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Reckless Driving

Motorists in Pennsylvania are expected to operate their automobiles in a safe manner that does not endanger fellow drivers. Any person who drives with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property can be charged with criminal offense. Possible examples may involve:

  • Deliberately tailgating
  • Driving the wrong way on a highway
  • Failure to obey street signs or posted traffic warnings
  • Fleeing law enforcement
  • Passing illegally or in an unsafe manner
  • Performing stunts on public roadways
  • Speeding in a school zone
  • Swerving in and out of lanes

When a motorist drives recklessly, he or she has a much greater chance of causing a devastating crash. Such collisions can cause severe injuries in which victims not only accumulate significant medical expenses, but they can also experience untold pain and suffering in addition to being unable to return to work.

Criminal charges might now be the only troubles that a person accused of reckless driving has to face. If his or her actions caused another person to suffer catastrophic injuries because of driving with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others, then he or she can be considered negligent and held liable for the damages that others sustained. Victims who are injured because another party drove recklessly can obtain compensation from the negligent driver’s insurance company or file a personal injury lawsuit.

If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed by a reckless driver, you will probably be attempting to seek financial recovery from the other driver’s insurance company. Even if the negligent driver was ticketed for driving recklessly, insurance companies utilize several tactics to minimize the amounts they pay to resolve these claims. You may be pressured to accept a settlement that does not account for your future financial needs or the insurance company may even argue that your own negligence contributed to your injuries.

Before you speak to any insurance company representatives, you should contact the Chester County auto accident attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices. We provide legal services on a contingency fee basis so you do not pay anything unless you receive a monetary award, and our lawyers work as a team to get you all of the compensation you need and deserve.

Call (610) 719-3190 right now to have our firm review your case during a free consultation. We represent clients from communities in West Chester, Kennett Square, King of Prussia, Lancaster, Malvern, Plymouth Square, Philadelphia, and Radnor.