Reckless Driving and Car Accidents By Jackson Reed on March 10, 2019

A speeding turn around a curveDrivers have a responsibility to take proper precautions and follow the rules of the road. When an individual drives recklessly, it can result in a serious accident. In some cases, car accidents can lead to permanent injuries or even death.

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident, a reckless driving attorney from Reed & Terry, L.L.P. in Sugar Land, TX, can help. We will investigate the circumstances of your accident and help you collect the compensation you deserve. Schedule your free consultation with our firm by contacting us online today.

What Is Reckless Driving?

Every driver has made a mistake behind the wheel at one point or another, and the lion’s share of auto accidents happen on account of human error. Reckless driving is a different situation altogether; drivers are conscious of what they are doing wrong and proceed to do it anyway.

In Texas, reckless driving is defined as the “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Common examples of reckless driving include:

  • Speeding (a reckless driving ticket can be issued if you were driving 20+ mph above the speed limit)
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Drunk driving
  • Not accounting for pedestrians
  • Wrong way driving
  • Not attempting to avoid a collision 

Our team of attorneys understand the laws in Texas and can help you collect maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

The Effects of Risky Driving

In 2015, there were about 6.3 million reported auto accidents in the United States. Even if no one is hurt, these accidents usually result in property damage. Unfortunately, many people do wind up seriously hurt or even killed in reckless driving incidents.

Speeding is a leading cause of traffic fatalities. In 2016, speeding contributed to the deaths of 10,000 people and accounted for more than a quarter of all traffic fatalities.

Reckless driving accidents can lead to significant injuries, such as:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Death

Potential Legal Consequences 

Reckless driving can be much more serious than a traffic infraction. In Texas, reckless driving is a misdemeanor that carries a punishment of up to 30 days in county jail, a fine of up to $200, or both the fine and confinement. If someone was injured or killed, or if the offender has a prior reckless driving conviction, these penalties can increase.

A reckless driving charge in Texas remains on your permanent record. In addition, you may face other penalties. The Department of Motor Vehicles can add points to your driving record, or suspend or revoke your driver's license. In addition, auto insurance can be canceled or premiums increased.

Why Hire an Attorney?

Our team of attorneys at Reed & Terry, L.L.P. understand the laws in Texas and can help you collect maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Get the Compensation You Deserve

At Reed & Terry, L.L.P., we fight on your behalf to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys know how to get the best outcome for you. Contact us online or call (281) 201-0988 today to schedule a free consultation.

Reed & Terry, LLP

At Reed & Terry, LLP, our personal injury attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience providing high-quality representation to clients throughout Texas. Our firm is proudly affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call (281) 201-0988.

100% Free Case Review Today

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite

About the Firm

Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys

More Practice Areas

Sugar Land Office

56 Sugar Creek Center Blvd
Ste 300
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Open Today 8:00am - 6:00pm

Open Virtually 24 hours a Day

Katy Office

702 South Mason Rd
Katy, TX 77450

Open Today 8:00am - 6:00pm

Open Virtually, 24 Hours a Day

Richmond Office

201 S 11th St
Richmond, TX 77469

Open Today 8:00am - 6:00pm

Open Virtually 24 Hours a Day

What is the best time for you?

Add additional time

Which location would you prefer?

Tell us a bit about yourself...

(281) 201-0988 Send a message