Enough car accidents occur because of human error and unpreventable circumstances; when someone drives recklessly, they are only adding preventable risk. Reckless driving is irresponsible and hazardous, which is why South Carolina has strict rules regarding the act. According to the South Carolina Code of Laws, a reckless driving offense “relates to any person driving any vehicle in such a manner to indicate a willful disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Driving in such a negligent manner endangers the lives of everyone surrounding the offender, and can result in tragedy for many.
For those that have been the victim of a reckless driving accident, the consequences can be devastating. Accidents can cause physical pain, mental anguish, trauma, and financial burden. At the Evans Moore, LLC, we know how stressful a car accident is, especially when it occurred at no fault of your own. We are dedicated to guiding our clients through the strenuous legal process and getting them the restitution they deserve so that they can make the quickest and smoothest recovery possible.
In South Carolina, reckless driving carries many penalties. Offenders will receive 6 points added to their license, with 12 points equaling suspension. They can also face fines up to $200 or even up to 30 days in jail. Repeat offenders face a three-month license suspension. Reckless driving comes in many forms. Some common examples of reckless driving include, but are not limited to, the following:
While reckless drivers do face consequences for their negligence, their penalties will not help to cover the pain and suffering you, as the victim, are feeling after an accident. That is why it is important that you contact a reckless driving accident lawyer. At the Evans Moore, LLC, we firmly believe that reckless drivers need to be held accountable for the pain they caused you, and we are devoted to fighting for justice.
If you or a loved one was the victim of an accident caused by reckless driving of another party, contact a Georgetown personal injury attorney. The Evans Moore, LLC cares about the wellbeing of your family and we want to do all we can to help you get your life back. Contact our office today at (843) 995-5000 to discuss the details of your case.