Aggressive drivers cause many serious accidents in Brookhaven. Driving aggressively means putting others’ lives at risk. If you or a loved one were injured because of this type of driver, you have options. A Brookhaven car accident lawyer can help.
You might have severe injuries and other costs from your accident. Dealing with the aftermath is overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone. At John Foy & Associates, we’ll handle the legal side of things.
Contact us today for a FREE consultation. We’ll discuss your case and your compensation options. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started.
What Aggressive Driving Means
Aggressive driving means operating a vehicle to “annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, injure, or obstruct” someone else (Georgia Code §40-6-397). An aggressive driving conviction is a “misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.”
Aggressive driving behaviors include:
- Speeding excessively
- Running stop signs or lights
- Using a cell phone while driving
- Racing other drivers
- Passing in front of another car, then slowing down
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Traveling in an emergency lane to get ahead
Aggressive driving is conscious behavior. The driver chooses to act recklessly and aggressively. As a result, their behavior is negligent.
Aggressive drivers are incredibly dangerous. They can easily injure other drivers or pedestrians. In many cases, aggressive driving accidents are fatal.
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Aggressive Driving Leads to Severe Accidents and Injuries
Driving aggressively increases the risk of a severe or deadly crash. According to the American Safety Council (AMERSC):
- Aggressive driving causes 66% of accident deaths.
- 37% of aggressive driving accidents involve a firearm.
- Over seven years, there were 12,610 injuries and 218 murders from road rage. (More on road rage below.)
Data also shows that many drivers respond to aggressive driving with more aggressive behavior. If you encounter an aggressive driver, it’s best not to engage. Let the driver’s behavior speak for itself. If the driver causes your accident, call the police and let them handle it.
Speeding is a common factor in serious auto accidents. In fact, speeding contributes to almost a third of all deadly crashes. Speeding and aggressive driving often go hand-in-hand. If the other driver was speeding, that’s another fact you can use against them.
Aggressive Drivers Are Responsible for Accidents They Cause
All drivers in Brookhaven owe a “duty of care.” They must act with reasonable care towards others. If a driver is not careful, the law considers it to be negligence.
Aggressive driving is clearly negligent behavior. An aggressive motorist is not exercising care towards others. If this type of driver caused your accident, you probably have a case.
Talk to a lawyer about filing a personal injury claim with the driver’s insurance company. You might be eligible for compensation for damages like:
- Medical bills
- Future treatment costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
In some cases, you can receive punitive damages for your accident. If an accident involved reckless behavior, you might be entitled to damages that “punish” the wrongdoer. Talk to an aggressive driving accident lawyer about what type of financial recovery is an option for you.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim After Your Accident
Aggressive driving accidents often lead to severe injuries. You might have life-altering effects from the crash. While you get treatment, you’ll probably need to miss work time. A lack of income just increases your stress.
A legal case might be the last thing on your mind. However, you probably have the right to seek compensation—and the sooner you do, the better. If the other driver was at fault, you can file a personal injury claim with their insurance company.
Your claim must prove that:
- The other driver had a duty of reasonable care.
- The driver failed in their duty of care (and was negligent).
- The driver’s negligence caused your accident.
- You suffered injuries and damages from the crash.
Aggressive driving is a sign of negligence. So, you’ll need to show how the driver’s actions were aggressive towards you. Thankfully, you don’t have to do this alone.
Our lawyers will handle the legal details while you focus on healing. We’ll also manage communication with the insurance company. Our team will uncover key evidence from your crash to show what happened.
Our goal is to get you the fullest compensation possible. A personal injury claim should “make you whole” as if the accident didn’t happen. To learn more, call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.
Aggressive Driving Can Lead to Road Rage
Unfortunately, aggressive driving can become worse. If the driver’s actions escalate, it can turn into road rage. While aggressive driving is dangerous, road rage is even more harmful:
- Aggressive driving means driving in a way that endangers others.
- Road rage means using a vehicle as a weapon.
Road rage is angry and violent behavior, such as brandishing a weapon at another driver or trying to cause serious harm. If your accident involves road rage, don’t wait to contact a lawyer. You will need professional help to prove the other driver’s dangerous actions.
Get a Free Consultation with a Brookhaven Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer Now
Aggressive driving accidents in Brookhaven are very serious. If your or a loved one suffered injuries, you deserve experienced legal help. You should not have to pay for the negligent actions of another driver.
At John Foy & Associates, we have 20-plus years of experience helping accident victims. We are not afraid to fight hard for your rights. Our founder built this practice as the “Strong Arm” against insurance companies.
Working with us is risk-free because:
- We only work on contingency. We only get paid if we win your compensation.
- There are no upfront costs for you.
- Our fee is simply a percentage of what you win.
- The consultation is always free—and no-obligation.
Contact us today to start with a FREE consultation. We’ll match you with the best lawyer for your case needs.
Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for your FREE consultation.