Tampa Reckless Driving Lawyer

Operating a motor vehicle always carries a certain level of risk, even when we are cautious. Every responsible driver minimizes this risk by following traffic laws. Unfortunately, there are many drivers on the road who do not seem concerned about their own safety or others’. In Florida, driving without regard to others’ rights is known as reckless driving. It is both a criminal and a civil offense.

If a reckless driver has caused an accident that injured you, he or she could be facing a $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. However satisfying it may be to see him or her face consequences for their behavior, it still leaves you with medical and property repair bills that you should not have to handle.

Fortunately, Tampa reckless driving lawyers at the Ruth Law Team can help you win the compensation you need to cover these expenses. Call us at (888) 783-8378 to learn more.

Reckless Disregard

State law defines reckless driving as operating a vehicle “with wanton or willful disregard for the safety of persons or property.” (Florida Statutes Section 316.192) This definition is deliberately somewhat vague, so the law can cover nearly any kind of intentional reckless behavior on the road. A driver may be guilty of reckless driving if he or she:

If you have suffered injuries or property damage due to another driver’s deliberately dangerous behavior, a Tampa reckless driving injury lawyer can help you explore your chances for winning fair compensation for your injuries and related expenses.

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Our Case Results

$160,000

Settlement for Pedestrian Hit After Car Runs Stop Sign

Settlement to our client after being hit by a car which ran a stop sign.

$230,000

Settlement For Accident

Accidents happen quickly and without warning. Our client was stopped at an intersection behind a large truck and suffered injury requiring spinal surgery when the truck backed into her vehicle. A lawsuit was filed against the driver and the company he worked for. This case was settled prior to trial for $230,000.…

$100,000

Settlement For Motorcycle Accident in Pasco

Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to distracted drivers on the road. Our client was in a medically induced coma for three weeks after a motorcycle crash in Pasco County. He endured several fractures in his face, hand and leg, all requiring surgery. By the time the client was awake, we had recovered…

$75,000

Rollover Accident

A negligent driver turned left in front of our client, causing our client’s SUV to flip over.  EMS transported our client to the hospital.  The rollover crash resulted in neck, head, and shoulder injuries.

$800,000

Nursing Home Resident Dies

$800,000 for our client who sustained numerous injuries while in a nursing home including infections, bedsores, falls and ultimately death. Our firm was able to successfully argue for punitive damages against the nursing home.

$1,035,000

Pedestrian Hit by Tractor Trailer

Recovery for our client who was severely injured when hit by a tractor trailer. The victim was drug by the trailer causing fractures, torn muscles, permanent scarring and disfigurement.

$425,000

Car Accident Settlement

The Ruth Law Team settled a case in May 2019 for a gentleman who was in a five-car pile up caused by an erratic driver. He underwent shoulder surgery as a result of being rear ended.

$135,000

Trip and Fall at Wholesale Club

Our premise liability team was able to secure $135,000 for a client who tripped and fell over a rug at a popular wholesale club.

$100,000

Brain Injuries After Bike Accident

The insurance company tendered the policy limits for a client who survived multiple fractures and brain injuries and after a bike accident in Tarpon Springs.

$150,000

Client Injured at Car Wash

Our client was at a car wash drying her vehicle when she stepped into a gaping hole in the pavement, causing her to fall. She suffered a broken coccyx and broken ribs, ultimately resulting in a $150,000 settlement.

$550,000

Car Accident Trial Verdict

Our attorneys were able to settle an auto accident case for $550,000 on behalf of a gentleman in St. Pete who was t-boned in his Honda Civic due to a negligent driver. Our client suffered injuries to the chest, back and neck. Additionally, he underwent surgery for his neck injuries shortly thereafter.…

$350,000

Verdict for Improper Catheter Inserted at Nursing Home

Settlement for a victim admitted to nursing home for rehab following surgery, with expectation to return home to her husband. A catheter was inserted improperly which perforated her bladder. This lead to infection and ultimately her death.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

What Happens Next?

At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that this may be your first time seeking legal counsel and how intimidating that decision might be. This is why we have simplified the process to help you make the right decision for your circumstances. This 3-step process includes:

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This quick survey will help us better understand what happened and which attorney is the best fit for your situation.

Speak with One of Our Attorneys

The best way for you to have a clear idea your options is to speak with an attorney who specializes in your area of need.

Submit Your
Claim

Once you decide that The Ruth Law Team is the right option to represent you, we will begin the process of submitting your claim.

Contact Our Attorneys

Tampa reckless driving injury lawyers at the Ruth Law Team will treat your case with the respect and individualized attention it need. If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident caused by a reckless driver, Contact us at (888) 783-8378.

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