Death By Dangerous Driving

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Death by Dangerous Driving

Fatal accidents involving a motorbike or a pedal bike have devastating consequences.  Many deaths involving a road accident will result in the other party being charged with either death by careless driving or death by reckless driving.  For detailed information on fatal road accident and death by dangerous driving please see our dedicated fatal accident webpage: death by dangerous driving.

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Careless driving

Careless driving or a momentary lapse often goes without consequences.  However, on occasions carelessness behind the wheel or riding a bike can give rise to a serious injury compensation claim or result in death. Careless driving is different from reckless driving in in careless if often a momentary lapse of concentration whereas reckless driving often involves an intention to commit an offence or have little regard for the law.

Cyclists & Motorcyclists are more vulnerable on the road as they do not have the protection afforded to them by motorists.

Taking your eye off the road for a split second or performing tasks (list below) can cause an road accident claim causing injury by careless driving.

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Careless driving manoeuvres can be:

  • Use of a mobile phone
  • Distracted by passengers such as talking & arguing.
  • Eating behind the wheel
  • Lighting a cigarette
  • Turning a car radio
  • Reading a map.

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Reckless driving

Reckless driving is when the rider or driver purposely intends to break the
law (or does not care about the result of his/her actions) such as
speeding and other manoeuvres that endanger people on the road, these
include:

  • Going through a red light
  • Undertaking vehicles
  • Driving too close to a vehicle
  • Emerging from a side road into a path of another vehicle
  • Having too many passengers in the car
  • Cutting in and out of traffic
  • Failing to yield to other driver

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In each type there is a risk that a fatal car accident may be caused or serious injury will follow. Reckless drivers are more of a risk to motorcyclist as they do not take the time to look carefully before pulling out on to a junction or side road, nor do they check their blind spot.

Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to be killed in a road traffic accident than car occupants.

Death by Dangerous Driving Causing Fatal Accident or Serious Injury?

If one a family member or friend has passed away as a result of reckless or careless driving, please contact our fatal road traffic accident solicitors for independent expert advice.  Our dedicated  fatal accident compensation claim web site provides more information or you can just call or email us from our web site.

As fatal cycle injury solicitors we are here and will support the family throughout this trying time.  We will deal with all aspect of the compensation claim and of course, get to the truth of what happend.  Conact Us for Free Help and Advice.

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Posted: June 6, 2015 at 7:50 pm