In Phoenix and throughout the State of Arizona, there are four different classes of negligent drivers. They are:
Class #1: Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs – Drivers who operate their vehicles when they are drunk, buzzed, or high in any way, shape, or form can be held liable for your injuries. In addition, such drivers can also be prosecuted for felonies.
Class #2: Driving recklessly or exhibiting dangerously bad behavior on the road – These are the drivers who ignore speed warnings in construction zones, or don’t slow down during bad weather. They too can be considered negligent in a court of law.
Class #3: Driving while inexperienced, under/uninsured, or unlicensed/underage – These are the drivers who are on the road even though they are underage, don’t have a valid driver’s license, or don’t have insurance for their vehicle. They can be held liable in an accident and may also possibly be penalized in criminal court.
Class #4: Imputed negligence ¬– Imputed negligence means that you may be able to hold another party responsible for the negligent act of someone else. For example, a parent who lets his son drive after drinking can be deemed liable in an accident due to imputed negligence.
To make a personal injury claim against a negligent driver in Phoenix, Arizona and beyond, connect with the Phoenix motorcycle accident attorneys of Breyer Law Offices today. For a free consultation, contact us at 602-978-6400.