Thousands of accidents occur each day and many of these accidents are the result of reckless drivers. According to the Texas Transportation Code, reckless driving is defined as driving a vehicle in willful or wanton disregard of persons or property. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor offense. A reckless driving accident can be a huge safety issue, not just for you and the passengers in your vehicle, but for everyone else on the road with you.
Injuries from a reckless driving accident can include concussions; lacerations; back, neck, dental, facial, and internal injuries; whiplash; and loss of limbs. If you are injured in a car accident, even if you feel the injury is not serious, it is imperative to get medical attention as soon as possible. Having yourself examined by trained medical personnel will not only assure that you are taken care of, but it will also create a definitive paper trail of medical records.
These records are vital pieces of evidence and can be used in a court of law against the negligent and neglectful individual(s) that caused the accident and your subsequent injuries. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a reckless driving accident, it is imperative that you know your rights.
When someone’s carelessness causes a reckless driving accident and possibly injuries to others, the victim or victims may be entitled to file a civil claim for compensation, whether or not the driver was charged and convicted of reckless driving. If you or a member of your family has been the victim of a reckless driver, it is within your rights to contact an attorney to seek the maximum compensation benefits available. For more information, call our offices at (210) 934-6609.