Wilkes-Barre Reckless Driving Attorneys
The attorneys of Munley Law are here to help you if you’ve been hurt by a reckless driver in Wilkes-Barre. We firmly believe that people have a responsibility to operate their vehicles with care and caution at all times, and when they fail to do so, they should be held accountable for their actions. Our team of award-winning trial attorneys is ready to stand up for you and help you secure the compensation you are owed, so don’t wait to contact us to discuss your claim.
When drivers gets behind the wheel of a car, they are responsible for not only the lives of people in their own vehicle, but for every other motorist they come across on the road. This means acting responsibly, obeying all traffic laws, and practicing safe driving techniques at all times to minimize the risk of an accident. Unfortunately, not all drivers treat driving with the respect it demands and instead drive recklessly, increasing the chance of an accident and putting innocent motorists’ lives in jeopardy. In fact, an estimated one out of every three car accidents in the United States is caused by reckless driving. From running red lights to driving under the influence, when a motorist causes an accident because of their negligent and reckless behavior, innocent people suffer the consequences.
Reckless driving is more than merely making a mistake behind the wheel. It occurs when drivers knowingly put other lives at risk of life-altering injuries because of their dangerous behavior behind the wheel. Victims of reckless driving accidents may require extensive medical care for years to come, costing them and their families tens of thousands of dollars. Fortunately, you are not alone following an accident and can take action to hold these reckless drivers accountable.
The days and weeks following a car accident can leave victims feeling helpless and alone as they face a mountain of medical bills and other expenses related to their accident. At Munley Law, we want you to know that you are not alone and there is hope. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable car accident attorneys can pursue legal action against the negligent party that caused your accident, recovering damages to help pay for lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. We will look at the details of your case, determine who was at fault, and fight for you every step of the way. Contact us today at (855) 866-5529 and schedule a free consultation.
Reckless Driving Cases We Handle
When motorists act aggressively behind the wheel and choose to drive above the speed limit or disregard other state and federal laws, they are willingly putting human lives at risk to shave a few minutes off their commutes. From other motorists to pedestrians, encountering a reckless driver can forever change your quality of life, robbing you of your ability to work or act out your passions. Our attorneys are experienced in handling car accident cases caused by any of the following reckless actions:
- Driving over the speed limit
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Drag racing
- Not using turn signals or making illegal turns
- Erratically moving in and out of lanes
- Failure to yield to other cars or pedestrians
- Texting and driving
- Breaking any other traffic law
Many of these actions are illegal, and while we depend on police officers or highway patrol officers to catch these drivers and write them citations before they cause accidents, they can’t prevent or catch all drivers from knowingly breaking the law and driving recklessly. That’s when a tough and relentless car accident attorney can help you take legal action and hold these parties responsible. Reckless driving car accidents can be catastrophic for everyone involved, causing severe injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and in many cases, death.
Recovering Compensation in Reckless Driving Accidents
Because many of these accidents occur at high speeds or with drivers who are intoxicated, the severity of damage and injuries can be life-changing, leaving you and your loved ones facing a mountain of unexpected costs. Fortunately, you have options and have the right to compensation for your injuries and losses. That’s where a skilled legal mind and experienced attorney can help negotiate and fight for a settlement that helps you pay for the following damages:
- All medical expenses
- Future medical bills related to your injury
- Prescription medication costs
- Physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Mental anguish and turmoil
- Lost wages
- Inability to work in the future
- Pain and suffering
- Damage to your vehicle or other property
In some cases, if the actions of the other driver were deemed especially reckless and negligent by the judge, you may be able to recover additional punitive damages. And while you may be able to reach a settlement and recover some financial compensation on your own, an experienced and dedicated car accident attorney will not rest until you get every dollar you deserve to avoid financial ruin or bankruptcy. And while the responsible driver may be punished in criminal court for their reckless actions, that doesn’t guarantee you will receive financial compensation. You need to take action and hold these drivers responsible through a civil lawsuit as well.
The aftermath of a car accident can be physically and emotionally draining. It can leave you feeling helpless and in a perpetual state of stress, worry, and fear of what the future holds. Reckless driving cases can be especially complicated, requiring extensive knowledge of the legal system as well as experience dealing with insurance companies and the courts. Fortunately, the reckless driving attorneys at Munley Law take these cases extremely seriously and do not rest until receiving the financial settlement we know our clients deserve after their accident. Because we are so committed to our clients’ needs and well-being, we not only offer free and confidential consultations but also will not charge you a penny unless we reach a settlement and get you the financial compensation you deserve. Take control of your future today by calling us at (855) 866-5529, filling out an online form, or chatting with a live legal representative on our website.