Reckless and Aggressive Driving
Driver’s education courses often caution young drivers against driving while aggravated or upset, as this can frequently lead to dangerous driving conditions. However, few adults heed these words of caution, especially in the decades which follow driver’s ed courses. Road rage incidents and reckless driving can lead to very serious injuries for everyone involved. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by reckless or aggressive driving, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Texas Reckless Driving Statistics
The term “reckless” in the legal sense, can encompass many different types of behavior as related to operating a motor vehicle. Driving with an out of date registration sticker could be considered reckless, especially when there is a defective vehicle component. Driving under the influence could be considered reckless, since the driver is essentially putting lives at risk by getting behind the wheel. Reckless behavior occurs on a daily basis throughout the Texas roadways, and when it impacts your family, you should be sure to contact a personal injury attorney to assist with your claim. Reckless driving and aggressive driving often go hand in hand, since drivers who are agitated are more prone to drive in a reckless manner, causing the potential for severe injuries to anyone who may be on the roads.
Texas reported nearly 300 incidents of car accidents caused by “road rage” in 2014, resulting in at least one fatality. However, this does not take into account the countless numbers of accidents which could have been avoided had all drivers maintained their composure in dealing with traffic or other situations. We live in an environment in which drivers are rushing to and from their locations. Road rage often occurs in situations where drivers are running late and are slightly delayed when a car pulls out in front of them, or does not proceed to through a yellow light. These situations can quickly become dangerous when an agitated driver behaves erratically and puts all drivers at risk. If you or a loved one have been injured by this type of aggressive driving behavior, you are entitled to file a claim against the driver for injuries received in the accident, including the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
An experienced personal injury attorney can assist you in calculating the full amount of expenses you are entitled to receive after an accident.
Malley Law Firm | Houston Car Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident caused by reckless or aggressive driving, do not hesitate to contact the Malley Law Firm. Tony Malley has years of experience in assisting clients with their recovery after car accidents. You should not be held responsible for all the damages that occurred after the accident, and should instead focus on your recovery. Reckless and aggressive behavior does not belong in a car, and a drive who acts on this type of behavior should be held responsible for their actions. Contact our Beaumont or Houston offices today for your initial free consultation.