Aggressive driving is a major problem on Atlanta streets and highways. This reckless driving behavior causes danger to other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. When a driver endangers other persons, vehicles, and property by recklessly driving, they should be held accountable for their careless actions.
Aggressive driving takes on many forms, including driving too fast for conditions and passing cars in no-passing zones. The Insurance Information Institute (III) noted a few of these poor driving practices involved in 2018 crash deaths:
- Racing your car
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Driving past the posted speed limit
- Driving while impaired
- Distracted driving
Many fatal highway collisions each year are attributed to reckless or aggressive driving. If you or a family member suffered injuries from an accident involving an aggressive driver, you might want to explore legal options with an Atlanta aggressive driving accident lawyer at Ben Crump Law, PLLC.
We want to help ensure that the at-fault driver pays for your medical treatment and other damages from the accident, not you. Call one of our representatives at (800) 235-0444 to discuss your accident. We offer a no-fee consultation, and we work on a contingency fee. This means that we only get paid once we are able to secure a financial settlement in your case.
Aggressive Driving in Atlanta
Drunk driving is one form of aggressive driving, and Georgia drivers are some of the most likely to drive under the influence. Georgia was unfortunately ranked among the top five U.S. states for the most alcohol-impaired accident fatalities, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). They ranked just behind drivers in Texas, California, and Florida, which notched the top three spots.
The 2018 Georgia Code § 40-6-397 lists aggressive driving as a serious traffic offense that is committed when a driver operates a vehicle in a manner meant to annoy, obstruct, harass, or intimidate other drivers or persons. The somewhat vague language in the statute gives police officers a lot of room to interpret a driver’s actions. This can result in stiff penalties for an aggressive driver.
For a free legal consultation with a aggressive driving accidents lawyer serving Atlanta, call (844) 638-1822
Types of Aggressive Driving
Many accidents on Atlanta streets happen because of various types of aggressive driving. These contributing factors are all possible causes for car crashes:
- Driving faster than the posted speed limit
- Driving too fast for weather conditions
- Making improper lane changes
- Driving on the road shoulder to pass cars in traffic
- Passing in a no-passing zone
- Failure to give other cars the right of way
- Driving recklessly and speedily
- Failure to signal, failure to stop at traffic lights or stop signs
- Passing cars on the right
- Turning improperly
If a reckless driver has caused an accident, and you were seriously injured in the accident, an Atlanta aggressive driving accident lawyer at Ben Crump Law, PLLC might be able to help you. You might benefit from filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit for damages relating to the accident.
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Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
After a serious car crash involving an aggressive driver, perhaps you ended up in the hospital, with broken bones and internal trauma, for example. You are probably not thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver. Rather, your family members have likely contacted your insurance company, and it has started an investigation for the claim against the insurance company of the other driver. This will likely lead to the insurance company filing a demand and waiting for a possible payment from the accident.
This is where we can help. Our firm can work on your behalf to file a personal injury lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, our lawyers would go through the evidence of the case, read the police report, learn details about the crash, and ask questions like:
- Was the aggressive driver traveling over the speed limit?
- What was the aggressive driver doing in the hours leading up to the accident?
- Does the aggressive driver have a previous car accident record?
After gathering up more evidence, our team will then go to work to figure out the value of the damages suffered in the accident. This would include finding out costs and remissions for things like:
- Was your car totaled in the accident?
- Did you suffer personal injuries in the accident?
- Were these personal injuries caused as a result of harm inflicted by the aggressive driver?
- Are these injuries causing damage to your livelihood, your marriage, your mental and emotional state, and more?
Once our attorneys have documented the evidence of the accident and tallied up the real value of all the damages that you have suffered in the accident as a result of the aggressive driver, we will then negotiate with the other insurance company to seek a fair financial settlement on your behalf.
Without an attorney by your side, the insurance company might offer you a less favorable payout, undervaluing your damages. If you take this low settlement offer, you generally forfeit your right to recover any compensation through a lawsuit in the future.
Work with Ben Crump Law, PLLC
You do not have to go through this difficult time alone. If you have suffered injuries like facial damages, whiplash, broken bones, or more in an accident, consider hiring an Atlanta aggressive driving accident lawyer. Your rights are important to us. If we determine your case to be worthy of a larger settlement than the insurance company offered, we will support you and take your case to trial.
We can try to help you reclaim your income for time off from work and seek damages for mental pain and suffering. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today to speak to one of our team members during your free, no-risk consultation. Reach out at (800) 235-0444 today.