Automobile accidents are a regular occurrence. They occur on a daily basis, in fact. While some are the result of no one's fault, others are the result of someone acting recklessly or with a complete disdain for the safety of others. These frequently include street racing. The bad news is that innocent bystanders are frequently injured in these incidents, and free legal consultation, call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 right now.
Street races come in a variety of shapes and sizes
A street race can be spontaneous in some cases. It's as easy as a motorist approaching a red light, gazing at another driver, exchanging a glance, and then accelerating their vehicle. There are many more street races that are held. These races are frequently scheduled via social media, and there can be dozens of automobiles engaged. Bystanders may sometimes block city streets with their own automobiles so that no one else may drive on them. In any case, everyone engaged, as well as anyone driving close, is in grave risk.
The number of fatal street races is on the rise
A street race is risky for everyone involved, whether it is planned or happens on the spur of the moment. According to the California Highway Patrol, street racing-related deaths are on the rise. They discovered that the individual killed in more than half of all street racing deaths was not the driver.
This mean that a person might be in a highly dangerous – even lethal – position just by driving home from work, picking up their children from school, or strolling home from a friend's house. Uninvolved drivers and pedestrians account for around 25% of those killed in street racing incidents.
After a fatal street racing accident, you may have no choice but to file a wrongful death claim
If a loved one was killed in a street racing accident, you may want to engage a personal injury lawyer to hold the at-fault party responsible. When you call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000, we'll discuss the details of your case and determine the best course of action for you. We may claim for damages relating to mental anguish, pain and suffering, lost pay, and loss of companionship if it makes sense to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
Do not hesitate to contact us. The truth is that as time passes, evidence deteriorates, and witnesses become less trustworthy. We want to help you obtain the justice you deserve, and the best way for us to do so is if you contact us as soon as possible.