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Reckless Driving Accidents

Reckless driving accidents can cause severe to deadly injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured or, worse, killed by a reckless driver, you may have a right to compensation. Whether the reckless driver was drunk, distracted, or experiencing road rage- there's no excuse. Reckless driving is dangerous, and those responsible should be held accountable. Contact a car accident lawyer today to learn about your claim.

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How Can a Reckless Driving Accident Lawyer Help Me?

When a reckless driver has injured you, a car accident lawyer at The Law Office of John M. McCabe will help you get the most compensation possible under the law. Insurance companies have their bottom line in mind and will do everything possible to pay you the least amount possible.  We will talk to the insurance company on your behalf and ensure all your damages and injuries are covered.

How Much Does a Reckless Driving Accident Lawyer Cost?

The Law Office of John M. McCabe takes car accident cases on contingency. Contingency means we will cover the costs of the entire case and will not charge any fees unless we win you a settlement.  Contingency ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have any more out-of-pocket expenses during an already difficult time. We also offer contingency for our:

What Causes Reckless Driving Accidents?

Reckless Driving Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reckless driving encompasses several different types of behavior on the motorist's part. These behaviors can be:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving while drowsy
  • Road rage
  • Distracted driving
  • failing to obey driving laws

Driving Under the Influence

If a motor vehicle driver gets behind the wheel of a car while impaired and under the influence of drugs or alcohol, this is a form of seriously reckless driving. Every state has its standards for charges regarding driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, any impairment can result in some form of civil (or criminal) charge.

While driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol remains illegal throughout the United States, too many people still do it. If you suffered any injuries or losses from another motorist operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, consider calling our legal team for more information.

Driving While Drowsy

Too many people die as a result of drowsy driving. One dangerous event occurs when many commercial truck drivers fail to adhere to the required rest standards. When one such driver operates a large truck while drowsy, there is a higher increased risk that they could cause a severe accident or death.

Road Rage & Aggressive Driving

Road rage is a form of aggressive driving that occurs when drivers operate a motor vehicle in an overly aggressive way, causing danger to themselves and others on the roadways. Road rage is also the cause of many reckless driving accidents. Some examples of road rage include the following:

  • Tailgating too closely to the vehicle in front of them
  • Excessive speeding
  • Weaving quickly and dangerously in and out of traffic (improper passing and changing of lanes)
  • Yelling threats or obscenities at other motorists or passengers
  • Excessive use of the horn toward other motorists
  • Making offensive or aggressive hand gestures toward other motorists
  • Braking or accelerating inappropriately or abruptly
  • Brandishing a weapon toward other drivers (gun, knife, etc.)
  • Intentionally hitting another motorist, bicyclist, or pedestrian
  • Chasing another motorist at high speed and in a reckless or dangerous manner
  • Causing motorists to run off the roadway
  • Causing an accident intentionally and then leaving the vehicle to start a physical confrontation

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is driving while doing things that cause distraction. These distractions can cause severe to deadly car accidents. Distractions can be:

  • Talking on the phone
  • Eating while driving
  • Texting
  • Being lost in thought
  • Smoking
  • and even tending to kids.

What Kinds of Damages Can I Get After My Accident?

Clients can seek many types of damages for reckless driving accidents. The damages will vary depending on who is found liable and the extent of injuries and property damage. Damages can include:

  • Medical bills (past, present, future)
  • Lost wages (past, present, future)
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Property damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of life

To learn about the damages, you can seek in your case, schedule a free consultation with us today.

What To Do After You Have Been in a Reckless Accident

Reckless driving accidents can be severe and deadly. If you have been a victim of one of these horrendous accidents, there are a few steps to take as soon as it's safe to do so.

Call 911

The most important thing after a car accident is to call for help. Even if there are no apparent injuries, you will want the police to come and file an official report. If there are injuries, it's crucial you, and those involved are evaluated and treated right away.

Gather Witness Information

If it is safe, gather contact information from any witnesses at the scene. Make sure you get a statement from them if possible. You can do this by recording a statement on your phone or taking a written statement. Before you film anyone, make sure they are OK with it and know when they are being filmed.

Make All Your Follow-Up Visits

If you have injuries, you must tend to all your follow-up appointments. Making all your appointments will help you heal faster and also provide documentation of the extent of your injuries.

Contact a Reckless Driving Accidents Lawyer

Before you talk to the liable party's insurance company, give the Law Offices of John M. McCabe a call. We will talk to all involved parties on your behalf so you can focus on healing and getting your life back.


Suppose you have been seriously injured or lost a family member in a North Carolina auto accident. In that case, you should have skilled legal representation of whether the other driver was cited for a traffic violation. Practicing since 1994, our Raleigh-Durham reckless driving accident attorneys have successfully resolved many cases requiring:

  • Resourceful investigation of the crash scene, witness interviews, and other efforts to collect all available evidence showing a driver was speeding, distracted by a cell phone or other device, or in violation of other traffic laws
  • Tracking of a traffic or criminal case to align our efforts for recovering compensation with legal findings that an at-fault driver committed extreme negligence
  • Pursuit of litigation against trucking companies and their insurers after serious truck accidents caused by an overly aggressive or reckless semi and delivery truck drivers

Rely On Us, Not The Insurance Company, For Fair And Full Compensation

Car accidents happen so quickly — often without allowing victims even a split second to react or brace for impact — that it can be challenging to determine what caused the crash and what occurred just before it. For example, drivers often dispute who had the right of way in an intersection accident or which driver entered another’s lane on the highway.

If you believe an accident was caused by another driver, relying on your insurance company to establish fault and pursue all the compensation you deserve is a significant risk. You can count on the insurance company to protect its financial interests but not prioritize your maximum recovery and well-being. That is precisely the level of dedication we consistently provide at The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A.

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