Aggressive Driving Car Accidents

Jeff Varcadipane

December 15, 2021

Aggressive Driving Car Accidents

Driving can be frustrating for everyone at times. Everyone has been stuck in traffic or behind slower cars when they are running late, but some people allow these frustrating situations to escalate into dangerous ones. When drivers become aggressive, they endanger the lives of everyone else on the road.

Did an aggressive driver crash into your vehicle, and you suffered injuries? First, ensure you get the medical attention you need. Then, reach out to a New Jersey car accident lawyer for information about your legal rights.

Common Aggressive Driving Behaviors

It can be fairly easy to spot many aggressive drivers on the road. These are the drivers who are speeding and swerving through traffic, trying to get ahead of everyone else. However, no matter what you do to avoid and steer clear of such drivers, you cannot always prevent them from crashing and causing you injuries.

Some common aggressive driving behaviors that can lead to car accidents include:

  • Excessive speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Unlawful passing or lane changes
  • Running red lights
  • Honking excessively

Most of these behaviors are against traffic laws, and drivers might receive citations or even get arrested following an accident if law enforcement determines they were in violation of the law. Never trust that a criminal case will help you recover from your losses, as you will also need to take legal action to hold the aggressive driver accountable for your injuries.

What to Do After an Aggressive Driver Hits You

Get Medical Attention

Immediately after an aggressive driving car accident, you want to make sure that you get the medical attention you need. Whether this involves an ambulance ride or taking yourself to the emergency room, you want to get any possible injuries diagnosed as soon as possible. This helps you in two important ways:

  • You can begin the treatment you need immediately, which can improve your prognosis and help to minimize the effects of your injury whenever possible.
  • You will have official medical records closely connecting your injuries with the accident, so you can prove the extent of your injuries if the insurance company tries to challenge your claim.

Speak with a Car Accident Lawyer

Once your physical condition is stable, you should not wait to speak with a car accident lawyer. The insurance company of the aggressive driver might try to contact you right away to make an offer of payment. You might think this is the easiest way to resolve the matter – after all, having a check in your hand as soon as possible sounds attractive. However, this offer is likely much less than you deserve, and if you accept it, you cannot ask for more at a later date.

Instead, have an attorney handle all communications with the insurance company. This way, the insurer will know that it cannot trick you into accepting an insufficient settlement, and your attorney can work to ensure you receive as much as you deserve from the aggressive driver.

Please Reach Out to Our New Jersey Car Accident Attorneys Today

The legal team at Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, takes on aggressive driving cases in New Jersey and the NYC Metro area. Contact us today if you suffered injuries and would like a free evaluation of your rights.

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