Car accidents in California have many different causes and it is likely the case that an accident in which you were recently hurt has multiple causes. When it comes to filing a lawsuit and recovering compensation for your injuries, you may need to gather additional evidence to present your claim in court so that you can increase your chances of full and fair compensation.
If you can show that the other party involved in the accident primarily contributed to or wholly caused the accident, this information can help you get a maximum recovery award. This is especially true in cases in which the other party was involved in reckless driving.
Reckless driving is defined as having intentional or willful disregard for the safety of others. Many different circumstances and actions can contribute to reckless driving and you’ll want to share the specifics of your accident with your San Francisco car accident lawyer to determine whether or not these concerns apply in your case.
Some of the examples of behaviors that could be considered reckless driving include racing, passing on the right, running stop signs or red lights, failing to yield the right of way, weaving in and out of traffic, following too closely or speeding an excessive 20 mph. You might need additional evidence or the insight of expert witnesses to help make this case for you. Schedule a time to speak with an experienced San Francisco car accident lawyer to learn more.