Dallas Reckless Driving Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a reckless driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, or any other suffering you have experienced. Every driver has seen an impatient car zoom past them on a highway, weaving in and out of traffic and driving over the speed limit. Reckless drivers plague Dallas roads and highways, and the danger they pose to safe drivers with whom they share the road is serious. Drivers have a duty to keep others safe on the road, and when they violate that duty, they can be held accountable for their reckless actions.
The Benton Law Firm is here to fight for your legal rights and help secure the compensation you’re owed. Call an experienced attorney at our firm today at (214) 219-4878 to discuss the details of your case and learn how we can help you.
Do I Need A Reckless Driving Lawyer?
Reckless driving has a broad legal definition, so an initial assessment of your accident may or may not include a reckless driving charge. Even if the driver is not immediately issued a ticket for their behavior, you may be able to collect financial compensation for any injuries or expenses you incur as a result of the accident. The legal process for seeking such compensation can be long and daunting, however, and engaging the services of an experienced attorney can take that pressure off and allow you to focus on what’s most important: your recovery.
Reckless driving accident attorneys have the experience, the connections, and the time to devote to making your case as strong as it can be, improving your chances in court or in settlement negotiations. They can work with law enforcement and insurance companies of both parties to ensure that you are given the fair amount of compensation for your injuries and suffering. They can also conduct an independent investigation, including doing accident reconstruction, and consult with expert witnesses to gather all the necessary evidence for your case.
Why Choose The Benton Law Firm To Handle My Case?
The Benton Law Firm has gained the trust of the Dallas community through years of litigating successful cases. Our lawyers recognize that each case is unique, and we take into account every individual detail. We rely on the trust of our clients and believe in forming good relationships, being transparent with our clients about the details of their cases, and working hard to win them. The Benton Law Firm has put in the work for our community, and won numerous awards as a result, including a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating.
Additionally, we are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which means we have won some of our clients over a million dollars in compensation for their cases. Just recently, a client who was seriously injured after a construction vehicle ran a red light earned almost $500,000 on a case we handled for them. With a long record of success and the trust of the Dallas community, The Benton Law Firm is an easy choice for help with your reckless driving accident case.
Cases We Handle
In Texas, reckless driving is legally defined as a person’s “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property” while driving. Reckless driving is classified as a misdemeanor, but if people or property were damaged, it could be bumped up to a felony offense. With such a broad legal definition, the charge is often left to a police officer’s judgment. Reckless driving can include the following:
- Driving significantly over the speed limit (a speeding ticket can become a reckless driving ticket if the speed is high enough)
- Swerving between lanes too close to other cars
- Driving on the shoulder or outside of defined traffic lanes
- Failure to yield to vehicles with right-of-way
- Road racing
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failure to use a turn signal
- Tailgating or following dangerously close to another car
- Failure to stop at traffic lights or stop signs
Such driving can cause minor damage—like taking a side mirror off someone’s car—or it can lead to a serious injury or even wrongful death. It can also lead another driver to cause their own accident while avoiding a reckless driver.
There are a variety of different causes for reckless driving, including distracted driving, like texting or phone use; drunk or impaired driving; and poor judgment. Regardless, those drivers must be held accountable when their negligence caused an innocent person to be injured or even killed. Given the high traffic and constant construction on the roads and highways in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, it is very important for drivers to be careful and focused on the road.
The Texas Department of Transportation found that one person was injured every two minutes on a Texas road in 2017, so it is important that reckless drivers be charged for their poor driving choices in order to prevent future injuries. Common auto accident injuries include broken bones, concussions and brain injuries, paralysis, and serious cuts and bruises. Injuries like these can cost a small fortune to treat, especially if long-term recovery, like physical therapy or multiple surgeries, is required. Such accidents can force you to take time off work and lose money and valuable time.
You have legal rights that must be respected. If you were injured by a reckless driver, you deserve financial compensation.
What to Do After a Reckless Driving Accident
If you have been involved in a car accident caused by a reckless driver, be sure to talk to witnesses and take all the pictures you can of the accident. Then, go to the doctor and have any injuries assessed and treated, and keep all records of medical expenses. When you have been treated for your injuries, seek legal help as quickly as you can. Our car accident attorneys at The Benton Law Firm are dedicated to helping you earn financial compensation to cover your medical bills and any other suffering you have experienced. Call us today at (214) 219-4878 to discuss your legal options with an experienced legal professional.