Reckless driving is dangerous and unacceptable. It causes innumerable driving errors, thousands of collisions, and hundreds of injuries every year. According to the Foundation for Traffic Safety, up to 56% of deadly crashes involve at least one unsafe driving behavior typically associated with aggressive driving. South Carolina is no exception. In South Carolina alone, 2,940 people were injured in accidents involving distracted drivers in 2014, while driving too fast for conditions resulted in 14,864 injuries.
Reckless driving is any unsafe driving behavior of which the driver is aware. This includes negligent driving and aggressive driving. Some examples include but are definitely not limited to:
Driving too fast for conditions (even if under the speed limit)
Texting, surfing the internet, playing with cell phone
Weaving in and out of traffic
Driving when fatigued or asleep
DUI or driving after drinking
Having too many passengers in the car
Unfortunately, reckless driving happens every day. It should never be tolerated, because it harms thousands of innocent people. They may be left out of work with soaring medical bills or expensive car repairs. Being in an auto accident can leave you shaken, terrified, or unsure of what to do next. We are here to help. If you’ve been injured by a reckless driver, the attorneys at McCravy, Newlon, and Sturkie Law Firm want to help you get back on your feet. Our qualified personal injury lawyers have handled thousands of motor vehicle accident cases. We can help you get funds to pay for medical bills, lost wages, or car repairs. The first step is evaluating your motor vehicle accident claim.
What many people don’t know is that motor vehicle accident claims have expiration dates called statutes of limitation. If you were injured in an auto accident and want legal help, you should seek it as soon as you can. Please call us today at 1-800-376-4529 and schedule a free appointment to discuss your claim.