Charleston Reckless Driver Car Accidents Lawyer

There have been several campaigns that promote awareness of reckless driving and the safety of passengers. Yet, motor vehicle accidents continue to occur on the roads of Charleston, South Carolina, endangering the lives of innocent people.

Some of the more prevalent examples of reckless driving are:

  • Driving in excess of the speed limit
  • Neglecting to pay attention to stop signs
  • Making abrupt stops
  • Failure to signal when turning
  • Tailgating
  • Driving with distractions
  • Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol
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    What is reckless driving?

    Reckless driving is the act of operating a vehicle with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others. When an individual receives a citation for this offense, it is because they have shown a blatant disregard for the regulations of the road, and may or may not have contributed to the cause of an accident or damage to property. Frequently referred to as willfully dangerous driving, reckless driving is among the most serious traffic violations, and is usually charged as a misdemeanor. If convicted, the offender can be subject to steep fines or imprisonment.

    According to the NHTSA, reckless driving is aggressive driving that consists of illegal driving behavior, such as driving in excess of the posted speed limit or driving at a rate of speed that is unreasonably fast for the conditions. It can also include incorrect or excessive lane changing, such as neglecting to signal. Additionally, it can involve incorrect passing, including failure to signal your intentions, and use of the shoulder, medium or an emergency lane to pass.

    When the safety of other drivers is ignored, it can result in charges of reckless driving. Disregard for the rules of the road may lead to accidents and/or property damage. The effects of reckless driving can be deadly, resulting in severe consequences and penalties.

    Most common causes of reckless driving include:

  • An individual who has a borderline personality disorder is more inclined to drive recklessly.
  • Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Passengers encouraging the motorist to drive recklessly. Also called peer pressure.
  • Road rage is among the most typical causes of reckless driving.
  • Car Accident Lawyers Representing Charleston & nearby areas of South Carolina

    If you were involved in a car accident, it is important that you go to the hospital even if you do not feel any pain at the time of the accident. Make note of any physicians, physical therapists or other medical professionals from whom you receive treatment. Moreover, make sure that you obtain legal counsel from a motor vehicle accident attorney during the early stages of the process, and do not sign any documents, or make any statements without the approval of your attorney.

    If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in property damage or medical expenses, call the motor vehicle accident attorneys at Steinberg Law Firm at (843)720-2800. We serve clients in Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville and the neighboring areas.

    RESULTS

    WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
    $2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

    Charleston Reckless Driver Car Accidents Lawyer

    There have been several campaigns that promote awareness of reckless driving and the safety of passengers. Yet, motor vehicle accidents continue to occur on the roads of Charleston, South Carolina, endangering the lives of innocent people.

    Some of the more prevalent examples of reckless driving are:

  • Driving in excess of the speed limit
  • Neglecting to pay attention to stop signs
  • Making abrupt stops
  • Failure to signal when turning
  • Tailgating
  • Driving with distractions
  • Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  •  
    What is reckless driving?

    Reckless driving is the act of operating a vehicle with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others. When an individual receives a citation for this offense, it is because they have shown a blatant disregard for the regulations of the road, and may or may not have contributed to the cause of an accident or damage to property. Frequently referred to as willfully dangerous driving, reckless driving is among the most serious traffic violations, and is usually charged as a misdemeanor. If convicted, the offender can be subject to steep fines or imprisonment.

    According to the NHTSA, reckless driving is aggressive driving that consists of illegal driving behavior, such as driving in excess of the posted speed limit or driving at a rate of speed that is unreasonably fast for the conditions. It can also include incorrect or excessive lane changing, such as neglecting to signal. Additionally, it can involve incorrect passing, including failure to signal your intentions, and use of the shoulder, medium or an emergency lane to pass.

    When the safety of other drivers is ignored, it can result in charges of reckless driving. Disregard for the rules of the road may lead to accidents and/or property damage. The effects of reckless driving can be deadly, resulting in severe consequences and penalties.

    Most common causes of reckless driving include:

  • An individual who has a borderline personality disorder is more inclined to drive recklessly.
  • Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Passengers encouraging the motorist to drive recklessly. Also called peer pressure.
  • Road rage is among the most typical causes of reckless driving.
  • Car Accident Lawyers Representing Charleston & nearby areas of South Carolina

    If you were involved in a car accident, it is important that you go to the hospital even if you do not feel any pain at the time of the accident. Make note of any physicians, physical therapists or other medical professionals from whom you receive treatment. Moreover, make sure that you obtain legal counsel from a motor vehicle accident attorney during the early stages of the process, and do not sign any documents, or make any statements without the approval of your attorney.

    If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in property damage or medical expenses, call the motor vehicle accident attorneys at Steinberg Law Firm at (843)720-2800. We serve clients in Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville and the neighboring areas.

    RESULTS

    WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
    $2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

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