Reckless driving occurs every single day in Florida, sometimes with the drivers committing such driving not even realizing what they are doing, or at minimum not realizing the danger and damage their actions could cause. Many times acts that are considered reckless driving can result in no more than a misdemeanor or a traffic ticket, but if an accident occurs as a result of reckless driving, and especially if that accident causes injury or death, what began as a criminal offense becomes a felony. And all this could result from something as simple as driving too fast or driving too aggressively.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to the reckless driving of another person, let an experienced Fort Lauderdale reckless driving attorney evaluate your case. The state treats criminal reckless driving cases seriously, and you should do the same with your civil case. Not only do you deserve justice by making the person answer for the harm their irresponsible conduct has caused you, but you also deserve maximum compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering.
Fort Lauderdale Reckless Driving Accident Attorney
GMV Law Group, with over 25 years of experience in personal injury cases, has taken numerous cases involving reckless driving because our legal team cares about helping people who need and deserve justice. We are determined to help our clients receive the recovery they deserve, if that means working diligently towards a settlement with an individual driver, or aggressively taking a large insurance company to court on behalf of our clients.
We proudly serve clients throughout Southern Florida. Our office, located in Broward County, works with clients from Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Tamarac, Coral Springs, or other nearby areas. If you are looking for a Florida reckless driving attorney, look no further. We at GMV Law Group are ready to offer you a free consultation so that we can discuss your case with you, as well as your legal options for the weeks and days ahead. We work on a contingency basis, which means if we take your personal injury case, we don’t get paid unless we win payment for you. Call today to schedule an appointment with a GMV Law Group personal injury attorney at 954-530-6203, or send us an online message.
Florida Reckless Driving Defined
Florida Statutes §316.192 defines reckless driving as the operation of a vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of people or property or any instance in which a motorist is fleeing a law enforcement officer. Reckless driving’s general definition is when a driver exhibits the intention to express emotion through driving without considering others, or the intention to intimidate or outperform another motorist on the road.
Several factors are signs of reckless driving behaviors:
- Road rage
- Failure to yield right-of-way
- Texting while driving
- Disobeying traffic signals and signs
- Failure to adjust driving habits to weather conditions
- DUI drugs or alcohol, even if under legal limit
Each of these behaviors, along with others, are inexcusable, are dangerous, are a possibility for an accident, and yet are occurring on a daily basis in Florida. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a reckless driving accident, contact a GMV Law Group personal injury attorney today so that you can receive experienced legal counsel and pursue financial recovery for your injuries and damages.
Common Injuries in Broward County Reckless Driving Accidents
The higher the speed of a vehicle, the more sever the impact of that vehicle in an accident, which also means the higher the severity of the injuries caused by the accident. The more severe the injuries, the more expensive medical treatment is, and the longer it takes to recover. If you were a driver made a victim by a reckless driver, or a passenger, occupant, pedestrian, motorcyclist, or bicyclist harmed by a reckless driver, you have the right to seek damages for your injuries. The injuries coming from a reckless driving include:
- Head Injury
- Neck Injury
- Back Injury
- Sprains and Strains
- Whiplash Injuries
- Fractures or Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Any of these injuries can require expensive medical treatment based on the severity of the accident, and any of these injuries can be life-changing. The reckless driver who caused the pain and the expenses that have followed the accident they caused should be held accountable to pay for these costs, both physical and emotional. Let a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney fight for that reckless driver to take responsibility while you focus on healing and recovering.
Florida Pure Comparative Negligence and Weston Reckless Driving Accidents
Florida is a pure comparative negligence state, which means you could still receive compensation for damages even if you are partially at fault for the accident. You are basically not qualified to receive the percentage of the damages you caused, but you are entitled to the damages caused by the other driver. For example, if the total damage incurred from the accident is $100,000 and you caused 20% of the accident, then you can still be eligible for up to $80,000 in compensation.
Determining fault and the percentage of fault is not an easy process – sometimes it involves a jury to decide. But a GMV Broward County car accident attorney can help you navigate this difficult process. Our attorneys offer a thorough investigation of your case and are willing to fight on your behalf, even if it means taking your case all the way to trial. Our attorneys are skilled in establishing the greatest possible fault on the other driver’s behalf so that you can receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
Pursuing Compensation after a Reckless Driving Accident in Broward County, Florida
Our law firm covers Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Miami-Dade County. If you have been injured due to reckless driving in any of the areas included in these counties, you need a determined personal injury team on your side. We are compassionate and communicative with our clients, keeping them informed and protecting their rights every step of the way in the personal injury case process. Call us today for your free initial consultation with one of our South Florida personal injury attorneys.
We work on a contingency basis, and we are ready to work for you. Call us at 954-530-6206 now, or send us an online message so that you can schedule your appointment as soon as possible with our legal team.
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