Many motorists in Hawaii have had the misfortune of sharing the road with unsafe drivers. From speeding to failing to stop at red lights, making unsafe lane changes and other dangerous maneuvers, reckless drivers are highway menaces who often cause serious motor vehicle collisions. All too many accident fatalities are later found to have been entirely preventable were it not for drivers acting wantonly behind their wheels.
State laws vary regarding legal definitions of reckless driving. For instance, in some states any motorist traveling at 25 mph or more above posted speed limits is considered reckless. Engaging in street racing is also categorized as reckless driving. Drivers who pass in adjacent lanes when oncoming traffic cannot be seen are terribly reckless and place themselves and those nearby at great risk for injury.
Collisions caused by such irresponsible motorists often result in serious injuries to others. Beyond the challenges recovering victims may face to achieve physical healing, it is not uncommon to feel angry and frustrated knowing such suffering could have been prevented. A person in such circumstances has every right to pursue justice by filing a personal injury claim against any party deemed responsible.
A motorist cited for reckless driving in Hawaii may face substantial fines. In certain situations, driving privileges may be revoked. In some incidents, reckless drivers wind up serving time in jail. Anyone considering filing a personal injury claim against a driver deemed negligent may begin the process by meeting with an experienced attorney to discuss the situation.
Source: FindLaw, “Reckless Driving“, Accessed on Jan. 3, 2017