During the holidays, reckless driving claims numerous lives across the United States. The increased traffic volume during the winter holidays, when combined with drivers who simply refuse to follow laws and pay attention to the road, can result in disaster. Driving while distracted or under the influence of alcohol are two of the leading causes of traffic accidents. Keep reading to learn more about reckless driving and its threat to motorists everywhere.
Types of Reckless Driving Behaviors
Driving is a privilege, and during the holidays, other drivers expect you to obey the rules of the road and make rational decisions. Unfortunately, some motorists seem to forget that there are other drivers on the road, and they often put others in danger by engaging in the following behaviors:
- Drinking and driving
- Excessive speeding
- Failing to stop at traffic lights and signs
- Driving while distracted (ex: texting, playing with the radio, etc.)
- Not adhering to basic driving laws
When a driver engages in one of the actions above, he or she places the lives of others at risk. This is simply unfair, and no one should have to suffer due to someone else’s reckless or thoughtless activities.
Are You Entitled to Compensation?
A car crash, especially a serious one, can be a life-changing event for everyone involved. Injuries, property damage, permanent disability, and even death can result from an accident, and driving safely is one of the easiest ways to avoid these results. However, if you are hit by a reckless driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income (if disabled or injured)
- Damage to personal property
- Current and future medical bills
- Funeral expenses
No one wants to be involved in an accident, but even if you drive carefully, other drivers can still put you in danger. When this occurs, you will need the help of a lawyer who has experience handling reckless driving cases. If you intend to take legal action, please do not file your suit without speaking with an attorney first.
Let Us Handle Your Reckless Driving Case
Here at Guster Law Firm, LLC in Alabama, we hope you never need us to represent you in a reckless driving accident. However, if you are involved in a vehicle collision, our Alabama person injury attorneys will be ready and willing to provide you with the legal advice you need to win your case. Call our office at (205) 581-9777 today to discuss the details of your accident.