Among all of the causes of car accidents in the United States, reckless driving is at the top of the list. This is partly because there are so many ways to drive recklessly and endanger oneself and others on the road. Despite sometimes harsh legal penalties for convicted reckless drivers, many still maintain dangerous driving behaviors, putting others at risk as well as themselves.
There are many different kinds of behaviors that can constitute as reckless driving. Some of the most common include behaviors like:
* Drinking and driving
* Refusing to yield
* Running red lights
* Running stop signs
* Distracted driving
All of these behaviors could put innocent people at a high risk for being involved in a car accident with a reckless driver. Multiple people might be involved as well, increasing the physical damage thats possible in a car accident. Reckless driving creates a huge amount of dangers for everyone on the road. Some of the greatest dangers of reckless driving involve the injuries that its often causes. For instance, some common injuries that people sustain after being hit by a reckless driver include:
* Broken bones / fractured bones
* Neck / back pain
* Spinal cord injuries
* Blood loss / loss of consciousness
* Emotional trauma
These injuries can negatively impact any persons life, both physically and financially. Most often, reckless driving victims are forced to seek extensive medical treatment in order to recover fully from their accidents, but many people cannot afford this treatment. However, when a reckless driver hits an innocent person can causes an accident, that driver might owe the victim compensation.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a reckless driving accident because another driver hit you, contact an experienced car accident attorney today to discuss your possibility for obtaining compensation.