Can I Sue For A Reckless Driving Accident?
If you have suffered serious injuries as a result of another person’s negligent or reckless driving, you may be unsure of what your options are or how best to move forward. It is hard to think about legal matters when you are struggling just to cope with your day-to-day tasks due to high pain levels and debilitating injuries. It is even more frustrating to consider that all of the damages you are suffering could have been avoided if not for someone else’s rash or reckless decision making. Everyone on the road has a duty to act with reasonable care toward all other drivers on the road. When they violate this duty, such as by driving recklessly, they become liable for all harm that occurs as a result. If you have suffered physical and financial damages due to someone else’s reckless driving, you can recover for the damages you have suffered by bringing a personal injury lawsuit.
What is Reckless Driving in Florida?
Under Florida law, reckless driving is driving in a manner that exhibits reckless disregard for the well-being of other individuals, drivers, or property. For instance, driving at a high speed, swerving rapidly between lanes, and driving with extreme negligence, can all be forms of reckless driving. Reckless driving is often a charge brought in conjunction with other driving-related offenses, such as speeding or driving under the influence. If an individual is found to have been driving recklessly, it means that they were driving negligently, which establishes liability for any damages or harm that occurred as a result of the reckless driving.