Manhattan Car Accident Lawyers Representing Motorists Injured by Dangerous Drivers
Reckless driving occurs when a driver exhibits a "willful or wanton" disregard for the safety of other motorists. Speeding, racing and drunk driving are just a few examples of reckless driving. Although New York imposes strict penalties on those charged with reckless driving, many drivers continue to resort to these dangerous driving tactics.
Contact Our NYC Law Firm to Learn About Your Rights
At Block O'Toole & Murphy, we are dedicated to defending the rights of individuals injured as a result of reckless driving. We have obtained substantial auto accident verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, and continue to fight on behalf of drivers and passengers who were needlessly injured by another's recklessness. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash due to reckless driving, call our office at 212-736-5300 or complete our email contact form to receive a FREE case review from one of our auto accident.
Examples of Reckless Driving On New York Roadways
The following actions, or combination of actions, can constitute reckless driving:
- Ignoring traffic signals or stop signs
- Abrupt lane changes
- Carrying an excess number of passengers
- Driving under the influence
- Passing a stopped school bus
When determining whether a driver's actions were reckless, the court will generally examine how the vehicle was operated and whether the individual exhibited a conscious disregard for the safety of others.
Determining if a Reckless Driver Caused Your Accident
When reckless driving leads to an auto accident, the at-fault driver is often cited at the scene for the offense. However, reckless driving can still be the main cause of an auto accident, even if the driver does not receive a citation. Because of this, our New York auto accident attorneys begin every case by examining the applicable laws and investigating the facts to determine all possible causes of the crash.
If you or a loved one were hurt due to another's reckless driving tactics, speak with one of our lawyers today. We offer a FREE case review to all potential clients, so do not hesitate to contact us today. You may also call 212-736-5300. Serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and all of New York City and New York State.
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