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 offenders are a huge threat to the safety of drivers and pedestrians. If you have been hit, you deserve compensation.
What is aggressive driving? Aggressive driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration happens when a person deliberately commits a traffic violation in a manner to cause harm to another car. An aggressive driver is usually driving erratically and speeding, swerving, or recklessly behaving in some manner in which they intend to injure or cause death to another driver. If you were injured in an accident that was caused by an overly aggressive driver, we urge you to contact one of the New York City personal injury attorneys from our firm for the legal help you need.
Besides basic traffic violations, the state of New York can also issue other safety and traffic violations for those who are arrested for aggressive driving. If an accident occurred because of the aggressive driver, they may be charged with negligence, reckless driving, and speeding. If the accident caused the death of another person, the aggressive driver may also be charged with vehicular manslaughter or murder and can be facing years in jail, fines, and restitution towards the victim and the victim’s family.
The National Safety Council states that one out of every three fatal crashes is due to speeding and the third leading factor to all accidents. You may be injured by a speeding driver if the driver was racing, driving too fast for what the weather conditions allowed, or excessively speeding over the posted speed limit. Speed limits and safety regulations are put into place to help protect drivers, construction workers, neighborhood residents, and school zones.
So if you were struck by a driver because they were speeding, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. Any traffic collision can result in long-lasting injuries, lost wages, emotional trauma and costly repairs to your vehicle. If you have been struck, you have a right to receive compensation for your injuries and losses. It is important that you call Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., as soon as possible.
After an accident, you may be feeling confused about where you can turn and who you can trust. In this time in your life, it is important that you work with an attorney who can aggressively represent your case and is yet professional enough to get to know you and your case. Do you have questions regarding your eligibility? We offer free case evaluations to all potential clients, so don’t hesitate to align yourself with a New York City injury attorney from our firm today.
When you work with Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., you are working with attorneys who have a combined 75 years of experience in representing injured individuals. Do not hesitate in contacting our firm today. Above all, you deserve the best representation and the highest amount of compensation that is due to you, let our team work hard to receive that on your behalf. Accidents are scary, but you do not need to face the aftermath alone.
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