At some point while out on the road we have all encountered careless and erratic driving, improper turns and passing, tailgating, speeding, improper use of horns and high beams, as well as drivers not allowing others to merge. But, did you know that this type of behavior also known as “aggressive driving”, is a leading cause of car accidents? If you were injured due to another driver’s aggressive driving, it is important to talk with a lawyer right away. Ryan L. Maughan, Esq. has experience helping the victims of aggressive driving and can help get you the compensation that you deserve.
Plain and simple, aggressive driving is when someone drives in a way that can hurt people or property. This can include being rude, trying to race other drivers, not using signals, speeding up to stop someone from passing them, cutting off other drivers, and weaving in and out of traffic. If you see another driver doing any of these things while on the road, it is best to simply ignore and try to create distance from them and yourself and to stay calm and try not to be aggressive back.
When aggressive driving occurs, the likelihood of an accident increases. When a driver becomes angry, they are far less likely to think about the consequences their actions can have and this in turn often results in accidents that involve serious and life-changing injuries. In fact, some reports indicate that up to 55% of fatal crashes involved drivers who committed one or more aggressive driving actions.
Despite how common aggressive driving accidents are, they are often very difficult to prove in court. As a result, victims need an experienced aggressive driving accident lawyer to help them through the process. Ryan L. Maughan, Esq. has can help victims of aggressive driving accidents get compensated for their losses.
ALWAYS GET A POLICE REPORT
In an aggressive driving accident, it can be tempting to argue with the other driver, but the best thing you can do in this situation is to stay calm, obtain the other driver’s insurance information and the names, address, and phone number of any witnesses. If the person who caused the car accident tries to privately settle with you, it’s generally in your best interest not to accept it. Even if you feel fine immediately following the accident, you might have injuries that can develop and worsen over time. Instead, get a police report and take pictures of anything important from the scene, including photos of any property damage on all impacted vehicles.
Before you encounter problems dealing with the responsible driver’s insurance company, it’s a good idea to get in touch with an experienced aggressive accident lawyer. The lawyer can help negotiate with the insurance company and take the fight to court if necessary.
If you or someone you love has been hurt by another driver on the road, talk to an experienced lawyer like Ryan L. Maughan, Esq., who will listen to your story and help figure out if you have a case against the other driver. All car accident cases have time limits, so it’s important that you take action right away. Call us at 949.503.9035 for a free, no risk consultation.