Illegal Racing Dangers
Racing is a common thread across modern American culture. Whether from sanctioned and legal competitions between NASCAR racers or through racing scenes in films, racing has been a part of popular American culture for the better part of a century. However, as American children become old enough to drive, they may be pressured into street races with friends. Although they may not realize the dangers until it is too late, these races can cause very serious injuries.
To learn more about negligence on the road and your legal rights, contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today.
Injuries from Street Racing
Modern American street racing ultimately comes down to two varieties: planned races and impromptu races. Planned street racing generally occurs when two or more people plot out a race track, determining when and where the race will happen before it actually starts. Impromptu races, on the other hand, are characterized by two vehicles coming to a stop light and, on the spot, agreeing to race to the next light or another clear marker. In either situation, the following accidents may occur as a result:
- Accidents between racers
- Accidents with pedestrians, other motorists, and bicyclists
- Accidents with off-road objects, such as trees or guardrails
These accidents may occur because of miscommunication between racers, driver error on the part of racers, or even an unexpected mechanical failure brought on by the strain of the race.
Although racers may believe that they have the skills to complete these high-speed competitions without incident, the reality is often much different. These competitions are extremely dangerous and can cause serious injuries. Contact the Racine car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today by calling 800-242-2874 for more information regarding your rights as an injury victim.