Every motorist, at one point or another, has encountered an aggressive driver. These scenarios can end in car crashes and escalate into road rage. If you got hurt because of one of these dangerous drivers, a Port Charlotte aggressive driving accident lawyer can help you.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we provide legal representation to those who have been injured in collisions caused by aggressive driving. When you work with us, you do not have to pay any upfront legal fees to get our help. We handle car accident injury claims on a contingency-fee basis. This means that we get paid out of the settlement proceeds or award at the end of the matter. If we cannot recover compensation on your behalf, then you do not need to worry about paying our attorney’s fees.
We are happy to offer a free initial consultation. You can call us today at 1-800-747-3733 to get started.
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Examples of Aggressive Driving
What might feel like aggressive or pushy driving to one person could seem like ordinary conduct to another. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that aggressive driving is: “The operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property.”
Florida Statute §316.1923 lists some examples of aggressive careless driving:
- Improperly changing lanes
- Failing to yield to the right of way
- Failing to adhere to posted traffic signals and guidelines
Many people hear the word “aggressive driving” and immediately think of road rage. While the two are similar, road rage refers more to angry or violent behaviors, such as verbal insults or offensive gestures.
Everyone has the right to travel safely on Florida’s roads. If you were injured in a collision caused by an aggressive driver, consider what legal representation can do for you.
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What We Have to Prove if an Aggressive Driver Caused a Collision
We will have to prove all four of these elements to hold an aggressive driver accountable for your losses:
Duty of Care
We must establish that the aggressive driver must have owed you a duty of care. Everyone who operates a motor vehicle on a public street has an obligation to drive safely.
Breach of Duty of Care
When a person’s conduct fails to measure up to the legal standard, it is negligence. Let’s say that the aggressive driver tailgated other cars or changed lanes frequently in an unsafe manner. This type of behavior is not safe driving. By acting in a way that could cause harm to others, the aggressive driver breached their duty of care.
We must prove that the other driver’s careless conduct caused the accident that hurt you. Our team can do this by speaking to witnesses, reviewing traffic surveillance footage, and examining the police report.
You must have quantifiable losses to pursue a personal injury claim against the other driver. The medical bills stemming from your injuries could satisfy this element of liability.
Once we prove these four factors, we can pursue compensation for your losses. A
Port Charlotte aggressive driving accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you hold the at-fault driver responsible for the harm you suffered. Please feel free to call us today at 1-800-747-3733.
Damages in Aggressive Driving Accidents
The amount of damages that you can pursue for your injuries in an aggressive driving accident case depends on the facts of your situation. Two passengers in the same car can have very different injuries, meaning that they may be seeking to recover very different damages. Before we can provide an estimate to the cost of your losses, we need to speak with you first.
Here are some examples of the types of compensation we have won for our clients:
- Lost wages, for the unpaid time you missed from work because of the accident, your injuries, and recuperation. This category can include wages, salary, self-employment, benefits, bonuses, and other forms of regular income.
- Medical expenses, for the reasonable cost of the treatment you needed for your injuries. The ambulance, emergency room, hospital, doctors, diagnostic testing, surgery, physical therapy, prescription drugs, pain management, and x-rays are some examples of these items.
- Diminished earning capacity, if you cannot make as much money as you did before the accident because of ongoing problems from your injuries. If you had to take a lower-paying job or work fewer hours because of the harm you suffered, this could be a compensable loss.
- Noneconomic damages, which means things that are not as easy to measure in terms of dollars because they do not usually come with invoices or receipts. Some examples of noneconomic damages include disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.
You might have additional damages, depending on your situation. Many personal injury cases are settled without having to go to court. However, if negotiations with the insurance company fail, you have the option of filing a lawsuit. You usually must do so within four years of the collision, according to Florida Statute §95.11.
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You do not have to face this situation alone. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we help people who get injured because of the carelessness of others. We can help you navigate the insurance claims process, negotiate directly with the at-fault driver’s insurance company on your behalf, and file a lawsuit if needed.
Our clients get to focus their energy and attention on getting better because they know that we are taking care of their legal matters. Our Port Charlotte aggressive driving accident lawyers are proud to deliver personal, responsive legal services to our clients.
You can call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for a no-cost consultation. There is no obligation.