What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Reckless Driving and Personal Injury

Major motor vehicle accidents occur every day across the US. They have a wide variety of causes, from unusual and unforeseeable circumstances to inexcusable acts of negligence. When a driver takes extreme risks with the safety of others, he or she can be charged with a criminal offense known as reckless driving. Florida law defines reckless driving as operating a motor vehicle with “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.”

Reckless driving can be punished with a fine of up to $500 and up to 90 days in jail. For victims of this offense, however, the satisfaction of seeing a reckless driver penalized does not necessarily help them cope with the aftermath of a major car accident. To learn about the process of seeking fair compensation from a careless driver, call Jacksonville reckless driving injury lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

Examples of Reckless Driving

Injuring others by negligently operating a car or truck can be grounds for both criminal and civil penalties. You may be able to win financial compensation from a negligent driver if he or she caused your injuries while committing offenses such as:

  • Fleeing the scene of an accident or trying to elude police officers
  • Driving significantly faster than the legal speed limit
  • Disobeying traffic signs
  • Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Making an illegal U-turn

Actions like these can cause innocent parties to suffer catastrophic injuries, permanent disabilities, and costly property damage. Our Jacksonville reckless driving injury attorneys are committing to helping victims of this offense win the compensation they need for medical bills, missed work, and other losses.

Contact Us

Winning fair repayment from a dangerous driver can be a challenging task. For the insightful legal advice and consistent representation you need at this difficult time, contact Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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