Cumming Reckless Driving Accident Attorneys
Dangerous drivers come in many varieties, but reckless drivers take the danger to the next level. If a reckless driver leaves you or someone you love seriously injured, don’t delay consulting with an experienced Forsyth County or Cumming personal injury attorney today. The law firm of Banks, Stubbs & McFarland is here to help.
Reckless Driving Is a Crime in the State of Georgia
In Georgia, reckless driving is a misdemeanor crime that’s defined as operating a vehicle with reckless disregard for the safety and well-being of other people or of someone else’s property. While it is sometimes difficult to pinpoint the distinction between negligent driving and reckless driving, it hinges on that flagrant disregard for the safety of others.
For example, while a motorist who is traveling 15 miles over a highway’s posted speed limit could certainly cause a dangerous accident as a result of his or her speed, it is likely that more evidence would be needed to qualify as reckless disregard. A motorist who is traveling 25 or 30 miles an hour over a highway’s posted speed limit, even without other driving errors, is far more likely to qualify as recklessly disregarding the safety of others.
Common Examples of Reckless Driving
Almost any risky conduct behind the wheel can reach the level of reckless driving, but the following represent common examples of this dangerous practice:
- A motorist who drives at excessive speeds (see the example above)
- A motorist who weaves swiftly in and out of traffic
- A motorist who ignores traffic signs, signals, and lights
- A motorist who uses either the road’s shoulder or an emergency lane to pass other vehicles
- A motorist who tailgates aggressively
- A motorist who refuses to alter his or her speed in relation to the condition of the road and/or to the effects of bad weather on the road
- A motorist who allows a distraction such as a smartphone to consume his or her attention
- A motorist who gets behind the wheel while impaired (even a blood alcohol level that’s below the legal limit can qualify as reckless driving, dependent upon the circumstances)
Protecting Your Rights and Interests
If you’ve been injured by another driver, there are many important steps you should take, and we can help you every step of the way. Some ways our dedicated legal team can help include:
- Making sure you get the medical treatment you need
- Helping you handle your bills and finances if you must miss work
- Identifying the best way to hold the reckless driver accountable for your losses and injuries
Even if a driver is arrested for reckless driving, a criminal case is usually not enough to help you recover. You need the right attorney who can help you on the best path to a full physical and financial recovery.
Don’t Delay Consulting with an Experienced Forsyth County Reckless Driving Accident Attorney Today
If you’ve been injured by another driver’s recklessness, the dedicated Cumming personal injury attorneys at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland LLP are committed to helping you obtain the compensation necessary to get the medical attention you need when you need it, and to fully achieve physical and mental recovery. Our compassionate legal team is here for you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (770) 887-1209 for more information today.