Las Vegas Injury Lawyers Explain Victims’ Rights After a Reckless Driving Accident
Motorists who are on Nevada’s roads are expected to adhere to certain safety rules. Not only are drivers expected to follow traffic laws, but they are also supposed to exercise reasonable care behind the wheel at all times. Unfortunately, not all drivers choose to fulfill their obligations and live up to their duties to behave in a safe and responsible way.
In fact, there are far too many motorists who behave recklessly and who put themselves and others at risk. These reckless drivers can face criminal charges, and can also be sued in the event that they cause an accident to occur.
Vegas car accident attorney Zachary D. Clayton can provide representation to crash victims hurt by reckless drivers, as well as to family members of anyone killed in a crash caused by recklessness.
At LV Personal Injury Lawyers, we are passionate about providing top-notch representation to clients who have had their lives derailed by the actions of a reckless driver. Whether you lost your loved one or have experienced serious injuries that derailed your quality of life, we want to help you hold careless drivers accountable for their unsafe decisions. To do that, we represent you in legal proceedings, including personal injury claims in court, and we provide help negotiating out-of-court settlements that provide you the compensation you deserve.
It’s best to get an attorney involved in your claim as soon as possible if you’re a victim of reckless driving so you can put together a solid case for compensation. Call LV Personal Injury Lawyers today to find out about the assistance Zachary D. Clayton, Esq. can provide to you.
Types of Reckless Driving
Reckless driving can take many forms including:
- Driving too fast for weather conditions or driving above the posted speed limit
- Tailgating, or following another motorist too closely behind
- Weaving in and out of lanes
- Passing on the right or passing in a no passing zone
- Road racing
- Excessive speeding
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Any time a driver fails to obey the rules of the road or behaves very carelessly, that motorist could potentially be in violation of his duty to exercise reasonable care while operating a vehicle.
However, reckless driving typically involves more than just mere negligence — it involves a disregard for safety and for the sanctity of human life. A driver who behaves recklessly could face criminal charges and the potential loss of a driver’s license. He can also be held accountable for any harm that occurs because of his behavior.
Who is Responsible for Accidents Caused by Reckless Driving?
If you or someone you love is hurt in a collision caused by a driver who you believe behaved recklessly, you have legal rights. You should pursue a claim to hold the unsafe motorist responsible for any accident that occurred because of his conduct. You can pursue this claim in court, or can negotiate a settlement with the insurance company if they accept their policyholder was unreasonably reckless and caused a crash to occur.
Accident victims who wish to pursue a claim for compensation will need to show that another motorist was to blame for an accident occurring. In other words, they need to prove who was responsible for the crash so they can be compensated. In cases of reckless driving, it should be easy to prove who was to blame and to show that Nevada motorists acted in an unreasonably unsafe way.
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You can prove the driver was negligent and should be held responsible for losses by showing he violated the rules of the road or by demonstrating he behaved more recklessly than any reasonable motorist would have.
Compensation for Reckless Driving Accidents
LV Personal Injury Lawyers will help you to make a strong case to prove a reckless driver was responsible for a crash so you can obtain full and fair compensation for any resulting losses that occurred due to the collision. You should be fully compensated for injuries caused by the crash, and compensated if any pre-existing conditions you had were made worse as a result of the accident.
Compensation for a reckless driving accident can include:
- Payment for past medical expenses incurred after the accident and up to the time of a settlement or court case
- Compensation for future care made necessary by accident injuries for the rest of a victim’s life
- Payment for pain and suffering and emotional distress
- Compensation for any time missed from work, including sick time or vacation days
- Payment for loss of future earning power if injuries affect earning potential
In the event of a fatality, surviving family members of victims killed by a reckless driving accident should be eligible to obtain wrongful death damages, including compensation for loss of companionship and lost wages the deceased would’ve earned during his or her life.
It can sometimes be hard to prove the full extent of the losses you’ve endured. You may need expert witnesses to testify about the medical care you’ll need over your lifetime or about the wages you would’ve earned. Zachary D. Clayton, Esq. can help you to make your case.
Getting Help From Las Vegas Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys
Nevada injury attorneys can provide comprehensive assistance with taking legal action after a reckless driving accident. At LV Personal Injury Lawyers, we know how devastating it can be to lose a loved one or to sustain serious injuries because another motorist made the choice to be careless. We’ll work hard to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Our firm can represent you in negotiating an out-of-court settlement or we can help you to pursue a case in court so you can maximize the compensation that you receive from a reckless driver. To find out more about the ways in which we can help you fight for full and fair compensation, give us a call today.