Gainesville, FL Reckless / Careless Driving Accident & Injury Attorneys
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Gainesville Car Crash Lawyers
2441 NW 43rd St
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Florida traffic accident statistics for 2009 revealed by the Florida Department of Highway Traffic Safety discovered that fatal traffic accidents in Florida are overall on the decline. Studies show that DUI-related fatalities in 2009 dropped by 14 percent, motorcycle accidents saw a 24 percent decline in fatalities and fatal bicycle accidents decreased by 15 percent. While the decline in fatalities appears optimistic, the Florida Department of Highway Traffic Safety research shows that 2,073 drivers, motorcyclists and pedestrians were killed on Florida’s roadways in 2009 alone.
While most drivers operate their automobiles in a safe fashion, it only takes one careless driver to cause a catastrophic collision. When an irresponsible driver takes the wheel with deliberate disregard for the safety of others they are guilty of reckless driving. If you or someone you care for suffered serious injuries or lost their life due to someone else’s blatant neglect for safety, Florida law states that you could be awarded financial compensation for your pain and suffering.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Traffic Safety, there were 1,964 fatal auto accidents in 2009 with reckless driving achieving high ranks in the causes of these lethal collisions. Statistics show that careless or reckless driving accounted for 20 percent of fatal traffic accidents, which translates to 386 deaths. If you are one of the many Floridians who have been seriously injured or lost a family member in a Florida traffic accident, it is crucial for you to fully understand your legal rights and actively pursue your options for seeking compensation for damages.
The Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC offer FREE Reckless/Careless Driving Accident Injury & Wrongful Death Consultation and Evaluation for cases throughout Alachua County including Alachua, Archer, Gainesville, Hawthorne, High Springs, La Crosse, Micanopy, Newberry and Waldo -- 352-264-7800
Reckless driving occurs when and individual in a conscious state of mind decides to act carelessly despite the consequences of negligent actions. Characteristics of reckless or careless driving can include:
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Speeding more than 20 miles per hour over the designated speed limit
- Racing in high traffic areas
- Attempting to make a vehicle airborne
- Executing 180-degree turns
- Failing to drive safely in bad weather conditions
- Passing another car or school bus illegally
- Not using headlights at night
Driving is an innately risky activity. The possibility to hurt another driver is elevated when reckless drivers elect to ignore the safety of others. These drivers must be held responsible when someone gets injured, or worse killed, as a result of their thoughtless behavior.
If you have been involved in a car accident with a reckless driver, they could be held liable for your pain and suffering associated with injuries or wrongful death. There are numerous damages that may be granted, including compensation for medical bills, property repairs, disability, loss of income and pain and suffering. It is extremely important to contact the Gainesville Reckless Driving Accident Attorneys after an accident because there is a narrow amount of time to proceed with a lawsuit.
Contact Gainesville Reckless Driving Accident Attorneys TODAY at 352-264-7800
If you or someone you care about has been injured in an accident due to a careless or reckless driver, you should speak with a qualified personal injury attorney to safeguard the protection of your legal rights. The Reckless Driving Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are available any time, day or night, to speak with you about your case. We even make house calls or hospital visits if you are unable to come to us. Contact our automobile injury and wrongful death attorneys serving Gainesville, Newberry, High Springs, Alachua County and all of Florida statewide right away. Call our Gainesville, Florida lawyers now at 352-264-7800 or reach us statewide and toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).
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2441 NW 43rd St