Drivers have an obligation to their fellow motorists to drive safely so that they can avoid harmful accidents. Unfortunately, some drivers fail in this obligation and cause devastating motor vehicle accidents which inflict serious harm on others.
Reckless drivers should be held accountable when they injure others unnecessarily due to their negligent driving habits. If you or someone you love has been harmed in an accident caused by a reckless driver, contact the Louisville car accident lawyers of Sampson Law Firm, at 502-584-5050.
Reckless Driving Habits
Reckless driving refers to driving in a way that puts others in danger because the driver disregards basic driving safety protocols. Many reckless driving habits are illegal because of the obvious threat that they pose to public safety. Common examples of reckless driving habits include:
- Weaving through traffic
- Tailgating fellow motorists
- Talking on a handheld cell phone while driving
- Text messaging while driving
- Diverting one’s attention from the road
These dangerous driving tactics may increase the likelihood of accidents in several ways. Speeding, for example, diminishes one’s ability to react to sudden changes in traffic. Distracted driving, on the other hand, leaves drivers temporarily unaware of the actions of other motorists, of the course of the roadway, or the presence of obstacles in the roadway.
Even though reckless drivers do not intend to harm others, they must be held accountable when they cause accidents that adversely affect innocent drivers and their passengers.
The Louisville personal injury attorneys of Sampson Law Firm, believe that reckless drivers should be held accountable for their negligent driving habits. Contact our experienced attorneys today at 502-584-5050 to learn more about your legal rights and options. You may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other damages.