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Reckless driving can lead to a severe auto accident

On Behalf of | May 20, 2022 | Car Accidents |

Reckless drivers in Maryland can cause accidents. Whether they are tailgating, driving too fast for conditions, weaving through traffic or lane splitting, recognizing their disregard for safety is essential to stay safe. Unfortunately, a wreck can occur before you spot these behaviors, leaving you with severe injuries. In these situations, you may want to hold the individuals causing your injury to be financially accountable.

Reckless driving can lead to an accident

Avoiding individuals who are driving recklessly is vital if you want to help ensure you stay out of an automobile accident. Signs to watch out for include speeding and weaving through traffic. Speed limits are put in place to keep drivers and pedestrians safe.

It has been shown that there is a direct correlation between severe crashes and higher speeds. Attempting to get to a destination quicker by driving too fast may backfire and lead to serious consequences.

Getting too close to other vehicles by tailgating or driving on the shoulder can also lead to catastrophic car crashes. Individuals who try to bypass traffic laws by acting recklessly endanger other drivers and passengers sharing the road with them.

Other entities may be liable for a reckless driving accident

In some cases, other entities can be liable for the outcome of a reckless driving accident. If a car wreck occurs due to an intoxicated person getting behind the wheel, the bar or restaurant serving them drinks may be held liable for the accident. Employers of reckless drivers who cause a crash can also be held liable for their employees’ actions while working for their company. If you get injured due to the actions of a reckless driver in these scenarios, holding them liable as well as an entity involved in their actions may be reasonable.

Understanding how reckless drivers can endanger other drivers can be helpful if you get hurt in this type of car crash. Knowing other entities can be held liable is also essential to recognize.