Not only does any time spent behind the wheel place someone at risk of a car accident, but the same may also be the case when walking or bicycling. Reckless drivers could appear anywhere at any time, and their behaviors may result in severe injuries. Those hurt by a reckless driver might opt to file a lawsuit in a Georgia court seeking compensation for their losses.
The dangers of reckless driving
Reckless driving involves more than committing a moving violation, which is hazardous in and of itself. A reckless driver shows blatant disregard for others’ safety. Someone who becomes impatient at stalled city traffic may turn the vehicle to travel the wrong way on a one-way street. Such behaviors could lead to a collision due to excessively reckless behavior.
More common examples of reckless driving involve excessive speeding at unsafe levels and tailgating. Both reflect the dangers of impatience and a casual attitude towards collision risks.
Drunk driving also reflects reckless behavior since a driver might be too impaired to perceive road conditions or react effectively. Even someone taking a legally approved medical prescription might suffer the same effects.
Reckless driving and its consequences
Reckless drivers often cause fatal motor vehicle accidents. The aftermath may lead them to face vehicular manslaughter charges and wrongful death lawsuits. Even when the victims survive terrible crashes, their injuries could leave them suffering permanent disabilities. These victims might rely on a lawsuit or insurance settlement to cover their expenses and suffering.
Even when an accident results in lesser injuries, such as whiplash or sprains, the victims may suffer losses from missed work and health care costs. Lawsuits might be the only way for these victims to recover losses that may be more than initially believed.