Reckless driving remains one of the top causes of car accident-related injuries and deaths in the United States. At the Chris Mayo Law Firm, our team is very much aware that this is true in the San Antonio area, where higher amounts of traffic often lead to short tempers and unsafe driving practices. But what exactly constitutes reckless driving? Technically there is a large variety of behaviors that can be classified as reckless driving, but generally, it is anything that is considered to be unsafe while behind the wheel of a car.
COMMON RECKLESS DRIVING BEHAVIORS
Reckless driving can perhaps best be understood as engaging in any driving behavior that willfully disregards one’s own safety or the safety of others on the road, including other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. There are many different behaviors that are considered reckless driving, but some of the most common include:
- Running red lights/stop signs
- Drinking and driving
- Distracted driving
- Road rage
- Failure to yield
- Failure to use turn signals
Any of these behaviors could easily cause an accident involving unsuspecting and innocent people. However, drivers who engage in reckless driving and cause an accident, as a result, can be held legally accountable for their actions.
LEARN MORE ABOUT RECKLESS DRIVING FROM AN ATTORNEY IN SAN ANTONIO
You should not have to deal with the dangers of a reckless driver on your own. Fortunately, our legal team at the Chris Mayo Law Firm fights to help San Antonio car accident victims claim any compensation that may be their due after a reckless driver injures them. Contact our offices today at (210) 899-5440 to learn more.