Have you suffered Injuries as a Result of Another Driver’s Reckless Driving?
(US law and generally) Auto accidents result in serious injury and sometimes even death if the accident is particularly bad. In most cases, the accident could have easily been avoided if both drivers were paying more attention and driving defensively. While not all careless accidents are considered reckless driving, most of these types of accidents happen because another driver was simply not paying attention to the road at all or the driver who caused the accident was driving recklessly. Technically speaking, reckless driving is when the operator of the vehicle shows complete disregard of the law; the operator of the vehicle also makes mistakes when attempting normal procedures while driving causing serious injuries as a result of the accident. OK, so you’ve been in an accident where you feel that reckless driving played an integral role. Where to do you go from here? Depending on the circumstances you may need to hire an attorney to help you collect financial compensation for your injuries.
Should I Hire a Reckless Driving Attorney To Help Investigate the Accident?
In order to establish a case against a reckless driver, it is usually in your best interest to start an investigation early in order to find the correct information about the accident as well as find issues that may arise regarding your auto coverage. This may be extremely difficult depending on the situation of the accident and the parties involved. Your reckless driving lawyer should look into the accident report taken by the police or highway patrol. The report contains a wealth of information and evidence that can show the other driver that caused the accident was driving recklessly or too aggressive. In many instances, the police report is the single most important piece of information. Analyzing the diagrams, witness statements and other post-accident information is vital to your case. You need to make sure that no information is left out that may help your case. The previous driver records of the drivers should be checked to see if they have a history of poor driving. Another common problem arises when a negligent or reckless driver does not have insurance coverage. This can complicate the case and could potentially reduce the amount of compensation you receive.
If you have been hurt as a result of another driver’s negligence or reckless driving, we can help. Contact one of our car accident lawyers in Michigan today at (517) 347-6900 for a free consultation and talk about your case.