Minnesota Reckless Driving Attorneys
If you have been injured by a reckless driver in Minnesota, contact Robert Wilson & Associates for help. Drivers who fail to observe safe driving rules are a danger to everyone on the road. Reckless drivers can cause serious harm to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians alike, and they are responsible for the largest proportion of non-DWI auto accidents on Minnesota’s roads every year. These reckless drivers must be held responsible for their actions.
With the help of the Minnesota reckless driving lawyers with Robert Wilson & Associates, you can collect significant financial compensation to help pay for your expenses after your accident. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at (612) 334-3444 for a confidential consultation.
Why Should You Hire a Reckless Driving Lawyer?
Victims of injury caused by a reckless driver may have their lives completely disrupted, losing months or even years of wages. In some cases, injuries sustained from a reckless driver may even result in a victim becoming permanently disabled. If you have suffered an injury due to a reckless driver, you have the right to be compensated for your pain and suffering.
In order to collect this compensation, however, you will need to be able to demonstrate that the other driver was at fault for the accident, that their actions were directly responsible for your injuries, and that your injuries have caused you significant damages. It is very likely that you will have to face off against aggressive insurance agents who will offer you a low settlement or try to deny your claim entirely. Winning against these odds can be very difficult, particularly when you are preoccupied with recovering from your injuries.
With a lawyer on your side, your likelihood of collecting a substantial settlement for your injuries is vastly increased. A lawyer can conduct an in-depth investigation of your accident to definitively prove that the other party was at fault. They can also handle all communications with the opposition, make sure any all documents are filed properly and on time, and, if necessary, litigate on your behalf if your case has to go to court.
Why Choose Robert Wilson & Associates to Handle Your case?
Robert Wilson & Associates is a full-service Minnesota law firm with offices in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the northwest district. We are are dedicated to supporting and guiding our clients in getting the financial awards they deserve. Our attorneys are ranked among the Top Trial Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We have been providing stellar legal advocacy since 1991, and in that time we have won innumerable cases for clients, including for victims of accidents just like yours.
At Robert Wilson & Associates, our lawyers work consult with each other about every case we tackle. This means that your case will benefit from the unique perspectives of all the attorneys and staff members at out firm, while simultaneously benefiting from the personal attention of the lawyer assigned to you. We are committed to giving every client the best possible customer service, treating you like family and keeping you constantly updated on the progress of your case.
Minnesota Reckless Driving Offenses
The term “reckless driver” describes a wide range of careless behavior, from taking your eyes off the road to a moment to intentionally breaking numerous laws. Minnesota statute 169.13 defines reckless driving as operating a motor vehicle while consciously disregarding a significant risk of harm befalling another person or property. The major signs of a reckless driver include:
- Traveling at unsafe speeds
- Suddenly braking in front of other motorists
- Suddenly accelerating
- Tailgating (following too closely behind other motorists)
- Talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device
- Texting while driving
- Disregarding traffic laws and posted signs
Drivers who fail to observe safe driving rules are a danger to everyone on the road. In addition to potentially harming fellow drivers, they may injure people who are walking, riding a bicycle, or riding a motorcycle.
If you have been injured in an accident with a reckless driver, you may be eligible for significant financial compensation from the reckless driver. You may be able to collect money for:
- Current medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Property damage
- Rehabilitation, including physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
Furthermore, if your loved one was killed in an accident caused by a reckless driver, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim against the reckless driver. You may be able to recover compensation to pay for their final expenses, including funeral and burial expenses, as well as loss of support and loss of inheritance, among other losses. Only certain family members are allowed to pursue wrongful death claims, so contact Robert Wilson & Associates to find out whether this is an option for you.
In addition, in reckless driving cases in particular, punitive damages may be available to you. Punitive damages are damages awarded in addition to compensatory damages for economic and non-economic harm that you incur because of an accident. Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant for particularly egregious behavior and discourage similar behavior in the future. It is only available when the defendant’s behavior demonstrated a willful disregard for the safety of others, which is almost always the case during reckless driving accidents. Punitive damages can greatly increase your payout, if you know how to pursue them.
Contact the Law Offices of Robert Wilson & Associates Today
If you have been injured by a reckless driver, it is your right to hire an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the many legal options you have before you. You deserve an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who will act with your best interest in mind, and ensure that justice is served.
If you or someone you know has sustained an injury due to a reckless driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Call the Minnesota auto accident attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates today at (612) 334-3444. We want to help you hold the driver accountable for their actions, and to get you the relief and peace of mind you deserve.