Reckless driving is a serious problem in Texas that often leads to serious accidents, with some being deadly. Reckless driving is a violation of the laws of Texas, and for those who engage in it, the penalties could be severe, in addition to possible civil liability for the harm caused by their reckless driving.
If a reckless driver caused you injuries, seek help from an Austin car accident attorney right away.
Texas Transportation Code 545.401 defines reckless driving as operating a motor vehicle with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of other people or property.
Reckless driving is something beyond being negligent and making mistakes. Reckless driving is generally understood to be a driver creating a substantial, unreasonable, and unjustifiable risk of harm to others sharing the road and a deliberate, conscious, and intentional disregard or indifference to that risk. Rather than looking at recklessness from a simple carelessness perspective, reckless driving is best understood as an action that the reckless driver takes that will foreseeably cause harm, yet the reckless driver goes ahead and commits it anyway.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a reckless driver, you want Terry & Kelly Injury Lawyers on your side and evaluate your legal options. Please contact our office today for a free consultation.
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