Drag races can sometimes claim innocent lives. Despite all the risks involved and the danger it poses to bystanders, illegal drag racing is still a common headline in the news. Just last month, an illegal drag race that took place outside of Raleigh in Johnston County resulted in the deaths of four people and severe injury to three others.
According to The News & Observer article, John Pearce II, one of the drivers, has been charged with four counts of second-degree murder. However, in cases like these, loved ones of the deceased or the decedent can also file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party that caused the death. Unlike the criminal action, the civil lawsuit is a means by which one can seek to claim monetary compensation.