Corpus Christi Reckless Driving Attorneys
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, or if you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal collision with another vehicle, the widely-recognized trial attorneys of Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys can help you. We firmly believe that you should not have to suffer the consequences of an accident that you did nothing to cause, and if you lost someone close to you, justice must be served. We all know that accidents happen, especially on the increasingly congested roads and highways around our city. Unfortunately, if a car crash is caused by someone’s reckless actions behind the wheel, others may be forced to endure undue pain and stress as a result.
We all believe that drivers must protect themselves and other drivers on the road. While everyone’s time is valuable, treating the road as if you are the only one on it, or that you are the only one who has a destination to get to can be dangerous to everyone. When a driver chooses to speed, tailgate, maneuver without signaling, disobey street signs and lights, and otherwise behaves aggressively or recklessly, everyone on the road is at risk of serious injury or death. If that person causes a serious injury accident or kills someone in a collision, they should be held legally accountable for their actions.
Since 1976, our qualified and aggressive trial attorneys have fought to protect injured individuals in Texas and across the U.S. We are not afraid to stand up for you if you’ve been hurt by someone else’s actions and we will fight to help you recover the fair and just compensation that you need to move on from this terrible accident and start a new chapter in your life. If you’ve been hurt by a reckless driver in Corpus Christi, fill out a contact form on our website, chat with us live on our website, or call us at (361) 888-8808 today.
Why choose Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys to handle my case?
Our qualified team of attorneys has handled cases across the U.S., and we are ready to fight for you to help you secure the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers have almost 80 years of combined experience. Because of this, we have the resources, legal knowledge, and courtroom experience to prevail in a wide array of personal injury cases. We have been helping community members injured in accidents since 1976, and we go beyond minimum efforts to obtain fair compensation for our clients.
We understand how important your case is to your financial stability and your quality of life. Our Corpus Christi car wreck lawyers are dedicated to making sure you receive the compensation you need to move forward after this life-altering event. Call us today at (361) 888-8808 or Live Chat on our website to get started with a free consultation.
Reckless Driving Accident FAQs
Following a serious accident, you need to be able to count on getting the answers you need regarding your rights and legal options. Below are the answers to a few questions that people commonly ask after a reckless driving accident. Contact us at (361) 888-8808 to talk to a knowledgeable and compassionate member of our team today.
What constitutes reckless driving?
Reckless driving is defined as driving a vehicle in willful disregard of persons or property. Reckless or aggressive driving includes the following offenses:
- Traveling too fast for conditions
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failure to obey traffic signals (running red lights)
- Passing on the right outside of normal traffic lanes
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Failure to yield right-of-way
- Failure to signal
- Failure to stop or yield at signs
What are the legal consequences of a reckless driving charge in Texas?
Under Tex. Transp. Code Ann. § 545.401(b) (2016), a driver charged with reckless driving faces a misdemeanor charge with a maximum $200 fine and/or up to 30 days in jail. A reckless driving conviction remains on the individual’s permanent record. Other consequences for the negligent party could include suspension or revocation of their driver’s license, added driving record points, required community service hours, restitution to the victim, increased auto insurance rates, job loss (if driving a commercial vehicle), or denial of security clearance. An additional reckless driving conviction could result in harsher punishments.
What are the time limitations on filing a claim against a reckless driver?
Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims, meaning to be able to pursue legal action, you must file a claim within this period. For this reason, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to review your case and learn more about the legal process for accident victims.
Reckless Driving Statistics
Driving recklessly is an issue that plagues the United States on the whole. It’s unfortunate that it’s such a common cause of accidents; a driver may be doing everything right and still face the aftermath of an accident due to reckless drivers. Speeding alone plays a factor in nearly a third of all fatal accidents. In Texas, there is an accident every 61 seconds, and at least one victim faces injuries every two minutes and eight seconds. A person is killed every two and a half hours. In 2015, 807 Texas drivers lost their lives.
Texas finds itself at the top of the list of states in the number of accident fatalities quite often, with nearly 3,000 deaths yearly. Contact an attorney if you lost a loved one in an accident or suffered injuries yourself.
Call us today if a reckless driver has hurt you
Our team is comprised of experienced, compassionate attorneys who work relentlessly for our injured clients. We take pride in the work we do, which is why we have celebrated years of success winning cases for the victims of accidents caused by reckless drivers. Our entire practice is centered on pursuing injury claims. No matter how complex the case may be, we have the experience, resources, and insight to deliver a meaningful result.
We fight tirelessly in the courtroom with the driver who harmed you, but as our client, you are treated like a member of our family. We have your back through thick and thin. Every case that comes through our front doors is given the careful attention that it deserves. We feel this is the best way to ensure you get the outcome you need after suffering an injury. We don’t charge a penny until we have won your case and obtained satisfactory results. So, do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns after you’ve been in an accident. We are ready to assist 24/7. Contact us today at (361) 888-8808.