Jacksonville Reckless Driving Lawyers
Let Our Team of Experienced Traffic Lawyers Protect You After a Reckless Driving Accident
There are hundreds of thousands of accidents on Florida roads each year and hundreds of accident-related fatalities. For the first time in seven years, we saw a dramatic increase of highway deaths up to 33,561 in 2012 nationwide. The issue is reckless driving.
Reckless driving takes many forms, but all of these forms have one thing in common: failing to obey proper safety on the road. Traffic lights, speed limits, and other signals are all there for a reason: to keep traffic organized and safe.
Too many drivers choose to ignore these signals, which lead to disastrous and deadly accidents each day in the U.S. When an accident occurs because of a reckless driver, the victims may be eligible to compensation for their injuries and losses.
The Types of Reckless Driving
All drivers in Florida are required to follow the driving codes and regulations. When a driver violates any of these laws, they are considered “reckless” under the law.
Just some common examples of reckless driving can include, but are not limited to:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Texting and driving
- Ignoring traffic signs and signals
- Failure to drive safely in poor weather
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failing to yield when necessary
- Not slowing down for construction or a school zone
- Failing to pull over for emergency vehicles
- Driving too slow – halting the flow of traffic
- Passing in no-pass zones or passing unsafe
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Not merging safely
Compensation You May be Entitled To
If you or a loved one was injured from a reckless driver, then you may have a personal injury case. Filing your claim will allow you to get the compensation you are entitled to, as well as cover any other associated losses.
Just some of the compensation you may be entitled to for your claim include:
- Medical Treatments – This includes any hospitalizations, ambulance rides, and other treatments or procedures associated with your injury.
- Lost Earnings – If you took off time from work or you are no longer able to work because of your injury, then you may be entitled to compensation for those wage losses.
- Pain and Suffering – The emotional and physical pain associated with an accident can affect you for the rest of your life. You may be able to receive compensation for that physical pain and emotional distress.
- Wrongful Death – If a loved one dies because of a negligent driver, the estate has the right to collect compensation.
The amount of compensation you can receive depends on the circumstances of your case and your personal losses. The only way to find out how much your case is worth is to meet with a team of skilled injury lawyers.
The team at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton can sit down and discuss your case and give you an idea of what damages you may be entitled to.
What if You Were Partially At Fault?
In some cases, a reckless driver caused the accident, but you could still be at fault for some of your injuries. For example, a reckless driver ran a stop sign and side swiped your vehicle, but because you were not wearing a seat belt you sustained more serious injuries.
In this case, the courts would still have the reckless driver pay for their portion of your injuries, possibly entitling you to compensation.
Meet with our Team of Jacksonville Injury Lawyers Today
People who choose to drive recklessly need to be held accountable for their actions. Do not pay medical costs and financially suffer when you didn’t cause your injuries.
Contact the attorneys at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton today for a free consultation regarding your personal injury case. Our attorneys are here to assist you with your claim and ensure you get the maximum compensation possible.