Drivers in Utah are expected to operate their vehicles in a safe manner that does not endanger fellow motorists, but not everyone is motivated by the threat of a ticket or reckless driving conviction. Those who drive aggressively or recklessly are putting other people’s lives unnecessarily at risk. Innocent people should not have to suffer due to someone else’s negligence.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a reckless driving accident, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation. Our personal injury attorneys can explain your legal rights and options and help you develop a plan to hold the reckless driver accountable for the injuries you sustained.
Fielding Law has been proudly advocating for the legal rights of car accident victims in Utah for many years. Contact a member of our legal team today at 877-880-4090. Someone is available to answer your call 24/7.
Reckless driving in Utah is defined as “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Under Utah Code §41-6a-528(1)(b), reckless driving consists of 3 or more traffic infractions within a 3-mile stretch of road. For example, if a driver is tailgating, speeding, and texting, this would likely be considered reckless driving.
Reckless driving is not taken lightly and can be punishable by law. A motorist charged with reckless driving may face:
A reckless driver purposely disregards traffic laws and endangers the safety of pedestrians and other motorists. There are a variety of driving behaviors that may constitute reckless driving.
The following are some examples of reckless driving accident cases we handle:
After taking on your case, your Utah reckless driving attorney will immediately begin working to determine fault and establish negligence. Proving that the driver who caused the accident was driving recklessly will be essential to your claim.
Obtaining evidence that proves reckless driving can be challenging. However, the lawyers at Fielding Law know how to investigate motor vehicle accidents and build a solid reckless driving case on behalf of clients.
Evidence that may prove the motorist was driving recklessly includes:
The attorneys of Fielding Law work with accident reconstructionists, medical experts, and other specialists to obtain a clear picture of how the accident occurred and who is at fault.
Since car accidents are always unexpected, the moments immediately following a collision can be confusing and overwhelming. Nevertheless, the actions you take in the aftermath can have a lasting effect on your health and financial well-being.
The following are some things you should and shouldn’t do following a reckless driving accident:
A car accident can put a serious financial burden on you and your family, especially if your injuries are severe and require that time off work. But there is hope. If you’ve been injured in an accident due to a reckless or negligent driver, you could be eligible to receive several types of damages to cover the resources you need while you recover.
Depending on the individual circumstances of your case, your Utah reckless driving attorney may help you recover damages for:
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to someone else’s reckless driving in Utah, you could hold that party liable and receive compensation for your losses. We understand that filing a claim or lawsuit might be the furthest thing from your mind. However, you do not want to forgo the chance to receive compensation if your injuries should worsen over time and require continued care.
While filing a claim may seem daunting, you don’t have to go face the challenges alone. When Fielding Law takes on your case, your Utah reckless driving attorney will be there for you every step of the way. Our team can gather the evidence and witnesses needed to build a comprehensive case against the reckless driver, file all necessary paperwork, and handle all negotiations on your behalf.
Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no attorney fees unless we win your case. Schedule your initial free case consultation with a member of our skilled legal team today. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (877) 880-4090, start a live chat on our website, or fill out the online evaluation form.