Ariel Law Group Will Fight ForYour Rights In  Reckless Driving Accident Cases

Reckless Driving Lawyer Serving California

Accidents seldom occur when people are driving along on a nice day, focused on the road, following all traffic rules, and unimpaired by lack of sleep, drugs, or alcohol. Unfortunately, factors such as reckless driving, distracted driving, and impaired driving often play a part in accidents. If you are involved in an accident with a reckless driver, it’s crucial to enlist the help of a reckless driving lawyer.

Reckless driving may bring to mind a couple of drivers drag racing down a public street, but it most often involves:

  • Not adhering to stop signs or traffic lights.
  • Swerving into oncoming traffic.
  • Driving onto sidewalks or other areas not intended for motor vehicle operation.
  • Weaving, tailgating, or unsafe passing.
  • Speeding a certain number of miles over the speed limit (15 in California).

Whether intentional or unintentional, reckless behavior can lead to accidents, especially when other drivers perceive the behavior as intentional and respond aggressively.

If you have been injured by a reckless driver, the attorneys at the Ariel Law Group can advise and help you.

*Unless otherwise noted, the statistics used were compiled here from various sources

Do I need to hire a reckless driving lawyer?

If you have an injury as a result of a reckless driving accident, the short answer is yes. In these cases, it’s best to begin by consulting with a personal injury lawyer with experience dealing with reckless driving cases. 

Due to shock and other things that may be on your mind in the immediate aftermath of an accident, injuries aren’t always immediately noticeable. They make take time to appear and when they do, they may cause debilitating pain. This is why it’s crucial to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your options. 

If you’ve been in a reckless driving accident that has affected your ability to work, required emergency medical care, or required hospitalization, it’s time to speak to a California personal injury lawyer.

What should I do after a reckless driving accident?

  • Call 911 to request police officers and/or emergency vehicles.
  • Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Get information about the other parties involved in the accident.
  • Take photos of the vehicles, your injuries, and the injuries of others involved. Take photos of the scene as well, including traffic signals and street signs.
  • Do not sign any documents or give any statements to any insurance representative without first speaking to your lawyer.
  • Do not apologize. This can be used to prove that you were at fault, even if you were not.
  • Do not admit fault.
  • Keep all accident-related medical bills stored together in a secure place. These will be provided to your lawyer to help determine the financial compensation you are entitled to.
  • Contact and hire an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. 

Sticking to this checklist in the event of a reckless driving accident will help you ensure that your rights will be protected and you’ll get the compensation you deserve.

Will I be able to get compensation even if I am partly to blame for the accident?

Yes. California is a comparative negligence state, which means that any person involved in a vehicular accident might be responsible for a percentage of the blame.

As your personal injury lawyer, part of our job is to prove that your negligence was as small as possible to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. The comparative negligence principle applies to most personal injury cases in California.

What types of compensation may I be entitled to?

  • Past and future medical bills related to injuries sustained in the reckless driving accident. This includes:
    • Hospital bills
    • Ambulance bills
    • Physical therapy
    • Consultations with specialists
    • In-home care services
    • Psychiatric counseling
  • Past and future lost wages resulting from the accident.
  • Property damage. In the case of a reckless driving accident, this refers to compensation for the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle.
  • Pain and suffering resulting from physical pain, emotional distress, mental anguish, and loss of consortium. 
  • Punitive damages if the accident was the result of malicious or willful actions.

What if I am undocumented and/or don’t speak English? Will that affect my reckless driving accident claim?

No. According to California law, a person’s immigration status cannot be used against them in civil cases. This includes reckless driving lawsuits.

In addition to this, our attorneys and staff are bilingual in English and Spanish so you can feel comfortable that we will understand the intricacies of your case and keep you informed about what is happening throughout the process.

Learn more about how Ariel Law Group can help you get the compensation you deserve.

With 30 years of experience, we have won millions of dollars in compensation to help alleviate the staggering physical, emotional, and financial toll that accidents take on our clients. Our track record of success indicates we know how to fight for our clients.

Our team has a proven 98% success rate and you will not pay any fees until we win your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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