Aggressive Driving Accidents
Whether you’re used to commuting to the office on Interstate 405 or you frequently enjoy taking the Pacific Coast Highway on your way out of town, if you live in Long Beach you know that we have no shortage of aggressive drivers. Aggressive driving, however, is never acceptable, especially since it is a major cause of accidents across California and throughout the U.S. If someone else’s aggressive driving has resulted in an accident that has left you with serious injuries, it is essential to get in touch with a Long Beach aggressive driving accident lawyer. If this has happened to you, Jamal Injury Law P.C. can help you recover your losses so you can get back on your feet quickly.What is Aggressive Driving?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as operating a vehicle in such a way that it is likely to endanger, or actually does actually endanger, people or property.
This can include a wide range of actions including:
- Making an obscene gesture
- Racing another vehicle
- Intentional failure to signal
- Speeding up to prevent another vehicle from passing
- Weaving in traffic or cutting off other vehicles
- Boxing in other drivers
If you notice another driver performing any of these actions, avoid responding aggressively in return. Instead, stay calm and give them plenty of room.Road Rage: A Serious Problem
When any of the aggressive driving actions listed above escalates to “road rage,” the likelihood of an accident happening becomes much higher. In fact, the American Safety Council found that within a 7-year time period, 12,610 injuries and 218 murders were caused by road rage.
When a driver becomes blinded by anger, they are less likely to consider the severe repercussions their dangerous driving could cause. Because of this, these kinds of accidents often result in severe and life-altering injuries. Since aggressive driving can be difficult to prove in court, each year many victims must seek help from aggressive driving accident lawyers in Long Beach in order to recover damages. At Jamal Injury Law P.C., we have seen no shortage of these cases and have helped many area residents receive maximum compensation for their losses.What to Do After an Accident
Aggressive driving accidents can be extremely frustrating, which makes it tempting to argue with an aggressive driver who has injured you. In reality, the best thing you can do in this situation is to keep a cool head, get the driver’s insurance information, and get the contact information of any witnesses.
If the at-fault driver tries to privately settle the case with you to prevent their insurance premium from going up, never agree to this. Your injuries may be more severe than they initially appear, which means your medical bills could be extremely expensive. Instead, get a police report and take pictures of any evidence at the scene including property damage, injuries, and other relevant items.
If you have trouble getting the responsible driver’s insurance company to pay for your medical expenses and other losses, it’s a good idea to contact a Long Beach aggressive driving accident lawyer as soon as possible. They can often negotiate with the insurer and, if necessary, prove the negligence of the other party in court.Contact Jamal Injury Law P.C.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to another driver’s aggressiveness, the most reasonable course of action you can take is to consult with an experienced lawyer. Most consultations are free and a lawyer can help you understand whether or not you have a case. Since all car accident cases have statutes of limitations, it is imperative that you take action quickly.
Suliman Jamal and his team are proud to serve the Long Beach area, and we are here to ensure that aggressive drivers are brought to justice for their negligent actions. We are committed to fighting for your rights and helping you recover the full compensation you are entitled to for your injuries and other losses.
To speak to an aggressive driving accident lawyer with experience in Long Beach, contact us at 714-907-1021.