Austin Aggressive Driving Accident Attorney
If you or your loved one has recently been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, or any other motor vehicle accident caused by a motorist driving aggressively, then place your trust in Austin aggressive driving accident attorneys who fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve.
Driving Standard of Care
All drivers who get behind the wheel and venture out onto the open roadways are required to uphold a certain standard of care. Generally, all drivers must comply with traffic laws, take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of others, and keep others on the road free from preventable harm. Perhaps because drivers now spend a substantial amount of time in their vehicles, or perhaps because they underestimate the numerous dangers and risks of driving large, massive machines, far too many drivers neglect their duties to abide by the law and keep others safe.
While negligence can take many different forms, few are as prevalent as aggressive driving. After an aggressive driving accident, immediately contact an experienced Austin injury lawyer to help preserve evidence and fight for maximum compensation.
Aggressive Driving Behaviors
Aggressive driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has become a widespread problem on roadways throughout the nation, causing countless accidents, injuries, and fatalities each year. In collaboration with various law enforcement agencies and judicial systems across the country, the NHTSA officially defines aggressive driving as any combination of moving traffic violations that pose immediate danger to nearby people and property. While aggressive driving often varies from case to case, it frequently involves some of the following most common negligent actions:
- Unsafe lane changes, including changing lanes without signaling
- Passing vehicles using shoulders or lanes for opposing traffic
- Disobeying traffic signs and signals
- Failing to yield or stop completely
When a motorist commits these or any other traffic violations, especially when more than one is committed, they place others on the roadways in serious danger. Aggressive driving is a negligent and dangerous act, and many law enforcement agencies, including those across the state of Texas, have increased their efforts to ticket drivers who fail to drive safely. While their efforts may deter some drivers from committing such careless acts, statistics show that aggressive driving still causes numerous car accidents throughout the state.
Contact an Austin Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer
Victims and families who have suffered any physical, emotional, and / or financial damages at the hands of an aggressive driver have every right to pursue financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim. As aggressive driving is negligent and nearly always illegal, victims should be focused on working with experienced Austin car accident lawyers who have the necessary experience and resources to effectively hold aggressive drivers liable for the damages they cause. Contact the Loewy Law Firm today.