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What is reckless driving?

On Behalf of | Oct 27, 2018 | Car Accidents |

Whether are daily commutes are long or short, the reality of the matter is that motorists encounter other drivers each time they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. While all drivers are supposed to follow the rules of the road and drive safely, the unfortunate reality is that some drivers fail to uphold this duty. Reckless drivers exist on the roadways; however, many motorists are unsuspecting when they encounter one, especially when the negligent and reckless decisions of that motorist cause a collision to suddenly occur.

What is reckless driving? This is defined as the willful of wanton disregard for safety. With the regards of driving a motor vehicle, this is the operation of a vehicle that shows a willful disregard of consequences. Reckless driving can result in a traffic citation; however, the more concern fact about reckless driving is that it can easily be the cause of a serious and even fatal car accident.

Different acts could constitute reckless driving. For the most part, this is when a driver is traveling 25 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit, racking another vehicle, attempting to elude police or passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway when it is not permitted to do so. Reckless driving can look like many things, and when a reckless driver causes a car accident, it could result in liability for the injuries and damages cased by the crash.

The aftermath of a car accident can be a lot to take in. Victims can suffer a wide range of physical, mental, emotional and financial damages because of an automobile accident. In order to address these losses and become whole again, victims should take the time to consider a personal injury action. This not only helps assign liability in the crash but also assist with the recovery of compensation.



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