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TX injury lawyerA man was arrested on October 7 after being observed going over 100 mph on I-10 on an earlier date, ostensibly while racing another car. He was taken into custody after he admitted racing in his Chevy Camaro. While some see street racing as a harmless pastime, it is against the law in Texas, and if you are caught engaging in the practice, you may wind up with heavy fines and a possible license suspension. If you are injured by a street racer, by comparison, you may have a surprisingly easy case for negligence under Texas law.

Proving Negligence

In order to prove negligence under Texas law, a plaintiff must establish four points. They are:

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Texas injury lawyerIn January, two boys in Cedar Park, outside of Round Rock, engaged in drag racing, causing the deaths of two young boys when one of them crashed. On February 28, a negligence lawsuit was filed by the family of the deceased children, asking for significant damages, based at least partially on the defendant’s alleged lack of remorse following the incident. If you have been in this position or been in a position where you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s alleged negligence, it is important to understand what the law allows and what it does not.

An Epidemic

Prior to 2003, drag racing was considered a minor traffic violation, but after films like The Fast and the Furious began to grow in popularity, more and more incidents began occurring, and more injuries and fatalities were chalked up to the trend. Laws were modified in that year, upgrading drag racing from a traffic violation to a misdemeanor, which is punishable by a significant fine (as high as $2,000) and up to 180 days in jail, with increasing penalties for a second and third offense.

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Texas accident attorney, Texas injury lawyerDrag racing can be dangerous even in a controlled and regulated setting, which is why it is illegal to do in the street. In November, one driver was killed at the Yello Belly Drag Strip, CBS DFW reported. The driver was racing his 1980s Thunderbird when his competitor lost control of his Mustang and caused a crash. He ultimately hit a tree and was ejected from the vehicle. His competitor also struck a tree and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Drag racing is a risky sport, which is why Texas strictly prohibits unregulated street racing. Drivers who choose to race on public streets can easily lose control of their vehicles, causing accidents that lead to injuries and death. If you were in a car crash caused by someone speeding or racing, contact the personal injury attorneys at our law firm today for assistance with your case.

Texas Law Regarding Street Racing Can Support Your Negligence Claim

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The sooner you call, the sooner we can build your case, secure evidence and get maximum compensation for your injuries.

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