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Damages in a Reckless Driving Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If your loved one passed away in an accident with a reckless driver, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver. This will pay your family back for what they lost when the reckless driver’s actions killed your loved one.

You can seek:

  • The wages that your loved one would earn for the family had they lived
  • Compensation for the loss of guidance and support of your loved one
  • Payment for the emotional trauma that you experienced from losing a loved one

Punitive Damages Are Possible in a Reckless Driving Case

When you have been the victim of a reckless driving accident, you might make a case for punitive damages. This type of damage is very rare in a personal injury case, especially when you are dealing with car accidents. Juries use punitive damages to send a message to the defendant about their conduct. They usually will not include these in a verdict in a “standard” negligence car accident case.

However, reckless driving shows more of a conscious disregard for human life and safety. The driver has acted far worse than carelessly. They have made a conscious decision to drive their vehicle in a manner that places other people at risk. This puts them in a territory where their actions may anger the jury, especially when injuries are severe or the driver was drunk. The more reckless conduct a driver has shown, the greater the chance that a jury will award punitive damages. If you settle your case with the insurance company, they will not pay out punitive damages.

Insurance Companies May Try to Rush You to Settle Your Claim

Insurance companies may not fight you as much on liability for reckless driving claims because what happened is more settled (assuming you have the proof that the other driver was reckless). However, you need to be very careful of dealing with insurance companies in these types of cases. When they have a claim on their hands that involves a driver who acted very badly, they may try to rush you into a settlement agreement. They know the potential consequences if you were to file a lawsuit, and they try to dispose of these cases quickly.

This is where the insurance company will make you an initial low settlement offer and pressure you to accept it. You need to resist their pressure to hold out for what you deserve. If an insurance company makes you a settlement offer, it is crucial to have your attorney review it before you do or say anything.

Your lawyer will know whether the offer is low and how far off it is. An insurance company understands how a jury will view the case when they see the facts of exactly what their policyholder did. They have every reason to be afraid of a jury in these cases. We will use this as leverage to fight for what you deserve.

The Legal Process Takes Time, so Get a Fighter on Your Side

This is all to say that a reckless driving settlement will not happen overnight. It will take months of negotiation if you can even reach an agreement with the insurance company to settle the claim. You may even need to file a lawsuit to get the full amount of compensation that you deserve. The one certain thing about your case is that you know that we will be with you every step of the way, ready to stand up for your legal rights. We are not afraid of insurance companies. If anything, they are the ones who fear us.

If a reckless driver injured you, you can and must take strong legal action to get the money you need to pay for your injuries. A Phoenix car accident lawyer can be both your guide to the legal process and your fiercest advocates who will fight for you. Reach out online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We will review your case and lay out a roadmap for how you can recover compensation for your injuries.

Why You Should Not Delay Calling a Lawyer in Phoenix

Our injury attorneys at Zanes Law recommend that you call for your free consultation as soon as possible after the accident. There are several reasons why we urge you to act without delay:

  • Evidence can be more difficult to gather as time passes (for example, witnesses should be questioned while their memories are fresh).
  • There is a statute of limitations of two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in Arizona.
  • Most medical bills and other accident-related expenses are due within 30 days of receipt.

An attorney for accidents caused by reckless driving will compile the necessary documents for a comprehensive insurance claim. These documents may include:

  • Police accident reports
  • Witness statements
  • Photos and/or video evidence
  • Proof of your injuries
  • Driving history of the liable motorist
  • Statement from your healthcare provider

There are many steps in filing an insurance claim. Let Zanes Law take care of everything so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries. To request a free, confidential consultation, please call (833)-629-7684.

Common Examples of Reckless Driving

According to the U.S. Census, most Phoenix households own or operate two cars. As our population continues to grow, it is safe to assume that the number of vehicles on our roads will also increase. Sadly, reckless driving statistics will also grow.

The most common forms of reckless driving are:

  • The most common example of reckless driving involves speeding. Traveling faster than the speed limit is reckless. In Arizona, going 20 miles per hour over the speed limit is considered criminal speeding.
  • Excessive lane changing when a driver weaves in and out of traffic
  • Traveling too close to the back bumper of another car (tailgating). This risks a rear-end car crash when the other driver stops in front of them.
  • Running stop signs or red lights – sometimes, people will run a red light by accident. This would not be reckless. However, when a driver intentionally ignores a signal or sign that exists to protect other drivers, it would be reckless.
  • Drunk driving – here, the driver has made a conscious decision to get behind the wheel inebriated, presenting a danger to everyone else on the road.
  • Road rage – there are a growing number of road rage incidents where drivers intentionally target another driver who they think has wronged them in some way.
  • Racing – many others end up injured when two drivers decide to race their cars on city streets.

If a reckless driver harmed you, you deserve a compassionate lawyer who will pursue recovery. To arrange for a free, confidential consultation at your home or the hospital, please call Zanes Law at (833)-629-7684.

Phoenix Reckless Driving

Every year, reckless driving causes thousands of fatalities in car accidents across the country. Roughly one-third of the people who die in car crashes perish in accidents where reckless driving is a factor. In a recent year, 281 people lost their lives in Arizona in crashes where speed was a factor. In addition, countless others died in drunk driving accidents, another example of reckless driving.

There are a few freeways in the Phoenix area that are particularly dangerous when it comes to reckless driving:

  • I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix, which has commuter traffic so heavy that it often reaches maximum capacity and is also a hotbed for drunk drivers. This stretch of interstate highway is one of the deadliest in the United States.
  • I-17 connects Phoenix to Flagstaff, and the 30 miles of this interstate within the Phoenix city limits has regularly changing road conditions and fatalities due to crashes, many of which happen due to reckless driving.

If you or a loved one have been injured by a reckless driver anywhere in the Phoenix area, you are entitled to financial compensation.

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