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 an accident.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in an aggressive driving accident, you can pursue compensation for your losses. The Morris Bart law firm represents victims of aggressive driving Algiers. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
The Morris Bart law firm offers a free consultation. We also work on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing unless you collect compensation from a negotiated settlement or a court award.
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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 the commonly recognized aggressive driving behaviors.
Driving over a road’s posted speed limit, whether on the interstate or in a residential community, is an aggressive driving behavior that can have deadly consequences. The excessive speed cuts down reaction time and lengthens stopping distances. In addition, the increased speed can increase the possibility of more severe injuries due to the increased force at impact.
Following another driver too closely to intimidate them into 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 easily 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 the driver ignores the legally posted signs, signals, and traffic control devices, their aggressive behavior is reckless and negligent. This can include 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. An Algiers aggressive driving accident lawyer may be able to assist you. For a free case evaluation, call the Morris Bart law firm at (504) 613-4771 today.
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Injuries in an Aggressive Driving Accident
Many injuries are possible in an aggressive driving accident. Some of the most common include:
- Cuts, lacerations, and bruises
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Internal bleeding
- Mental distress, such as anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- And more
You should always 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 places a link between 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. If you can establish the responsible driver’s liability, you may be able to recover compensation for these damages in a personal injury case.
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Proving Driver Liability in an Aggressive Driving Accident
In order to recover compensation in 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 is assigned to the driver who caused the accident by being in violation of a traffic law. This can be something as simple as an illegal lane change or a failure to yield.
A lawyer working on your case may be able to gather evidence or driver liability such as:
- Photos, videos, or a police report from the scene of the accident
- Surveillance footage, if available
- Witness statements
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- Your medical records
- And more
We may be able to prove the liability of the aggressive driver even if they or their insurance company are challenging your claim and denying responsibility.
Recoverable Damages From an Algiers Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer
The aggressive driving accident lawyers at the Morris Bart law firm can assist you in preparing your claim. We can help by calculating all your present and possible future losses. Those losses could include:
- Lost wages due to time away from work
- Diminished future earnings if you cannot return to your job
- Past, and possibly future, medical expenses
- Any costs related to accommodating a disability
- The repair and possible replacement of damaged property
- Pain and suffering
- And possibly more
If you have lost a loved due to the negligence of an aggressive driver, we may be able to assist you in recovering compensation in a wrongful death case, such as:
- Burial and funeral costs
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of support and protection
- And possibly more
To discuss what specific compensation may be available in your case, call the Morris Bart law firm for a free case evaluation.
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Morris Bart, LLC Can Help You
An Algiers aggressive driving accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to represent your case. This would allow us to:
- Answer your questions and investigate your case
- Collect evidence of driver liability
- Calculate your losses
- File an insurance claim
- Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf
- Take your case to court, if necessary
Do not wait too long, though. The state of Louisiana generally has a one-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases, which means you may only have one year from the date you sustained your injuries to file a lawsuit. Certain factors may apply that allows for an extension to this deadline, so we recommend discussing your case with a lawyer even if you fear it may be too late.
Call the Morris Bart law firm today at (504) 613-4771 for a free, no obligation case evaluation. We operate on a contingency-fee basis with no upfront costs to our clients.
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