Oceanside Reckless Driving Attorneys
Every driver has a responsibility to maintain focus, keep both hands on the wheel, and abide by traffic laws. It is also important to be aware of other drivers’ actions while operating a motor vehicle, especially on roadways during high traffic periods where stress levels rise and drivers feel the pressure of getting to their destination on time. Distractions, time pressures, lack of focus, and carelessness can lead to a serious accident or even worse, death. Remain cautious of aggressive drivers who may be intentionally causing harm to other drivers as well. In “road rage” incidents, those involved are often severely injured due to the physical impact they experience after the responsible party neglects to drive appropriately and safely.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident caused by a reckless driver, the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser are ready to help you with your case. Call (760) 512-1172 today for a free consultation. We can help you file a claim and seek fair compensation for your pain and suffering. You should not have to face this alone, and we can help.
Do I need a personal injury attorney if I’ve been hurt by a reckless driver?
When you fight for compensation after a car accident, you’re often fighting an insurance company with years of experience avoiding payouts to rightful victims. They have lawyers at their disposal who are paid to protect their company, regardless of how much you may deserve compensation. When it comes to representation, people who find their own car accident lawyers to help them leave with nearly three times the settlement amount of those who go in without representation.
An attorney will be there to handle all the leg-work while you recover. They’ll help you with your strategy, fill out all the necessary paperwork, make the phone calls, and keep you aware of deadlines. An attorney is there to help you get through the recovery process with as little trouble as possible.
Why choose Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser to handle my case?
Oceanside Attorney Yvonne Fraser has experience in both the medical and legal fields and can work with you from both perspectives to pursue maximum compensation for your losses. Because of this unique combination, our legal team has a personalized approach to fighting for you. We believe every case should be handled on an individual basis, and that’s exactly what we plan to do for you after you have been injured in an accident.
What does reckless driving mean in California, specifically?
Reckless driving in the state of California is defined by the driver intentionally disregarding the safety of other persons on the road. There are a variety of factors involved in proving a reckless driving case, and with the help of our team of attorneys, we can gather relevant evidence to hold the driver responsible where due for your injuries. These are some examples of reckless driving:
- Speeding, whether past the speed limit or moving faster than safe considering road conditions
- Disregarding traffic lights or signs
- Refusal or failure to recognize right-of-way
- Willingly partaking in distractive activities, including but not limited to texting, calling, changing the radio, eating, putting on makeup, etc.
- Driving without working lights or not using proper signals
A simple lapse in judgment does not usually constitute reckless driving, as the definition does specifically describe an intentional disregard for other drivers.
How much can I receive in compensation for my injuries?
Unfortunately, in personal injury cases, this isn’t such a cut-and-dry question that can be answered without a dialogue between the car accident victim and a knowledgeable attorney. Your accident is bound to be unique and an attorney’s personalized advice will be massively beneficial. That being said, there are several damages for which you could claim to need compensation, which includes the cost of your injuries, both present and future; the cost of lost wages due to hospital time; loss of future wages, if your injury doesn’t allow you to return to work; pain and suffering; and damage to property. This is by no means an exhaustive list but covers the basics of what you can reasonably ask from the insurance company of the driver responsible for your accident. Speak to an attorney for a better idea of how much you could receive in compensation.
Reckless Driving Statistics
Reckless driving is a common cause of car accident injuries in California and nationwide. For many, driving is essential in order to get to and from work each day; however, this simple act is risky and can lead to injuries that result in short and long-term consequences.
- 3,126 people were killed in 2014 in traffic accidents
- In 2014, 230,904 people were in injured in California from a traffic accident
- There were over 2,800 fatal collisions according to the latest Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System report
- In 2014, there were 163,742 injury collisions in California
If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s best to seek the help of an attorney immediately so you can determine whether the actions of another driver could be considered reckless or not.
Call us today if you’ve been injured by a reckless driver
If you or a loved one was physically harmed in an accident caused by another party’s negligence or irresponsibility, you may be entitled to financial compensation. At Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, we are prepared to investigate your accident, gather applicable evidence, and build an argument to reclaim the compensation you deserve from those responsible for harming you. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you. You can call us at (760) 512-1172 or fill out our quick online intake form.