Were you or a loved one injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s aggressive behavior? According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) definitions, you might have been the victim of aggressive driving if the driver behavior that led to your accident included:
- Improper lane changes
- Failure to yield
- Ignoring traffic signs or signals
- Making improper turns
You may be entitled to financial recovery through a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver who caused your accident. A Tacoma aggressive driving accident lawyer may help you identify the at-fault driver and hold them financially responsible for their negligence and recklessness.
If the dangerous driving behavior of an aggressive driver caused the car accident you were involved in, our team can guide you through the process of seeking compensation. Contact the personal injury team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC by calling (800) 598-7557 today.
The Danger of Aggressive Driving in Tacoma
When another driver operates their vehicle in a negligent, reckless, or careless manner, they put you and every other vehicle on the road in danger. When you are involved in a car accident, you can suffer costly and extensive injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Head injuries
- Spine injuries
Treatments for these injuries can include long periods of rest, lengthy hospital stays, corrective surgical procedures, and bone setting procedures. While the at-fault driver is responsible for the cost of these treatments, they are also responsible for the costs related to them. According to Revised Code of Washington (RCW) § 4.56.250, those costs can include:
- Current income loss
- Future income loss
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
Your lawyer may help you recoup the total cost of the financial expenses and losses related to your injuries. Review the full financial impact of the accident with a lawyer to ensure your compensation claim is fully and accurately assessed prior to beginning settlement negotiations.
For a free legal consultation with a aggressive driving lawyer serving Tacoma, call (800) 598-7557
You Can Receive Compensation without Going to Court
Your personal injury claim is more likely to be resolved with a financial settlement agreement than by going to court. Agreeing to a settlement with the at-fault driver or the insurance company that represents them means you accept a specified amount of money to end your compensation claim.
Accepting a settlement means you will finalize your claim in writing and agree not to seek any additional money later even if you uncover additional expenses. While a speedy settlement can seem tempting, waiting until all bills, receipts, and expenses have been received and totaled can limit the risk of having your claim undervalued.
Undervaluing your claim could mean you end up paying out of your own pocket for the at-fault driver’s actions. Because you deserve full compensation, our team works hard to analyze and calculate the value of your claim to make sure you receive a favorable financial settlement that fully covers the cost of the accident.
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File Your Personal Injury Lawsuit Promptly
If you are injured in a car accident in Tacoma, the time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit is governed by the statute of limitations of Washington State. According to RCW § 4.16.080, you generally have three years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit against the aggressive driver who caused the collision.
Our team will ensure your lawsuit is filed on time because if the allotted time expires, you cannot file your lawsuit at all. In addition, the at-fault driver will no longer be held responsible for compensating you for your expenses and losses, and the financial consequences of the accident will fall onto your shoulders.
Do not hesitate to put our team to work building your compensation claim. You can avoid paying out of your pocket for the accident by contacting a member of our client care team right away.
Your Personal Injury Claim Is Built on Evidence
If you were injured in a car accident, you should immediately file a crash report. A crash report is mandatory, according to RCW § 46.52.030, if anyone involved in the accident was injured or lost their lives or if there was significant damage to either vehicle.
Obtain a copy of your crash report as soon as it becomes available and share it with your lawyer. It is a valuable tool in helping your legal team prove the cause and effect of an aggressive driving accident. The details contained in your crash report include:
- The date, time, and location of the accident
- Contact information for the at-fault driver
- Contact information for their insurance company
- Witness statements and contact information
- Diagrams and investigative notes
- VIN and license plate number for the at-fault vehicle
- Descriptions of the damage to your car
Your Tacoma aggressive driving accident lawyer may also request pictures of your injuries and of your car along with your medical records and bills. Gather as many of these items as you can and share copies of them with your lawyer. Ask a friend or family member for help gathering these documents or let a member of our team know right away if you need assistance.
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We Do Not Shy Away from Tough Cases
You should not have to endure further financial damage because an aggressive driver caused the accident that resulted in your injuries. The at-fault driver, not you or your family, should compensate you for your medical care and other expenses. Find out how a Tacoma aggressive driving accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve by contacting Ben Crump Law, PLLC at (800) 598-7557 today.