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Aggressive Driving Accident

Driving aggressively always puts other motorists at risk – and when it results in an accident it often leads to injury and sometimes death.

The aggressive driver may be cited for a serious moving violation, charged with a criminal misdemeanor or, if wrongful death resulted from their actions, they could face charges for assault with a deadly weapon or vehicular manslaughter. If an aggressive driver causes an injury to you or your family, the partnership of a car accident injury lawyer is essential in making sure you get what you deserve.

What is Aggressive Driving?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as “the operation of a motor vehicle in any manner that endangers, or is likely to endanger persons or property.”

In other words, it could be any number of illegal behaviors, including:

  • Tailgating
  • Speeding
  • Excessive lane changes
  • Failure to stop at red lights or stop signs
  • Cutting off or threatening other drivers

Does It Happen Often?

Aggressive driving is a common cause of car accidents. According to a survey by the NHTSA:

  • More than 60% of drivers consider unsafe driving by others, including speeding, a major personal threat to themselves and their families.
  • Only 14% felt it was “extremely dangerous” to drive 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.

Call the Experienced Attorneys at Goldblatt Singer

If you were in an accident caused by an aggressive driver, give us a call or contact us for a free lawyer consultation.

You’ll talk directly to one of our experienced lawyers about how we can help you – just like we’ve helped more than 25,000 others from Missouri, Illinois, and the entire Midwest recover more than $400 million in compensation during the last 60 years.

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