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Dangerous, negligent and reckless driving often go hand in hand, and it is not unusual for a defendant to see various combinations of the three when charged. There are substantial differences between them, however, that can greatly impact the level of trouble a driver will find him or herself in and varying levels of proof needed. Here is a rundown of the differences between the three driving offenses.

Dangerous Driving

Dangerous driving occurs when a driver does not exercise the same amount of care or decision making while behind the wheel in a situation as what would be considered acceptable and expected by the average reasonable person. The general circumstances are taken into consideration when determining whether a person engaged in dangerous driving such as where the event took place, the time and the likelihood of others in the vicinity. On its own, a dangerous driving charge is a low level infraction; however, it can be tacked onto a higher level offense and add to the disciplinary action.

Negligent Driving

Negligence occurs when a person has a legal obligation to act in a certain manner that is dictated by law but then breaches that duty by either acting in a particular way or failing to act at all. There is a certain standard that a driver should adhere to if they are acting in a competent and reasonable manner. Damage or harm that is inflicted onto another person or property as a direct result of the driver’s actions or failure to act is considered a result of negligent driving. This is often classified as a traffic infraction.

Reckless Driving

Reckless driving occurs in cases where negligence is present, but on a much larger scale. The driver has not only taken risks that are unnecessary, but has done so in areas where there is a high likelihood of injury occurring to another person or property. Acting in a reckless manner while behind the wheel can be seen not only as a serious traffic violation, but also as the state of mind of the driver at the time he or she blatantly disregarded the law. Due to the willfulness and intention that often accompanies reckless driving, it is the most serious of the three and often is considered criminal activity as opposed to a moving violation.

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Successful Cases

On the way back from a trip I was stopped for traffic and someone rearended me. I got an injurys to my knee, back, and also my neck. I came to AA Accident Attorneys about 3 days after the accident. I was very happy with how they handled everything and the settlement was the maximum amount that the insurance company would allow. I am very happy with AA Accident Attorneys.

Charles C. Car Accident Victim

I’d never been in a car accident in my whole life.I had originally hired an attorney, and he had dropped my case. So I came to the Accident Attorneys and they took on my case. They were amazing. They did a really good job. And I didn’t have to handle anything. In the end I’m very satisfied with my settlement.

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We found Accident Attorneys, and finding them was probably the best thing that happened to us right then, because we were very well taken care of. They came out to us. We didn’t have to go to them. We was very well compensated financially. If I had to recommend an attorney, I would recommend them.

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Recent Settlements

$ 2,000,000 from Security Company for Negligent Security Protection Public on Commercial Property.

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$ 4,000,000 Negligence resulting in burns.*

$ 1,500,000 Recovered for Passenger Involved in an Automobile Accident in San Bernadino County.*

$ 750,000 recover for injured driver involved in auto accident with tractor trailer.*

$15,000,000 from truck accident resulting in brain injury.*

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