Reckless or distracted driving endangers everyone sharing the road and nearby walkways. Dangerous driving can result in significant injuries and financial loss. Over 13,000 car accident deaths are attributed to reckless driving each year.
If a reckless or aggressive driver injured you in a collision, you have legal recourse. A Montgomery reckless driving attorney can help you hold the at-fault party responsible and seek damages. Consult with a lawyer from our team for free.
Reckless Driving in Alabama
Alabama acknowledges reckless driving to be a criminal traffic offense. Alabama Code § 32-5A-190 defines reckless driving as acting without due caution or carelessly disregarding the safety of others. Examples of reckless driving include:
- Driving above the posted speed limit
- Driving too fast for road conditions
- Following other vehicles too closely
- Disobeying traffic lights or stop signs
- Passing in no-passing zones
- Using the shoulder to pass vehicles
- Lane splitting
- Turning without signaling
- Failing to use headlights or windshield wipers
- Drinking and driving
- Texting while driving
If you think your traffic accident was caused by reckless driving or the other driver was issued a citation, you may have a strong case to seek damages.
For a free legal consultation with a Reckless Driving Accident lawyer serving Montgomery, call (334) 523-0664
Damages for a Montgomery Reckless Driving Accident
Reckless driving accident lawyers in Montgomery can assist you with your case to recover damages after a reckless driver injures you. The value of your reckless driving lawsuit depends on many factors.
A favorable settlement will take into account the extent of your injuries and other economic losses. Recoverable damages may include:
- Medical treatment you paid out-of-pocket
- Future medical care
- Income you missed due to injury
- Diminished earning capacity
- Replacement cost for a totaled car
Additionally, you may be eligible for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one due to reckless driving, we can help you initiate a wrongful death claim.
Working With a Montgomery Reckless Driving Accident Lawyer
Hiring a reckless driving accident attorney in Montgomery can benefit your case in many ways. Hiring a lawyer means having someone on your side who understands the rights you are entitled to and what laws may impact your claim. A lawyer from our law firm can:
- Investigate the cause of your accident
- Review surveillance footage of the accident scene
- Interview witnesses and collect their statements
- Study your medical records to assess your injuries
- Estimate your lost wages while you heal
- Calculate the total of your accident-related losses
We can also communicate with the other driver’s insurance company on your behalf. Our expert negotiators will fight for the settlement your case warrants, even if it means going to court.
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The Deadline to File Your Reckless Driving Lawsuit
Even if you have a strong case against the other driver, laws may hinder your case. Under Alabama Code § 6-2-38, you have up to two years to file a lawsuit against the reckless driver who caused your accident. If you wait too long, you will be unable to pursue damages.
Speak With a Montgomery Reckless Driving Accident Attorney
A reckless driver can change your life in an instant. Don’t pay for another driver’s mistake. Hold the negligent party responsible for their actions.
If you suffered injuries in a reckless driving accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC can review your case for free in a no-obligation consultation. Call us 24/7 to schedule an appointment with a reckless driving accident lawyer in Montgomery.
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