Drag racing is dangerous and can have deadly results. In Mississippi, drag racing is also unlawful and there are criminal penalties associated with engaging in such reckless driving if caught by law enforcement. Individuals that are convicted of drag racing in Mississippi can face both costly fines and jail time. However, even more devastating, is the potential catastrophic physical bodily harm and loss of life that can result from a drag race gone bad.
In Mississippi, victims that are hit and injured by careless and negligent drivers have the right to pursue compensation for the losses they suffered. Helping these individuals get the most from their claim is the Jackson car accident attorney, Bob Germany. At the Germany Law Firm, PLLC, you will receive the highest level of customer service and seasoned legal guidance and support throughout every step of the personal injury claims process.
Who is Responsible for Street Racing Accidents
If an illegal street race was happening and is what caused your harm, you may be able to file a suit against the irresponsible driver. However, because this is an illegal activity there is a high likelihood that if the street racer can flee the scene they will.
Collecting as much evidence as possible to show that this activity was taking place is crucial. Video evidence is one of the most compelling forms of evidence that can show that street racing happened. It may also provide bits of information as to the identity of the street racer.
Securing such footage may help you find out who was liable for your damages. It can also help law enforcement gain more information on this illegal activity and be a means for them to go after and hold the street racer criminally accountable for their actions.
If the street racer is found but does not have insurance coverage, you can go to your own uninsured motorist coverage to make a claim for payment. Uninsured motorist coverage is not mandatory in Mississippi. It is an add-on extra level of protection when accidents happen with uninsured motorists. In a situation like this, where a street racer hits you, the harm you suffered has the potential to be quite costly. Should they not have the insurance necessary to pay for your damages, you will be thankful that you have chosen to purchase this extra insurance coverage. Mississippi is a state where there is a high number of uninsured motorists. It is estimated that at least 28% of the drivers in the state do not have insurance but still drive anyway.
Speak with A Jackson Personal Injury Attorney Today
Any type of injury accident can be distressing. Figuring out how to get the full amount of compensation you need to pay for your damages can be another source of frustration. In these situations, it is best to speak with a licensed legal professional that knows Mississippi's laws and has experience with personal injury claims. Bob Germany is a Jackson auto accident attorney with more than 40 years of experience helping victims secure compensation. Call the Germany Law Firm, PLLC today at (601) 487-0555 to schedule a free consultation.