reckless driving accidents

We are all familiar with the drivers in Oregon who disregard their own safety and the safety of the people around them. They weave through traffic on the freeway at high speeds, tailgate motorists obeying posted speed limits, and whiz around mountain curves like there is no tomorrow. Sooner or later, you know they are bound to cause a car accident, injuring or even killing an innocent person.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury or was killed by a reckless driver in Oregon, state law grants you the right to seek compensation for your damages. Our Rizk Law Portland reckless driving accident lawyers can review your personal injury claim for free and discuss your options for recovering a fair settlement.

What Expenses Can Victims Recover With an Oregon Reckless Driving Accident Claim?

When a reckless driver causes an injury-inducing accident in Oregon, victims have the right to seek a monetary award for the damages they have incurred. Our Rizk Law attorneys and team hold the belief that reckless drivers should always be held responsible for any pain, suffering, and financial losses they cause victims and their family members.

Portland reckless driving accident victims can recover compensation for damages such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Funeral costs
  • Rental car costs
  • Motor vehicle repairs
  • Ambulance ride
  • Change in lifestyle
  • Loss of companionship
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of personal enjoyment

In some rare cases where the negligent party’s actions were found to be excessively reckless, an award for punitive damages may also be given to the injured party. Oregon Revised Statutes 31.730 expresses that punitive damage awards can only be given in certain situations. Speak with your reckless driving accident lawyer to determine if you might be eligible to recover an award for punitive damages.

Reckless driving accident victims often have more expenditures than typical car accident victims. This is because victims of reckless driving accidents tend to suffer from more severe injuries than victims of crashes with more cautious drivers.

How Do You Know if the Oregon Driver Who Caused Your Accident Was Being Reckless?

If a driver committed one or more moving traffic violations that significantly endangered nearby people or property, they can be considered reckless in the event of an accident. This would deem them at fault for the crash, holding them responsible for any damages suffered by victims.

Reckless driving typically comprises behaviors such as:

  • Excessive speeding
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Street racing
  • Distracted driving
  • Tailgating
  • Weaving between lanes
  • Aggressive driving
  • Disregarding traffic lights and signs

Reckless driving typically constitutes a complete disregard for the safety of others and often leads to the driver being put under arrest for their actions.

Schedule a Consultation With a Portland, Oregon Reckless Driving Accident Attorney

Our Rizk Law reckless driving accident attorneys pride themselves on their compassionate nature and unparalleled client service. Our personal injury litigation team has ample experience and would be more than happy to guide you through every step of the legal process. We want to ensure that our clients always understand everything that is happening with their cases when it happens.

If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a reckless driving accident in Portland, Oregon, you have the right to file a claim to recover a fair settlement for your losses. Rizk Law founder, Attorney Richard Rizk, is a former insurance company insider. He knows what motivates insurers to pay claims because he has authorized the claim payments himself.

For a free review of your case, call our Portland, Oregon office at (503) 342-0783 or submit a completed contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.