Reckless driving means a driver is operating their vehicle in such a way as to put others around them in danger. The recklessness can be intentional or not, but the result is likely to be a misdemeanor. The charges associated with it vary, depending on the specific behavior and whether it resulted in injuries, destruction of property, or death. If a reckless driver has injured you, set up an appointment with our accident attorneys today. At Maho Prentice, LLP we will listen to your case and provide you with the legal guidance you need to pursue compensation for your losses.
Examples of Reckless Driving
There are many ways in which people drive that can be considered reckless. Mainly, they are actions that drivers take while behind the wheel that present a danger to the safety of others around them. Among the most common reckless driving acts are: not respecting posted traffic signs, stop signs, or traffic lights; driving on sidewalks; swerving into oncoming traffic; tailgating; weaving through traffic. Although speeding can fall under the category of reckless driving, it is a punishable offense on its own.
Being Injured by a Reckless Driver
Injuries that result from an accident with a reckless driver can be life-changing. After the accident, you may have bleeding, broken bones, joint swelling, pain, reduced mobility, and abrasions, just to name some common injuries. However, you need to get a thorough checkup by a medical professional to determine precisely what happened to you, whether you need surgery, and what other treatments are available to help you recover your health. Here are some of the most common injuries that are associated with reckless driving accidents:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
When the brain suffers damage due to a blow or a piercing injury to the head, the damage may become permanent. Living with the consequences of a traumatic brain injury may upend your life and have you require constant help. More than ever, the accident attorneys from Maho-Prentice, LLP are the team you need to get you the compensation you deserve.
The back is not designed to sustain a heavy blow, nor does it tolerate being placed in unnatural positions. When it is hurt, the consequences can be devastating and could include partial or complete paralysis.
If the impact of the crash is such that the vehicles involved catch fire, the result may be burns that cover wide swaths of your body. You may also suffer burns when you come in contact with steam or heated liquids. Have your injuries looked at by a professional and start treatment right away.
Facial Injuries and Scars
When cars collide and glass breaks it is common to suffer facial injuries. These can also happen when you hit the steering wheel or the dashboard, when an inflating airbag hits you, or when you hit any hard surface. Facing life with disfiguring facial injuries is not easy, and we will fight to get you the compensation you need.
Types of Damages Your Maho-Prentice, LLP Accident Lawyer Will Help You Recover
As the bills pile up, it becomes more important to get an experienced car accident attorney to guide you through this traumatic experience and get you the results you need and deserve. Keeping a log of all of your expenses will help your accident attorney from Maho Prentice, LLP build a stronger case on your behalf. Economic damages include all your medical expenses, from the most basic prescription to the most complicated surgery. So keep tabs on everything you spend.
You may also be suffering financially if you have not been able to go back to work or lost your job due to your injuries. Your lawyer can help you calculate your lost wages and any future wages that you will not be able to earn. We will also consider the pain and suffering you have been experiencing and how much the injuries have upended your life. During your initial consultation with our legal team, we will listen to your case with compassion and respect and explain the legal options available to you. We work on a contingency basis with no out-of-pocket costs, so don’t delay setting up the initial appointment right away. Call us today and let us get started.