Glendale Aggressive Driver Accident Attorneys
Aggressive driving is a serious problem on our roadways. When drivers become aggressive or enraged, they often behave erratically, screaming, speeding, and swerving their car. This puts everyone else driving around them in incredible danger. Aggressive drivers can, and do, cause catastrophic, and sometimes even fatal, accidents. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident with an aggressive driver, you’ve likely been left hurt, in shock, and unsure of what to do or where to go next.
We at Aghabegian & Associates, PC understand just how frightening and traumatic car accidents can be, especially on a Los Angeles roadway. We’ve worked with countless clients who were seriously injured because another driver lost composure and began to drive aggressively. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s negligence. If you have been hurt by an aggressive driver, you likely need help.
Call our Glendale auto accident lawyers at (818) 507-4311 and talk about your options after an accident.
While you may be a responsible and respectful driver, there are others on the road who don’t take safety quite as seriously. Aggressive drivers put everyone around them, both in and outside of the vehicle, in extreme danger. That’s why it’s so important to know the signs of an aggressive driver, so that you can then take the proper safety precautions. Common aggressive behavior to watch out for includes:
- Excessive use of the horn
- Threats of injury or violence
- Excessive speeding
- Swerving between lanes of traffic
- Insulting or otherwise rude gestures
Knowing this behavior can also help you during a claim. The aggressive driver’s insurance will likely try to pin the blame for any accident and injury on you, rather than their client. Being able to point out specific signs of aggression and road rage, as well as having others make similar observations, may prove vital to your case. That being said, nothing is more important than your health and safety.
If you see an aggressive driver, do not confront them. Road rage can be incredibly dangerous, and you never know how an already aggressive driver will react to confrontation. Instead, you should give them a wide birth. Do your best to get as much space between your vehicle and theirs without putting yourself in further danger. If it’s possible, allow them to pull ahead of you. However, do not stop on the side of the road. What started as aggressive driving can turn into a violent assault and stopping your car could put your life in danger.
Ultimately, being around an aggressive driver is incredibly dangerous, and you should do your best to remove yourself from the situation, if it’s possible to do so safely. Even if their aggression isn’t directed towards you, their erratic behavior can easily result in an accident, and cause you severe injuries.
When aggressive drivers cause accidents, they are rarely mild. This means that the injuries you might sustain are far from mild too. We’ve worked with many clients that were harmed by angry drivers, so we know just how devastating these accidents can be. Some of the most common injuries we have seen are:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spine injuries
- Fractured, broken, or crushed bones
- Amputations or loss of limbs
- Skull fractures
- Permanent disabilities or disfigurements
Any of these injuries would require a great deal of time to recover from, if you even fully recover. You may require weeks, months, or years of treatment and hospital visits. This means you’d likely have to face high medical bills, on top of your already traumatic injuries. Time recovering also means time away from work, which translates to lost wages and difficulty paying for the treatments that you need to begin on the path of recovery. In the end, an aggressive driver can impact your life years after the initial accident. That is why if you have been injured by an aggressive driver you should consider filing a claim and recovering some damages.
When filing a claim, part of the process is considering the damages you want to claim for and what you would like to recover. Damages are split into two groups, economic and non-economic. Economic damages refer to ways that your life has been impacted financially. Economic damages you may want to claim for can include:
- Medical bills
- The cost of therapy
- Lost wages
- Lost job opportunities
- Property damage
On the other hand, non-economic damages include how your life has been affected in non-financially related ways. This commonly includes:
- Emotional and psychological trauma
- Lowered quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment
- Pain and suffering
When you are injured in a car accident that isn’t your fault, you face consequences for someone else’s actions. No one should pay for another person’s mistake. By filing a claim with an experienced Glendale car accident attorney by your side, you can hold the at-fault party responsible, as well as minimize the amount that you have to pay.
Car accident claims can be difficult. Insurance companies have no interest in paying what they should and will do everything in their power to pin the blame on anyone but their client. That’s why, if you or a loved one have been injured by an aggressive driver, you should seek help from experienced attorneys.
That attorneys at Aghabegian & Associates, PC are passionate and dedicated to helping our clients. We fight for justice and do everything in our power to make sure those that turn to our firm receive fair compensation for the trauma they have suffered.
Contact us by phone at (818) 507-4311 or online to schedule a free consultation.