Aggressive Driving Accidents
You see them on the roads every day: aggressive drivers. They yell at cars around them, follow too close to the cars ahead of them, scream profanities, and aren’t shy with their horn. Often they weave in and out of traffic, cutting dangerously in front of other cars. These drivers are a major cause of accidents across the U.S. They make the roads more dangerous for everyone, and if you have been the victim of an aggressive driver, it is time to speak with an attorney right away.
In Colorado, the risk associated with driving aggressively increases in the winter months when the roads are covered with ice and snowstorms block visibility. Aggressive driving is dangerous at any time of year, but the winter weather adds a lot to the dangers that drivers can face every
The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) closely monitors and targets aggressive driving given the scope and significance of the problem. Since 1998 the Colorado State Patrol’s Star CSP (*277) aggressive drive program has been in place. Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are encouraged to report aggressive driving behavior in “real-time”, to allow the CSP the ability to respond to the situation and target the behavior for reduction. In fact, since the CSP program was implemented, more than 230,000 reports of aggressive driving have been filed.
Aggressive Driving Defined
If you are wondering what qualifies as aggressive driving behavior, here are some examples:
- Running through red lights and stop signs
- Speeding excessively and weaving through traffic
- Making rude gestures or yelling at other drivers
- Driving at a high speed in unsafe conditions such as snow or rain
- Changing lanes or turning without signaling
- Failing to yield to other vehicles
- Following others too closely
- Passing on the shoulder
- Improper lane changes
A driver is violating the law when they cause an accident and they should be responsible for the damage they cause. This means that if another driver is speeding, illegally changing lanes, or engaging in other prohibited driving behavior like distracted or drunk driving, they can be required to pay your medical bills, lost wages for your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Being injured because another person was careless does not automatically mean you will be able to recover the compensation you require to fully cover your associated costs and damages. Getting the compensation you deserve requires collecting evidence, drafting claims, and successfully negotiating those claims or bringing the case to court. The process can be intimidating but we are here to help remove the stress and worry from the equation.
Connect with an Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer for Help
If you are a victim of a car crash due to the aggressive driving of another, contact Denver Personal Injury Attorneys. Attorney Nicolas M. Geman would be happy to discuss your case and talk honestly about your options. To learn more about how we can help, give us a call at (303) 214-4299 or click here to schedule your 100% Free Consultation.