Racing on Public Roads
Illegal street racing holds something of a strange place in American popular culture. While the act is against the law and is often shown to be dangerous for those involved, it is also glorified in many of these depictions. While this is not necessarily to blame for the sort of senseless things some drivers do with their vehicles, the problem of street racing is more visible than some other public safety concerns.
Contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 1-800-242-2874 if you have been injured by a driver who was racing on a public road. You may be eligible to receive compensation for medical costs, property damage, and other related expenses.
Dangers of Street Racing
Perhaps the most problematic part of racing is not the lack of experience the drivers involved have or even the limitations of their vehicles, but the use of public roads for these races. Without sanctioned tracks that are monitored by trained professionals, racing goes from potentially dangerous to life-threatening. Without the limitations of a specific track, racers may encounter other drivers unexpectedly, endangering their lives as well. The following types of serious accidents may occur:
- Accidents between racers and non-racers
- Accidents between racers
- Accidents with stationary objects
- Mechanical failures
These accidents often occur at particularly high speeds. At these unsafe speeds, a loss of traction or a moment of poor judgment on a racer’s part can cause that driver to lose control. The potential collisions caused at these speeds can cause injuries that range from significant cuts and bruising to shattered bones and severe brain damage.
If you have been injured by an unsafe motorist, you may be entitled to take legal action. For a free consultation regarding your legal rights, contact the Rhinelander car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 1-800-242-2874 today.