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Evansville Reckless Driving Accident Attorneys

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Evansville Reckless Driving Accident Attorneys

Individuals who are driving with no regard for the laws of the road may be breaking the law concerning reckless driving. These individuals put all other people who are on the road at risk, due to their careless and, sometimes intentionally, dangerous behavior. Car accidents involving reckless driving can be particularly severe and can lead to extensive property damage and serious injuries.

Additionally, the reckless driver may be very difficult to talk to or work with after the accident, because of the mentality that is often present in someone who is driving recklessly. Regardless, you should not have to pay the price for someone else’s reckless driving behavior, and you may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident involving a reckless driver, the attorneys at Chapman Injury Lawyers are prepared to work on your behalf to ensure that the person responsible faces consequences. Our team understands the severity of reckless driving accidents, and we believe the damages you incur should be treated just as seriously. Contact Chapman Injury Lawyers today at (812) 461-6261 for a free consultation to discuss your case.



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Why You Need a Lawyer

The act of driving recklessly indicates that the person responsible may have a mindset that makes them less inclined to be concerned about the care and safety of others. If you are seeking legal action against a person like this, it can be very difficult to communicate with them, and your words may be twisted and used against you.

However, a personal injury lawyer has the expertise in understanding your rights after a reckless driving accident, and they will help you manage communication with the person involved, their lawyers, and insurance agents.

A lawyer’s job is to ensure that you are represented fairly and that the facts of the accident are clear and accurate. After a reckless driving accident, you need an advocate by your side to help you navigate this difficult legal process to ensure that your rights are protected.
Additionally, turning to a personal injury lawyer who has extensive knowledge and experience in the field is the best way to help guarantee that you receive the greatest amount of compensation that you deserve.

Lawyers have expertise in the all the complexities of the law, which most of us don’t know about nor understand completely. Furthermore, a lawyer has access to innumerable resources, which they can use to present the strongest case possible on your behalf to secure the compensation for damages that you are owed.

Why Choose Us?

Chapman Injury Lawyers is very familiar with the pain and frustration you may be feeling after a reckless driving accident, and we are ready to fight for you. With years of experience in personal injury law, we understand the tactics that other people may use to diminish the validity of a victim’s claim, and we will push back against those that challenge you. Our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the laws in the states of Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois, which enables us to build a comprehensive case for your claim.

What is most important about our law firm is our unsurpassed ability to support the clients who need our help. We demonstrate our dedication to our clients in a multitude of ways, and we will always put your needs first. Some of the ways we do this include offering free consultations on your case and text communication so that you can reach us easily at any time. The attorneys at Chapman Injury Lawyers know your rights and we are ready to handle all of the details and complications in your case, so that you do not have to.

Types of Reckless Driving

A person may be driving recklessly, if they are knowingly engaging in behaviors on the road that put themselves and others at risk. Due to the indifference a reckless driver demonstrates for the safety of others, this behavior is often charged as a criminal offense, rather than a traffic violation.

This means that the person responsible may receive a charge on their personal record because of their actions. In cases when the driver caused serious injuries or even the death of another person, it is much more likely that the person responsible will face criminal charges and harsher penalties. Although reckless driving can come in many different forms, some of the most common indicators that a person is driving recklessly include:

  • Racing other cars on the road
  • Driving significantly above the speed limit
  • Driving aggressively
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Tailgating other cars
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Passing vehicles illegally
  • Driving a vehicle that does not meet required safety standards

In each of these scenarios, the driver may be unable to control their vehicle, especially if road or traffic conditions change suddenly. This makes a reckless driver more likely to cause an accident and seriously harm other drivers on the road.

Such reckless behaviors are examples of actions that a driver is fully capable of avoiding, but they have chosen not to. For this reason, the person responsible for a reckless driving action can and should be held responsible for the damage and injury they have caused others.

Damage Caused by Reckless Driving

When vehicles collide at high rates of speed, the sudden and jarring stop places immense force on your vehicle and on your body. This can have disastrous results for you and anyone else who is in the vehicle with you. The speed and size of the vehicles involved in the accident can have a profound difference in the amount of damage that the accident caused.

This is because the force exerted on your body and your car increases when the vehicles involved are moving at very high speeds, or if the vehicles are extremely large or heavier than average. The more force that is involved in an accident, the more likely it is that you will experience more severe damage. Although every car accident is different, some of the most common types of damages and injuries that occur as the result of a car crash include:

  • Destruction of personal property
  • Severe bruising
  • Lacerations
  • Dislocation at the joints
  • Broken bones
  • Emotional trauma, such as PTSD
  • Damage to the spinal cord
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Coma
  • Death

While these are the frequent results of a serious car accident, this list does not include all the possible types of physical or emotional injuries or damages that you may experience because of a reckless driver. The consequences of your accident may vary significantly, depending on the circumstances, so it is essential that you take into account everything you have experienced as a result of the accident.

The damages you have experienced from a reckless driving accident, no matter the size or severity, can be life-altering. You may be facing a variety of unexpected expenses that can seriously impact the financial stability of you and your loved ones. You may also have had to seek emergency medical attention, such as surgery, or you may be facing long-term medical interventions, such as medications and physical therapy, as a result of this accident.

Finally, the emotional impact of this accident may be taking a toll on your mental health and well-being, which can seriously impact your ability to participate in or enjoy your daily activities. These consequences of a reckless driving accident can be devastating, and you may be entitled to compensation in order to help you heal and move forward after this event.

Possible Compensation

When you have been the victim of a reckless driving, you may be facing a number of different kinds of damages, such as destruction of personal property, bodily injury, and emotional trauma. Any one of these can cause significant financial difficulties, which could seriously impact your ability to return to life as normal after the accident.

However, you should not be held financially responsible for this person’s actions, and you may even have a right to monetary compensation to help you manage these expenses. Depending on the type and severity of the accident, you may be able to receive compensation for expenses such as:

  • Car repairs or replacement
  • Hospital or medical bills
  • Physical or psychological therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages due to time away from work
  • Wrongful death

Although these are some areas in which you may receive compensation, this is not an exhaustive list of what you may be entitled to after a reckless driving accident. In order to better understand your possible compensation, you need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case. Hiring a personal injury lawyer may mean the difference between facing financial ruin and receiving all the support you need to heal after this accident.

Contact Us

If you or a love one has suffered from the actions of a reckless driver, you need justice and Chapman Injury Lawyers is ready to deliver. A free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys can help you better understand what compensation you may receive after this devastating accident. Contact us today at (812) 461-6261 so we can help you start your recovery process.

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