Traffic rules exist to keep drivers safe from each other and adverse roadway conditions. However, some people neglect to follow existing driving laws and safety practices and instead drive recklessly, putting themselves and innocent drivers in danger. Reckless drivers are more likely to be involved in or directly cause accidents than safe drivers, and this callous disregard for motorist safety can lead to devastating or even fatal injuries.
When people drive recklessly they are valuing their own convenience over the general safety of those on the road. Reckless drivers frequently perform dangerous maneuvers and violate safety precautions. Reckless driving can manifest itself in a wide variety of ways, including:
Weaving between lanes
Driving through stop signs or red lights
Failing to use turn signals
Drivers who neglect safety standards are likely to be involved in terrible car accidents that carry severe consequences, and those who drive without regard for their own safety and the safety of other motorists present a very real danger to everyone on the roadways. When these individuals hurt innocent people, they should be held accountable for their irresponsible actions.
If you have been hurt in a car accident caused by a reckless driver, you should not have to single-handedly pay the associated medical expenses. A personal injury attorney can help you hold the driver who injured you accountable for his or her actions and help you pursue compensation for your injuries and other expenses that may have arisen as a result of your car accident.