If a reckless driver caused your East Point, Georgia, traffic accident and resulting injuries, you can likely build a case against them to support an insurance claim or Fulton County civil suit. If we think you have a strong enough case, an East Point reckless driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can offer to represent you based on contingency.
We provide accident victims with complimentary consultations. You can speak with a team member from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers about your East Point accident today at no cost. We will discuss your injuries, the collision, and your legal options for pursuing compensation based on your damages. Call (404) 888-8888 to get started.
Georgia Law Regarding Reckless Driving
Under Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §40-6-390, a motorist is guilty of reckless driving if they are driving any vehicle in a way that shows they have a reckless disregard for the safety of people or property. This law is purposefully vague, leaving law enforcement and the criminal court system a lot of leeway when charging drivers for reckless driving.
Many dangerous or intentionally careless driving behaviors could fall into this category, from excessive speeding to improper passing to ignoring stop signs or signals. If found guilty of reckless driving in criminal court, this is a misdemeanor conviction in most cases. This could result in a fine of up to $1,000, up to a year in jail, or both.
While this may make you feel like the driver is being held responsible for their actions, it will do little to reduce the stress you face related to your mounting medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. For this reason, we do not focus on the criminal case.
For a free legal consultation with a reckless driving accidents lawyer serving East Point, call (404) 888-8888
Civil Cases Against Reckless Drivers
You do not require a criminal conviction to win a civil case based on reckless driving. As long as we can prove the driver acted negligently and this caused your accident, we can usually recover a payout on your behalf.
In many cases, proving negligence only involves the specific action that led directly to the accident. For example, imagine a reckless driver failed to yield when turning left at a green light. We will need to prove the following:
- The light was green with no arrow—therefore, the driver had a responsibility to yield to oncoming traffic.
- The driver failed to yield to you, attempting to speed through the turn, and thus, cutting in front of you.
- This action caused an unavoidable collision, and you suffered injuries.
- You incurred financial and intangible losses as a result.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we know how to implement a strategy to help our clients recover a payout based on their accidents. Let us talk to you about your options today during your free accident review.
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How Our East Point Reckless Driving Accident Lawyer Can Help
When we go to work on a traffic accident case, we do so on a contingency basis. We do not ask our clients to pay anything upfront for our services. Instead, we provide the financial resources and take the necessary steps to:
- Protect our client’s rights.
- Investigate the accident.
- Gather evidence to support their claim.
- File and claim and navigate the claims process.
- Negotiate with the insurance company.
- Prepare for trial and take their case to court, if necessary.
Our attorneys only get paid when our clients do. We receive attorney’s fees directly from the payout we recover in each case, based on an agreed-upon rate. This process means you never need to worry about paying us or calculating how much you owe.
We can answer your questions about our legal services, traffic accident cases in Georgia, or our fee schedule today. You can reach the Fulton County office of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers by calling (404) 888-8888.
Recoverable Damages in an East Point Reckless Driving Case
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we believe the at-fault motorist should be responsible for paying any accident-related bills victims receive. Your injuries and related expenses occurred because of their negligence, after all. One way to ensure this is to file an insurance claim based on that driver’s car insurance policy.
We will gather evidence to show your recoverable damages and seek compensation for them. This may include the following:
- Treatment and other expenses related to your injuries and care
- Missed paychecks and other related losses
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the collision
- Pain and suffering damages
- Wrongful death damages, if available per OCGA §51-4-2
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Statute of Limitations on Filing a Fulton County Civil Lawsuit
OCGA §9-3-33 gives us only two years to file a civil lawsuit in a Fulton County court, if that becomes necessary in your case. Most cases do not go to trial, but this may be necessary if:
- We cannot reach an agreement for a fair settlement with the insurance company
- The driver is uninsured.
- Other factors make filing a lawsuit a good approach to your case.
Speak with a Team Member About Your East Point Accident Case
An East Point reckless driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may take action for you in your collision case if we can prove that the other driver’s reckless behavior caused your accident. To learn more about how our team pursues damages for our clients and whether you qualify, reach out for a complimentary case review with a member of our team.
You can speak to a team member today by calling Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888.