Reckless Driving Accidents ? What you should Know

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration attributes close to 43,000 car accident fatalities to reckless driving accidents. Reckless driving can be dangerous not only for the passengers in the vehicle, but also for innocent pedestrians and people in the other vehicles on the road.

Most Common Causes Of Reckless Driving

There are a lot of causes when it comes to reckless driving. However, the most common ones include:

  • Mobile phones – texting or talking on the phone while driving is one of the biggest causes of major auto accidents.
  • Alcohol – more than ¼ of all auto accidents and more than 1/3 of fatal crashes are caused by a driver driving under the influence.
  • Speed – it’s no good if you speed and don’t get where you are supposed to go. Slow down and think about the other drivers on the road as well as for the pedestrians on the sidewalk.
  • Performing other tasks – eating, putting on makeup, changing clothes, etc, should not be done while you are behind the wheel.
  • Red lights – the lights are there for a reason. Do not ignore them.

Be very careful, because the law for reckless driving in Florida has zero tolerance. A reckless driver could face up to 5 years in prison or up to 5 years of probation combined with up to $5000 worth of fines.

Driving Safe

Teenage drivers are mostly the ones who drive recklessly. When parents are out of sight, they engage in dangerous driving to impress themselves or their friends and test their limits. However, such examples of driving often result in a bad way. A reckless driving accident can have severe aftermaths and most drivers learn that only when it’s too late. Here’s what a responsible driver should do in order to prevent such disasters:

  • Always wear a seat-belt and force all of the passengers to put them on as well.
  • Avoid any sort of distractions caused by passengers, mobile phones, music, food, etc.
  • Never drive over the speed limit.
  • Obey all road signs.
  • Make sure you are rested enough before sitting behind the wheel.
  • Stay away from cars which show signs of dangerous driving.

Of course, not every car accident can be prevented, because it is not enough for only one driver to be driving safely, however, taking these precautions will lower the risks significantly.

Getting Compensation From Reckless Driving Accidents

If you have sustained injuries resulting from a reckless driving accident through no fault of your own, you might be eligible for a compensation for your pain and suffering. The personal injury lawyers at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. have an amazing track record dealing with reckless driving accident cases.

Our attorneys specialize in the area of South Florida and are well aware of all of the current laws in Hallandale regarding reckless driving. This knowledge is absolutely mandatory if your case is to be successful. We will fight for you in the court of law and do everything we can to win you the reimbursement you deserve!

Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A.

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