Reckless driving is dangerous, both for the driver and for other Wisconsin motorists who are sharing the road. A reckless driver does not consider the safety of others. That makes these motorists an extreme risk to other drivers, creating the potential for serious or fatal accidents.
What is reckless driving? Reckless driving is a form of aggressive driving; the other driver takes risks behind that wheel that can lead to a serious or deadly car crash. A range of driving behaviors qualify as reckless driving, all of which create a dangerous environment for others.
Speeding, weaving in and out of lanes, driving on the highway shoulder to pass, or passing on the wrong side or without sufficient space to do so safely are all reckless and negligent actions.
What motorists are most likely to drive recklessly? Teen drivers are at higher risk of vehicle accidents, and speeding and other reckless driving behavior is a contributing factor in the high numbers of death of teen drivers and passengers, making it the leading cause of death for 13 to 19-year-olds.
The Insurance Institute reports that two-thirds of young drivers who died as a result of injuries were male. These drivers are far more likely to take risks, and in doing so, cause deadly accidents in which innocent people are seriously or catastrophically injured, or die as a result of their injuries.
Wisconsin state law 346.62 makes reckless driving illegal. That law says motorists may not endanger the safety of any person or property by the negligent operation of a vehicle. The law further states that no person may cause bodily harm or great bodily harm to another by the negligent operation of a vehicle.
Reckless driving has led to many tragic deaths and injuries, all of which were entirely preventable and the direct result of irresponsible driving behaviors.
Reckless Driving Accident? Gruber Law Is At Your Side
If you were injured in a Wisconsin car crash caused by a reckless driver, we can help with the issues you’ll face.
- Your case will be handled by one of our experienced car accident lawyers.
- We’ll help you understand what insurance coverage is available, and we’ll help you deal with the property damage to your car.
- When the time comes for legal action, we are here to help you recover compensation for damages, both economic (lost wages and medical bills for example) and non-economic (pain and suffering and other related injuries).
- At Gruber Law Offices, we have a team dedicated to helping injured people seek justice. With 16 attorneys and 80 support staff, we are a fully established and respected law firm with years of experience, both in filing legal actions and in the courtroom.
Our firm offers compassionate client service. Our motto is “One Call…That’s All!” What that means is that you can trust us to go the distance for you. We are committed to obtaining a favorable outcome for our clients. We work on a contingency fee, which means you pay no attorney’s fee unless we are successful.
We are prepared to speak with you immediately – contact us now! From our office in Milwaukee we serve all of southeastern Wisconsin, including Kenosha, Madison, Racine and Waukesha.