In 2016, AAA reported that over 75% of drivers experienced feelings of aggression or anger at least once when driving during the previous year. Aggressive driving can result in an accident that causes serious and fatal injuries. If you’re injured in an accident with an aggressive driver, consult with our Florida accident attorney to help protect your rights and possible compensation.
How to Identify an Aggressive Driver
If you see a driver who is intentionally driving aggressively, it may be obvious that they’re speeding. However, there are other signs of aggressive driving.
Signs of an Aggressive Driver
- Tailgating other vehicles
- Passing cars when it’s not safe to do so
- Cutting off others on the road
- Failing to yield
- Not using turn signals when switching lanes
- Not stopping at stop signs or red lights
- Intentionally intimidating other drivers
When a driver is acting aggressively, it is best not to engage with them or make eye contact. It’s also best not to use your horn or provoke the driver in any way. The more aggravated the driver becomes, the more likely they’ll cause an accident.
Types of Accidents Caused by Aggressive Driving
- Head-on or rear-end collisions
- Multi-vehicle accidents
- Rollover accidents
- T-bone collisions
Steps to Take After an Aggressive Driving Accident
If you were injured by an aggressive driver, there are several steps to take that can help protect your legal rights and recovery after the accident.
When You’re Injured by an Aggressive Driver in Florida
- Call 911.
- File a police report, and obtain a copy that contains the details about the accident.
- Gather as much evidence as you can, including photos of the crash.
- Gather contact information for any witnesses and other drivers involved in the accident.
- Seek medical attention for any injuries you suffered, no matter how minor they may seem. Keep any copies and receipts for the treatment you receive.
- Contact an experienced auto accident attorney as soon as possible
Recovery From a Florida Aggressive Driving Accident
An attorney can help protect your legal rights after an aggressive driving accident and help you recover damages for a personal injury claim.
- Past and future medical costs
- Lost income
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Pain and suffering
Contact Our Florida Personal Injury Attorney
If you were injured in an auto accident involving an aggressive driver, contact Browning Law Firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. There are never any legal fees unless we win your case. To schedule an appointment, fill out our online contact form, or call us at 850-344-1736.