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Fighting For Victims Of Reckless Driver Accidents

Each of us have a duty to obey traffic laws and to drive in a manner that shows regard for the safety of others. These should be easy requirements to follow, but many drivers simply ignore them. Unfortunately, reckless driving doesn’t just endanger the person engaging in it. Most often, it is other drivers who are hurt or killed.

At Gregory S. Young Co., LPA, we are tireless advocates for victims of reckless driving accidents. If you have been seriously injured (or a loved one has been killed) by a reckless driver, we want to help you claim the full compensation you deserve.

What Does It Mean To Drive Recklessly?

The state of Ohio defines reckless driving as driving in “willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property.” Kentucky’s statute is broader, but the sentiment is the same. Essentially, if a driver knows he is doing something risky or dangerous but decides to drive that way anyway, he is guilty of reckless driving.

Some examples include:

  • Driving more than 25 mph above the posted speed limit in Ohio (or 15 mph above in Kentucky)
  • Tailgating another driver
  • Illegally passing another driver or making frequent, unnecessary lane changes
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Driving drunk or drug-impaired
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Driving the wrong way on a one-way street or down the highway
  • Drag racing
  • Jumping a curb or driving on the curb
  • Distracted or inattentive driving

Like many driving offenses, reckless driving can carry both a criminal law component and a civil law component. Police can issue fines or make an arrest for reckless driving. But when a reckless driver causes an accident that harms or kills someone else, the victim and/or his loved ones can pursue compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Let Us Take Care Of The Details

After a serious car accident, most victims feel overwhelmed in pain and uncertain about the future. You wonder: How will I pay my bills if I can’t work? What do I say to the insurance company? Do I have a strong case against the person who injured me?

These are common concerns, and we’re here to help put your mind at ease. From the moment you contact us, we are responsive to your needs and are ready to answer your questions. We have skilled lawyers and a large staff to fully investigate the details of your case, and we are ready to advocate on your behalf with insurance companies and others related to your accident and its aftermath.

Contact Us For A Free Discussion About Your Legal Options

Gregory S. Young Co., LPA, proudly serves clients in Ohio and northern Kentucky. To take advantage of a free initial consultation with a reckless driver accident attorney, call 513-721-1077 in Cincinnati, 937-531-7999 in Dayton, or 859-547-3334 in Kentucky. You can also fill out our online contact form.