Every driver is legally required to adhere to traffic laws so that they do not endanger the lives and safety of other motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. When drivers fail to uphold this important obligation, it can result in serious and sometimes deadly auto accidents. In fact, one-third of all vehicle accidents each year occur because of reckless drivers.
What is Reckless Driving?
You should be able to trust that other drivers will act safely and follow the rules of the road while driving. Unfortunately, not all motorists are as careful as they should be. Sometimes, drivers willfully disregard traffic laws and instead engage in unsafe driving behaviors, putting themselves and others in danger.
Some of the most common reckless driving behaviors include:
- Weaving between lanes
- Not using turn signals
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Running red lights and stop signs
All of these reckless driving behaviors could result in serious injury or death to innocent people. However, these hazardous drivers could be held financially responsible for the damages they cause.
What if the Person Who Hit Me Doesn’t Have Insurance?
Car accidents are always stressful, but being involved in an accident with a driver who doesn’t have insurance or doesn’t have enough insurance to cover all of your losses adds an additional level of frustration to an already difficult scenario. Sometimes, accidents caused by aggressive drivers end up being hit and runs when the driver fails to pull over and take responsibility for an accident that was clearly their fault. If this situation describes you, it is extremely important that you put an Austin car accident lawyer at our firm on your side. Our firm can help you understand your options and pursue the compensation you are due from the appropriate party.
Contact Us Today to Speak with an Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in an auto accident caused by a reckless driver, you could be owed financial compensation for your medical treatment costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Contact an experienced Austin personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. today at (512) 710-0931 to learn more about your compensation options.