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Reckless Driving

Experienced Injury Lawyers Prepared to Assist Victims of Car Crashes Caused by Reckless Motorists

Reckless Motorists In Miami, reckless driving is a significant contributor to car accidents. Under Florida law, it is defined as operating a vehicle with willful disregard for the safety of persons or property. This can include speeding, weaving through traffic, and aggressive driving behaviors that endanger everyone on the road. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we understand the dangers posed by reckless drivers and the severe impacts these actions can have on victims.

If you or someone you love has been injured due to reckless driving, we urge you to contact us immediately. Our attorneys bring nearly 100 years of combined experience to vigorously advocate for victims harmed by careless drivers. In addition, we handle a wide array of personal injury matters, including truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, and boat accidents. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we are committed to securing the justice and compensation you deserve. Call us today, and let us help you navigate the path to recovery.

What is Reckless Driving under Florida Law

Reckless driving is a significant concern in Florida; as such, it is explicitly targeted in the state's 2021 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). The plan identifies Aggressive Driving as a key area of focus, underscoring the urgency of addressing this dangerous behavior. This prioritization reflects the severity and frequency of such incidents on Florida's roads.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving is "when individuals commit a combination of moving traffic offenses to endanger other persons or property." This type of driving includes speeding, failing to yield the right-of-way, making unsafe lane changes, improper passing, following too closely, and disregarding traffic controls like stop signs, yield signs, traffic signals, and railroad crossing signals. Engaging in two or more of these actions typically qualifies as aggressive driving, closely related to the legal concept of reckless driving in Florida.

Under Florida law, specifically § 316.192, reckless driving is defined as operating a vehicle "in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property." This law captures a broad spectrum of dangerous driving behaviors beyond negligence, highlighting a deliberate disregard for the well-understood risks associated with such actions.

The accident attorneys at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada emphasize the dangers of reckless driving and the rights of those affected by such negligence. If you have suffered injuries due to a reckless driver, our team's Miami personal injury lawyers are here to help. Our firm has decades of experience handling cases involving reckless and aggressive driving, and we are committed to advocating for the safety and compensation of our clients. We understand the complex dynamics of these cases and are prepared to provide the support and representation needed to achieve a fair resolution that takes into account your past expenses and future needs.

Examples of Reckless Driving?

Reckless driving is a critical issue in Miami, where the city's fast-paced lifestyle often translates into risky driving behaviors. Such actions are not only illegal but also pose grave risks to the safety of all road users. Below are some examples of situations involving reckless and dangerous driving around Miami.

Dolphin Expressway Dangers

A common site of reckless driving is the Dolphin Expressway, where drivers frequently exceed the speed limits dramatically, weaving through traffic with little regard for safety. The notorious rush-hour traffic on this expressway can lead impatient drivers to execute dangerous maneuvers to save time.

Challenges on I-95

The I-95 corridor through downtown Miami is another area plagued by reckless driving. Impulsive lane changes and tailgating are common here, particularly during peak travel times when drivers' frustration is at its highest.

South Beach Hazards

In the scenic yet busy streets of South Beach, reckless behaviors such as ignoring traffic signals and stop signs are prevalent, especially in densely populated tourist areas. These actions significantly endanger pedestrians and cyclists in zones intended for safe sharing between vehicles and foot traffic.

MacArthur Causeway Incidents

The MacArthur Causeway, a vital connection between Miami and Miami Beach, also sees its share of reckless driving with frequent racing and illegal passing. Such behavior often results in severe, multi-vehicle accidents.

At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we witness the consequences of these dangerous behaviors daily and are committed to assisting victims in seeking justice and recovering from their injuries. Contact us for legal guidance and support if you have experienced an accident due to reckless driving.

Speak With a Miami Reckless Driving Accident Lawyer to Learn More About Your Options

If you were seriously injured in a reckless driving accident in Miami, the dedicated injury lawyers at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada are here to help. With more than 45 years of hands-on experience successfully guiding clients through the recovery process in pursuit of maximum compensation, we know what it takes to be successful in complex and high-stakes car accident cases. We offer free consultations to all prospective clients and will not charge for our services unless and until we can connect you with compensation for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation with a Miami reckless driving car accident lawyer in Miami, call Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada at (877) 448-8585 or fill out our online contact form.

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