Motorcycle Street Racing
Motorcycle street racing is when two or motorcyclists race each other on public highways and streets. This is a very dangerous activity that taken the lives of many unsuspecting motorists, vehicle occupants and pedestrians. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 153 people were killed in 122 crashes while racing between 2001 and 2010.
If you or a loved one was injured in a crash that was caused by motorcycle street racing, you may be eligible to seek legal action against the negligent party. Contact a Connecticut motorcycle accident attorney to explore your legal options.
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Liability in Street Racing Accidents
Oftentimes, street racing occurs on a moment’s notice without any warning to other motorists on the road. Motorcycles are often traveling at high speeds and sometimes the bikers are under the influence at the time of the race, this can be a deadly combination.
It is illegal for individuals to participate in street racing and in the eyes of the law is seen as a negligent action. If an innocent victim is injured or killed in a street racing accident, the motorcyclist can be held liable for the wreck. Accident victims may be able to recover compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are meant to compensate the accident victims for any financial losses caused by the crash; some common examples of compensatory damages include medical expenses, lost wages and property damage. Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant for his/her negligent actions and deter others from similar behaviors.
If you or a family member was injured in a motorcycle street racing accident, contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers today.
Common Injuries in Street Racing Accidents
When street racing accidents occur motorbikes are often excessively speeding at the time of the collision, which can cause extensive property damage and seriously bodily harm. Some injuries that are commonly see in street racing collisions include:
- Road rash
- Bone fractures
- Facial injuries
- Dental injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Rib and torso injuries
- Loss of limb
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Wrongful Death
If your love one was innocently killed by street racing, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Family members of the deceased may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of future earning, funeral costs and emotional trauma.
To speak with a wrongful death attorney, simply fill out the contact form on the right.
Filing a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we urge all of victims to seek legal counsel following a street racing accident. An experienced attorney can explain your legal rights and recommend the best course of action to pursue.
Our attorneys and staff have the knowledge and resources to successfully handle motorcycle accident cases. We have helped many clients receive maximum compensation for their claims.
Currently, we are available to provide legal services to injury victims in Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport and the surrounding communities.
To find out if you’re eligible to file a lawsuit, complete the contact form on this page.