If you are a victim of reckless driving, you may be able to recover compensation from the at-fault parties for your damages. This may include payment for your medical bills, loss of income, damage to your vehicle, and more.
A Norcross reckless driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to assist through all stages of filing your claim and, if necessary, can act as your personal injury lawsuit.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 for a free case evaluation with a member of our team. We handle many cases on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payment required.
Reckless Driving Accidents and Personal Injury Cases
According to O.C.G.A. § 40-6-390, reckless driving in Georgia is a traffic offense that occurs when a motorist drives with “reckless disregard for the safety” of other individuals or property.
If a person is convicted of reckless driving in Georgia, the person faces a misdemeanor charge, a fine not exceeding $1,000, and/or a one-year imprisonment.
However, these criminal penalties are separate from a personal injury case that accident victims can pursue. Victims can still bring a personal injury claim against the at-fault party even if the criminal charges were dropped. Instead, a reckless driver may be liable in a personal injury case with evidence that they caused an accident by violating another traffic law, such as:
- Overtaking using the emergency lane
- Illegal turns or lane changes
- Disobedience of traffic signals
- Failure to yield
- Driving while intoxicated
- And more
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can investigate your accident and identify the ways in which the responsible party may be liable for your damages when we represent you. We can also collect evidence of their liability from sources such as photos and videos from the accident scene, the police report, testimony from accident reconstruction experts, and more.
For a free legal consultation with a reckless driving accidents lawyer serving Norcross, call (404) 888-8888
How Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Can Support Your
When you work with a Norcross reckless driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers on your case, we can offer our assistance in various ways, including:
- Answering your questions and providing you with legal advice
- Communicating with all parties on your behalf
- Investigating the case and identifying all the at-fault parties
- Collecting evidence, such as CCTV recordings and witness statements
- Identifying and assigning a value to your damages
- Filing your insurance claim
- Negotiating with insurance companies for a fair settlement offer
- Filing a lawsuit and taking your case to trial if necessary
To learn more about these services and to discuss your case for free with a member of our team, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.
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Calculation of Personal Injury Damages
Damages in a personal injury case can be both economic and non-economic. It might be straightforward to determine economic damages, such as loss of income and medical expenses. However, non-economic losses, like pain and suffering, can be hard to quantify. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can consider various factors when valuing your claim.
The reckless driver may be responsible for paying your medical costs that are related to injuries sustained in the accident. You may need to produce your doctor’s reports, medical receipts, and travel costs relating to the accident t0 value these damages. We can also hire medical experts to testify about your estimated future costs of medical treatment.
If your injuries render you unable to work, you can claim damages relating to lost time at work. Evidence of this may include documentation from your work about your missed wages, benefits, and promotions.
Future Lost Earnings
Accidents can lead to severe physical and mental injuries, preventing you from working in the future. For example, an accident can make you lose your limbs, damage your brain permanently, and even lead to paralysis.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you estimate your future loss of wages if you are permanently unable to work after the accident.
Pain and Suffering
It is not easy to put a monetary value on pain and suffering. However, treatment costs for various health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), may be used to estimate the cost of your emotional damages.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
If you can no longer cook or engage in sports or hobbies, you could consider it as a loss of enjoyment of life. This may be another type of recoverable damage in your case.
Keep in mind that the damages you may be able to recover are not limited to the above-stated ones. Reckless driving injuries differ from one accident to another. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you determine what damages you qualify to pursue when we represent you.
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If you sustain injuries in a reckless driving accident, you may be able to recover damages from the responsible party. A Norcross reckless driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can defend your rights and pursue compensation on your behalf when we represent you. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, our firm can handle all of the legal work in your case.
Keep in mind that, per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, a general two-year statute of limitations applies to personal injury lawsuits in Georgia. Waiting longer than two years to take legal action could mean that your lawsuit gets dismissed.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, including information on the specific deadlines in your case, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888. We take many car accident cases on a contingency-fee-basis, with no attorney fees due unless and until our clients receive a settlement offer or court award.