Reckless Driving Attorney in Louisville
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Reckless drivers are a danger to public safety, which is why Kentucky and states across the country enforce traffic and criminal laws that specifically prohibit aggressive, reckless, and careless driving behaviors that increase crash risks. Because reckless driving is an explicit failure by motorists to uphold their legal obligation of safely operating a motor vehicle, victims they harm in preventable wrecks have the legal right to take legal action against them by pursuing a personal injury case.
Personal injury claims can allow injured victims, as well as families who have lost loved ones in fatal crashes, to hold at-fault drivers accountable for their negligence and disregard to the safety of others. These legal actions also enable victims and families to pursue a financial recovery of their damages, which may include their medical expenses, lost work income, pain and suffering, and emotional injuries, among others. Although personal injury claims provide the opportunity for justice and a recovery of damages, compensation is never guaranteed – especially when insurance companies that prioritize profits over people attempt to pay victims as little as possible.
At Justice Law Office, Louisville Car Accident Attorney Scott Justice is committed to protecting the rights and futures of victims injured in all types of car accidents, including those caused by reckless drivers. By leveraging our legal team’s experience and resources, we help level the playing field between our clients and the insurance corporations they face during personal injury cases. In every case we handle, we focus on personalized service and diligent legal work to pursue the maximum compensation possible.
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What is Reckless Driving?
Reckless driving is often a general term used to describe a range of risky driving behaviors that exhibit a motorists’ clear disregard for the safety of others. Although reckless and aggressive driving can take many forms, courts will typically look for the following when determining whether a driver should be cited for any crime or violation:
- Unsafe lane changes and swerving
- Aggressive passing
- Disobeying traffic signals
- Driving while intoxicated
While these driving behaviors may result in criminal or traffic citations, especially when multiple risky behaviors are committed, it is important to remember that criminal proceedings will not provide victims with the opportunity to recover full and fair compensation for their damages. Criminal cases are handled separately from personal injury cases, which are handled by civil courts. This means victims injured in wrecks caused by a reckless driver will need to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Louisville who can help them navigate the appropriate channels for recovering compensation.
Fighting for a Full Recovery
At Justice Law Office, we are committed to helping clients fight for the compensation they deserve. This begins with careful investigations of what happened during a crash, as well as any criminal or traffic citations the at-fault driver receives from law enforcement. By providing evidence that highlights a driver’s disregard for the safety of others, we work to show that they failed to uphold their legal obligation of driving safely, above and beyond driving negligently, which is the standard in personal injury cases.
When an effective case is constructed, our legal team then looks to illustrate how a preventable crash impacted the lives of our clients and their families. Often, injuries sustained in car accidents can create extensive physical, financial, and emotional burdens for families – and victims should never be forced to bear these burdens when they were caused by a reckless driver. By evaluating all medical expenses, lost wages, future economic damages, and emotional repercussions, we aim to pursue a full recovery for all damages a victim and / or their loved ones incurred.
Discuss Your Case Personally with a Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident caused by an aggressive or reckless driver, you have rights! Attorney Scott Justice and our legal team are readily available to help you learn about these rights, whether you have a valid claim, and what we can do to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Our firm treats every case as if it were our own – an approach that has ensured our clients have support during difficult times and the representation needed to make them whole. Over the years, our firm has secured numerous high-value recoveries for clients, including those injured in all types of auto accidents.
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