What is Aggressive Driving & How Does it Contribute to Accidents?

As you know, there are various laws and regulations in place designed to keep motorists safe. These include speed limits, stop signs, traffic lights, and more. Unfortunately, not everyone adheres to these rules at all times, which can increase the chances of an accident occurring. That said, some drivers will even go far past simply diverting from these rules, but they may even flagrantly disregard them. One of the most dangerous things anyone can do is drive aggressively. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Washington, D.C. car accident lawyers to learn more about what qualifies as aggressive driving and how our legal team can assist you if you’ve been hurt by an aggressive driver. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What constitutes aggressive driving?

Aggressive driving is a type of behavior that causes other motorists to become very unsafe. There is a wide range of driving behaviors that may be considered “aggressive driving.” Some of those are as follows:

  • Tailing other drivers too closely
  • Exceeding the speed limit
  • Flashing headlights, gesturing, or honking at other drivers
  • Blowing through red lights or stop signs
  • Switching lanes suddenly before looking or without using turn signals to notify other drivers
  • Chasing other drivers or racing
  • Driving on the shoulder of the road
  • Passing other drivers where you’re not allowed to, i.e. “double-yellowing”

Any and all of these behaviors significantly increase the odds of a serious auto accident occurring, and if you were hurt by another driver who was doing any of the aforementioned, there’s a strong chance you’ll qualify for compensation.

Should I hire a lawyer if I was hurt by an aggressive driver?

If you are injured in an accident, especially if the accident wasn’t your fault, you should strongly consider hiring a team of competent Washington, D.C. injury attorneys who can help you recover the financial compensation you require to heal. To start, your attorney will have to prove that the other driver’s aggressive behavior was the direct cause of your accident. To do so, we will work to uncover a wide range of documentation, including medical bills/documents regarding your injuries, a copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident, witness testimony, pictures/videos of your accident, and more. Our legal team is dedicated to fighting for those who’ve been wrongfully injured, and we’re here to help you on your road to recovery. Give us a call today so we can get started working on your personal injury claim.


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