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Aggressive Driving Accidents

When you’re on the road during rush hour, you are more likely to get into a wreck due to an impatient and reckless driver. Congested roads and busy areas often have a lot of aggressive drivers. These drivers can often cause an accident due to their negligent driving practices. They may be cutting you off, speeding, or doing other careless maneuvers that put others in danger.

If you’ve been hit by an aggressive driver, it’s time to take action. Speak to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to guide you. Call Scott The Lawyer today for a free consultation.

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What Should You Do After An Aggressive Driving Accident?

If you are involved in an aggressive driving accident, there are several important steps you should take:

Check For Injuries

The first priority is to make sure everyone involved in the accident is safe. Check for injuries and call for medical help if needed.

Call the Police

Contact the police and report the accident. The police can document the accident and file a report, which can be useful if you need to file an insurance claim or take legal action.

Exchange Information

Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver or drivers involved in the accident. Obtain the names, phone numbers, and addresses of any witnesses as well.

Document the Accident

Take photos of the accident scene, including the damage to the vehicles and any injuries. Also, write down details about the accident, such as the time and location, the direction of travel, and the weather conditions.

Do Not Admit Fault

Avoid admitting fault for the accident, as this can be used against you in an insurance claim or legal case.

Seek Medical Attention

Even if you don’t feel injured immediately after the accident, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not become apparent until several hours or days after the accident.

Contact an Attorney

If you have been involved in an aggressive driving accident, contact an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

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Most Common Causes of Aggressive Driving Accidents

Aggressive driving can increase the risk of accidents and can result in serious injuries or fatalities. Some of the most common ways an aggressive driving accident can occur include the following:

Speeding

Exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for conditions can result in a loss of control of the vehicle, reducing the driver’s ability to react to hazards and increasing the risk of a collision.

Tailgating

Following another vehicle too closely can result in a rear-end collision, especially if the vehicle in front suddenly stops or slows down.

Weaving In and Out of Traffic

Changing lanes abruptly and without signaling or cutting in front of other vehicles can cause collisions or force other drivers to take evasive action.

Running Red Lights or Stop Signs

Ignoring traffic signals or stop signs can lead to intersection collisions, which can be particularly dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists.

Aggressive Passing

Passing on the right, passing in a no-passing zone, or passing on the shoulder can cause collisions or force other drivers off the road.

Road Rage

Intentional actions such as honking excessively, flashing headlights, or making offensive gestures can escalate into road rage incidents, which can result in serious accidents.

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Possible Injuries From an Aggressive Driving Accident

You may be stuck with difficult injuries that prevent you from living life normally. Aggressive driving can lead to a variety of injuries, ranging from minor bruises and cuts to severe and life-threatening injuries. Some of the most common injuries caused by aggressive driving accidents include:

Whiplash

This is one of the most common injuries in car accidents, especially those involving aggressive driving. Whiplash occurs when the neck is suddenly jerked forward and then back, causing damage to the neck muscles and ligaments.

Broken Bones

High-speed collisions caused by aggressive driving can result in broken bones, including fractures to the arms, legs, and ribs.

Head Injuries

Head injuries can occur due to the impact of the collision or from hitting the steering wheel, dashboard, or window. These injuries can range from minor concussions to more severe traumatic brain injuries.

Cuts and Bruises

When a car collides with another vehicle or object, broken glass and debris can cause cuts and bruises to passengers.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can occur due to the sudden jolt of the impact. These injuries can be severe and even lead to paralysis.

Who Is Responsible For Aggressive Driving Accidents?

Determining who is responsible for an aggressive driving accident and injuries can be complex and depends on the specific circumstances of the accident. In general, the following parties may be responsible:

The Driver

When a driver engages in aggressive driving behaviors and causes an accident, they may be held responsible for any resulting injuries or damages.

The Employer

If the driver was driving a company vehicle or was acting within the scope of their employment at the time of the accident, the employer may be held responsible.

Government Agencies

In some cases, government agencies may be held responsible for accidents that are caused by unsafe road conditions or inadequate signage.

Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can review the specifics of the case and help determine who may be held responsible. Your attorney can help investigate the accident, gather evidence, and advocate for your legal rights to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact Scott The Lawyer for a free consultation.

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