New York Reckless Driving Accident Attorneys

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.

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
  • Tailgating
  • Speeding

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 injury attorneys begin every case by examining the applicable laws and investigating the facts to determine all possible causes of the crash.

In 2016, Block O'Toole & Murphy recovered 6 of the 10 Highest Auto Accident Settlements in New York State. Our attorneys are experienced in representing car accident victims, including those hurt by reckless driving. To speak to a lawyer today, call 212-736-5300 or fill out our online contact form.

Top Results in Reckless Driving Injury Cases

Reckless driving can lead to many serious accidents. Victims may suffer catastrophic injuries, including brain damage, spinal injuries, crush injuries, amputation, and more. If you've been harmed by a driver who was speeding, ignoring traffic signals, driving under the influence, or otherwise driving dangerously, you can learn your legal options today.

The attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy are experienced in handling all types of reckless driving cases and offer compassionate and expert representation to injury victims.

Select results for clients injured by reckless driving include:

  • $32,756,156 verdict for a pedestrian who was struck by a driver impaired on drugs
  • $5,500,000 settlement for a 43-year-old man hurt in crash caused by a negligent truck driver who was speeding and making unsafe lane changes
  • $5,160,000 verdict in a Queens case for a 38-year-old driver hit by a vehicle that ran a stop sign
  • $4,600,000 settlement for a victim involved in a violent collision caused by a driver who ran a stop sign and slammed into the passenger side of the victim's car
  • $2,700,000 settlement in a car wreck lawsuit against a driver who made an unsafe left turn into incoming traffic in Babylon, Long Island
  • $2,550,000 settlement in a New Jersey case for victims who were hurt in a vehicle where the driver was speeding and intoxicated
  • $2,200,000 recovery for a pedestrian who was hit by an NYC transit bus that was operating at an unsafe speed and failed to yield right of way in Canarsie, Brooklyn
  • $2,000,000 settlement in a Bronx case for a driver who was rear-ended by a truck that made an abrupt lane change
  • $1,941,000 verdict for an auto accident victim hurt in a collision with a driver who made an illegal U-turn across the double yellow lines in the Parkville section of Brooklyn
  • $1,800,000 settlement for a car passenger who was hit by a vehicle that was following too closely when the car she was riding made an abrupt stop in Manhattan, New York
  • $1,800,000 settlement for a 39-year-old driver who was hit by a speeding vehicle
  • $1,750,000 recovery in a Long Island case for a driver who was hit by a bus that ran a stop sign
  • $1,000,000 settlement for a crash victim hit by a car that ran a red traffic light

If you or a loved one were hurt as a result of someone else's reckless driving tactics, you can speak with one of our lawyers today to better understand your legal options. We offer a FREE case review to all potential clients, so do not hesitate to contact us today by calling 212-736-5300. Serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island, Yonkers, Long Island, and all of New York State.

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