Reckless Driving Accidents
Massachusetts, like many other states, considers reckless driving a serious offense, which can result in fines, driver’s license suspension or even jail time. Reckless driving is commonly defined as a person who drives his vehicle with reckless disregard for the safety of others. The term reckless disregard must meet the threshold of wanton and willful disregard for others on the road.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a reckless driver, contact Ellis Law Offices by telephone or email. Our experienced Massachusetts attorneys have more than 120 years of combined experience helping injured victims throughout Massachusetts.
Types Of Reckless Driving
Any of these actions or combinations of these actions with the willful disregard for the safety of others can fall into the category of reckless driving:
- Driving too fast in a crowded or congested area where the speed under those conditions would be deemed excessive and the driving reckless
- Abrupt or erratic lane changes or swerving in and out of traffic
- Driving through stop signs or red lights
- Passing a stopped school bus with lights flashing and stop sign engaged
- Overtaking emergency vehicles
- Transporting more passengers than the vehicle will safely allow
- Driving around a blockade on a closed road
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
When a police officer shows up at an accident scene, it is their job to investigate the scene, take statements of all parties and witnesses and to cite drivers who have engaged in reckless driving. However, in some cases, reckless driving may be the cause of an accident even though the driver was not cited. This is why Ellis Law Offices commences every case with a thorough investigation of all the facts to learn all possible causes of the accident.
Contact Worcester, Boston And Fitchburg Car Accident Attorneys At Ellis Law Offices
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by a reckless driver, you should hire an experienced attorney. For a free consultation with one of our lawyers, contact our Massachusetts law firm by email or by telephone. For your convenience, home and hospital visits are available upon request.