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Reckless driving can cause a vehicle accident

Every driver is expected to follow the rules of the road. However, as you know, this is not always the case. There are times when a person breaks the law, thus putting themselves and many others at risk of an accident.

Did you know that a driver can be held liable for an accident if he or she was driving in a reckless manner? To better understand reckless driving, here are a few of the most common examples:

-- Driving faster than the posted speed limit.

-- Driving faster than the road conditions allow.

-- Excessive or improper lane changing, including failure to signal.

-- Improper passing, such as using the shoulder or median to get past another vehicle.

When a person drives in a reckless manner, there's no denying the fact that there's a greater chance of an accident occurring. This doesn't always happen, but it puts everyone on the road in a bad position.

If you are involved in a car accident, the first thing you should do is get out of harm's way. From there, if you're injured, call for an ambulance. Your health is priority number one.

Finally, once you feel good enough to do so, make sure you learn more about the cause of the accident. You may soon realize that a reckless driver caused the accident. For this reason, you may be able to file a lawsuit in an attempt to receive compensation for your injuries and other damages.

As a driver, you should always obey the rules of the road. Along with this, keep an eye out for reckless drivers, as these people are more likely to cause an accident.

Source: FindLaw, "Car Accident Basics," accessed Sep. 22, 2016

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