When a person drives recklessly along Georgia highways, they put everyone around them at risk. Furthermore, due to the dangerous nature of reckless driving, accidents often lead to life-altering injuries or fatalities.
If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident due to someone’s reckless driving, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. A Roswell reckless driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can advise you of your legal rights and answer any questions you might have.
Let us represent you to take on the at-fault party and fight for a fair settlement from their insurance company. Call (404) 888-8888 today for a free case evaluation.
Understanding Reckless Driving in Georgia
The difference between negligence and reckless driving in Georgia is the intent of the driver. To determine what the court awards you if you file a lawsuit against the at-fault party and their insurer, your lawyer must first determine which of these applies in your case.
Negligence occurs when the other driver fails to take proper care when operating the vehicle. The driver may have known better than to speed, run a red light, or perform an improper lane change. However, they may have been distracted or not paying full attention to other drivers around them.
According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §40-6-390, a person can be charged with reckless driving in Georgia if they willfully drive a vehicle without any regard for the safety of others or the condition of the property. In other words, the driver knew they were driving recklessly and clearly understood the risks yet continued to drive the vehicle dangerously.
In Georgia, a driver can be charged with a misdemeanor for driving recklessly. The penalty for reckless driving may include a fine of up to $1,000 or prison time of up to one year. If the accident results in an injury or fatality, the charge could be elevated to a felony, and the at-fault driver could face stiffer penalties.
For a free legal consultation with a reckless driving accidents lawyer serving Roswell, call (404) 888-8888
Reckless Driving Cases We Take On
Working with a lawyer who has experience in reckless driving claims can help you recover your damages after an accident. Our law firm has worked with victims in all types of reckless driving case such as:
- Weaving through traffic
- Ignoring traffic signals
- Passing in no-passing zones
We also take on aggressive driving cases. Aggressive driving is another form of reckless driving, in which a driver tries to overtake or outdo another driver. The at-fault driver may be angry, emotional, or in a hurry.
Call our law firm today at (404) 888-8888 for a free case review, and let a Roswell reckless driving lawyer defend your rights against a reckless driver.
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How We Help You with Your Reckless Driving Case
If you are recovering from your injuries after a car accident, you may not have the ability to submit a claim and negotiate a settlement with the insurance company.
A Roswell reckless driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can manage your entire case and represent you so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Our legal services include:
- Full legal counsel throughout the litigation
- Investigating your accident
- Gathering evidence of fault and liability
- Estimating the full value of your claim
- Handling communication with all relevant parties
- Fighting for a fair settlement with the insurance company
- Filing a lawsuit, if necessary
Our law firm is prepared to handle all aspects of your case. By partnering with our legal team, you have the leverage you need to get the compensation you deserve.
How to Establish Fault and Liability in a Car Accident Case
To win your personal injury case, our law firm needs to prove that the other party was responsible for the accident that led to your injuries. We also attempt to establish that the other driver was acting recklessly and not just negligent. To build your case, we gather evidence that includes the following:
Medical documents can help your case in two ways. First, it demonstrates that your injuries occurred as a result of the accident. Second, we use medical documents to determine the sum of your financial losses from medical bills.
We can reach out to experts who can corroborate your story and identify the at-fault party. Expert witnesses may include accident reconstruction experts, medical experts, or private investigators.
Video Footage of the Accident
We can review all available photos or videos of the accident to obtain a clearer picture of what happened and who is at fault.
Our law firm can follow up and contact any witnesses whose information you obtained at the scene of the accident, who can support your claim and provide details of what happened.
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Statute of Limitation for Car Accident Cases
According to OCGA §9-3-33, there is a two-year deadline for all personal injury cases, including reckless driving cases. This means you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Our law firm can handle your paperwork while you recover from your injuries to ensure that you do not miss the deadline. We can also help you avoid any mistakes that could hurt your personal injury claim.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation
If you are ready to get started with your personal injury case, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today. Let a Roswell reckless driving accident lawyer from our law firm go to work to handle your car accident case. Get a free consultation by calling (404) 888-8888.