Aggressive Driving Accidents
Our Southern Illinois Car Accident Attorneys Can Help You File a Claim Today
Driving is a skill that requires absolute focus and a calm mind. When vehicles share the road, mutual safety is only possible when everyone acts respectfully and follows local traffic laws. When drivers become frustrated, anxious, or angry, they may start engaging in aggressive driving behaviors and experience “road rage.” This is, unfortunately, a common occurrence for American drivers. In fact, according to the American Automobile Association, aggressive driving is a contributing factor in 50% of all traffic fatalities.
If you’ve been injured in an accident due to the deliberate actions of an aggressive driver, contact the Southern Illinois auto accident attorneys at Sam C. Mitchell & Associates. When you come to our office for a consultation, our experienced lawyers can review your case and develop a strategy that maximizes your claim. Our firm has represented over 3,500 clients in personal injury cases and we have recovered millions in damages on their behalf.
We work on a contingency fee basis. Call Sam C. Mitchell & Associates at (618) 505-1660 if you’re ready to file a claim.
What is Aggressive Driving?
The unfortunate truth is that most car collisions are preventable. When a driver behaves negligently, it increases the risk of an accident occurring. Aggressive driving is particularly dangerous because anger compels drivers to make poor choices and intentionally disregard the safety of others. What separates aggressive driving from general negligence is that the actions are equally deliberate and careless.
Examples of aggressive driving behaviors include:
- Weaving through traffic
- Changing lanes without signaling
- Yelling or honking at other drivers
- Running red lights
- Blocking other vehicles from changing lanes
- Intentionally antagonizing other drivers
- Bumping another vehicle
When someone is injured by an aggressive driver, they may require expensive and even long-term medical treatments. Depending on the severity of their injuries, they may also need to take time off work. A successful personal injury lawsuit can award damages that may alleviate the financial burden caused by excessive medical bills and lost wages.
File Your Claim Today
Call Sam C. Mitchell & Associates if you’ve been injured by an aggressive driver and want to file a personal injury claim. Our Southern Illinois car accident attorneys have over 100 years of collective legal experience. With our combined knowledge and resources, we have developed innovative litigation techniques that have helped countless clients successfully pursue justice and compensation.
Contact our Southern Illinois car accident attorneysat (618) 505-1660 to schedule a consultation.