Reckless Driving Car Accidents in Irvine
Get a Skilled Irvine Car Accident Attorney on Your Side
In the United States, reckless driving is a serious moving violation that
involves a person displaying a disregard for the safety of others driving.
Reckless driving is a major cause of
car accidents and can cause innocent drivers to suffer serious injuries in the event
of a collision. If you have been involved in an accident caused by a reckless
driver, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation for your
suffering by filing a
personal injury lawsuit against the responsible driver. At the Law Offices of Thomas E.
Rockett, our knowledgeable car accident lawyers have more than 25 years
of legal experience and help you pursue maximum compensation for your
Get started towards filing a claim by requesting a
free case review today.
California Reckless Driving Laws
According to California law, reckless driving is the act of operating a
motor vehicle with “willful or wanton disregard” for the safety
of other drivers, pedestrians, and property. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor
offense and can expose a person to jail time if found guilty. In addition,
a person who is driving in a reckless manner can be held liable for any
damages they should cause in the event of a collision.
A variety of different driving behaviors can be perceived as reckless,
- Failing to signal before changing lanes
- Driving well over the speed limit
- Ignoring traffic signs
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving with a suspended license
- Running red lights and stop signs
- Following too closely behind other vehicles
- Driving on the shoulder or emergency lane to pass traffic
If you have been injured in a collision with a reckless motorist, you may
be entitled to recover compensation for losses related to medical expenses,
lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering by filing a personal
injury claim against the responsible driver. Additional punitive damages
can sometimes be recovered if it is deemed that a driver acted with particularly
egregious reckless conduct. It is important that you consult with our
firm to determine your eligible compensation and review your legal options.
Hard-Hitting Car Accident Advocacy in Irvine
Nobody should have to live with the consequences of a negligent driver’s
actions. At the Law Offices of Thomas E. Rockett, our Irvine car accident
lawyers are equipped with the knowledge and passion to vastly improve
your chances of recovering a fair settlement for your suffering. Having
earned a prestigious
Super Lawyers® designation for our unparalleled advocacy, we are prepared to go the distance
in the pursuit of achieving a desirable outcome on your behalf. We know
your rights and we know how to get the results you need.
Call (714) 701-8182 to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable legal