Reckless Driving Accidents in Tampa
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According to Florida law, reckless driving involves “driving any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property” (Title XXIII, Chapter 316). People who drive unsafely cause thousands of preventable car accidents every year in the United States, causing serious injury or death to innocent people and leaving victims and their families to deal with various physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Reckless drivers who cause accidents may not only face criminal prosecution but can also be held civilly liable by an injured victim or their family.
If you have been in an accident that was caused by the reckless driving of another, you may be entitled to pursue compensation from the at-fault driver. You should immediately contact a Tampa car accident attorney at The Florida Law Group to talk about your legal options. Fill out an online contact form to get started.
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Examples of Reckless Driving
Reckless driving can occur when a driver commits one or more moving traffic violations that significantly endangers nearby property or people. Aggressive driving greatly increases the risk of an accident and places other drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists in serious danger.
Reckless driving includes the following actions:
- Excessive speeding
- Street racing
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Weaving between lanes
- Disregarding traffic lights and signs
Reckless driving involves unsafe and often illegal behavior that can result in drivers being held responsible for compensating accident victims. It can be difficult to conclusively prove that another driver’s recklessness caused an accident, so it is extremely important to work with an attorney who has experience handling these types of cases. When you’re up against an insurance company that is trying to avoid a payout at all costs, you need a tough advocate who will stand by your side and stop at nothing to help you achieve justice.
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The Florida Law Group stands ready to protect your right to compensation. Our top-rated firm has more than a century of collective experience and has obtained millions of dollars for car accident victims. Because there is a strict statute of limitations in car accident cases, reach out to us immediately to get started on your case.
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