Why Victims of Illegal Street Racing Should Contact a Las Vegas Auto Accident Attorney
Every Las Vegas auto accident attorney working in the law offices of Greenman, Goldberg, Raby, and Martinez has witnessed the devastating effects illegal street racing can have on accident victims.
Street racing has become a problem across the nation and the roadways in Nevada are not exempt. This illegal activity causes a public nuisance by obstructing vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns and threatening the safety of the public. Participants in Nevada are subject to charges of reckless driving. Penalties may include multiple demerit points added to the offender’s license in addition to fines, community service and jail time. The severity of the penalties depends on whether the incident caused serious physical injuries or death.
Drivers charged with illegally racing on public highways may have their license suspended for up to two years and have their car impounded by the authorities. Individuals who organize such an event are also guilty of committing crimes in the state of Nevada. This activity includes scheduling, planning or promoting an illegal race regardless of whether the organizer is charging a fee for spectators.
Individuals participating in these illegal street races are at high risk of being involved in a crash. Most people do not have the experience and skills necessary to control a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. In most cases, the participants are driving at speeds that are well beyond what is safe for the road conditions.
All too often, a street race accident involves motorists on the road or innocent bystanders who had nothing to do with organizing, watching or participating in the event. When individuals are injured due to the reckless acts of others, they are entitled to receive financial compensation for their injuries.
If you or a member of your family was involved in a street racing accident, you need the experienced legal representatives at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby, and Martinez on your side. Call us today at 702-388-GGRM (4476) to set up a free initial consultation with a Las Vegas auto accident attorney.