Lombard Reckless Driving Accident Lawyers
Skilled Reckless Driving Accident Attorneys in Bloomingdale, Naperville, and St. Charles
Most drivers on Illinois roadways operate their vehicles in a safe manner. However, there are some who drive carelessly or aggressively and pose a serious danger to other motorists and pedestrians. If you or someone close to you has suffered injury at the hands of a reckless driver, it is important to speak with an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney so you fully understand your rights and options.
For over 40 years, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices has provided skilled representation for victims of reckless driving accidents in Chicagoland and throughout Illinois. Our attorneys have a strong track record of success recovering full damages for our clients. We are recognized by our peers not only for our experience and skill, but for our unwavering commitment to protecting the interests of our clients.
Our lawyers are honest, compassionate, accessible, and approachable. All of our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, so you never have to pay upfront attorney fees to receive the skilled representation you deserve. We also keep extended evening and weekend hours to accommodate your busy schedule, have 4 convenient locations to serve you, and provide regular updates on the progress of your case so you are always kept in the loop.
Common Reckless Driving Behaviors in Illinois
Illinois law defines reckless driving as driving with a “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” There are certain behaviors that can demonstrate recklessness on the road. Some of the most common include:
- Excessive speeding; typically defined as traveling more than 20 mph above the posted speed limit;
- Running stop signs or red lights;
- Improper lane usage, such as weaving in and out of traffic;
- Failure to yield the right of way;
- Aggressive tailgating;
- Street racing;
- Driving while drunk or on drugs; and
- Texting or distracted driving.
As a criminal matter, reckless driving is a Class A misdemeanor punishable with fines of up to $2500 and up to one year in jail. Aggravated reckless driving involving accidents with serious injuries and fatalities can be upgraded to a Class 4 felony. Victims of reckless driving accidents may pursue civil damages for medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of consortium/companionship.At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we understand that when you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, your whole world is turned upside down. With serious physical injuries and mounting medical bills, the last thing you need is additional stress dealing with the legal aspects of your case. We work hard to make your experience with us as smooth and stress-free as possible and to hold responsible parties fully accountable for their actions. For a free consultation with one of our skilled reckless driving accidents lawyers, contact Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100. We have 4 convenient locations to serve you including Lombard, Bloomingdale, Naperville and Chicago.