Every day, reckless drivers put other motorists in harm’s way. Reckless driving is a common traffic offense in the state of Alabama. Alabama considers reckless driving to be any person that:
- Drives any vehicle carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard for the rights or safety of persons or property
- Drives without due caution and circumspection and at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger any person or property
The state’s definition of reckless is driving is very broad and it can also include driver’s that engage in the following negligent acts:
- Failure to signal while changing lanes
- Disobeying traffic lights
- Disregarding traffic signs
- Improperly changing lanes
- Using emergency lanes to pass traffic
Many drivers feel a false sense of empowerment when they get behind the wheel. At times, reckless drivers will verbally threaten other drivers or use obscene hand gestures.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident due to another driver’s reckless behavior, you may be eligible for legal and financial recourse. Contact an Alabama auto accident attorney to discuss your legal options.
Fill out the Free Case Review form to have your claim evaluated by an experienced attorney.
Alabama Road Rage
People often confuse reckless driving with road rage. However, there is huge difference between the two; reckless driving is a traffic offense while road rage is categorized as a criminal offense. When a driver uses a vehicle as a weapon or an assault is precipitated by a situation that happened on the road it is considered to be road rage. Unfortunately, road rage has claimed the lives of many people in the U.S.
If you were injured in an Alabama road rage incident, you may be eligible to seek legal action against the negligent party.
For additional information about filing a legal claim, complete the contact form on the right.
Causes of Reckless Driving
Reckless driving can be caused by a number of factors. Some common factors that can contribute to reckless driving include:
- Lack of law enforcement. The tough economy has caused municipalities and states to slash their budgets for traffic enforcement.
- Congested streets. In the past three decades, the number of miles traveled in the U.S. has increased 40 percent, yet the number of roads has increased less than a percent.
- Irresponsible drivers. Many motorists are only focused on themselves and they disregard the fact that they have to share the road with others.
Contact Mobile Reckless Driving Attorney
If you or a family member has sustained an injury in a reckless driving crash, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Accident victims may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and property damage. Contact a Mobile auto accident attorney at Citrin Law Firm for a free legal consultation. During your initial consultation, a lawyer will review the facts surrounding the accident and advise you on the best legal remedy to pursue.
Our auto accident attorneys at Citrin Law Firm are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured individuals. We have helped numerous accident victims obtain compensation for their losses.
Our lawyers are available to assist accident victims in Mobile, Baldwin County and the surrounding communities with their legal claims.
To schedule no-obligation case evaluation, fill out the contact form on the right-hand side of the page.