Reckless Driving In New Jersey
While there are several causes of car accidents, one of the leading causes continues to be reckless driving. If you have been injured because of another driver who was driving reckless or acting negligently, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney at the Bhatt Law Group. The team has decades of combined experience in assisting accident victims to recover compensation for their injuries.
What Constitutes Reckless Driving in NJ?
There are several different actions that can be considered reckless driving in New Jersey. During 2009, New Jersey had 257,801 motor vehicle crashes reported that included 64,348 injuries, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Actually, a variety of behaviors behind the wheel can be considered reckless driving. Some of those include:
Regardless of the act, reckless driving is a blatant disregard for the safety of other drivers. This behavior can lead to high-speed collisions that could have been avoided if the driver had paid attention and adhered to traffic regulations. If a reckless driver has caused an accident that left you or a loved one injured, you should consult with a New Jersey car accident injury lawyer who can offer practical advice while protecting your rights.
Reckless Drivers Are Dangerous
A reckless driver is a serious threat to you when you are traveling on the road. Reckless drivers can lead to serious injuries and various damages. As an example, some injuries caused by reckless drivers include:
- Spinal injuries
- Broken bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Serious lacerations
- Ruptured or herniated discs
Any of these injuries can impact you for years to come. Of course, these injuries lead to various damages. Some of the damages you might suffer include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Future loss of earnings
- Future medical expenses
- Property damages
Your auto accident lawyer from the Bhatt Law Group will carefully assess your situation and determine which damages you suffered because of the crash.
What To Do After A Crash With A Reckless Driver in NJ
First, you should call 911. Make sure the police come to investigate the accident and complete an accident report. If possible, exchange insurance information with the other driver. Go get medical care right away. Keep any follow-up appointments and get the treatment you need to recover. Keep copies of medical bills and medical records. Document any time you miss work.
Also, get a written estimate from a qualified auto body shop for repairing your vehicle. Take photos of any visible injuries and of the damage to your car. If you can, use your smartphone to get photos of the accident scene as these are beneficial in negotiating with the auto insurance company. Your attorney will gather up all documentation and evidence to support your claim.
Get Your Claim On Track!
Schedule a free consultation with the Bhatt Law Group. Make sure your rights are protected and get your claim underway in a timely fashion. Call us today at (201) 798-8000 to learn how we can help you like we have thousands of other New Jersey auto accident victims.