New Orleans, like any other state, probably has its share of aggressive drivers. However, this is no excuse when lives are on the line, and you should approach these accidents with seriousness and care. If you are suffering because of an aggressive driver’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation, and our New Orleans aggressive driving accident lawyers want to help you.
Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC at (800) 598-7557 today for a free consultation. We want to make sure that we are protecting your rights. We are ready to assist you. We also work on a contingency fee basis, so you will not pay any fees unless we win your case.
Understanding Aggressive Driving
Aggressive driving happens when a driver has no regard for the safety of others around them. Whether it is deliberate or occurs because of distraction, it is unacceptable and can be deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2018, speeding was responsible for nearly 9,500 crash fatalities, making it the number one cause of accidents involving aggressive driving.
Speeding can cause a person to lose control, increase stopping distance, and increase accident severity. Most aggressive drivers speed because they are late or frustrated with traffic, which is not an excuse to put other lives at risk.
Other types of aggressive driving include:
- Passing in a no-passing zone
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Tailgating or following too closely
- Not properly signaling for a turn
- Not obeying traffic directives
- Running a red light
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Ways You Can Help Prevent Aggressive Driving
The best way to keep clear of an aggressive driver is not to engage and stay at a distance. If you encounter someone driving aggressively, slow down, do not make any gestures, and if necessary, pull over and contact the local police to let them know there is an aggressive driver.
Please do not follow them too closely and make sure that you check your reactions, so you do not create a more aggressive situation. Vehicles can turn into death machines very quickly, and there is no need to turn a problem that could be deadly into one that is.
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Proving Negligence in a New Orleans Aggressive Driving Lawsuit
If someone is driving aggressively and causes an accident, there are most likely witnesses. If you can gather evidence at the scene, such as photos, security footage, or witness testimony, you should do so or ask someone else to help.
The evidence you collect will help to prove negligence. Your evidence should establish that the person you are filing the lawsuit against was the driver. You must also prove that:
- The driver had a duty to drive responsibly
- They breached that responsibility
- That breach of obligation is the cause of the accident
- The accident is what caused your injuries and other damages
Louisiana follows a pure comparative fault law, per Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §2323, which means that both parties are responsible for their part of the negligence. For example, if you were responsible for 25% of the accident, there will be a deduction of your awards payment by that amount. The other party can also file for that 25% compensation.
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Let a New Orleans Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer Assist You
Getting the help of a New Orleans aggressive driving lawyer can ensure that your case is filed promptly and with all the evidence you need to support the claim.
We will take care of the following for you:
- Conduct interviews with witnesses
- Collect medical records, police records, and pertinent data to help your case
- Negotiate with insurance companies and defense lawyers
- Represent you if the case goes to trial
The value of your case is more than just compensation. When you are struggling due to the loss of a loved one or injuries that prevent you from living the life you are used to, getting help may be just what you need. A professional should be able to take on the burden of building your case. We understand the law and what we need to do to keep you protected.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC are advocates for justice. Let us advocate for you and relieve you of the burden of reliving the accident over again. Contact us today for a free consultation. No case is too tough for us to handle.
Collecting Damages for Your Losses
There are both monetary and non-monetary losses that you can file for in a lawsuit. There is a process of calculating your losses based on the factors of your case. Enlisting the assistance of medical experts and economists to place value on your pain and suffering is something we can access and manage for you as well.
Economic and non-economic damages you may be able to gain include:
- Medical expenses
- Prescription costs
- Loss of wages
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
Please do not let the law intimidate you. We are here to help you navigate your case to help you get the compensation you deserve. We understand the regulations, know the process, and can make sure that you have the correct protection.
Connect with a New Orleans Aggressive Driving Lawyer
Time limits for filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit are one year from the date of the accident. You also only have 24 hours from the accident to file a crash report or face fines and jail time, according to Louisiana Revised Statutes (RS) §32:398. A New Orleans aggressive driving lawyer wants to make sure this doesn’t happen. We are here for you.
Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today. We know what it takes to establish your case, and the sooner you call, the sooner we can do that for you. We have won millions for our clients’ personal injury claims. We are confident in our ability to help you too. Call today for your free case evaluation at (800) 598-7557.