Most people who drive on a regular basis can report feeling frustrated with other drivers on the road at least once, if not routinely. But while feelings of frustration may be common, acting on those feelings can be dangerous. To be sure, SafeMotorist.com reports that 66 percent of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving. This number does not account for the number of total accidents or injury-causing crashes.
If you have been in an accident caused by an aggressive driver, our Los Angeles car accident attorneys at the law offices of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers can help. Please reach out to us today for your free, no-obligation case consultation.
Acts of Driver Aggression that Lead to Accidents
While there are a number of dangerous behaviors that drivers can engage in from behind the wheel, ranging from distracted driving to impaired driving and more, driving aggressively is one of the most dangerous. “Aggressive driving” refers to a number of dangerous driving behaviors that include, but are not limited to:
- Following too closely/tailgating;
- Illegally changing lanes;
- Cutting off another driver;
- Tapping one’s brakes in retaliation;
- Running a red light or stop sign;
- Failing to yield;
- Weaving in and out of traffic;
- Intentionally blocking other drivers who are attempting to turn or change lanes; and
- Flashing lights or using lights inappropriately.
In some cases, an act of driver aggression will lead to a crash; in other cases, it could be dangerous enough to result in one of the drivers involved actually getting out of their vehicle and assaulting the other.
You Deserve Compensation after an Aggressive Driver’s Negligent Action
Any of the actions listed above can lead to a serious accident, and one that results in traumatic and devastating injuries, including brain injuries, internal injuries, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, bone fracture injuries, amputation injuries, and more. Injuries may leave a person with a variety of economic and noneconomic losses, including:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Emotional anguish; and
- Property damage costs.
Our Los Angeles car accident attorneys believe that you deserve to be compensated for 100 percent of your economic and noneconomic losses. We work hard to investigate your case, determine the precise cause of the accident and identify the at-fault party, gather evidence to prove negligence and damages, and negotiate your settlement.
Call Our Los Angeles Aggressive Driver Car Accident Attorneys Today
Proving that aggressive driving was the cause of your car accident can be difficult, especially as you focus on your recovery and answering questions about your future. When you call our Los Angeles aggressive driving car accident lawyers, you can count on talented, passionate, and experienced attorneys on your side. We will handle all elements of the claim process on your behalf and work diligently to get you the settlement you deserve.
For your free consultation with our Los Angeles aggressive driving accident lawyer, please send us a message or call us directly. We work on a contingency fee basis.