San Antonio Street Racing Accidents - Damages & Compensation for Victims
Street Racing might look fun in the movies, but did you know it’s actually illegal in the state of Texas? In San Antonio, street racing has been classified as a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to a year in jail, a $4,000 fine, or both, since 2021 because of the danger it poses to drivers and pedestrians alike.
If you have been involved in an accident and are seeking street racing injury compensation, read the information below and then contact the San Antonio Tx personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw to get started on your claim today.How Does the State of Texas Define Street Racing?
Texas law states that any sort of racing or exhibition of a vehicle’s capacity for speed or endurance is strictly prohibited. But, when we’re talking about racing, what does this mean?
Section 545.20 of the Texas Transportation Code states that a race is defined as any of the following:
- A competition wherein vehicles either surpass or prevent the passing of one another
- Victory is determined by arrival at a preselected destination in advance of other vehicle(s)
- A test or exhibition of the endurance of a vehicle over a set duration of time or course
Legal codes are updated often. If you have any questions our team is ready to assist you from start to settlement.What Are the Potential Dangers of Participating in a Street Race?
While the state’s definition might aim to minimize the dangers of street racing, participants and witnesses are at risk for injuries associated with speeding and aggressive driving. Those risks include, but are not limited to:
- Broken Bones & Fractures
- Head or Neck Injuries
Compensation for San Antonio street racing victims is available for victims of street racing to cover the cost of medical bills, funerals, and wages lost. If you or a loved one is suffering as the result of a street racing accident, call our San Antonio personal injury attorney today.The Legal Implications for Street Racing in San Antonio
The incidences of racing have intensified in the last few years, and Texas is cracking down on street racing. On September 1, 2023, the state passed HB 1442 which allows police to confiscate vehicles used in street racing after the first offense.
But, what does the tightening of street racing laws mean for those Pursuing damages after a street racing accident in San Antonio?
Simply put, it means that the state recognizes the danger to personal and public safety associated with street racing.
We will help you recover the costs of:
- Medical Care
- Funeral Bills
- Burial Costs
- Lost Wages
- Potential Lost Earnings
- Damaged Personal Property
- Pain & Suffering
If you have been a victim of a crime like street racing, which is acknowledged as an increased threat to our community, do not suffer in silence. By enlisting the help of a skilled lawyer to be your ally in your case, you are giving yourself the best chance at the settlement you deserve.Free Case Review at Carabin Shaw
We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis because we believe in our ability to win every case we take on. And, Carabin Shaw reviews show just that.
Damages in street racing accidents and their settlements can vary widely. Don’t take a chance with yours. Call 800-862-1260 toll free today for your free case review. We have English AND Spanish speaking staff available 24/7 to take your call.
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