Car Accidents Caused By Reckless Driving
Reckless driving is one of the top causes of car accidents in California. Although reckless drivers may face criminal charges for causing car accidents, they should also be held liable in personal injury court for the injuries and damage they cause. If you’ve been in an accident caused by reckless driving in Los Angeles, and you’ve suffered injuries, it’s important to contact an attorney who can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
When drivers openly disregard the rules of the road, they put themselves and others at risk. Reckless driving can include a variety of negligent actions, and many are the cause of accidents in the Los Angeles area.
Reckless Driving Includes:
- Distracted driving
- Drinking and driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Driving without headlights
- Improper turns
- Passing in no passing zones
- Racing on public streets
- Running red lights
- Running stop signs
- Sudden braking
Holding Reckless Drivers Accountable
Drivers who send text messages while driving are deliberately putting others — not to mention themselves — in danger. Texting while driving is illegal in California, and is considered reckless driving. If you suffered injuries in an accident in Los Angeles caused by reckless driving, his or her insurance company may owe you compensation for your medical bills, lost income and other damages. If the other driver’s level of distraction was so extreme as to be considered reckless driving, or if their car equipment malfunctioned you may even be entitled to punitive damages.
However, without the help of an experienced car accident attorney, you could lose out on the compensation you deserve. Depending on the severity of the reckless driving, injured victims may be awarded additional compensation if the reckless driver was especially egregious.
We should not tolerate reckless driving, especially when it causes serious car or motorcycle accidents. If you suffered injuries because of reckless driving, our attorney’s will fight aggressively to help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.