The majority of Americans rely heavily on their motor vehicle as their primary method of transportation. According to various studies, the average driver travels about 37 miles per day; or an estimated 13,400 miles per year. With so much time spent behind the wheel of our car, more and more we are being placed at risk of accidents caused by the negligent and careless actions of other drivers. Statistics show that many accidents are a result of drunk driving accidents as well as distracted driver accidents; however, another common cause of car accidents is reckless driving. In essence, reckless driving means that a motorist is choosing to violate traffic laws to the extent of placing other lives on the road in danger.
Reckless driving accidents can result in dangerous car collisions and subsequent injuries and at times, death. According to California Vehicle Code §23103, reckless driving is constituted as any driver who is willfully disregarding the laws of the road and the safety of other people and property. Drivers who are exceeding the specific speed limits of the road are considered to be recklessly driving as their speeds can led to not only more accidents, but the injuries can be significantly more severe the faster the speeds. This would also include drivers who are dangerously swerving and switching lanes, driving through red lights purposefully, dangerously passing other vehicles, ignoring railroad crossings, etc.
Speeding is a commonly defined act of reckless driving, and statistics show that an estimated 30% of all traffic fatalities are a direct result of this form of reckless driving; the second leading cause of deadly motor vehicle accidents. The United States Census Bureau shows that in 2009 there were a reported 3,081 traffic fatalities in the state of California, and 1,087 of those fatal accidents were caused by speeding drivers. The higher the speed of the car, the more dangerous the accident can be. Sadly, there are many drivers who choose to not abide by the laws of the road, because their being in a hurry to work or wanting to show off their fast car is much more important than their own safety and the safety of others.
In the event that you have been a victim of a car accident caused by a reckless driver, you are likely not only suffering from emotional trauma, but likely also physical pain as well. Depending on the severity of the collision, your injuries could range from minor to life threatening, and as a result it is in your right to seek compensation for your suffering. The subsequent costs that result from a car accident can be overwhelming as you could not only be forced to pay for extensive medical bills, but you may also be required to loss wages by your time off of work, among many other costs. As a result, The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus is committed to offering their legal services to whoever may have been wrongfully injured in a car accident.
We understand the pain and suffering you are currently experiencing, which is why we will do whatever it takes to fight your claim and seek the maximum monetary recovery we can on your behalf. With years of experience, our firm is uniquely equipped to handle a wide variety of cases for those who have been wrongfully injured in a reckless driving accident. If you or a loved one are a victim of this type of accident, do not hesitate in contacting a skilled San Fernando Valley personal injury lawyer at our firm immediately. Time is of the essence when fighting for compensation, and because of the complexity of personal injury claims the sooner we get started on the process the better. Contact us today to learn more about how our team can fight for the compensation you deserve.