Atlanta Aggressive Driving Accident Attorneys
We have all heard the horror stories of dangerous drivers, and the devastation that aggressive drivers can cause. However, few really know how terrifying aggressive drivers can be until they are confronted by one. Aggressive driving is a serious issue on our streets and highways. It can lead to debilitating accidents, destroyed cars, and devastating pain and suffering. If you have been the victim of an aggressive driver, then you are likely in desperate need of a helping hand.
That is where we at Grant Law Office come in. Our attorneys are passionate, respected in their field, and skilled in personal injury law. We understand that you are likely feeling alone and frightened, perhaps even hopeless about what your future will hold. Rest assured, if you become our client, our Atlanta aggressive driving accident attorneys will do everything in our power to get you the compensation you need. For compassionate and skilled help, call us at (404) 995-3955.
An aggressive driver can appear to be just as out of control as a drunk driver. Their hazardous behavior and sudden, dangerous driving maneuvers can easily cause serious accidents. While all car accidents have the chance to be devastating, an aggressive driving accident is more likely to occur at a high speed, and thus high impact, leading to a debilitating accident that could prove fatal. Some common injuries you could sustain from an aggressive driving accident are:
- Brain damage
- Broken and fractured bones
- Crush injuries
- Spine injuries
- Severe lacerations
- Serious burns
- Organ damage and internal bleeding
- Limb loss or amputation
Following an accident with an aggressive driver, it is very possible that you could be left with a lifelong disability that will never fully heal. That could result in the loss of your job if it requires certain tasks you are no longer capable of, as well as costly renovations to your house if it needs to be more accessible. The fact of the matter is, an accident with an aggressive driver isn’t just one horrible chapter in your life; it could easily define the entire book. That is why knowing the signs of an aggressive driver is key to keeping yourself safe.
Just as you may watch for signs that a driver is drunk or distracted by their phone, you should also watch for signs that a driver is becoming enraged and aggressive. Aggressive drivers are rarely subtle, as they have allowed themselves to lose control of their rage. Some easy ways to tell if a driver has become aggressive is to watch for:
- Excessive horn use
- Running stoplights and stop signs
- Swerving between lanes of traffic
- Lack of signaling turns or merges
- Screaming, cursing, and insults
- Violating traffic laws
If you notice these signs of an aggressive driver, it is in your best interest to get as far away from the driver as you can. You should allow them to pass you in as safe a manner as possible. If that does not seem like a viable option, then take the closest safe turn. While changing your course may make you late to your destination, it is better that you are safe. Once you have gotten away from the aggressive driver, you should report them to the local law enforcement, so that they can ensure that the aggressive driver does not hurt anyone else.
It is important to note that you should never try to engage with an aggressive driver. Do not shout at them. Do not gesture at them. Do not slow down if they are tailgating you. Provoking an aggressive driver will only make them angrier and more out of control. While it is not your fault if an aggressive driver collides with your vehicle, for your own safety, you should still avoid making the situation worse.
If you are in the car with an aggressive driver, you should do your best to exit the vehicle as quickly and safely as possible. Ask to be let out at a gas station or rest stop so that you can call for help and the aggressive driver can calm down. Remember, if an aggressive driver causes an accident, any passengers are likely to be injured as well. You can also offer to drive for the aggressive driver if you are legally able to and feel safe doing so. You should also avoid upsetting the aggressive driver further, as it may just put you more in danger.
If an aggressive driver causes an accident through an act of negligence, then they are just as liable as any other driving. Being angry is not an excuse to break traffic laws and put others’ lives in danger. All drivers have a duty of care towards others on the road. This means that there is an assumed responsibility to drive safely and ensure the safety of other drivers, pedestrians, and bike riders. If that duty of care is broken, whether it was done due to anger, distraction, fatigue, or alcoholic influence, the at-fault driver is still liable for the damages they caused. Of course, holding a driver accountable and demanding compensation from their insurance provider is easier said than done. For the best possible outcome, you need to work with an experienced attorney.
Facing an aggressive driver can be a terrifying experience. Not only was your life on the line during the accident, but you also had to witness another driver lose complete control over their emotions. We at the Grant Law Office understand the trauma you have you had to live through. Not only should you be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and property damage, you should also be compensated for your pain and suffering. To get expert legal help from a passionate Atlanta car accident attorney, call our firm at (404) 995-3955. We are ready to help.
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