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Most people operate their cars in a safe manner. But it takes only one irresponsible person to cause an accident. If a driver causes an accident by driving with “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of person or property,” according to Texas law, they are guilty of reckless driving.
Reckless driving is also called “aggressive driving.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says “aggressive driving” occurs when “an individual commit a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.”
Behaviors that would be considered reckless or aggressive driving include:
- Speeding in excess of 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Failing to yield right of way
- Weaving in and out of traffic / improper lane usage
- Following too closely (such as tailgating)
- Passing on the right
- Cutting off or hemming in another vehicle
- Performing 180-degree turns (such as U-turns)
- Using an incline in the road, such as a railroad crossing, with the intent of making the vehicle airborne
- Drunk driving, drugged diving, and distracted driving – including texting while driving or talking on a cell phone while driving – also also are examples of reckless driving
Houston Pedestrians and Reckless Driving Accidents
Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to reckless drivers in large metropolitan areas like Houston. The most common motorist action in a crash involving a pedestrian was failing to yield. The most common pedestrian action at the time of a crash was “crossing with the signal.” “Failure to yield” was cited as the primary factor in 48 percent of pedestrian crashes in Houston, including collisions that resulted in serious injury and death.
Compensation for Reckless Driving Victims – Reckless Driving Houston Car Wreck Lawyer
Reckless / aggressive driving is a conscious act. It results from a willful disregard for the consequences of one’s actions. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to someone else’s intentional disregard for safety, Texas law says that you may be entitled to receive financial compensation for your losses.
When any reckless act by a driver causes personal injury, death, or property damage, the harmed party has a right to be compensated for medical bills, loss of income, wrongful death, and scarring or disfigurement. However, there is a limited amount of time to take legal action in a reckless driving case. So, it is important to obtain legal help immediately.
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If you have been hurt in a reckless driving collision in the Houston area, you have rights. You may be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the negligent driver to recover compensation for medical costs, property damages, lost wages, and future losses and for your pain and suffering.
At RJ Alexander Law PLLC, we can help you to enforce these legal rights and gather the evidence and information you need to build your case. Contact our reckless driving Houston car accident lawyer today at 832.458.1756 or use the online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case. You will not pay for our legal services we obtain compensation for you and your family.