Car accidents remain a constant occurrence in Georgia, and many investigations reveal that reckless drivers caused the collisions. Reckless driving refers to various behaviors performed by a motorist that do not involve caring about the harm such actions may inflict. Drivers who cause such collisions could find themselves in legal trouble afterward, civilly and criminally.
Reckless drivers often behave in hazardous ways. When a tractor-trailer tailgates a slow-moving vehicle, the truck driver puts all those in the targeted car’s lives in danger. The state police might catch the driver and write a traffic ticket, but many instances of tailgating only end when an accident happens.
Drivers attempting to flee an accident scene could cause another accident due to excessive speeding and going through red lights. Of course, some drivers may speed for no other reason than feeling impatient. Regardless, anyone who drives too fast boosts the potential for a collision and could face a personal injury lawsuit. Such drivers may cause fatal crashes due to their reckless behaviors.
For example, road rage may lead a driver to cut another vehicle off, leading to an accident. Drivers who yell at other drivers while operating a car might cause a crash since they are not paying attention to the road. Reckless actions can also involve changing lanes without looking or passing by crossing a double line.
Lawsuits and reckless driving
A driver could engage in many behaviors that cause distractions; some are wantonly reckless. Texting while driving results in several collisions, and most drivers should know that this behavior is illegal and dangerous. Yet, they continue to operate vehicles in such a manner. The same sentiment could apply to those who drive intoxicated.
Reckless driving takes numerous forms, and innocent victims might suffer when such behavior causes an accident. Injured victims could sue a reckless driver to recover their losses.