Reckless driving needlessly endangers us all. Those who choose to drive recklessly need to be held accountable for the harms and losses they cause.
Whenever we review a personal injury case, we investigate to see if a driver was operating recklessly.
What is reckless driving?
Connecticut law provides that no person shall operate any motor vehicle upon any public highway of the state recklessly, having regard to the width, traffic and use of such highway, the intersection of streets and the weather conditions.
How do we determine if a driver is reckless? We look for the following factors:
1. Was the person operating a motor vehicle recklessly when that person does so knowing or having reason to know of facts that create a high degree of risk of physical harm to another and deliberately proceeds to act in conscious disregard of, or with indifference to, that risk?
2. Was a person operating a motor vehicle recklessly when that person knows or has reason to know of facts that create a high degree of risk?
3. Was the operation of a motor vehicle upon any public highway at such a rate of speed as to endanger the life of any person other than the operator of the motor vehicle?
4. Did the operation of a motor vehicle upon any public highway at a rate of speed greater than eighty-five miles per hour?
If any of those 4 factors are present, the person who caused your injuries may be responsible for reckless driving.
Reckless driving may entitle you to double or treble damages.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Connecticut, contact us for a no-charge consultation. McKeen Law Firm, LLC can make it right. (860) 471-8333
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