Occasionally, drivers of different ages - teenagers and adults alike - like to get into a speed contest on the road. Some drivers get involved in street racing for the thrill of it and a rush of adrenaline, others do it out of anger of being cut off in traffic. Whether a motorist is motivated by seeking fun or road rage, one thing is clear - street racing is dangerous. Competing drivers rarely follow road rules and almost never pay attention to other cars on the road. Such races rarely end without an accident. Not every car can handle high speeds and sharp turns causing even a very experienced driver to lose control of the car. Losing control of a car can lead to a head-on collision or a rollover accident. In the worst-case scenario, an innocent pedestrian may be struck by a racing driver and get injured.
Unfortunately, street racing is becoming more and more common and families of car accident victims are left devastated. The Lassen Law Firm has handled many car accidents caused by street racing. In many cases, clients came to us because of the complexity of their case: they engaged in street racing with another driver, lost control of the car and crashed into another car, while the other racing driver drove off. Such situations are complex in terms of proving liability. If you have found yourself in a situation where the accident was the result of street racing, you need an experienced Pennsylvania car accident attorney by your side.