According to New York State law, reckless driving is defined as using a motor vehicle in a manner which unreasonably interferes with the proper use of the public roadways or endangers other drivers. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor and carries a $300 fine and 30 days in jail time for a first offense. The penalties of driving recklessly with a commercial driver’s license are even more severe and may result in the license being revoked.
But what exactly counts as reckless driving? What should you do if you were hurt because of someone else’s reckless driving? This article will give you the basic information you need to know about this New York traffic violation.
The following is a list of actions that may constitute reckless driving:
If you are considering taking legal action because you were the victim of reckless driving, know that the state of New York has a statute of limitations of three years for injuries caused by car accidents. There are some variations to this rule, depending on when the accident happened and when your injury manifested, or if you end up filing a wrongful death suit. An attorney can clarify any questions you may have.
If you were injured because of someone’s reckless driving, you might be qualified to win compensation. Compensation could cover medical bills and other expenses associated with your injury. The legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP is ready to help you build and win your case. Call our office at (347) 318-9604 or reach out online to schedule your free consultation.
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