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What Is Reckless Conduct in a Car Accident and What Are the Legal Implications?

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Reckless conduct in the state of Florida is akin to gross negligence, not just negligence, the failure to use reasonable care by the at-fault party, but the type of negligence that rises to the level where the individual driving the vehicle was reckless in their conduct, i.e. under the influence of alcohol or drugs driving a vehicle at a very, very high rate of speed. This is reckless conduct in the state of Florida and as a result, often defendants who are guilty of reckless driving can not only be found liable for your compensatory damages, but also for punitive damages. The type of damages that are intended to punish the defendant driver for their reckless, they’re grossly negligent conduct.

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