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How can reckless driving lead to a car accident?

On Behalf of | May 25, 2022 | Personal Injury

Reckless driving can seriously impact the lives of Maryland residents. Drivers who engage in this bad habit can put others at risk due as it can more easily lead to cat accidents.

What is reckless driving?

Reckless driving is a dangerous behavior that puts everyone else on the road at risk. There are several different actions that can be categorized as reckless driving that show disregard for the safety of other drivers, passengers, pedestrians and property.

A person who gets into a car accident due to reckless driving can be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor if convicted. Reckless driving often leaves victims seriously injured.

What are some behaviors associated with reckless driving?

People who engage in reckless driving often speed considerably above the posted limit. It’s common for them to race and weave erratically in between cars when switching lanes. Reckless drivers often fail to follow the rules of the road, ignore traffic signs and signals and don’t signal when making a turn or changing lanes.

Reckless drivers commonly tailgate other vehicles. This is also common with acts of road rage when a driver decides to follow another car to escalate things with the driver.

What can victims do if they suffered injuries in a reckless driving accident?

Anyone who sustains injuries in a reckless driving accident has the right to file a personal injury claim to recover damages. It’s common for victims to have catastrophic injuries that require extensive medical treatment and ongoing care.

Victims often miss significant time off from work to recover from their injuries. Sometimes, it’s impossible for them to resume working at all.