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Reckless Drivers & Warrenton Car Accidents: What Should You Do?

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In our news article, State Police Curb Virginia Car Accidents, Launch Statewide Safety Blitz, we discussed a recent safety blitz by the Virginia State Police. Over a span of one weekend, law enforcement initiated 2,579 arrest and summonses for reckless drivers and speeders. It was part of their “Operation Air, Land and Speed” campaign.

You might not be a reckless driver or someone who speeds, but what happens when the “other guy” is and causes an accident? Should you be responsible for a negligent driver’s behavior? Knowing that you did nothing wrong, yet you are the one suffering, is frustrating, to say the least.

Holding a Reckless Driver Responsible

When a car accident is the result of someone driving recklessly, which includes speeding, you can likely hold him or her liable for your damages. For example, if you incurred a lot of medical bills because of broken bones or a hurt back, you may be able to recover compensation for those expenses. The same thing applies to lost wages and other economic losses.

In addition to those types of damages, you may also be able to receive compensation for things that are non-economic, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish and more. 

To learn more about your rights following a crash with a reckless driver, contact one of the experienced Warrenton car accident attorneys at the law firm of Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas today at 540-341-0007. We will review the details of your accident and recommend a course of action. We will also spend time answering your questions.

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