Most drivers take every care to drive properly and carefully when they go out on the road. No one wants to cause any injuries to anyone else, which is why we tend to do all we can to drive safely and with consideration to other road users.
Reckless driving compensation is normally paid out in cases where an innocent driver or passenger (or indeed a pedestrian) has been hurt because of the actions of a reckless driver. For example, the driver may have been speeding, or they may have gone through a red light or pulled out on someone when it was not clear to do so. There are many examples of reckless driving that could be used here, which is why it is important to consider whether you might be entitled to compensation if you have been injured in a road accident.
How can you determine if someone else was to blame?
Sometimes it is more obvious than others that someone was driving recklessly. For example someone may have been speeding, or driving up onto the pavement to avoid a queue of traffic. Thankfully very few people drive in such an irresponsible manner, but some individuals have been unlucky and been hurt in an accident involving a driver like this.
Reckless driving compensation is assessed according to the facts of each individual case. For example you might be awarded compensation for the mental and psychological effects as well as for the physical ones you experience as a consequence of the accident. There is also a chance that the after-effects of your accident could affect your life for a long time to come. All this will be taken into account when you suffer an accident through someone else’s recklessness.
Can you claim?
To find out the answer to this question, we’d advise you to speak to someone at Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible. We can make sure you have a chance to get no-obligation advice, and if our lawyers think you have a strong chance of getting compensation, we could support you with the no win, no fee claim agreement.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500. There is no charge at all for the call either, so you are well placed to get the information you need with no financial risk to you. We’ll talk you through the whole process when you call.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead