Aggressive driving is common, and it can lead to accidents that can cause severe and life-threatening injuries. If you were hit by an aggressive driver, you might have been transported to the hospital in an ambulance. You may have been treated for a concussion, whiplash, broken bones, and other serious injuries.
Even if you have been released from the hospital, you may continue to experience the effects of the crash for months or years, and possibly for the rest of your life. You may need to continue to see doctors, a chiropractor, and a physical therapist for several months. You may need to undergo surgery if you have not already.
Head trauma may continue to affect your memory and ability to concentrate, as well as your balance and coordination. Whiplash may limit your range of motion and may make it difficult or impossible for you to perform household chores, care for your children, or participate in activities you used to enjoy.
The injuries you suffered in the accident may have kept you out of work for weeks or months. It may be months longer before you will be able to return to your job. When you do, you may not be able to perform the same duties. If you suffered severe injuries, you might be unable to work at the same job. You may be trying to find a new career path that will allow you to support your family.
In the meantime, you may be facing a growing stack of medical bills. You and your spouse may have trouble covering basic living expenses, such as housing and food, and wondering how you will get by. The situation may be causing extreme emotional stress for you and other members of your family.
A Houston aggressive driving accident lawyer may be able to assist you. Ben Crump Law, PLLC, has helped people across the United States who were injured in motor vehicle collisions seek justice. We may be able to obtain a financial award on your behalf to cover your losses related to the crash. Call (800) 959-1444 to discuss your case with a member of our staff.
What Is Aggressive Driving?
According to the Texas Department of Insurance, aggressive driving can include actions such as speeding, following another car too closely, cutting off other vehicles, and running red lights and stoplights. Extreme aggressive driving, otherwise known as “road rage,” can include criminal acts, such as assault.
People often drive aggressively because they are running late for work or for an appointment and get frustrated with a traffic jam or a slow driver. For some drivers, aggressive driving is a habit that can hurt people.
Actions that are unsafe do not always fall under the umbrella of aggressive driving. For instance, someone who is distracted by a conversation with a passenger may accidentally run a red light, or a driver may speed because of a medical emergency.
For a free legal consultation with a aggressive driving accidents lawyer serving Houston, call (844) 638-1822
How a Houston Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer Can Help You
Drivers owe a duty of care to others sharing the road. An aggressive driver who fails to operate a vehicle safely and injures someone else may be found liable. The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can review the accident report to find out what happened and whether the other driver was given a ticket or a warning for aggressive driving. If so, that information can help us prove that the other motorist was liable for your injuries.
We can interview you, any passengers who were in the car with you at the time of the collision, and any witnesses who saw the crash itself or events that led up to it. For instance, if another driver saw the person who hit you speeding or tailgating in the moments before the accident, that can support your contention that the other person was driving aggressively.
A traffic camera on a road or highway or a surveillance camera at a business or a private home may have recorded the collision. It is also possible that another driver had a dashcam that captured the accident or that someone who was recording something unrelated on a cellphone caught the crash on video. That footage may prove valuable in our investigation.
If we find that the other motorist was driving aggressively, we may file a personal injury lawsuit against that individual on your behalf. We may seek compensation to cover your past and future medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Our team can often settle personal injury cases without going to court, but we will take a case to trial if we are unable to reach a fair settlement via negotiations.
The other driver may try to escape responsibility by arguing that you acted negligently and that you caused the accident, or that you were at least partly responsible. If that claim is justified, you may still be able to obtain compensation for your losses. Under Texas’ modified comparative negligence law, you may be entitled to a financial award if you were not more than 51% responsible for the collision.
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Seek Justice for Your Injuries
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation is just two years. That may seem like plenty of time, but investigating motor vehicle accidents can be complex, especially if drivers give conflicting accounts of what happened, and there are no eyewitnesses. It may take our team several months to conduct a thorough investigation.
Do not let concerns about legal fees stop you from contacting a Houston aggressive driving accident lawyer. Ben Crump Law, PLLC, understands that people who have been injured in motor vehicle crashes often cannot afford to pay an attorney out of pocket. That is why our firm operates on contingency. We do not charge personal injury clients any money up front. Our firm only gets paid if we secure a financial award by negotiating a settlement or by prevailing at trial.
Contact us today at (800) 959-1444 so we can get to work for you as soon as possible.