Boston Reckless Driving Injury Lawyer
Accidents caused by reckless driving in Massachusetts have increased in recent years--a trend that has been accompanied by more deaths and serious injuries as well. If you have been injured as a result of another party’s reckless driving, or have lost a loved one, you may be legally entitled to compensation in certain circumstances.
The reality is that the dangers posed to others by reckless drivers in Massachusetts have increased. DiBella Law Offices, P.C. can evaluate the car accident that you’ve been involved in in order to determine whether we can move forward with pursuing rightful compensation on your behalf. We’re able to serve you from multiple office locations in the Massachusetts. You can reach us at our main office in Methuen as well as Boston, Burlington, and Andover. Call our main office today at (978) 327-5140 so that we can get to work on your behalf.
What constitutes reckless driving in Massachusetts is defined in Chapter 90, Section 24 of the state’s General Laws. A person who engages in the reckless operation of a vehicle puts others in danger. With the corresponding evidence, showing that another driver’s actions on the road led to your or a loved one’s injuries can be an important part of your personal injury claim after an accident. There are multiple elements in place to demonstrate that reckless driving was a factor that led to your accident, and these include:
- How the other driver operated their vehicle up until your collision and resulting injuries
- Where the car accident took place in the state of Massachusetts and whether members of the public also had access the same road where it occurred
- Whether the driver was acting with intention in their failure to take into account local driving laws and the safety of others sharing the same road
In proceeding with your right to recover compensation after accident due to reckless driving, it is important to know how this charge differs from the negligent operation of a vehicle. With a reckless driving charge, the evidence shows that the other driver involved in your collision knew about the risks posed by their behavior on the road.
On the other hand, a negligent driving charge does not involve showing that the driver was aware of such risks. A Boston personal injury attorney can work with you, and gather the appropriate evidence, to determine whether compensation pursued on your behalf would be based on a reckless driving charge.
When you are commuting to your next destination, the actions of a reckless driver can blindside you. Whether you’ve already been injured in a car accident or want to take steps to be more cautious on the road, the following actions of other drivers can constitute reckless driving:
- Driving with aggression
- Driving while intoxicated
- Not using your turn signals to alert drivers of your movements
- Violating local laws regarding turning
- Changing lanes in a way that compromises the safety of others
- Navigating your car without caution during inclement weather in Massachusetts
- Travelling above the speed limit
- Tailgating other cars on the road
- Not heeding traffic signals and signs
- Not properly utilizing your vehicle’s lights
You or a loved one can experience any number of very serious physical injuries as a victim of a reckless driving accident. They can impact you for the possibly the rest of your life, taking both a physical and mental toll on your health. Injuries requiring treatment may include:
- Bruises and lacerations
- Broken bones and fractures
- Loss of limbs
- Being paralyzed for life
- Head trauma, including permanent injuries to the brain
- Damage to your neck and spinal cord
- Burns and scars
- Internal organ damage
- Psychological trauma
- Permanent alteration of your physical appearance
The actions of a reckless driver jeopardize the safety of others who share the road with them. The injuries that you may be dealing with after an accident can leave you devastated, but you don’t have to be alone and left without the means to recover from the trauma. You have the right to pursue compensation if another’s actions led to the extent of your injuries.
The damages you may be entitled to can include current and future medical bills, money for the time you’ll be out from work due to injuries, calculated pain and suffering, as well as loss of enjoyment of life and possibly more.
You don’t have to be shortchanged, and a Boston personal injury attorney at DiBella Law Offices, P.C. may be able to take your case. Our founding member Christopher DiBella has been recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction in Massachusetts. Call DiBella Law Offices, P.C. today for a free consultation at (978) 327-5140 so that our team of attorneys can see how they may be able to help you move forward.