Aggressive driving is more than just being mean on Atlanta roads. Aggressive drivers put everyone at high risk of injuries. If someone was driving aggressively and caused your accident, speak with an Atlanta aggressive driving accident lawyer today.
Aggressive driving often accompanies traffic violations like speeding or failing to yield. Besides breaking the laws, aggressive drivers are not thinking clearly. They are not fit to drive safely on the roads — and they are responsible for the accidents they cause.
Our aggressive driving accident lawyers can help after your accident. We have over 20 years of experience helping accident victims seek compensation. To get a FREE, no-risk consultation today, call us at (404) 341-6555, or contact us online.
What Aggressive Driving Means in Atlanta
According to Georgia Code Section 40-6-397, aggressive driving means driving “with the intent to annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, injure, or obstruct” someone else.
Aggressive driving is a serious traffic offense in Atlanta. An aggressive driving conviction is a misdemeanor of a “high and aggravated nature.” There are many ways someone can show aggressive behavior on the road. Examples of aggressive driving include:
- Weaving in and out of traffic lanes
- Running red lights
- Intentionally following too closely behind another driver
- Excessive speeding or racing
- Changing lanes without signaling
- Tailgating other drivers
- Braking suddenly or cutting off another vehicle
- Using an emergency lane or road shoulder to pass other cars
If aggressive driving escalates, it can become road rage. According to the American Safety Council, road rage is when someone commits traffic offenses to endanger others. Road rage can include brandishing a firearm or using the driver’s vehicle as a weapon.
Both road rage and aggressive driving are deliberate behaviors. They increase the risk of accidents and severe injuries on Atlanta roads. If someone causes an aggressive driving accident, the law should hold them accountable.
Contact us today for help after your aggressive driving accident. We’ll listen to your situation and help you seek compensation. Our lawyers do not charge a fee unless we win you money. To get a FREE consultation today, call (404) 341-6555, or contact us online.
What Aggressive Driving Can Do to Victims in Atlanta
Aggressive driving accidents often lead to horrific injuries and costs. Many injuries have lasting or permanent effects on a victim’s life. A victim must learn to live with new disabilities, painful injuries, or traumatic memories.
Examples of injuries from aggressive driving accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Injuries that lead to death
Aggressive driving injuries can impair someone’s ability to work. Even if victims can work in some capacity, they might have to change jobs or take on lower-paying work. Plus, severe car accidents often lead to emotional disorders like anxiety or depression.
When you contact an Atlanta aggressive driving accident lawyer, they will consider how the accident has impacted you. Evaluating your accident will help your attorney build a strong case for you. The goal is to get full compensation for what you lost because of the accident.
If you were not at fault in the crash, you should be entitled to complete recovery of your damages. Talk to an experienced lawyer today about your options. Our car accident lawyers take no fee unless we win your case, so there are no upfront costs.
Damages You Can Claim from an Aggressive Driving Accident
There are two main types of damages in a car accident case, special or economic damages, and general or non-economic damages.
Special damages are costs like:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Vehicle damage
Your lawyer will help you save all documents showing these damages. Thankfully, special damages are relatively easy to prove.
It’s best to wait until you’ve received all medical treatment before calculating special damages. You’ll want to account for any future or long-term medical costs you’ll have. Your lawyer might speak with your doctor or have a third-party medical professional evaluate you.
Unlike special damages, general damages are harder to calculate. General losses can include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
Your general damages are about how the crash has affected your life. You’ll need to know your special damages and have a specific formula to calculate general damages. Thankfully, your lawyer will know how to handle this for you.
If the driver engaged in malicious or wanton behavior, you might also get punitive damages. If the accident escalated to road rage, punitive damages are a possibility. Talk to your lawyer about the details.
You Have Two Years to File Your Accident Claim
Keep in mind that aggressive driving accident cases have a deadline. In Atlanta, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of your accident. If you try to get compensation after two years, you won’t recover anything else.
Don’t miss your chance to pursue the recovery you deserve. Contact an experienced lawyer to get started on your case today. Many injury victims are surprised at how fast two years can go while working on a legal claim.
The process can get more complicated if multiple parties are involved in the crash. An Atlanta multiple-party accident attorney can help identify all liable parties and build a strong evidence-based case against them.
You will need plenty of time to gather evidence and document your damages. To get professional help with each step, call an aggressive driving accident lawyer in Atlanta.
Talk to an Atlanta Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer for Free Today
Our car accident lawyers have over 20 years of experience with aggressive driving accident cases. Our attorneys strive to make the process as stress-free as possible for you. We do not collect a fee unless we win you compensation. Plus, the consultation is always 100% FREE.
Contact us today to discuss your accident with the best lawyer for you. We’ll listen to your situation and answer any questions you have. If you choose to work with us, there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs.
To schedule your FREE consultation, call us at (404) 341-6555 or contact us online today.