Automobiles are a convenient mode of transportation that has completely changed the way people live, work, and travel. For all their conveniences, most people understand that automobiles also have the potential to harm. The risk of an auto accident is there every time a person gets into a car. Car accidents can seriously injure those involved and result in substantial financial losses.
While an auto accident can happen even when a driver is taking proper precautions, the risk multiplies when a driver is being irresponsible and using his or her vehicle for entertainment rather than transportation. This is the case with street racing. Street racing is a dangerous activity that has the potential to be harmful or deadly.
Auto accidents involving street racing are a real concern in the Oklahoma City, OK area. At Tawwater Law Firm, our attorneys have seen far too many people who have faced losses as the result of street racing accidents. Victims of these types of accidents should contact our experienced auto accident attorneys to learn about their legal rights after being injured in a street racing accident.
The Problem of Street Racing
Street racing is not only dangerous, but illegal as well. Sadly, neither of these facts seems to be enough to deter some drivers from racing down the road, especially young men, who are most likely to participate in these potentially deadly challenges. Unfortunately, street racing threatens the well being of those participating in the races, as well as other innocent drivers and passengers on the road.
It is difficult to gather accurate street racing data, because few are willing to admit that they have participated or were involved in a street race at the time of a crash. However, police agencies suggest that street racing is on the rise. Below are some of the facts we do know about street racing:
- Drivers most likely to participate in street racing are males between the ages of 15 and 23
- Street racing is far more likely to take place at night
- About half of illegal street races occur on the highway and about half take place on commercial roads
We also know that street racing accidents have the potential to cause catastrophic or deadly injuries. Street racing involves excessive speeds that increase the likelihood of death or a serious injury should an accident occur. Those who are fortunate enough to survive a street racing accident may find themselves with any of the following injuries:
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal bleeding
- Broken bones
Financial compensation can never make up for the pain, suffering, and hardship of a serious injury or the loss of a loved one. However, it can allow victims to start the road to recovery. At Tawwater Law Firm, our experienced attorneys will gather the evidence that is necessary to prove liability in an accident so that our clients can collect the compensation they deserve for losses stemming from a street racing auto accident. Depending on the details of each case, this may include compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, it is important to work with an experienced attorney, such as those at Tawwater Law Firm, to ensure your rights are protected. Contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss the details of your case and find out how we can help you collect the compensation you deserve.