At Aaron Sachs and Associates, we serve Missouri car accident victims who have been injured in crashes caused by careless or negligent drivers. For nearly two decades, our lawyers have worked as advocates for injury victims, working to protect their rights and interests. If you’ve been injured in a crash involving an aggressive driver, we may be able to help you too.
What is Aggressive Driving?
A 2000 review of aggressive driving research noted that “[a] driving behavior is aggressive if it is deliberate, likely to increase the risk of collision and is motivated by impatience, annoyance, hostility, and/or an attempt to save time.” And a 2009 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that aggressive driving “is generally understood to mean driving actions that markedly exceed the norms of safe driving behavior and that directly affect other road users by placing them in unnecessary danger.” Aggressive drivers often act impulsively and negligently, thereby threatening the safety of other motorists traveling near them.
Aggressive driving can involve a combination of several dangerous driving behaviors, such as the following:
- Frequently changing lanes and/or failing to signal lane changes; weaving in and out of traffic
- Following too closely (commonly known as “tailgating”)
- Failing to yield the right of way to other vehicles
- Excessive speeding
- Ignoring traffic signs and signals
Crashes caused by aggressive drivers can have serious emotional, physical, and practical consequences for accident victims. Injury victims and their loved ones are often faced with numerous concerns, including hospital bills, extended medical treatment and rehabilitation, missed work and lost wages. These concerns can be all the more overwhelming when you are also dealing with the trauma of an accident and trying to recover from your injuries. As personal injury attorneys, we know that the decisions you make after an accident can have a lasting impact on you and your family. That’s why it’s often wise to seek legal advice as soon as possible: an experienced lawyer can help you understand your options and determine the best way to proceed.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by an aggressive driver, please contact our office today to find out if we can help you. At Aaron Sachs and Associates, we work on a contingent-fee basis, which means we don’t charge you any fees up front. We also offer a free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer, who can review your case and answer your questions.
To contact our office, call us toll-free at 1-888-777-AUTO, or click here to submit our convenient “Do I Have a Case?” form. For your convenience, we’re available to serve you 24/7/365.
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