Sacramento Reckless Driving

Reckless driving is a term that represents a wide range of instances in which a person engages in activities that violate the law and put others at risk. If you are the victim of another driver’s reckless driving, you may be able to pursue compensation for the losses you have sustained, and our legal team at Rosenthal Law can help you. Our Sacramento reckless driving attorneys are dedicated to providing superior legal representation to our clients.

Understanding What Reckless Driving Is

Reckless driving occurs when a person engages in an activity that violates the law and falls under California Vehicle Code [CVC] §23103(a). Under this law, a person can be charged with reckless driving if they drive in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of other people or another person’s property. This applies to both highways and parking facilities.

Some examples of reckless driving include:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Not abiding by posted traffic signs
  • Speeding
  • Running a red light
  • Failing to stop at a stop sign
  • Distracted driving (using a phone, eating, applying makeup, or otherwise not being focused on the road)
  • Racing on the roadways
  • Not signaling properly when turning or switching lanes
  • Tailgating another driver
  • Weaving in and out of traffic

These actions are not just violations of the law, but they put other people on the road at risk for serious injury. In some situations, reckless driving is a cause for personal injury legal action against another party.

How Our Team Proves Reckless Driving in Sacramento

As a Sacramento car accident attorney, our lawyers help clients to prove that they suffered injury and losses due to the other party’s negligence. If we can prove they were reckless in their actions, that may help you obtain compensation for your losses. To do this, we will:

  • Use police documentation to prove they violated the law
  • Contact witnesses to get statements about what they saw before or after the incident
  • Provide insight through accident reconstruction or expert witness statements that help show what occurred and why
  • Gather insight from the other driver’s medical records that indicate intoxication
  • Seek out video or photos of the incident and use the damage at the scene to prove what occurred

Proving that reckless behavior occurs is critical to helping you show that this driver (and their insurance company) should pay for the losses you have suffered. In every situation, it is critical to understand all of your losses and to exhaust all areas of evidence to substantiate the case thoroughly.

Let Our Attorneys Help You Prove Sacramento Reckless Driving Losses

Our Sacramento accident attorneys can help you prove that reckless driving caused the losses you sustained. We will work to gather evidence of your losses and the cause so that we can pursue full and fair compensation for what has happened to you. Turn to Rosenthal Law now for a free consultation to discuss your case and get the answers you need. Call our office today.