If you were hurt in an accident caused by an aggressive driver, you are the victim of vast injustice. You may be entitled to an award, and there may be a way to hold the aggressive driver accountable.
Aggressive drivers are dangerous and deserve no place on our roads. No victim should suffer at the hands of such careless, selfish people expressing a blatant disregard for others and their safety. Civil laws allow an individual to file a lawsuit against someone who acted negligently and caused injuries to someone else. Even when the at-fault driver broke the law, they can still face a civil lawsuit on top of criminal charges.
If you think you have a case against an aggressive driver, you have the option of hiring a Mesa aggressive driving accident lawyer. An aggressive driving lawyer can help you determine whether you can file a lawsuit for damages and, if so, how to proceed.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to represent you if you decide to file a lawsuit against the aggressive driver responsible for your accident. To learn more about how we can help you get justice, give us a call today for a free consultation at (800) 598-7557. There is no pressure to commit, and we do not get paid unless we win your case.
Unlike drivers who accidentally cause accidents while driving, aggressive drivers intentionally act recklessly and drive unlawfully. They knowingly make choices that can cause accidents and hurt others. They speed, make aggressive lane changes, fail to signal, force others out of their way, and disregard traffic laws.
If a driver’s speeding forced you off the road, your best recourse might be to pursue a civil lawsuit. This is true for all victims of aggressive driving. If you have suffered because of an aggressive driver, a lawyer might be able to help you go after them and get justice.
Aggressive driving verges on road rage, but aggressive drivers usually demonstrate more of a general disregard for everyone.
However, if the aggressive driver who caused your accident singled you out and acted with malice, you may actually be a victim of road rage—not just aggressive driving. Drivers guilty of road rage usually go after a specific driver, and they could face criminal penalties on top of your civil suit.
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Drivers with road rage are often more dangerous than an average aggressive driver, and their actions fall more on the side of intentional than accidental. That means that if the at-fault driver in your accident drove with road rage, you could receive punitive damages on top of your other expenses.
Punitive damages are meant to punish the negligent driver in a car accident when they have acted especially egregious or with reckless disregard.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) defines road rage as “an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger(s) of another motor vehicle or an assault precipitated by an incident that occurred on a roadway.”
If the driver who hit you acted in this manner, you might be dealing with a case of road rage, not simply aggressive driving. If that is the case, in addition to hiring a Mesa aggressive driving lawyer, you might want to speak to law enforcement about pressing criminal charges if the state has not already brought charges.
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Determining Fair Compensation
An aggressive driving lawyer can help you determine whether you may have a case for damages against the driver responsible for your accident, and if so, what might be a fair amount of compensation.
When determining a fair settlement amount, a lawyer considers a victim’s economic and non-economic losses. Then the lawyer will attempt to negotiate a settlement for that amount with the other driver, their legal counsel, or their insurance company.
However, if the defendant’s side fails to compensate you fairly, the plaintiff’s attorney may instead opt to end settlement negotiations and take the case to trial. If that happens, and the plaintiff wins the trial, their compensation award will be determined by the jury or judge, depending on whether it was a jury or bench trial. (A bench trial takes place in front of a judge, as opposed to a jury.)
Taking a case to trial can turn out to be very positive or very negative for a plaintiff. If the plaintiff loses the trial, they will lose all chances for compensation and receive nothing. However, if the plaintiff wins in the trial, they may receive much more compensation than they aimed to settle for during negotiations. Often, juries are extremely sympathetic to victims’ injuries and award higher damages awards than plaintiffs may have asked for.
However, trials also take a lot more time than a settlement agreement would. After filing a lawsuit, you could wait for months or even years to get a trial date. Thankfully, you have another chance to settle before going to trial, called mediation. During mediation, a third-party will oversee negotiations between the two parties to come to a mutual agreement on how much the victim is owed.
If you believe you may have a case against an aggressive driver, a Mesa aggressive driving accident lawyer might be able to help. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we fight for victims and do not back down. We work for justice and do whatever we can to get it. We would love to hear more about what happened to you and see if we can help.
Our team offers free consultations, so call us today at (800) 598-7557 to speak with a member of our team. There is no pressure to commit to working with us. However, if you do, we work on a contingency basis, so you pay us nothing unless we win you a settlement or verdict award.