Aggressive driving ignores the responsibilities we all have to one another when we share the road. Whether intentional or accidental, such habits as speeding and tailgating increase the chances of a car accident.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in an aggressive driving accident, you can pursue compensation for your losses. An Algiers, LA, aggressive driving accident attorney with the Morris Bart law firm can help you seek financial recovery for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We offer free consultations and work on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay nothing until we secure your compensation.
Recoverable Damages from an Algiers Aggressive Driving Accident
Aggressive drivers should pay for damages resulting from their reckless and negligent actions. The Algiers aggressive driving accident lawyers at the Morris Bart law firm can assist you in preparing your auto insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. We can help by calculating all your present and future losses and fighting for fair financial recovery. Those losses could include:
- Lost wages due to time away from work
- Diminished future earnings if you cannot return to your job
- Past and future medical expenses
- Any costs related to accommodating a disability
- The repair and possible replacement of damaged property
- Pain and suffering
- Any other out-of-pocket expenses resulting from your collision
Wrongful Death Damages
According to the Center for Analytics and Research in Transportation (LSU), there were nearly 70 crash fatalities in Orleans Parish in 2021. If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of an aggressive driver, our attorneys may be able to assist you in recovering compensation in a wrongful death case, such as:
- Burial and funeral costs
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of support and protection
- Surviving family members’ grief and anguish
Our lawyers can tell you more about wrongful death actions and discuss the specific compensation available in your case.
For a free legal consultation with a Aggressive Driving Accident lawyer serving Algiers, call 800-537-8185
Morris Bart, LLC Can Help With Your Aggressive Driving Accident Case
If you or your loved one suffered injuries in an auto accident on General De Gaulle Drive, MacArthur Boulevard, or anywhere else in Algiers, an aggressive driving accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm can handle your case. Our team will:
- Answer your questions and investigate your accident
- Collect evidence of driver liability
- Calculate your losses, including economic and noneconomic damages
- File an insurance claim
- Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and handle communications with all involved parties
- Take your case to court, if necessary
We Protect Your Right to Compensation by Meeting Statutory Deadlines
Do not wait too long. According to La. Civ. Code Art. 3492, Louisiana generally has a one-year statute of limitations on personal injury and wrongful death cases, which means you may only have one year from the date you sustained your injuries or from your loved one’s passing to file a lawsuit.
If the statute expires, the court will likely refuse your case. However, certain factors may apply that could shorten or extend this deadline. We recommend discussing your case with a lawyer as soon as possible, even if you fear it may be too late.
We Get Results for Louisiana Car Accident Victims
Our team has more than 40 years of legal experience we can put behind your case. We strive to provide personalized, professional legal representation that yields real results for our clients. We have recovered more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for injury victims just like you. Our recent victories include:
- $852,845 for a New Orleans car accident victim
- $650,000 for the victim of a drunk driving accident in Monroe
- $550,000 for the victim of a hit and run in Shreveport
Examples of Aggressive Driving
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has defined aggressive driving as any driving behavior that breaks traffic laws and places other drivers, pedestrians, and property at risk.
The following is a list of commonly recognized aggressive driving behaviors:
Driving over a road’s posted speed limit (or driving too fast for weather conditions), whether on the interstate or in a residential community, is an aggressive driving behavior that can have deadly consequences. Excessive speeds cut down reaction time and lengthen stopping distances. In addition, high speeds can increase the possibility of more severe injuries due to the increased force at impact.
Following another driver too closely to intimidate them into speeding up or moving to another lane is another form of aggressive driving. As with speeding, the proximity between the moving vehicles cuts down on the following driver’s reaction time if the forward driver is forced to make a sudden stop or course correction.
Weaving Through Traffic
A driver quickly shifting lanes to jockey between drivers for a more advantageous position can clip another vehicle or force a responsible driver to react, causing an accident.
Ignoring Traffic Signs
This behavior may include failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, illegal lane changes, and disregarding safety zones for schools and work. Any time a driver ignores the legally posted signs, signals, and traffic control devices, their aggressive behavior is reckless and negligent. This includes running red lights or stop signs.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to an aggressive driving accident, you may be able to collect compensation for your losses. Our Algiers aggressive driving accident lawyers can assist you.
Injuries in an Aggressive Driving Accident
Many injuries are possible in an aggressive driving accident, including:
- Cuts, lacerations, and bruises
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
- Internal bleeding
- Mental distress, such as anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
It’s Important to Seek Immediate Medical Attention After an Accident
You should see your doctor or health care provider as soon as possible after a car accident. For one thing, you may feel well but have undetected or internal injuries. For another, your doctor’s visit links your injuries and losses to the accident.
Depending on the type and severity of your injuries, you could require extensive treatments to recover or have permanent symptoms. Therefore, you want to ensure you understand the potential cost of your treatment and seek adequate recovery for your necessary future medical needs. If we can establish the responsible driver’s liability, you can recover compensation for these damages in a personal injury case.
Proving Driver Liability in an Aggressive Driving Accident
To recover compensation for an aggressive driving accident, you will need proof that the responsible driver’s negligence caused your accident and injuries. In many car accident cases, liability rests with the driver who caused the accident by violating a traffic law. This can be as simple as an illegal lane change or a failure to yield.
Our Algiers aggressive driving accident attorneys can gather evidence of driver liability such as:
- Photos, videos, or a police report from the scene of the accident
- Physical data from the crash site
- Surveillance footage, if available
- Witness statements
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- Your medical records
We may be able to prove the liability of the aggressive driver even if they or their insurance company challenge your claim and deny responsibility. We can also determine if there are liable third parties who may owe you compensation, such as a negligent roadway owner or vehicle or auto parts manufacturer.
Contact Morris Bart, LLC Today
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