead to catastrophic consequences, leaving victims with life-altering injuries. If you've been involved in a street racing accident in San Antonio, having the right attorney and understanding how to prove negligence is crucial in seeking compensation.

Street Racing Negligence Claims in Texas

San Antonio street racing negligence claims arise when one or more parties involved in the race fail to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others on the road. To successfully pursue a claim, you must establish negligence on the part of the at-fault parties.

How to Prove Negligence in a Street Racing Accidents

Proving negligence in street racing accidents typically involves the following elements:

  • Duty of Care: You must demonstrate that the at-fault parties owed a duty of care to others on the road. This duty of care includes obeying traffic laws and refraining from reckless behavior.
  • Breach of Duty: It must be shown that the at-fault parties breached their duty of care by participating in the street race.
  • Causation: You need to establish a direct link between the at-fault parties' actions (the street race) and the accident and resulting injuries.
  • Damages: Lastly, you must prove that you suffered actual damages as a result of the accident. These damages can include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
How Does a Street Racing Accident Happen?

Imagine a scenario where two drivers engage in a high-speed street race on a public road. In their reckless pursuit of victory, they ignore posted speed limits, weave in and out of traffic, and create a hazardous environment for other road users.

Unfortunately, their recklessness leads to a collision with an innocent motorist at an intersection, causing severe injuries to the innocent driver. In this case, the drivers engaged in the street race breached their duty of care to others on the road by violating Texas law: Sec. 545.420 – Racing on Highway.

Liability in Street Racing Accidents

Establishing liability in street racing accidents can be challenging, as it often requires a thorough investigation. Our legal team has the expertise and resources to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and reconstruct the accident to prove negligence.

The Personal Injury Attorneys at Carabin Shaw Can Help

The San Antonio personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw have a deep understanding of the legal intricacies involved in street racing accidents. We are dedicated to helping victims hold the at-fault parties accountable for their negligence. Read about our past successes and see direct client testimony at Carabin Shaw reviews.

The Importance of Legal Representation

While it's possible to attempt to prove negligence and seek compensation without legal assistance, it's not advisable. Insurance companies often try to minimize payouts, and dealing with them directly can be overwhelming. Legal assistance for street racing victims in Texas is crucial.

Skilled lawyers will:

  1. Guarantee the protection of your rights during the legal proceedings.
  2. Tackle intricate laws.
  3. Evaluate Your Claim and assess the complete scope of your losses, including prospective expenses.
  4. Conduct skillful negotiations for equitable compensation.
How Carabin Shaw Supports Victims and Their Families

We offer a free case review to assess the details of your street racing accident and provide you with legal guidance. Additionally, we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you don't pay us unless we win your case.

Contact Our Top Texas Law Firm Today

Victims of street racing deserve justice and we’re here to help you find it. Call us toll-free at 800-862-1260, to speak with our team 24/7. We are here to provide you with the support and legal representation you need during this challenging time. We have both English and Spanish-speaking staff standing by, ready to immediately assist you.

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