Often described as “road rage,” aggressive drivers engage in reckless driving behaviors on the road with complete disregard for the safety of others. Aggressive driving includes tailgating, frequent lane changes, and failing to signal.
Most vehicular accidents are caused by human error. Recklessness is knowingly taking a risk, despite understanding the potential consequences. This includes speeding, mishandling cars with respect to the weather, and disobeying traffic signals.
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The poor decision to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated can end in catastrophe. Substance abuse includes alcohol, non-medicinal drugs, and medications with impairment side-effects, like drowsiness. All of these may slow reflexes and decrease lack of judgement, which causes accidents.
Amidst all of the distractions of today’s modern world, there are many drivers on the road who do not stay alert and focused behind the wheel. This can lead to dangerous driving practices and unfortunately, tragic consequences.
The most common form of reckless and aggressive driving is speeding. Our speed limits exist for very good reasons, and disobeying them decreases a driver’s reaction time. Other drivers on the road will find it hard to be a defensive driver amongst people who speed, putting everyone at risk.
Fatigue is most common during late-night driving and in those who drive long hours for a living, like truck operators. Driving tired is just as, if not more, dangerous than driving intoxicated. If you’re tired, pull over. Consequences may be severe if you don’t.
What should I do if I’m involved in a car accident?
In serious accidents, immediate medical treatment is necessary. Once capable, gather all information about the damage, drivers, insurance plans, and witnesses. Hold on to medical bills, and hold off on car repair until an attorney makes sure you’re being fairly compensated.
What can I receive compensation for?
Car accidents range in severity. Depending on your case, your compensation may cover physical injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills, property damage, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and any miscellaneous expenses applicable.
Why do I need a lawyer?
A lawyer is necessary following car accidents because your insurance company is not always on your side. Companies may short-change your claim, withholding compensation you deserve. Legally, proving liability can be difficult, settlement options are confusing, and filing lawsuits is complex. An attorney assures that you don’t miss out on financial compensation.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
There is no definitive answer for how long a case will take. Even the most simple of accidents may take longer than a year. However, this fact should not deter you from seeking legal action. Longer cases tend to rule in favor of the plaintiff and result in higher compensation.