Tucson Reckless Driving Attorneys
If you’ve been involved in a wreck caused by a reckless driver, pursuing legal action should be your utmost priority. You shouldn’t have to pay for the actions of other people, and a lawsuit is the best way to hold someone accountable for their disregard for other drivers. Reckless driving is one of the most serious issues that drivers face on the road today. You can be on the road with a reckless driver at any time of day, without warning. Reckless drivers can cause crashes themselves or cause others to crash, resulting in costly car repair and medical bills for their victims.
Reckless driving is a broad category, defined loosely as any reckless behavior while driving. This includes obvious things such as drunk or drugged driving, but can also extend to things such as distracted driving or simply not wearing a seatbelt. All of these things increase the probability of a crash to some degree. They’re all vastly irresponsible things to do, and those that do them should be accountable for the pain that they cause to others.
Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. has decades of experience serving the Tucson area, and have litigated countless personal injury cases, including many against reckless driving. We can take control of the entire legal process and secure a settlement for you, and all you need to do is pick up the phone and call (520) 529-1515.
Do I Need A Lawyer?
Retaining a lawyer is absolutely essential for personal injury cases if you value your time and want to maximize the return you can get from a settlement. Personal injury litigation can be a very drawn-out process, and some cases can take one to two years to complete. Although lawyers do take a commission out of your eventual settlement, that fee is more than worth it, and you don’t have to pay up front.
If you choose not to pursue a lawsuit, you could be missing out on a potential six-figure settlement which could more than cover any repair or hospital bills that you may have sustained as a result of a wreck caused by a reckless driver. If you choose to represent yourself in court, not only will you miss the years of legal expertise that an attorney can provide, you’ll also be dedicating a significant portion of your life to pursuing justice instead of focusing on recovering. It’s been demonstrated that lawyers can net a settlement with much more value than a self-representing individual. If you value your time and your pocketbook, the path forward is a no-brainer.
Why Choose Us?
Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. have been prominent in the Tuscon community for over 60 years, and have practiced personal injury law since 1965. Serving the community has been a part of who we are for generations, and we’ve seen just about every kind of case there is. There’s no other firm in the Tuscon area that combines our dedication to the community with our legal experience and skill. We’ve litigated and won countless personal injury cases before, and odds are we’ve seen cases very similar to yours already.
Reckless Driving Cases We Handle
Reckless driving can apply to any situation where a driver is acting in a way that could endanger other people on the road. The common types of reckless driving cases that we litigate involve these kinds of reckless driving:
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Driving without a seatbelt
Although your reckless driving case will probably fall into one of these categories, don’t be discouraged if you don’t immediately see a match. Reckless driving is a very broad category, and if you were in a crash caused by someone who was acting irresponsibly you may still qualify for compensation. Our team is standing by to listen to your story and answer your questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Without the legal know-how from an attorney, you may have many questions you aren’t sure how to even find the answers for. To get you started, we’ve provided a few common questions we receive. Contact us at (520) 529-1515 to talk more about the specifics of your case.
I’ve just been in a wreck caused by a reckless driver. What do I do now?
In all personal injury cases, but especially with reckless drivers, documentation is your best friend. Of course, the first thing you should do is make sure that any of your passengers and anyone else involved in the crash is uninjured, and then call 911 so that they can clear the scene and get statements after that.
After you’ve accomplished this, however, your next step should be to document the crash. Take pictures if at all possible and get the contact information of witnesses who may be able to testify to the other driver’s fault later. Remember, it’s your word against theirs, so be sure that you have plenty of evidence to back you up.
How long after an accident do I have to bring my case to court?
In Arizona, the statute of limitations on personal injury cases is two years. However, the legal process is difficult to navigate, and evidence such as eyewitness testimony is strongest when it’s recent. With this in mind, we advise that you contact a law firm as soon as possible after an encounter with a reckless driver. Not only will this get you your settlement as quickly as possible and help you settle your bills, but it will also increase your probability of winning the case.
However, if you’re just beginning to consider a personal injury suit a year or so after an accident, don’t despair. The Tucson car accident attorneys at Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. will work with you to make sure that your case is as viable as possible. You’ll never know how promising your case might be until you pick up the phone.
Contact Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C.
If you’ve been the victim of a wreck caused by a reckless driver, call Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. at (520) 529-1515. Our skill and experience in the Tuscon area are unparalleled, and you can be sure that your case is in good hands. Don’t let an accident derail your life—fight back and make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve.