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Pursuing a Lawsuit After a Street Racing Accident in Austin

Reports of street races in Austin in 2023 show chaotic scenes involving reckless and lawless behavior. These incidents have great potential to cause grave injury, even death, and extensive damage to personal property. The risk involved is huge, and if you or a loved one has gotten caught in the crosshairs, you may now be facing physical injury, emotional distress, and financial challenges as a result.

You may be wondering about street racing negligence claims in Austin and how to recover your damages to move forward. There are options available to you. Read on to learn more about filing a lawsuit for a street racing accident, then speak with an attorney at Carabin Shaw to learn about how to proceed in your case.

Do You Have a Case?

More than likely, if you were involved in an accident with an illegal street racer that resulted in you being injured or your property being damaged, you have a case. Because of the criminal nature of these activities, a legal term known as “negligence per se” comes into play for street racing accident victims in Austin Texas. Because the law in place to protect public safety was violated, which then resulted in an accident, the violator is automatically liable and deemed negligent, as per the Texas transportation code.

Why Is a Lawsuit Necessary?

When an individual is engaging in illegal activities, their insurance can then use that to avoid paying out. Pursuing a lawsuit for racing accident may then be the only option available to get compensation for the incident. Don’t be deterred by an uncooperative insurance company. You have the right to file a lawsuit, and the right to seek legal representation.

Do I Need Legal Representation?

While it is possible to file an Austin street racing accident lawsuit on your own, it is not recommended. There are several reasons why working with qualified legal representation is a good idea. First, the legal system is full of complexities and intricacies that can seem arbitrary but have huge consequences if not adhered to.

The procedures that must be followed in filling out forms and filing them can be difficult to manage and mistakes can jeopardize your case and ability to seek compensation. Having a lawyer to ensure these matters are attended to diligently will not only alleviate your stress, it will put you in the best position for a positive outcome in your case.

A strong legal representative, like those on our team at Carabin Shaw, will also build a strong case on your behalf, advocating for you and protecting your rights throughout the process. They will be able to assess what your claim is worth and fight to maximize your compensation, ensuring you don’t settle for less than you deserve.

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The Austin personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw are leaders in the city’s legal landscape for a reason. We have a proven track record of success and are committed to aggressively representing our clients and tirelessly fighting to get them what they’re entitled to. You can see testament to this in Carabin Shaw reviews. Plus, we’re so confident we will win every case that we take, we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis.

Contact us today for a free case review. You can reach us toll-free at 800-862-1260, where our English AND Spanish-speaking staff is available to assist you 24/7. Don’t delay, call now to get started.

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