Aggressive driving is unsafe behavior committed deliberately by a driver with disregard for the potential consequences. At times, these choices can result in a car accident and harm you or your loved ones. You should not bear the responsibility for medical bills, missed time at work, mental anguish, and other losses when someone else’s negligence causes them.
For injuries or wrongful death caused by aggressive driving accidents, you have the right to file an insurance claim or civil lawsuit for your financial damages. A Phoenix aggressive driving accident lawyer at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can protect your rights and negotiate the award that you deserve.
We do not shy away from handling tough cases, either. If you choose our legal team to represent your case, we do not receive payment for our services unless you win. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, now at (800) 598-7557 for your free case review with a team member.
You Have Legal Rights After an Aggressive Driver Injures You
Arizona statutorily defines aggressive driving. Every state does not have aggressive driving laws. From a legal standpoint, ARS § 28-695 defines an aggressive driver in part as someone who creates an immediate hazard to another person or vehicle. However, the statute requires further clarification to help you understand your options.
It goes on to say that the driver must also engage either in excessive speeding or drive at a speed “greater than is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances” and commit at least two of the following traffic violations:
- Failing to observe traffic signals and signs
- Right-side overtaking or passing “off-road”
- Making unsafe lane changes
- Following another vehicle too closely
- Not yielding to the right-of-way
If you suffered harm because of a willfully aggressive driver who engaged in the above-referenced behaviors, you could base your negligence claim on those grounds. However, if the other party denies liability, then the burden of proof rests on your shoulders to demonstrate that their actions meet the statutory definition of aggressive driving.
Hiring a Phoenix aggressive driving accident lawyer could help you navigate the legal complexities of your personal injury case. Depending upon the needs of your case, Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can preserve evidence, obtain an expert opinion, and negotiate an award that covers your injury or wrongful death losses. Call us today to get started.
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How Ben Crump Law, PLLC, Can Help You Prove Liability
In the context of driving accidents, negligence is the failure to exercise a general duty of care while operating a motor vehicle. A duty of care includes the reasonableness of one’s actions for the given circumstances.
For your aggressive driving accident injury claim to prevail, a Phoenix aggressive driving accident lawyer will look to prove:
- The defendant owed you or your family member a duty of care.
- The defendant committed negligence by breaching this duty.
- The breach in duty caused your injury or loved one’s death.
- You incurred current and future financial losses as a result.
ARS § 12-2505 establishes a comparative negligence system when assigning fault. As such, you can receive financial compensation even if a court determines that your share of the blame for the accident exceeded 50 percent. This system means that you are personally liable for any expenses proportionate to the level of responsibility that the other driver can prove you have.
You must focus on recovering from your injuries and following your doctor’s orders throughout the entire process. While you do, a Phoenix aggressive driving accident lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can pursue your case and investigate the counterarguments made by the driver who injured you or your family member.
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Compensation Is Available for Injury Victims in Arizona
You have the right to file a civil claim against the negligent driver for your losses in Arizona. How much you can anticipate receiving depends primarily upon the circumstances of your case.
Because every case is different, we cannot estimate what you could receive in a personal injury or wrongful death suit without studying your case. Our team can review your matter to establish whether you have grounds to sue, calculate a value from which to begin negotiations, and help you understand the direction that your case could take.
While every situation is unique, Ben Crump Law, PLLC, could help you go after the money you need to pay for things like:
- Current and future medical costs
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Repair or replacement of damaged property
- Lost income for missed work time
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death benefits for survivors
The Phoenix aggressive driving accident lawyers at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, work on contingency. You will not pay a traditional retainer in advance. Instead, we use our resources to fight for the compensation you deserve and do not receive any attorneys’ fees unless we win your case.
Legal Deadlines for Aggressive Driving Accident Injury Claims
There is a legal time limit to file a claim in Arizona, known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for Arizona personal injury suits, like aggressive driving accidents, established by ARS § 12-542 is two years from the time your injuries or loved one’s death occurred.
If you miss this deadline, you might no longer have the right to file a claim. Ben Crump Law, PLLC, pursues insurance disputes and civil actions against aggressive drivers on behalf of our clients while keeping the statute of limitations in mind. We work on your case, so you have the chance to focus on recovering from your injuries.
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Discussing your case with a Phoenix aggressive driving accident lawyer could help you get the answers you need. You can find out more about your legal options by contacting the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today for a free case review. Call us now at (800) 598-7557.