Anyone can be the victim of a motor vehicle accident. Even if you are a safe driver, you cannot control other vehicles on the road. One common cause of accidents is aggressive driving, which can be both illegal and dangerous. If you suffered in any way from an accident involving aggressive driving, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Working with an Oklahoma City Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer can help you understand your options in the aftermath of your accident. Call (800) 598-7557 today and a team member at Ben Crump Law, PLLC will be available to discuss your case during a free consultation.
The Dangers of Aggressive Driving
Aggressive driving encompasses a variety of dangerous behaviors that can put the safety of you and your loved ones at risk. If you were involved in an accident with a driver exhibiting any of the following behaviors, you could have been the victim of an aggressive driving accident:
- Yelling, screaming, honking at, or threatening others on the road
- Tailgating or following other vehicles too closely
- Failing to obey traffic signage
- Failure to obey traffic law
- Erratic maneuvers
- Weaving in and out of traffic or changing lanes in an unsafe manner
- Cutting in front of vehicles or failing to yield to other vehicles safely
Aggressive drivers create a dangerous environment in many different ways. Many aggressive drivers are breaking traffic laws, and driving in an erratic, unpredictable manner. This can make it difficult for others on the road to react to their behavior. If an aggressive driver is tailgating, for example, they are increasing the risk of a rear-end collision that can cause an even more devastating accident. Aggressive drivers can also put others on edge, making it challenging to stay calm, focused, and safe. Some aggressive drivers can even instigate arguments or physical altercations as the result of road rage. If you or a loved one suffered in any way because of an aggressive driver, you could have grounds for legal action against the responsible party.
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According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), there were over 2.5 million injuries due to vehicle accidents in The United States, in 2018. Other years yield similar statistics, and it is easy to see how many lives are tragically affected by vehicle accidents on an annual basis. In addition to injuries, over 35,000 people lost their lives in vehicle accidents during the same year. The Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 70 billion dollars of damages and healthcare expenses can be attributed to vehicle accidents each year.
Sadly, many types of accidents can be prevented. Aggressive driving, for example, is completely preventable. If you were the victim in an aggressive driving accident you could be suffering in many different ways.
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Injuries, Loss, and Suffering from Accidents
Every accident is different, and therefore the ways victims suffer from accidents range greatly based on a number of factors, including the severity of an accident. If you were in an aggressive driving accident, your life could be impacted physically, emotionally, and even financially.
Physical injuries can be minor, such as scrapes, bruises, cuts, and soreness. But injuries in accidents can also be quite severe. You could experience broken bones, fractures, dislocations, internal injuries, and injuries to your head, neck, or spine. Some injuries can take weeks, months, and even years to heal and might require expensive and ongoing medical treatment. You could even be permanently disabled as a result of your injuries. Even if you think you are ok in the immediate aftermath of an accident, it does not necessarily mean that an injury will not emerge at a later date.
Emotional effects of accidents are another way that victims can suffer from aggressive driving. Some victims even experience fear of driving, affecting everyday life. You could also have sleeping issues, anxiety, and in severe cases, PTSD. If you are suffering from emotional repercussions of an accident, you could be able to pursue compensation for your suffering through filing a legal claim.
Accidents also frequently result in property damage, vehicle loss, inability to earn wages, and more. While you could be suffering financially, you may also have the means to recover compensation for your losses following the trauma of an aggressive driving accident.
Potentially Recoverable Compensation
If you or a loved one was the victim of an aggressive driving accident caused by a third party, you could be eligible for financial compensation. Not every case is the same, but some victims can recover:
- Damages for emotional suffering
- Reimbursement for past and future medical bills related to your accident
- Reimbursement for legal fees
- Compensation for lost or damaged property including your vehicle
- Compensation for lost wages due to an inability to work and earn wages
- Much more
If you would like to learn more about the types of compensation you are potentially eligible for, it may be helpful to discuss the details of your accident with an Oklahoma City Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer.
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Being the victim of an accident caused by aggressive driving can leave your life in pieces. As you struggle to recover and get back to your normal everyday life, it could also be helpful to consider your legal options. You could even be eligible for financial compensation.
The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help answer your questions as you navigate the legal process and decide if filing a claim is right for you. You deserve justice, take action before it is too late. Call (800) 598-7557.