Reckless driving in the state of New York, and the entire nation, is an extreme driving offense and major traffic violation. The term can be interchangeable with careless driving, driving without due care or improper driving and cause serious vehicle accidents. Reckless drivers display a blatant disregard for traffic rules and regulations, including disobeying traffic devices and ignoring other vehicles on the road.
Under the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1212, reckless driving is defined by any driver who operates a vehicle in any manner that interferes with the safety and public usage of highways and roadways. Reckless driving is prohibited in New York and can be charged with a misdemeanor along with other moving traffic violations such as speeding, endangerment and even vehicular manslaughter.
People who are charged with reckless driving are often associated with a risk-taking type of personality and display a serious disregard for the safety of others. Reckless driving and personal injury go hand in hand due to the severe injuries that can be caused by the negligence of a reckless driver. Reckless drivers can force you off the road, make you overcompensate for their actions causing you to crash, or may act in an aggressive manner that causes you to rear-end them or get into another type of traffic accident. These serious offender are a huge threat to the safety of drivers and pedestrians and if you have been hit, you deserve compensation.
Reckless drivers can cause extreme accidents on roadways and highways. Even in the busy streets of New York City, reckless drivers can cause harm to pedestrians and other drivers. If you have been hit by a reckless driver, no matter where in the state you were, it is important that you contact Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. Our legal team of New York City car accident injury lawyers will fight for your compensation and restitution that you deserve.