Legal Update 2017-08-18T02:41:57+00:00

UTTER DISREGARD FOR OTHERS’ SAFETY

While most civil lawsuits involve either negligence or intentional misconduct, there is a middle ground that may be termed “willful and wanton,” otherwise known as “reckless” conduct. This behavior is generally defined as unreasonable conduct committed under circumstances in which the person knew that his or her actions created an unreasonable risk of physical harm and that the probability was relatively high that harm would occur. Thus, the person who commits the willful and wanton tort is aware of the danger but is indifferent to it. In a sense, reckless conduct has some attributes of both negligence and intentional torts. Those who suffer injury as a consequence are advised to consult with an attorney.

If you or a family member has been injured due to another’s recklessness, you need to know your rights. With a review of your circumstances I will be able to provide you with sound advice, and when warranted, pursue compensation for your loss. If you are incurring any medical expenses due to your situation, you will want to set up a time to meet with me as soon as possible. Please call for an appointment. Celebrating 30 years of service to the community.

HINT: Driving while drunk, drag racing in a residential area, and having unprotected sex while knowingly having a sexually transmitted disease are examples of reckless behaviors that could harm others.

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