Every year thousands of car accidents are caused by reckless driving in Tennessee. The state of Tennessee defines reckless driving as:
- Any person who drives in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.
- A motorist who drives a motorcycle with the front tire raised off the ground in a wanton disregard to the safety of others on public streets or properties that are frequented by the public. However, this is not applicable if the motorcyclist is driving in a parade under 30 mph.
- Any driver who knowingly ignores a visible flood warning sign or barricade and drives onto a road that is flooded.
Other common actions that may be considered as reckless driving include:
- Excessive lane changes
- Drag racing
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Tennessee reckless driving accident, you may be eligible for legal recourse. To receive a free, no-obligation case review, fill out the contact form on this page.
Eventually every motorist will encounter a reckless driver. Its imperative to stay safe when you find yourself on the road with a person driving dangerously. Drivers should follow these tips when you are traveling near a reckless driver:
- Make every attempt to get out of their path.
- Do not challenge the reckless motorist.
- Avoid making eye contact or gestures at the driver.
- Contact the police and provide them with details about the drivers dangerous behavior.
Filing a Tennessee Reckless Driving Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has been involved in a reckless driving accident in Tennessee, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, property damage and lost wages. Contact the licensed Knoxville, TN auto accident attorneys at Greg Coleman Law to discuss your legal options.
To find out if your eligible to file a reckless driving lawsuit, fill out the Free Case Review form.