The discussion on reckless and careless driving varies from state to state. For the state of Georgia in particular, reckless or careless driving is described merely as “reckless disregard for property and other people”. Because of this broad definition, many acts can be considered as reckless driving, and may thus be punishable under the law.

Some acts or behaviors that are regarded as “reckless driving” include:

  • Speeding
  • Racing other vehicles
  • Swerving or weaving in and out of traffic
  • Tailgating
  • Running red lights or not following stop and other traffic signs
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

It must be noted that while some of these acts seem to fall under the category of aggressive driving, such and reckless driving are not one and the same. In Georgia, aggressive driving implies that the driver had the intent to harass, intimidate, or annoy fellow drivers, cyclists, or pedestrians. Reckless driving, on the other hand, implies the absence of malice or such evil intent but is, nonetheless, a demeanor that is punishable under the law.

Common Injuries Arising From Reckless and Careless Driving

The state heavily regulates recklessness on the road, and this is precisely because of the injuries that may arise from accidents involving reckless and careless drivers. In Atlanta, the most common injuries caused by reckless driving are:

  • Brain or head injuries
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neck injury
  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Amputation
  • Long-term/permanent injuries and death

Reckless and Careless Driving Accident Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Getting into an accident because of reckless and careless driving is definitely distressing. If you are the innocent party, it is definitely difficult on your part because the injuries you suffered and, correspondingly, the medical expenses, property damage, and the pain and anguish, could have been avoidable if only the driver exercised the standard degree of care on the road. If you are the defendant, or the allegedly reckless driver being sought liability against, the difficulty would arise from having to reduce liability, at the very least.

Whether you are the claiming/injured party or the defendant, Musgrove Trial Firm is here to help. We are located in Norcross, Georgia, and we offer our legal support and expertise in car accidents involving reckless and careless driving and other types of personal injury cases to clients within Atlanta and nearby areas. 

We offer first-rate legal services at the most competitive rates in the area, so that you will not have to worry about other things except your full recovery.
It will be our pleasure to serve you. Send us a message on our website or give us a call at (678) 226-1994 for immediate assistance.