Reckless Driving Accident
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious and Hardworking Reckless Driving Accident Lawyers Will Fight to Obtain the Best Result After Your Accident.
At some time in your life, you have likely seen another driver exhibiting irresponsible behavior on the road—commonly, a driver zooming quickly past you on the road because they are in a hurry or two cars street racing in a busy area. This type of irresponsible driving behavior, exhibiting in utter disregard for the safety of other people or property, is often referred to as reckless driving.
The most common types of reckless driving behavior include:
- Excessive speeding;
- Tailgating, or following too closely;
- Weaving in and out of traffic lanes;
- Street racing;
- Illegal passing; and
- Running red lights or ignoring traffic signs and signals.
These types of reckless driving behaviors occur on Buffalo, New York’s roads and thruways each day. While these behaviors may seem minor because they are common, each one of these actions can cause car, truck and motorcycle accidents resulting in serious injuries, or even death, for the parties involved.
If you, or a loved one, were injured in a reckless driving car accident, you want the best personal injury attorney in Buffalo, New York to fight for the compensation that you deserve. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of Buffalo, New York reckless driving accident lawyers have secured over $175,000,000.00 in settlements and verdicts on behalf of their clients. We will battle to obtain the best possible result for YOU! Call us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation.
New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1212 defines reckless driving: “Reckless driving shall mean driving or using any motor vehicle [or] motorcycle... in a manner which unreasonably interferes with the free and proper use of the public highway, or unreasonably endangers users of the public highway. Reckless driving is prohibited.”
The term “reckless” refers to a state of conscious disregard for a substantial and unjustifiable risk of harm, injury or other consequences. Reckless behavior requires more than negligence. Reckless behaviors are considered to be a gross deviation from the behavior of a reasonable person in a given situation.
There is often a blurred line when it comes to categorizing driving as reckless. Factors that are often considered to determine whether driving was reckless include:
- The presence of other motorists, pedestrians or animals;
- The time of day;
- The weather and road conditions; and
- The driver’s familiarity with the area.
If you were injured by a reckless driver on the road in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; throughout New York State or beyond, you want the best personal injury lawyer in Buffalo, New York to fight for the compensation that you deserve. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer and has led the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to be recognized as a Best Law Firm of America.
Our top rated Buffalo, New York reckless driving accident lawyers are recognized in the legal community for our ability to exceed our clients’ expectations and deliver winning results. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 to find out how we can help you after an accident with a reckless driver in Buffalo, New York.
Reckless driving is a misdemeanor in New York State.
A driver found to have been driving recklessly faces the following consequences:
|Offense Number||Jail Time||Maximum Fine|
|First Offense||Punishable by up to 30 days in jail.||$300|
(within 18 months of first)
|Punishable by up to 90 days in jail.||$525|
(within 18 months of second)
|Punishable by up to 180 days in jail.||$1,125|
In addition, a conviction for reckless driving can add 5 points to a driver’s driving license. If a driver gets 11 points within an 18-month period, their driver’s license can be suspended. Points on your driver’s license indicate that you are a high-risk driver and can lead to an increase in your insurance rates.
The City of Buffalo assesses a $55 public safety fee on all traffic violations, including reckless driving. This fee promotes the safety and well-being of Buffalo, New York’s residents and visitors.
If you suffered a serious personal injury as the result of a reckless driving accident in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York or beyond, you want the best personal injury lawyer in Buffalo, New York to fight for your rights. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking reckless driving accident attorneys in Buffalo, New York will fight for you! Contact us today at 716-839-3939. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!
WERE YOU INJURED BY A RECKLESS DRIVER IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
According to the Huffington Post, reckless driving is a major cause of car accidents in the United States. Buffalo, New York is a highly populated city—the second largest city in New York State and a major gateway for commerce and travel across the U.S.-Canada border. With the large number of people living here and travelers that frequent this area, drivers experience stress, congestion on the roadways and a loss of patience, which leads to reckless driving.
Reckless drivers put themselves and others at risk of severe, life-changing injuries. Depending on the severity of the reckless driving accident, a victim can sustain several injuries, including, but not limited to:
- Head and traumatic brain injuries;
- Loss of vision;
- Limb loss or amputation;
- Burn injuries;
- Neck and back injuries; or
If you, or a loved one, sustained an injury caused by a reckless driver, you have a right to file a lawsuit against the driver to recover monetary damages. Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America, and his highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking team of Buffalo, New York reckless driving accident attorneys can help you file a claim and seek the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today at 716-839-3939.
An accident caused by a reckless driver on the road can be life-changing and result in unanticipated financial burdens. People who are injured by reckless drivers on the road may have a right to obtain financial compensation for the damage to their vehicle and for the injuries and other losses that they suffered.
If you were the victim of a reckless driving accident, it is best to speak with a top rated and highly experienced Buffalo, New York personal injury attorney who understands the law surrounding reckless driving motor vehicle accidents and knows your compensation rights after an accident.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. is experienced in reckless driving accidents and will work to attempt to ensure that you are adequately compensated for your:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages and future loss of income;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental anguish; and
- Funeral and burial expenses, if the accident results in wrongful death.
The amount of compensation that you receive depends upon your particular situation. However, it is important to remember that insurance companies always want to pay you the smallest amount possible. Facing the insurance company alone may result in you getting less than you deserve. If you are the victim of a reckless driving accident, you want an experienced and knowledgeable reckless driving accident attorney in Buffalo, New York. Call 716-839-3939 for a free consultation with Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. We can be reached 24 hours per day and 7 days per week to discuss your reckless driving car accident.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!