Aggressive or Reckless Driving

When Dangerous Driving Puts Others at Risk of Car Accidents

Texas, like most states, has special legal definitions of aggressive driving and reckless driving. Before your car accident case goes to court, it may be useful to talk with your lawyer about the difference between negligence, aggressive driving and reckless driving.

At the Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, we offer free and confidential consultations about car accident injuries caused by negligent, aggressive and reckless driving. We can talk to you about the legal differences and what they may mean for your insurance or the outcome of your case. Contact us today by calling 866-798-0737.

Aggressive Driving

If someone's aggressive driving has caused your case accident, it may be possible to hold them accountable in Texas courts. Aggressive driving has been defined in different ways in different states and courts. Generally, it is the operation of a motor vehicle in a way that endangers people or their property.

There are many different actions that can be considered aggressive driving:

  • Speeding
  • Changing lanes without signaling
  • Making rude gestures
  • Tailgating

Reckless Driving

In reckless driving, the driver does not intend to cause harm, but still sees the possibility of harm, taking the risk anyway. Recklessness involves a greater degree of fault than negligence but a lesser degree of fault than intentional wrongdoing.

Many people talk about reckless driving in terms of "road rage" or other intentional actions that drivers use to put other drivers at risk. To learn more about aggressive or reckless driving and how it may impact your personal injury claim, the trial attorneys at the Law Offices of Tyler & Peery are available by calling 866-798-0737 or by contacting us online.