If you were the victim of a car accident in Metairie, Louisiana, caused by an aggressive driver, you may be able to hold that driver accountable for their recklessness. You could recover a payout for your injuries and other damages. A car accident attorney from the Morris Bart Law Firm may be able to handle the claims process or file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. We work at no out-of-pocket cost to our clients. To learn more about how the Morris Bart Law Firm may be able to assist you with your Metairie aggressive driving car accident case, call (504) 613-4771 today for a free evaluation with a member of our team. We handle these cases on a contingency basis.
Aggressive Driving Is Common and Very Dangerous
According to data analyzed by the AAA Exchange, more than half of all fatal car accidents in the United States between 2003 and 2007 involved aggressive driving. We believe that all of these accidents were preventable because aggressive driving is an intentional behavior. Aggressive drivers who exhibit reckless behaviors behind the wheel aren’t just putting their own life at risk, but the lives of everyone around them as well. There are many types of aggressive driving behaviors. Some include:
- Excessive speeding
- Ignoring traffic signals, such as running red lights
- Tailgating, or changing speeds unpredictably when someone else is tailgating
- Failure to yield to other drivers when necessary
- Boxing in other cars or refusing to allow them to pass
- Excessive lane changes, aggressive lane changes, or weaving in and out of traffic
- Street racing
- Other maneuvers meant to intimidate other drivers
While aggressive driving differs in many ways from road rage, road rage may go hand-in-hand with aggressive driving in some cases. This may include inappropriate gestures, yelling out the window, honking the horn, and other angry actions. When possible and safe to do so, it is best to avoid any aggressive drivers you encounter on the road. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to do so, and occupants of other vehicles sustain wrongful injuries because of the aggressive driver’s bad behavior. If this happened to you in Metairie or elsewhere in Jefferson Parish, call the Morris Bart Law Firm today at (800) 537-8185. A member of our team will evaluate the merits of your car accident case for free.
For a free legal consultation with a Aggressive Driving Accident lawyer serving Metairie, call 800-537-8185
The Morris Bart Law Firm Handles Metairie Aggressive Driving Accident Cases
If you suffered injuries in a car accident caused by an aggressive driver, a lawyer from the Morris Bart Law Firm can take on your case at no upfront cost to you. We can handle filing your insurance claim, while you focus on healing from the injuries you suffered. We do not have to prove the driver was driving aggressively at the time of the accident, although their behavior and previous violations of traffic laws may allow us to build a strong case against them. To prove your Metairie aggressive driving accident case, we need to show the driver acted negligently. There are four components of this type of case. We will:
- Show the traffic laws and other rules the driver was supposed to follow
- Prove they violated these rules and regulations
- Demonstrate that their violation caused the accident
- Document your physical injuries and the financial expenses and losses you experienced
The evidence available to prove the driver’s aggressive behaviors may include:
- The police report about the accident
- Video evidence before or during the accident
- Eyewitness statements
- Accident reconstruction
We will also need to gather other evidence to show your injuries, your prognosis, and your related expenses and losses. This evidence is key in getting a fair insurance settlement offer. We generally first attempt to negotiate a just settlement with the aggressive driver’s car insurance carrier before we file a lawsuit. In some cases, however, there may be a reason to take legal action earlier in the process. Call the Morris Bart Law Firm today at (800) 537-8185 to learn more about how we may be able to help.
Pursuing Damages in a Metairie Aggressive Driving Accident
A lawyer from the Morris Bart Law Firm may be able to pursue several types of damages for you if you suffered injuries in a Metairie or Jefferson Parish aggressive driving car accident. All types of damages are not available in every case, but we can help you understand the possibilities based on the facts of your accident and injuries during your free initial consultation. Recoverable damages may include:
- Medical treatment, ongoing care, and all related costs
- Lost wages, lost benefits, and diminished earning capacity
- Property damages including damage to your vehicle
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Mental anguish
Other Types of Damages
- Wrongful death damages if a member of your immediate family passed away in an aggressive driving accident
- Punitive damages meant to penalize a driver who intentionally or maliciously causes injury to another
It is important to remember that there are time limits on Louisiana personal injury cases, including car accident cases. Art. 3492 of the Louisiana Statutes generally only gives accident victims one year to take legal action against an aggressive driver who caused car accident injuries. For this reason, it is imperative that you reach out to discuss your case with the Morris Bart Law Firm team serving Metairie as soon as you can following your accident.
Talk to a Member of the Morris Bart Law Firm Team Serving Metairie
If you were the victim of an aggressive driving accident in Metairie, Jefferson Parish, or the New Orleans metropolitan area, a member of the Morris Bart Law Firm team is ready to go to work on your case. We offer free case reviews and initial consultations for all car accident victims in the area. We may be able to take on your aggressive driving accident case and secure you the compensation you deserve. Call the Morris Bart Law Firm now at (800) 537-8185 to get started with your free consultation right away.
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