On the roadways, we need to trust that other drivers will follow the rules, so we can all get where we are going safely. And since everyone knows that a vehicle collision can result in serious and catastrophic injuries, most of us follow the best safety practices and do everything we can to avoid an injury. Unfortunately, there are those who choose to drive recklessly, putting themselves and others on the road in greater danger.
In Virginia, reckless driving is a class 1 misdemeanor, and a conviction for this offense can carry heavy fines, loss of driving privileges, demerit points on their driving record, and even jail time. But when another driver’s recklessness causes a serious accident, those who are injured have very little concern about the criminal penalties that the driver faces. Because for them, this is a life-altering event.
While the consequences for the reckless driver may last a year or so, those who are severely injured half to live with the pain and suffering of the injury for an extended period of time. While this is happening, medical bills pile up, and they often have to miss a lot of time from work. And if the injury is permanent and debilitating, they may not be able to go back to work at all. If you or someone close to you was injured in a reckless driving accident, you need strong legal counsel in your corner fighting hard for maximum compensation.
At Schilling & Esposito, we understand that auto accident injuries can cause a major hardship for victims and their families, and we work hard to make the legal process as smooth and seamless as possible. Our attorneys have in-depth experience and extensive knowledge of Virginia personal injury law, and we put this experience to work to advocate aggressively for the rights and interests of each client we serve.
We work closely with our clients, and we handle the entire process from start to finish. We take care of all the complicated legal tasks, and we negotiate directly with the other side, so you can focus on your recovery. In the case of a reckless driving accident, there is usually very little doubt about who was at fault. In many instances, this will prompt the other side to seek a settlement that fairly compensates you for your injuries. If the other side is not willing to be reasonable, however, we are prepared from the outset to pursue full damages at trial and upon appeal if necessary.