Visiting or living in Corpus Christi should be a pain-free experience, but aggressive drivers may inflict physical and emotional trauma by causing you to be in an accident. They may have caused you the sort of pain that comes from losing a loved one unexpectedly in a motor vehicle accident. The price that comes from an aggressive driving accident can be tremendous, as aggressive drivers may show that they care little about your safety or wellbeing.
A Corpus Christi aggressive driving accident lawyer can represent you in seeking compensation for you or a loved one who is the victim of an aggressive driver. Call our team at Ben Crump, PLLC today at (800) 598-7557 to complete a free consultation about your possible case for compensation.
Aggressive Drivers Cause Accidents
Statistics tell you that aggressive driving increases the risk of an accident happening. Speeding is the leading cause of aggressive driving accidents, as the Insurance Information Institute (III) explains, but it is not the only type of aggressive driving. A driver may have caused your accident by driving in one or more of the following aggressive ways.
Tailgating Your Vehicle
You may not have noticed that a vehicle was driving too closely behind yours until their front bumper collided with your rear bumper or some other part of your vehicle. Commonly known as tailgating, the act of driving dangerously close behind another vehicle may do the following:
- Increases the risk of a rear-end accident happening
- Reduces the time a tailgating driver has to stop their vehicle before striking the motor vehicle in front of them
- Makes it more difficult for the tailgating vehicle to see around the vehicle in front of them, which may be important for monitoring road conditions
- Result in them injuring, perhaps fatally, occupants of a vehicle that they strike from behind
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) notes that 23% of all accidents are rear-end collisions, which are generally the result of tailgating.
Speed limits exist so that drivers can know how fast they can go without putting others at risk. When drivers go faster than the speed limit allows, they have less control over their vehicle and increase the amount of time they need to stop their vehicle. They also statistically increase the risk to anyone they share the road with.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes that speeding generally causes about one-third of all motor vehicle deaths. The speed that a vehicle was traveling when it struck you may account for how serious your injuries are—the faster a vehicle is traveling, the more serious injuries they may generally cause.
Experiencing road rage can cause a driver to take actions that they normally would not, and those actions can be extremely dangerous. An enraged driver may have been preoccupied with making menacing gestures at you or another driver, may have tailgated, intentionally swerved, or made other dangerous maneuvers to show their anger.
Road rage is never justifiable. It puts others at risk of being injured or killed and may have resulted in you or your loved one being harmed. A Corpus Christi aggressive driving accident lawyer will aim to hold an aggressive driver responsible for the damage that they have caused in you or your loved one’s life.
You can call Ben Crump, PLLC today for more information about how to hire a lawyer at no direct cost to you.
For a free legal consultation with a aggressive driving accidents lawyer serving Corpus Christi, call 800-598-7557
Aggressive Driving Victims Do Not Have to Pay Upfront for a Lawyer
As the victim of an aggressive driving accident, you have been through enough. A lawyer aims to ensure that you do not experience any more suffering because of your accident, and they will not ask for any payment upfront to be your attorney.
The team at Ben Crump, PLLC, instead works on a contingency fee basis—they only get paid if you win, and their fee comes out of your settlement or judgment rather than your own pocket.
Not charging you upfront is one of the ways that a lawyer will look to protect you from further harm after your accident.
A Lawyer Will Defend Your Rights, Resolve Your Case
Protecting your rights is one of the ways that a lawyer can help you after your aggressive driving accident. Insurance companies and other lawyers could have motives that go against your interests, and a lawyer can be the buffer between you and any parties with bad intentions.
There are several steps that a lawyer can and may take to complete your case. Some of those steps include:
- Explaining to you how they will approach, and plan to complete, your case
- Explaining why they recommend bringing either an insurance claim or lawsuit
- Speaking with witnesses
- Collecting evidence and organizing it into your case
- Making an argument for why one or more parties owe you compensation
- Handling all legal elements of your case
- Negotiating a settlement
A lawyer’s responsibility is to fight for fair compensation for their client, and that is what a lawyer will do for you or your loved one. Throughout the course of your case, your lawyer will determine who owes you compensation, why they owe you compensation, and how much compensation you deserve.
You could be injured or facing the loss of a loved one. Your lawyer will document your losses, which may include lost income, medical costs, long-term disability, pain and suffering, damage to a vehicle, and other forms of harm. You may receive financial awards to cover such losses.
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Call the Team of an Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer
It is natural to be confused after an aggressive driving accident. Your circumstances may be different than those caused by other types of accidents, and you may be entitled to compensation. You may receive clear instructions for how to move forward by calling the team for a Corpus Christi aggressive driving accident lawyer.
Call Ben Crump, PLLC today at (800) 598-7557 for a free consultation with our team.