Street racing has been going on since the invention of the first automobile. Despite the increasing public awareness, this pastime seems to be more popular than ever. In the same way people play sports or video games, street racing is becoming a hobby of choice.
As you might imagine, there is a direct correlation between auto accidents and street racing. These auto accidents result in unnecessary injuries and fatalities. What is most frustrating is that street racers not only put themselves in danger, but they compromise the lives of other innocent drivers on the road. In Salt Lake City, UT, the attorneys at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton can help the victims of street racing accidents obtain the compensation they deserve.
Injuries sustained from an auto accident can result in profound emotional trauma for the victim and family. In addition to the psychological devastation, these injuries can result in serious financial burdens. Victims of serious car accidents may require several surgeries or a lifetime of therapies and treatments. Injuries that are common as a result of a collision include:
People of all ages enjoy the adrenaline rush of street racing. However, young men between the ages of 15 and 23 are more likely to participate in this hobby. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that auto accidents are the primary cause of death among drivers 16- to 20-years-old.
A car can be a weapon, resulting in fatalities when it is not properly operated. For people who participate in street racing, there are a few common factors that can ultimately lead to collisions, including:
If you or a family member has been involved in a street racing-related accident, you are entitled to compensation. Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton can help you receive the justice you deserve. To find out more about compensation from auto accidents, contact us online anytime or call our office at (718) 624-1211.