Reckless driving is a type of activity taken by an individual where they operate their vehicle in an erratic manner. By doing so, these drivers are creating an enormous hazard for all other drivers on the roadway, while making it extremely difficult for others to operate their vehicles safely on our roadways.
Have you or someone you love been hurt in a crash that was caused by a reckless driver? If so, that victim may be eligible to file a damages lawsuit, claiming for financial compensation of any losses or injuries that may have been sustained in the accident.
At the law offices of Simien & Simien, LLC, our auto accident lawyers have great sympathy for all injured victims and have represented dozens of accident and injury claims throughout the years.
While doing so, we have noticed that the sooner these victims begin seeking legal counsel, the better. This enables our attorneys to gather crucial evidence, documents, and testimonies needed to formulate a robust case against the negligent driver.
For more information, call us today at (800) 374-8422 or complete the “Free Case Evaluation” form to the right.
The Top 7 Reasons People Drive Recklessly
There are dozens of reasons people may drive recklessly, while these reasons may put others on our roadways in great danger. At the same time, these reckless drivers may not even be aware that their actions could cause severe damages and injuries to other vehicle occupants, including themselves. The following includes the top reasons people drive recklessly:
- Do not care about injuring themselves or others
- Do not want to stop at a light
- Fleeing from law enforcement
- Running late for something
- Unaware of repercussions
- Unaware of traffic laws
There may be several other reasons people my drive recklessly, of course, there are many ways to avoid a reckless driver and keep yourself out of harm’s way.
Responding to a Reckless Driver
Reckless drivers are plentiful in the State of Louisiana, therefore we must be prepared to encounter these individuals. The following includes tips on keeping vehicle occupants safe and responding to a reckless driver:
- Abide by all traffic laws
- Avoid flashing your lights at these drivers
- Avoid honking at these drivers
- Buckle your seatbelt
- Call law enforcement officials and report these drivers
- Maintain awareness at all times while driving
- Never attempt to hold your own against these drivers
- Never make eye contact or rude gestures at these drivers
- Practice defensive driving techniques
- Try to get out of the path of these drivers
By following these simple tips, it may help you to avoid an accident with a reckless driver. Unfortunately, all accidents may not be avoided, in which case our attorneys are ready to fight on your behalf.
Need Help? Contact Our Lawyers Today
A traffic collision can occur in the blink of an eye, especially when reckless driving is involved. At Simien & Simien, our personal injury attorneys are proud to have represented thousands of car accident victims to receive a fair settlement or verdict for their losses and damages.
Located in Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles, Louisiana, our attorneys are able to serve throughout the entire state and elsewhere needed all while operating on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will not charge our clients for services we provide unless a favorable settlement or verdict has been established and you recover.
If you would like more information about our reckless driving attorneys, or our law firm, we welcome you to complete the Free Case Evaluation form on this page, or give us a call at (800) 374-8422 today.