Motorcycle Drag Racing Dangers
The Arizona Department of Transportation reported 170,160 motorcycle registrations across the state, while there were 3,260 total accidents. These accidents accounted for 2,604 injuries and 145 total fatalities.
Motorcycle drag racing takes place when two motorcyclists line up at a drag strip with a starting line. Once these drivers are signaled to begin, they race an agreed upon distance to a finish line. The first person to reach this finish line is the winner.
As motorcycles are already dangerous vehicles to operate on our roadways, driving them at an increased speed and racing against another motorcycle instantly increases a chance of becoming injured. Of course, these injuries are less relevant in organized motorcycle drag racing events, as there is an increased amount of safety and medical staff on hand.
At Phillips Law Group, our Phoenix motorcycle accident attorneys believe that the when a person becomes injured as the result of the negligent actions of another person, that injured individual may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages.
To begin exploring your legal options, call 1-800-706-3000 or fill out the Free Case Review form to the right of this webpage.
Consequences of Motorcycle Drag Racing
The national Highway Traffic Safety Administration has changed the definition on how they would track a crash involved in drag racing. In 2009, they would begin to determine this by identifying if one individual was charged with racing, the crash would be considered drag racing.
Some of the consequences of motorcycle drag racing include:
- Compound vehicle
- Insurance cancellation
- Insurance increase
- Jail time
- Reckless driving charges
- Speeding charges
While many illegal motorcycle drag racers are now using GPS systems, radios, and police scanners to identify motorcycle racing hot spots where police and law enforcement are not present, it has been increasingly difficult to catch these elusive and fast motorcycles.
Motorcycle Drag Racing Injuries
Driving motorcycles alone place the rider at an increased danger of becoming injured in an accident. However, when a motorcyclist decides to test their maximum speed limit against another rider, it greatly increases that individuals chance of becoming seriously injured in an accident, often resulting in permanent paralysis or death.
Some motorcycle drag racing injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Dental injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Loss of limb
- Nerve damage
- Orthopedic injuries
- Permanent paralysis
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrist injuries
If you have been injured by a motorcycle drag racer, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses and damages, and it is recommended to contact an established motorcycle accident attorney.
Contact an Established Phoenix Lawyer
The motorcycle accident lawyers at Phillips Law Group have great sympathy for the victims of motorcycle drag racing accidents and their families, as everyone close to the victim is often affected emotionally and financially from an accident injury or death. Our attorneys will seek to obtain the maximum compensation benefits for all injuries and have achieved millions in successful settlements, as well as verdicts, for our clients over dozens of years of practice.
With our primary headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, our lawyers are able to serve throughout the entire state and elsewhere required. Some of the areas our attorneys serve include, but are not limited to:
- Deer Valley Village
- Green Valley
- San Tan Valley
- Tucson Globe
- Ward 1
To obtain more information about our motorcycle accident attorneys, call 1-800-706-3000, or complete our Free Case Review form located at the very top of this page. It is completely free to submit and all information will remain completely confidential.
Also, remember that our attorneys all operate on a contingency fee basis; this means that we will not charge you for any of our services unless a favorable verdict or settlement has been established and you recover for your losses and damages.