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Drag Racing

Illegally initiated drag racing and street racing on urban streets and roads can be a dangerous pursuit which leads on to accidents, serious injuries, and often fatalities. To make these races difficult to monitor and control by police, around 70 percent of them occur at night and 50 percent take place out on our highways and the remainder in streets lined with businesses. Around 60 percent of the total number of drag racing fatalities occur to those who are aged between 15 and 30 years and three quarters are males

Other motorists, passengers, and pedestrians are likely to be hurt by anyone who participates in these sorts of illegal and often deadly races.  If you were involved in an accident as a drag racer and you injured someone in the process, then will need to find someone to defend you in court. First of all, though, you should contact a drag racing lawyer who has the knowledge to understand the complexities of accidents involving drag racers.

What is a drag racer?

A drag racing car has had specific modifications, which make it faster and when on impact with another vehicle or a stationary object often leads to far more severe injuries so you have to make sure you have an aggressive defense lawyer to ensure you are treated fairly at trial.

Types of injuries in a drag racing accident

As collisions with drag racers occur at such high speeds, injuries sustained to victims of these sorts of accidents are commonly catastrophic such as

  • A traumatic brain injury
  • A spinal cord injury
  • Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ failure
  • A heart attack
  • Amputations
  • Crushed bones
  • Facial scarring

All of these injuries will take time to recover from and in some cases full recovery will be impossible so that will mean the victim will be undergoing medical treatment and support for the rest of his or her life. This is particularly devastating when the injuries sustained were not the victim’s fault but you as the driver will be asked to pay not only the penalties that are enforced by our police but compensation to the victims as well.

These will include, at the very least:

  • Care in a Hospital or emergency room
  • Cost of Physical Therapy,
  • Cost of ambulance
  • Long term medical care
  • Loss or earnings
  • Earnings into the future
  • Suffering and pain

How justice can be obtained

A victim has the chance to prove the case in court by revealing that you the driver was either negligent or reckless. This has to be proved beyond doubt before any compensation claim will be approved.

This is when a lawyer will help to ensure that any payment only fits the crime. So often, accident claimants want more than the injuries really deserve. You certainly don’t want that and nor do we. You didn’t intend to cause injury so you don’t deserve to suffer any more than you have to.

 

 

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