Reckless Driving & Auto Accidents

Reckless driving, also referred to as aggressive driving, can occur when a driver commits a combination of moving traffic violations that significantly endangers nearby people or property.

Reckless driving has become a serious concern on American roads and highways, as it places drivers, passengers and pedestrians in great danger of suffering injuries during car accidents. Some common examples of reckless driving are:

  • Excessive speeds
  • Unsafe lane changing
  • Disregarding traffic signs and signals
  • Tailgating

Reckless driving, in any form, is considered a negligent act. In many cases, reckless driving behaviors are also explicitly illegal. In fact, the state of Illinois imposes enhanced penalties for motorists who drive 30 or 40 miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit, as well as standard traffic violations for other reckless driving behaviors. As unlawful acts, reckless driving can result in drivers being held liable for compensating victims for the damages they suffered during accidents.

Although reckless driving is negligent and often illegal, conclusively proving that another driver exhibited such behavior can be a difficult legal battle. When personal injury claims are combatted by insurance companies that do everything in their power to deflect allegations of negligence, proving negligence and liability will require meticulous preparation and aggressive advocacy from experienced personal injury attorneys.

At Patel Law, PC, our Champaign personal injury lawyers have accumulated a wealth of experience in taking on large insurance companies and in establishing the liability of reckless drivers. When handling your case, our team works closely with you to evaluate your situation, conduct investigations, work with witnesses and fight until we can obtain favorable outcomes.

Protect your right to fair compensation

Although laws are in place protecting your right to compensation when you are injured in an accident caused by a reckless driver, the recovery of damages is never automatic or guaranteed. With the assistance of our committed lawyers, you can better equip yourself with the legal tools, strategies and insight needed to fully establish negligence and liability. We are intent on protecting the rights of injured residents throughout Illinois and we do not rest until we exhaust all available avenues for strengthening your claim. Contact Patel Law, PC to discuss the particularities of your case.