Many people become frustrated if they are running late for work or get stuck in a traffic jam. While those feelings are common, most drivers can control them and operate their vehicles responsibly. Some, however, drive aggressively and endanger the safety of others.
A San Antonio aggressive driving accident lawyer is here for you. Ben Crump Law, PLLC, has represented clients across the United States who were hurt by the actions and negligence of others. Our team will work for compensation to cover your expenses associated with the accident, and this can include economic and non-economic damages alike.
You can reach a member of our team when you call (800) 598-7557. Speak with a member of our staff about how we may be able to help you file a personal injury lawsuit.
Understanding What Qualifies as Aggressive Driving
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving is “The operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property.” It may include actions such as driving above the speed limit, running red lights and stop signs, and weaving from lane to lane.
NHTSA noted that in extreme cases, aggressive driving may escalate and reach the level of “road rage,” which may include physical assault and murder. Aggressive driving is a traffic violation, while road rage is a criminal act.
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The Dangers Associated with Aggressive Driving
A person who is driving too fast may be unable to stop if a car up ahead brakes because of a red light or a traffic jam. An aggressive driver may rear-end the other vehicle, which may cause the driver in the car that was struck to suffer whiplash or other injuries. An aggressive driver who runs a red light or a stop sign may hit another driver or a pedestrian in an intersection. A collision with a pedestrian may cause catastrophic harm, even death.
A motorist who is changing lanes quickly and driving erratically may cause other drivers to swerve to avoid being hit. A person in another vehicle may then collide with a car, a tree, a sign, a building, or another object, or the driver may lose control and go off the road.
A collision involving an aggressive driver can cause several forms of serious harm, including brain damage, dismemberment, and even paralysis, among other injuries. The severity of these injuries can lead to large medical bills.
Car accidents can impact your daily life by hurting your ability to work, causing severe or ongoing pain. You may eventually recover and be able to return to your job, although you may be limited to light duty or part-time work. If you were permanently disabled, you may never be able to return to your former employment. The death of a family member in such an accident can also cause financial devastation, especially if they were a significant source of income.
You may have medical bills piling up, and there may be no end in sight. Your family may be struggling to cover basic living expenses, such as your rent or mortgage, utilities, and groceries. Long-term goals, such as sending your children to college and having a comfortable retirement, may have been shattered.
In addition to the physical injuries and the various costs of recovery, your mental well-being may also suffer. Chronic or long-term pain can impact your mental health, even if you are receiving treatment for physical injuries. Emotional trauma from the accident is also a possibility.
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A San Antonio Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer May Be Able to Help You Out
The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the aggressive driver who hit you and caused your injuries. We can start by reviewing the police report to find out what happened and whether the other driver was given a ticket for violating one or more traffic laws. We can also interview you, any passengers who were in your car with you at the time of the collision, and any witnesses who saw what happened. If a traffic camera, a surveillance camera at a nearby business or residence, or a cellphone recorded video of the crash, we can review the footage to look for additional information to bolster your case.
If we find evidence that the motorist who hit you was driving aggressively, we may file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. If the other driver claims that you contributed to the accident, for example, by using a cellphone while driving, you may still be entitled to a financial award. Texas has a modified comparative negligence law that lets people who were hurt collect compensation, even if they were partly liable for the accident that caused their injuries.
You may be eligible for compensation, as long as you were not more than half at fault for the collision. A financial award that you would have been entitled to if you had not shared any blame for the crash can be reduced to account for your percentage of fault.
Get in Touch with a San Antonio Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer
If you were seriously injured by an aggressive driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation, but you do not have a lot of time to act. According to the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years.
That may seem like plenty of time, but accident investigations can be complex and time-consuming, especially if the parties involved or eyewitnesses give differing accounts. Once we have gathered information, we will have to file a lawsuit, and then it may take months or years for the process to reach a conclusion. In the meantime, you may be unable to work, and the medical bills may keep piling up. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at (800) 598-7557 so we can begin working on your case as soon as possible.