Reckless and Fatigued Driving Accidents

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving specifically as "the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property." Aggressive driving is reckless driving.

Drunk driving is reckless driving. Texting while driving is reckless driving.

Reckless or aggressive driving comprises a wide range of behaviors behind the wheel, including:

  • Blocking lanes of traffic or preventing others from passing on the left side
  • Tailgating
  • Failing to use signals when changing lanes or making lane changes too aggressively
  • Speeding
  • Failing to observe traffic signals or stop signs
  • Distracted driving due to cellphone use

According to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association, nearly one-third of fatal auto accidents involved reckless driving. Because speeding is a factor in many of these traffic accidents, victims' injuries may be more severe and require extended recovery periods.

At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, our car crash attorneys in Texas City can provide the effective representation you need to obtain full and fair compensation for injuries and damages caused by a reckless driver.

Please call us today at 409-359-4865 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney. We have served car accident victims and families from Galveston to Houston since 1970.

We will guide you and maximize your compensation. Through every stage of the process, we are on your side, handling all legal aspects of your case.

Drunk Driving Accident Recovery

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is both illegal and dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks the number of accidents and deaths attributable to impaired driving. According to its figures, more than 10,000 people lose their lives in alcohol-related crashes each year. Almost one-third of all fatal accidents in the U.S. involve the use of alcohol. These impaired drivers put others on the road at risk of injuries and fatalities due to their unsafe actions.

Our team provides the legal representation you need to hold those responsible for these accidents accountable for their bad choices and negligent behavior. We will work to achieve the highest possible settlement for you in or out of court, allowing you to recover financially from a devastating automobile accident.

Proving Driver Fatigue as a Factor in Your Crash

Fatigued drivers can also present serious risks to other motorists on the road. Especially for drivers of 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks, fatigue can be a major contributing factor in road collisions, resulting in tragic consequences. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 100,000 crashes and approximately $12.5 billion in damages are caused each year by driver fatigue.

Unfortunately, accurate figures are not available for several reasons:

  • Drivers may be unwilling or unable to self-report.
  • No tests exist to determine if fatigue played a role in a particular accident.
  • Police reporting is inconsistent and, in some areas, nonexistent.

We will independently investigate your claim and examine your accident with vehicle and accident reconstruction experts to determine if driver fatigue was a factor in your crash. Evidence discovered at the scene and from witness accounts will tell the story of probable fault in your case. We will prove it in court if the opposing party will not settle for your maximum deserved compensation.

Recovering Full and Fair Damages for Your Accident

It is critical to seek legal help immediately to ensure that your legal rights are protected. Our team will work with you to determine your most important priorities and to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your representation from start to finish.

This dedication to our clients has allowed us to help numerous victims of drunk driving, reckless driving and fatigued driving accidents throughout the Houston area. Call us at 409-359-4865 or email us to speak with an attorney today.