Have you been involved in a reckless driving accident?
Have you or someone you love, recently been involved in a car accident that was due to another driver’s negligence? Was the other driver given a ticket by an officer at the scene for reckless or negligent driving? If so this can be a huge benefit to your case because it will strengthening your argument in a lawsuit following the accident. Even if the other driver was not given a ticket or charged with reckless or negligent driving, you still may have a strong case against the other driver. The best way to tell is to contact The Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers today! Attorney Caruthers can review your case and explore your options for pursuing compensation.
What is reckless driving?
Reckless driving is a term used to describe when someone who is operating a motor vehicle, does so in an erratic manner that completely disregards the safety of others. In the state of Texas, reckless driving is a serious crime that can come with heavy consequences depending on the severity of the charge. Reckless driving implies the willful knowledge and deliberate disregard for the safety of others. By engaging in reckless driving, these drivers are creating hazardous driving conditions for the other drivers on the roadway, making it difficult for other drivers to safely operate their vehicles.
All drivers on the road are required to use reasonable care in order to avoid harming those they are sharing public roads with. These responsibilities include:
Following the speed limit: Maintaining a reasonable speed, which sometimes, depending on road conditions may actually be below the speed limit is one of your obligations on the road. When you violate this you are potentially endangering others.
Staying alert: As a driver you are required to stay vigilant and maintain a careful watch for other vehicles, potential road hazards, as well as pedestrians.
Controlling your vehicle: Failure to control your vehicle, can be a wide variety of things, such as hitting a vehicle in front of you, overturning your car, or failing to stop quick enough to avoid a problem.
Keeping your vehicle functional: You are required to maintain properly functioning breaks, lights, speedometer, and more, in order to keep other drivers and yourself safe.
Negligent Driving Texas
There are many different variables and causes for reckless or negligent driving. Below is a list of some of the top things drivers do that can be defined as reckless driving:
-Not stopping at a stop sign or red light
-Speeding, or driving too slow
-Texting while driving
-Engaging in road rage
-Weaving through traffic
Reckless Driving Lawyer in Houston
Beverly R. Caruthers proudly serves and defends the Greater Houston area including but not limited to Baytown, Conroe, Crosby, Humble, Huntsville, Lake Jackson, Missouri City, Pasadena, Spring, Tomball. If you need legal representation following an incident with a commercial vehicle don’t hesitate to contact Beverly R. Caruthers Law Office!