In the United States, licensed drivers are obligated to abide by the laws of the road and operate their vehicles in the safest manner possible. Unfortunately, many drivers continue to drive recklessly and negligently, putting the lives of others at risk of injuries and fatalities. If you have suffered a serious injury after being involved in a car accident with a reckless driver, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation.
At Gump & Faiella, our Columbia car accident attorneys have successfully helped countless of our clients obtain the compensation they deserve. With more than 90 years of collective experience, we have an extensive knowledge of Missouri driving laws to help you navigate through the possible complications of your case. Whether our legal team reaches a settlement inside or outside the courtroom, we will make sure you get the financial help you need to make a successful recovery from your injury.
What is Reckless Driving?
Reckless driving is defined as operating a motor vehicle in a negligent manner which disregards the safety of others on the road. Not only does reckless driving put the lives of others at risk, it is also considered a serious crime that is punishable by jail time, fines, and license suspension.
Common acts of reckless driving include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Failure to use turn signals
- Running stop signs and traffic lights
- Failure to yield right of way