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The dangers and injuries reckless drivers often cause

On Behalf of | Sep 13, 2023 | Personal Injury

Being the second-largest state in the U.S., heavy traffic can occur on many Texas roads. Unfortunately, this situation could mean sharing the road with reckless drivers. Reckless drivers can cause damage and severe injuries to themselves and others in the blink of an eye.

What is reckless driving?

Reckless driving is a term for dangerous behavior while operating a motor vehicle. Examples of reckless driving include speeding, tailgating and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Reckless drivers may also weave through lanes or drive on a road’s shoulder.

Injuries reckless drivers can cause

Reckless drivers often cause motor vehicle accidents. What makes matters worse is these injuries often happen to innocent drivers. Depending on the situation, reckless driving can lead to death.

Common injuries caused by reckless drivers range from mild to severe, including:

  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Disfigurement

What to do after a reckless driver hits you

A crucial step to take after an accident is seeking medical attention. You’ll also want to move your vehicle out of traffic if safe to do so. A common misconception about car crashes is that any hit automobiles must remain in place. Law enforcement can look at the scene and speak to witnesses to uncover what happened.

If possible, get the other driver’s information. However, someone engaging in reckless driving might cause a hit-and-run accident. A hit-and-run occurs when a driver hits another person or vehicle and doesn’t stop as required by law. If this happens, the police might be able to track down the suspect.

No driver can prevent everyone else from driving recklessly. However, you can help prevent reckless driver-related accidents by giving other drivers plenty of space and avoiding road rage.