If a reckless driver caused your injuries in Warner Robins, Georgia, you might be able to hold them accountable and recover fair compensation for your injuries. You may qualify for help from a Warner Robins reckless driving accident lawyer at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers.
To learn how we can help you navigate the claims process, speak with a Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team member. We provide complimentary case reviews and accident evaluations. Call (404) 888-8888 today to get started.
Understanding Reckless Driving Charges and Civil Claims
If a reckless driver caused your Warner Robins accident, you may feel somewhat vindicated if they face misdemeanor charges in criminal court for their behavior. Under O.C.G.A. §40-6-390, it is a crime when a motorist drives in a way that shows a reckless disregard for the safety of others sharing the road.
A wide range of offenses fall under the state’s reckless driving law. This allows the criminal court system to use this statute to hold drivers accountable for intentional, careless, or exceptionally dangerous behavior on the road. Examples may include:
- Excessive speeding
- Running stop signs or traffic signals
- Improper passing
- Weaving in traffic
- Improper lane changes
When a driver is convicted of a reckless driving charge, they could face consequences that include:
- A fine of up to $1,000
- Jail time of up to one year
It is important to remember that just because the criminal court system penalizes the reckless driver, it does not settle the civil case you have against them. You will need to file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit to seek and secure compensation for your damages. This is where Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help. We will evaluate your civil case and may offer to handle this process for you.
For a free legal consultation with a reckless driving accidents lawyer serving Warner Robins, call (404) 888-8888
Building a Reckless Driving Case After a Warner Robins Accident
A Warner Robins reckless driving accident lawyer may help you develop a case for compensation based on your accident and the injuries you suffered. We can also represent your best interests during the claims process and at trial, if that becomes necessary.
If we represent you, we will take the necessary steps to develop a strong argument that shows each of the following:
- The value of your case
This process may include identifying evidence, working with experts, and more. These are some common actions we need to take when investigating a reckless driving case:
- Obtain all available documents and evidence from the law enforcement officers who responded to the accident, including the police report
- Request and obtain your medical records and other documentation
- Obtain and analyze video of the accident, if available
- Talk to accident witnesses and record their observations
- Work with accident reconstruction specialists and analyze their data
- Collect additional physical evidence
- Estimate a fair settlement range for the losses you sustained
- Organize a compelling case to present with your claim
We represent our clients based on contingent fees. We do not ask for retainers or other advance payments and do not receive any attorney’s fees until we can secure a client’s financial recovery for the client. You will never have to worry about paying us from your pocket or bank account.
The team from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is available to answer your questions and explain your rights following a Georgia injury accident. You can reach us today by dialing (404) 888-8888.
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Recovering Damages in a Warner Robins Reckless Driving Accident
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can sometimes negotiate a fair agreement with the insurance company based on the evidence we gather and the case we present. They often do not want to go to court once they see the strength of the case against their policyholder.
In some cases, taking your case to trial may be necessary. If so, we will represent your best interests to the judge and jury, presenting evidence to show you deserve a payout based on the facts of the case and the damages you suffered.
Some examples of recoverable damages in this type of traffic accident case include:
- Any medical treatment and expenses you received or will receive for your injuries
- Ongoing care and support expenses
- Lost pay and reduced earning capacity for permanent injuries
- Property damages
- Current and future pain and suffering
- Additional non-economic losses
In addition, if you lost an immediate family member to their accident injuries, you may be able to seek wrongful death damages under O.C.G.A §51-4-2. We can help you understand your eligibility during your complimentary case evaluation.
Georgia’s statute of limitations on traffic accident lawsuits, O.C.G.A §9-3-33, only gives us two years to take legal action against the reckless driver and pursue related damages. While these cases frequently settle out of court, you cannot count on this happening in your case.
We need to act quickly to ensure we can protect your right to file a lawsuit in a Peach or Houston County civil court. If we miss the two-year time limit, you could lose the option to take your case to trial.
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Talk with a Team Member About Your Reckless Driving Collision
You may be able to recover compensation from the reckless driver who caused your accident with help from a Warner Robins reckless driving accident lawyer on our team. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers provides complimentary case evaluations to accident victims in Houston and Peach counties, as well as in other areas of the state.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 to discuss your accident and injuries with a member of our team for free.