What Is Reckless Driving?

Reckless driving is defined as driving a vehicle with disregard for the safety of people or property. Reckless driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents across New York and California. Everyone is rushing to get to destinations and more than likely taking unnecessary risks to get there faster.

Reckless driving leads to thousands of accidents each year. If you or a loved one have been injured by a reckless driver, call The Barnes Firm today for a FREE case evaluation. Our team of car accident attorneys understand that the behavior of a reckless driver can lead to more severe injuries and want to help. Call (800) 800-0000 today – it could be the best call you make.

Examples of Reckless Driving

Our team of personal injury attorneys at The Barnes Firm have decades of combined experience helping victims of reckless driving accidents and have identified that the most common types of reckless driving include:

  • Excessive speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Driving outside traffic lanes
  • Failure to yield
  • Drag or street racing
  • Ignoring traffic signs & signals
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Driving onto sidewalks
  • Unsafe passing
  • Improper turn signal usage
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road

Engaging in any driving behaviors that endangers lives or property is considered reckless driving and is punishable by law. If you or a loved one were injured by the negligence of a reckless driver, contact The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000. Our team of attorneys will work hard to get you the best result possible.

Consequences for Reckless Driving in California

In California, Vehicle Code 23103 states reckless driving is a misdemeanor punishable by:

  • Up to 90 days in jail
  • Up to a $1,000 fine
  • 2 points on driver’s license

If another person was injured because of a reckless driving crash, these penalties increase in severity.

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Consequences for Reckless Driving in New York

Reckless driving is a misdemeanor in New York. If convicted, you may face:

  • Up to 90 days in jail
  • Up to a $1,125 fine
  • Up to a $93 state surcharge
  • 5 points on driver’s license
  • License suspension

Reckless driving penalties in New York increase as the number of offenses you receive increases.

Speak With A Trusted Attorney At The Barnes Firm

At The Barnes Firm, our attorneys know how the actions of a reckless driver can often result in more severe injuries for the accident victim. If you or a loved one were injured by a reckless driver, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation. From the initial phone conversation, through to the final settlement, our team will work hard for you every step of the way.  Call us today and find out what your case is worth – it could be the best call you make.

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