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Dangerous Driving Offences: Causing Serious Injury

The range of careless driving causing injury penalty levels can vary a great deal. They span from cases with no custodial sentence, to the possibility of being imprisoned for several years and/or receiving an unlimited fine. A mandatory 2-year minimum period of disqualification and endorsement of penalty points is also common.

In any such case, you will require trusted legal experts to offer the ideal legal assistance. Caddick Davies Solicitors provide expert motoring solicitors, available in motoring courts across the UK. We possess outstanding expertise and experience in cases concerning causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Contact us today for a free no-obligation initial consultation where we will look at your case and evaluate it. As per the law in England and Wales, causing serious injury by careless driving is an offence explained as “serious injury to another person, caused by the motorist driving a mechanically propelled vehicle dangerously on a road or any other public space in the UK.” Such an offence is considered to amount to the definition of grievous bodily harm or severe physical injury in Scotland.

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What happens if you’re charged with Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving?

If you are considered an offender, you are charged in a Crown Court or Magistrates’ Court. The penalty for causing injury through careless driving varies depending on the severity of your charge, which will also determine which court your case gets tried at.

The maximum sentence you could receive if your case is heard in the Crown Court is 5 years, while it is 6 months if tried in the Magistrates’ Court. In both cases, the imprisonment may be accompanied by a fine being given, with a driving disqualification of 2 years given.

Note that you will be required to take a test again before getting back to driving. Our purpose at Caddick Davies Solicitors is to get the best possible outcome for our motoring clients in situations where there are mitigating factors. We will utilise all of the available defences to defend your charges. Thanks to our experience and in-depth knowledge of motoring law, we find approaches to give the best possible chance of a suitable outcome.

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Causing serious injury and facing a careless driving charge is never an easy thing for any motorist. Without proper representation, you could end up with a more severe punishment. Caddick Davies specialist motoring lawyers are here to assist legally. We provide one of the best advice services across the UK. Our representation in courts around the country is also excellent. Please take a look at our testimonials on the cases we have handled.

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How do I get in touch with an expert dangerous driving solicitor?

There are many cases where we have defended our clients in cases where they were accused of careless driving and causing injury. In many of these cases, it was alleged that the motorist had fallen below that expected of a “competent and careful” driver and caused bodily harm. Having Caddick Davies Solicitors legally advise and represent you is of great benefit, as our solicitors are not just qualified and experienced, they are very much respected in courts across the country. Also, our specialisation in motoring offences gives us a better chance to understand what cases we are dealing with. Our dangerous driving solicitors will give you peace of mind as we handle your case.

So, if you are looking for motoring solicitors who can help you defend a careless driving causing injury penalty, we are an ideal legal team to enlist. Once we begin handling your case, we never burden you with complex legal jargon, handling your case but at the same time inform you of all the important details and legal options.

Call us on 0151 280 3346 to speak to one of our motoring solicitors today. We are also reachable via our website, where you can email or request a callback for a preferred time. We will have an expert respond to you, answer any of your legal questions and provide a clear and honest appraisal of your case.

Commonly Asked Questions About Careless Driving

Through the thorough preparation of your case we will put a strong argument before the court that the standard of your driving has not fallen below that of a careful and competent driver. We will take detailed statements from both yourself and any other witness who may assist your case and trace any witness who is not known to you. Where appropriate we will instruct an expert to attend the scene of the alleged offence and prepare a report in support of your case.

If you find yourself with a Fixed Penalty or Summonsed to appear before the Magistrates’ Court for Careless Driving, please contact us for advice and a no obligation consultation on how we can help you.

In some cases the police may immediately offer you the opportunity to attend on a nationally approved driver improvement course in the alternative to prosecution. If you complete the course, no formal action will be take against you and you will not receive any points on your licence.

The course typically costs between £85 and £120 and lasts for 1 1/2 days.

If you reject the offer to attend on the course you can still challenge the prosecution against you before the court.

If the police have not offered you the chance to attend on a driver improvement course and have moved straight to prosecution and you want the opportunity to attend on a course, we can make representations to the prosecution that you should be allowed to attend on a driver improvement course. If the prosecution and the police agree to this, the case against you will be dropped once you have completed the course and you will receive no penalty points. You may even be eligible for a Defendant Costs Order so that we can recover the costs of your legal representation.

If you find yourself with a Fixed Penalty or Summonsed to appear before the Magistrates’ Court for Careless Driving, please contact us for advice and a no obligation consultation on how we can help you.

If the driving alleged to be careless was caused by a defect in your vehicle which was unknown to you and you could not have identified with reasonable prudence, you should be acquitted of the offence. To prove your innocence we will thoroughly prepare your case and instruct an expert vehicle examiner to inspect your vehicle and to present supporting evidence before the court. We will put the strongest possible defence to the court on your behalf.

If you find yourself with a Fixed Penalty or Summonsed to appear before the Magistrates’ Court for Careless Driving, please contact us for advice and a no obligation consultation on how we can help you.

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