Street racing happens in Chicago and the surrounding metropolitan area – including in Lake County. Due to the high speeds, lack of outside traffic controls, and unsanctioned nature of these illegal street races, street races are often dangerous. They have led to a number of accidents, some fatal. Some of these accident have involved street racers ignoring traffic controls such as stop lights and stop signs.
One of the problems involving street racing is that it happens on public roads that aren’t necessarily suitable for high-speed racing. Additionally, bystanders can be in peril, especially if they are close to the racing cars.
Additional dangers involving street racing are numerous. Outside traffic can be placed in jeopardy due to the street racing, and these outside motorists may not even be aware of the street racing.
Street racing has been cited as an alleged cause in various Lake County accidents, including:
June 24, 2013 in Gurnee: This fatal accident was summarized in the June 25, 2013 post titled “Drag Racing Accident In Gurnee Leads To Death Of Girl.”
Other alleged Chicago-area street racing accidents include:
Racing and related activities on Lower Wacker Drive in Chicago, as discussed in the Chicago Sun-Times article of June 7, 2015 titled “Can speed bumps muffle engine-roaring speed-racers on Lower Wacker?”
Some people believe that street racing may have been involved in a June 3, 2015 accident in Park Ridge, summarized in the June 4, 2015 post titled “Park Ridge Crash At Devon And Cumberland.”
A street-racing accident on the Eisenhower Expressway, summarized in the February 26, 2012 post titled “Street Race Along Chicago’s Eisenhower Expressway Ends In Serious Accident.”
By its nature, street racing can lead to “bad accidents” and serious injuries, if not fatalities. If you have been injured in such a street racing accident – or any Illinois vehicle accident that is not your fault – it is important that you speak with an Illinois car accident lawyer promptly, as there are various recommended actions you should take in order to protect your legal rights, as well as maximize your potential for injury compensation.
Elman Joseph Law Group has been handling Illinois vehicle accident lawsuits for over 20 years. During this time, we have built a reputation for our court trial capabilities, as we have achieved many notable verdicts. This court trial capability is important for our clients’ lawsuits because if an attractive settlement is not offered, we have a proven capability of achieving attractive court verdicts.
Numerous well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group take cases to court because of Elman’s court trial performance.
To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Joseph Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this legal consultation.
Elman Joseph Law Group works on a contingency basis…its clients don’t pay legal fees unless and until they receive compensation.