A car pileup in Dallas in August took the lives of two people and ended up sending three to the hospital, according to CBS news. The accident occurred on Interstate 35 E. near Oak Cliff. According to witnesses, the people who actually caused the accident were racing one another. The car that ended up actually being the first one to collide – with a guard rail – was not involved in the race, but caused another car to be involved in a rear end collision with a semi-truck, triggering a chain reaction wreck.
Racing and Accidents
Most people are responsible enough to understand why they shouldn’t be racing vehicles. Simply put, unless you have the type of training and experience that professional racecar drivers have or emergency drivers have, you’re not qualified to drive at the speed that any car can reach, even something slow and sensible. Increasing your speed decreases your breaking ability, makes your controls more sensitive to minor corrections and, of course, reduces the amount of time you have to react to anything in front of you.
Many car crash law firms in Dallas find themselves representing clients against negligent drivers over and over again. The difference with cases like these is that the negligence crosses the line into being simply egregious. Somebody who is driving distracted or who fails to apply brakes in time to stop or who fails to avoid a parked car may be negligent, but that’s a long way away from somebody who actually endangers everybody on the highway for the sake of their ego, such as someone who’s racing a vehicle on a public roadway.
One of the consequences of negligence is, all too frequently, wrongful death. There were seven vehicles involved in the accident described above. Two people actually lost their lives due to this accident. In these cases, the survivors of the people who die oftentimes find themselves facing a lot of financial turmoil, in addition to the indescribable amount of emotional turmoil that these sorts of tragedies can bring about.
Attorneys can help you in situations where you may have been the victim of this type of egregious negligence. In all likelihood, somebody guilty of killing someone in such an instance as this would be looking at serious criminal charges and jail time. You can still sue if this is the case. Talk to an attorney about the situation if you have been injured by somebody acting stupidly.