Motor vehicles are heavy, fast, and dangerous pieces of machinery that can cause injury or death if not handled with care. Drivers who operate their vehicles aggressively are certainly not driving with care, and therefore, may be responsible for injuries or deaths due to their aggressiveness.
If you or a loved one is recovering from injuries after an accident with an aggressive driver, you may find value in the services of an Omaha aggressive driving accident lawyer. They will defend your rights while bringing your case for compensation through a lawsuit or insurance claim.
The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, does not shy away from tough cases. We fight for our clients’ right to compensation, no matter the circumstances at play. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at (800) 598-7557 for a free consultation.
Possible Explanations for Aggressive Driving
There are certainly no excuses for aggressive driving, but there may be explanations. A driver who does not exhibit the caution required to avoid accidents may be:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that an inability to recognize or react appropriately to dangerous situations on the road is one of the problems with inexperienced drivers, including but not limited to teen drivers. Inexperience behind the wheel can manifest in several dangerous ways, including:
- Changing lanes impulsively
- Texting and engaging in other types of distracted driving
- Generally failing to understand the risks of driving
Aggressive driving may go hand in hand with being unaware of the dangers of the road. Inexperienced drivers may not have yet witnessed the catastrophic damage that can come from collisions, and more importantly, may not have been involved in an accident themselves. This can lead to a lack of caution due to a lack of full comprehension of risk on the roads of Omaha.
Drivers who are impaired may, like inexperienced drivers, lack the caution necessary to operate a vehicle safely. While impaired driving generally may be associated with drugs and alcohol, MedlinePlus explains that impairment may include:
- Being overly tired
- Being drunk
- Being biologically affected by drugs
- Being at risk of having some sort of medical event
- Being distracted
An impaired driver may be less able to safely operate their vehicle, react in a timely or reasonable manner to changing conditions, and be prone to engage in impulsive or otherwise risky driving maneuvers. Law authorities could categorize such maneuvers as aggressive.
If one emotion might associate with aggressive driving, it is anger or even rage. Aggressive driving could result from an emotionally compromised driver getting out their frustration in an extremely hazardous way. An emotionally agitated driver could have been tailgating, driving at high speeds, engaging in confrontational behavior toward other drivers, or doing anything else that may be considered aggressive at the time of your collision.
It is always preferable to have as much information as possible when bringing a case after a car accident. Your lawyer will work to get to the bottom of why the driver involved in your accident was driving aggressively. However, the mere reality that they were driving aggressively just before or at the time of your accident could be enough for you to obtain compensation to cover your losses.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today for a free consultation. You can learn more information about how an Omaha aggressive driving accident lawyer could approach your case for compensation during that time.
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You May Be in Line for Compensation
Your lawyer will aim to prove that an aggressive driver caused your accident. Should they do so, you may be able to collect compensation for the losses from your motor vehicle collision in Omaha.
Determining how much compensation you deserve and who is responsible for paying you such compensation will be one of your lawyer’s duties. The calculation of your losses may depend on the losses themselves. Awards that you could receive could cover the cost of:
- An ambulance ride to a medical facility
- Emergency department care
- Hospitalization, including any tests that you underwent after your accident
- Lost income
- Rehabilitation for physical injuries
- Counseling and medication to treat psychological trauma
- Medication for physical pain
- Pain and suffering
- Repairing or replacing your vehicle
- Permanent disability
- Surgery to repair physical disfigurement
You or your loved one may have suffered additional losses because of your Omaha car accident. If you lost a loved one because of an Omaha car accident, then your lawyer will calculate losses that may be specific to fatal accidents, including:
- Funeral costs
- The loss of a loved one’s future income
- The loss of a spouse
- The loss of a parent
- The loss of a child
No two car accidents are alike, either in the way they happen or in the losses they cause. Your lawyer will carefully review the losses you have suffered and pursue fair compensation for you and your loved ones.
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Explaining a Lawyer’s Responsibilities
Prospective clients should understand what a lawyer may do to potentially secure compensation on their behalf. In short, a lawyer can handle all legal and administrative responsibilities necessary to complete either a lawsuit or insurance claim. To be more specific, a lawyer may:
- Hire experts to help with a lawsuit or insurance claim
- Defend a client’s rights
- Complete all lawsuit- or claim-related paperwork
- Communicate with other lawyers, judges, mediators, and insurance companies (as appropriate and necessary)
- Calculate losses and update the calculation as losses mount
- Inform clients of the progress of their case
- Negotiate a settlement
- Argue a client’s case at trial
Having a lawyer handle your case could protect you from experiencing stress or physical hardship resulting from handling a lawsuit or insurance claim yourself.
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A lawyer’s responsibility is to ensure you do not suffer any more harm that stems from your car accident. The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, takes this responsibility seriously.
Call us today at (800) 598-7557 for specific details about how hiring an Omaha aggressive driving accident lawyer could benefit you. A lawyer comes at no upfront or out-of-pocket cost to you or your loved one, so call today.