Aggressive Driving Accidents
Driving in Hollywood and surrounding regions is not just about physically turning the wheel and pressing the gas pedal. Florida drivers know that driving in the state also requires mental fitness. Motorists need to be able to stay calm and respond to a range of driving conditions, including traffic congestion and road work. When drivers lose their cool, they do a lot more than just fume. Road rage is a very real problem, and aggressive driving can and does cause serious roadway accidents each year.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have more than six decades of combined experience helping car collision survivors and their families recover from their losses. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one due to aggressive or dangerous drivers in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, confidential consultation. Our legal team would like to assist you in learning more about your rights during this difficult time.What Causes Aggressive Driving?
Road rage and aggressive driving are often linked. Road rage can be caused by someone not controlling their emotions when they drive. A motorist may be cut off at an intersection, for example, and this can cause road rage. The driver may fume, yell, and behave aggressively. This anger can lead to aggressive driving, which can involve cutting drivers off, tailgating, and otherwise using the car to intimidate other users of the road.
Aggressive driving can be caused by road rage, but it can also be caused by:
- Lowered inhibitions, caused by drunk or drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Fatigue, which can shorten tempers and lead to road rage
- Mental illness
It’s not always clear why a driver reacts with anger and aggression, but the results are clear enough. Aggressive driving and road rage can lead to:
- Single-vehicle accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Chain reaction accidents
- Broadside accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Incidents of violence
The danger with aggressive driving is that angry motorists often drive recklessly because of their anger and often press on the gas, meaning that aggressive driving accidents tend to involve speed. Speeding, in turn, can cause more serious injuries and a greater chance of fatalities because of the force involved in the crash. It is not uncommon for passengers to sustain spinal cord injuries, head trauma, amputations, and other serious injuries from aggressive driving collisions.Do You Have a Case?
Drivers are expected to get behind the wheel only when they are mentally and physically fit to do so. When a motorist recklessly gets in their car and drives angry, they can cause a serious collision that claims lives or changes lives forever. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group believe that such dangerous drivers should be held accountable for their actions. If you have been injured in a road rage incident or in a collision caused by an aggressive driver, you can always reach out to the law firm of Flaxman Law Group for legal advice and representation.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have represented thousands of personal injury and car accident plaintiffs in Hollywood, Hialeah, Aventura, Miami, Homestead, and other communities across South Florida. In every case, our aim is to assist injured plaintiffs in getting fair compensation and the resources they need. If you have been injured, please feel free to call our law offices for a free, no commitment case consultation.