Auto Accidents and the Innocent Victims of Street Racing
By Michael Verna on October 12, 2017
At the law firm of Bowles & Verna, LLP, we handle the full range of auto accident and pedestrian accident cases, including those involving street racing. The participants of street races are not the only ones to suffer injuries and deaths as the results of their reckless behavior. Tragically, innocent drivers, passengers, and passersby are often victims of these catastrophic auto accidents, as well. Such accidents have only increased in recent years as street racing has seen a surge in popularity throughout the state of California.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in a street racing accident, or if you have lost a family member in such an accident, the personal injury attorneys of Bowles & Verna, LLP can provide you with the aggressive, skilled legal representative you deserve in your time of need. We have the skills, resources, and experience to handle even the most complex cases involving auto accidents and street racing in the San Francisco and San Jose, CA region. We will fight tirelessly for your right to be compensated for the losses and expenses you have suffered as a result of your street racing accident.
Don’t hesitate another moment. Please contact the law firm of Bowles & Verna, LLP, today to arrange for an evaluation of your street racing auto accident case.
What Types of Auto Accidents Commonly Result from Street Racing?
While street racing has been glamorized in film and song, the reality is that it is a highly dangerous and illegal activity in which the participants often lack the skills or training to operate vehicles at the high speeds at which they drive them. The vehicles themselves are often nowhere near the precision machines their owners claim them to be, and may not even be legal to drive on public streets, let alone at high speeds. In other words, even in a controlled environment, such as a racetrack, these drivers operating these vehicles would represent accidents waiting to happen.
And, of course, street racing accidents frequently do happen, taking the form of:
- Head-on collisions
- Rollover accidents
- T-bone collisions
- Collisions with pedestrians on sidewalks, in crosswalks, or on street corners
- Accidents caused by brake failures
- Red-light or stop-light running accidents
What Types of Injuries Commonly Result from Street Racing Accidents?
Any number of serious injuries can result from being involved in a street racing accident. These include:
- Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs
- Spinal cord injuries, including paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Broken bones, including simple and compound fractures
- Neck and head injuries
- Wrongful death
Damages that can be recovered in street racing accident cases vary from case to case, but often include compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and, in the case of wrongful death, funeral expenses, loss of consortium and support, and future lost wages and benefits.
Arrange for an Evaluation of Your Auto Accident Case
To arrange for an evaluation of your street racing auto accident case, please contact the law firm of Bowles & Verna, LLP today.