You Have Rights After an Accident Caused By an Aggressive Driver
Everyone gets impatient at some point on the road. Traffic, distracted drivers, construction, and other road conditions can make drivers frustrated and late for their destinations. However, some drivers take their frustration out on other drivers by acting in an extremely dangerous way behind the wheel. Aggressive driving1 causes thousands of accidents and injuries every year. Some examples of common aggressive driving behaviors include:
- Dangerous passing
- Following too closely
- Excessive and distracting honking
- Flashing of lights
- Offensive gestures
- Yelling at other vehicles
- Making threats
- Displaying a weapon
- Following vehicles off the road to continue the confrontation
All of these behaviors are also against the law in Georgia2 in order to try to protect motorists. On many occasions, in an accident occurs due to aggressive driving, law enforcement officers may issue tickets to drivers who have violated aggressive driving laws or other traffic regulations. For this reason, you always want to make sure the police are called to the scene of your accident and can at least take down your version of events.
If an aggressive driver is convicted of a traffic violation, that conviction may be important for any legal claim that you file, as well. Witness reports also serve as important evidence in aggressive driving cases since other motorists on the road likely saw the aggressive driving behaviors and could testify to them if necessary.
Contact an experienced auto accident lawyer in Cumming, Georgia for free consultation
At the law office of Boling Rice, LLC, we are committed to holding dangerous aggressive drivers accountable for their actions in and around Cumming, Georgia. We know how to gather any and all relevant evidence of aggressive driving to use in your case so that you can receive the most possible compensation that is possible in your particular case. Georgia does impose a time limit on auto accident cases, so you should not wait to consult with one of our attorneys so that we may begin building your case as soon as possible. Please call for a free initial consultation today at 770-887-3162.