Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer
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Aggressive driving is inexcusable. Yet, it happens all too often in Louisiana, Texas, and across the nation. In fact, research shows that up to 56% of all car accidents involve some form of aggressive driving — and that aggression on the roads is the 8th leading cause of deadly wrecks in the U.S. (sources: FHWA & III).
No matter how motorists display aggression behind the wheel, they can be liable for the crashes, injuries, and deaths they cause. And victims can get the help they need bringing these negligent drivers to justice with Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers by their side.
For more than two decades, we have been fearless advocates for the victims of aggressive driving crashes and road rage accidents. Known for excellence and client-focused service, we provide tireless, strategic representation to help people just like you win and recover when it matters most.
That’s why you can rely on our car accident attorneys when it’s time to hold negligent parties accountable and win fair, full compensation.
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- Aggressive Driving vs. Road Rage: What’s the Difference?
- Aggressive Driving Accident Statistics
- Who Can I Sue After an Aggressive Driving Accident in Louisiana & Texas?
- How to Avoid an Aggressive Driving Accident: 7 Tips
Aggressive Driving vs. Road Rage: What's the Difference?
Authorities define aggressive driving as “The operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property.” That can encompass a wide array of misbehaviors, as well as dangerous and illegal actions, on the roads, like (but not limited to):
- Improperly or illegally changing lanes
- Failing to obey traffic signals and signs
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Passing on the wrong side or in “no pass” zones
- Weaving in and out of traffic
As risky as those maneuvers can be, road rage can take aggressive driving up a notch with more threatening actions, displays, and behaviors, like (but not limited to):
- Brandishing weapons at other drivers
- Cursing or making lewd gestures at other drivers
- Throwing things at other vehicles
- Intentionally ramming or hitting other cars
- Running other vehicles off the roads
Both aggressive driving and road rage are 100% preventable. Yet, both cause thousands of car accidents every year.
Aggressive Driving Accident Statistics
Far too often, motorists are aggressive behind the wheel. The table below shows some of the latest data on different forms of aggressive driving and how many drivers admit to these behaviors within the past year (source: AAA).
|Aggressive Driving Behavior||% of Drivers Admitting Aggressive Driving Behavior||Average # of Drivers|
|Intentional tailgating||51%||104 million|
|Yelling at other motorists||47%||95 million|
|Angry honking||45%||91 million|
|Lewd or angry gestures||33%||67 million|
|Blocking others from changing lanes||24%||49 million|
|Intentionally cutting off other motorists||12%||24 million|
|Intentionally ramming or hitting other vehicles||3%||5.7 million|
Here, it’s crucial to point out that aggressive driving often occurs alongside other driver errors and negligence, like speeding.
Who Can I Sue After an Aggressive Driving Accident?
Aggressive motorists can be liable for the accidents, damage, injuries, and suffering they’ve caused. Whether or not you can sue after an aggressive driving crash or a road rage accident, however, will depend on a few key factors, like (but not limited to):
- When the accident happened: State law sets filing deadlines, or statute of limitations, limiting the time you have to pursue a potential claim.
- Whether you may share any fault for the crash: You may still be entitled to compensation, depending on how liability is split and the state in which you file an aggressive driving accident claim.
- The damages and evidence: There has to be some type of injury, damages, or losses in order to bring a claim, and there must be some evidence to prove fault.
To get details related to your accident and circumstances, talk to an aggressive driving accident lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. We can explain more about your rights and who you may be able to sue during a free, confidential, zero-obligation consultation.
How to Avoid an Aggressive Driving Accident: 7 Tips
If you’re ever sharing the roads with an aggressive or enraged motorist, here’s what you can do to reduce the risks of getting into a crash:
- Follow the rules of the road: If you’re doing what other motorists expect, you can reduce the chances that you’ll be the target of their aggression and road rage.
- Drive defensively: Keep an eye out for aggressive motorists on the roads and try to avoid them whenever possible. Slow down or even pull over, if needed, to get out of their way and let them pass.
- Don’t make eye contact: The risks of confrontation spike when you make eye contact with enraged drivers.
- Don’t respond aggressively: Try not to get aggravated or aggressive in response to other drivers’ aggressive maneuvers. You never know what kind of day someone else had (or how unstable they may be), so don’t engage. Fighting fire with fire on the roads usually ends in disaster.
- Report aggressive drivers: If you see another motorist driving aggressively and dangerously, call a non-emergency police number to report that driver. Your one call could prevent a crash and save lives.
- Call 911 when in danger: If you’re the target of road rage and you’re in danger, call 911 ASAP. Also, call 911 if another motorist is exhibiting accident-causing behaviors of road rage, like intentionally ramming your car.
- Stay cool: If you’re prone to aggression on the roads, do your best to keep a calm head and find ways to talk yourself down. Your aggression could enrage others, escalating the situation beyond control.
A 5-Star Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer Is Ready to Help You 24/7
You don’t have to recover from an aggressive driving accident alone, and you don’t have to wait to get the answers, advice, and advocacy you need to get on the road to recovery.
An experienced aggressive driving accident attorney at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers is ready to share more about the options for seeking compensation justice — and we’re ready to fight fiercely to help you win. Discover the difference our team can make in your car accident case and recovery by contacting us today.
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