Many common behaviors qualify as “aggressive driving.” They include speeding, tailgating and road rage. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says aggressive driving actually accounts for more than half of all traffic fatalities in the U.S.

If someone engaged in this type of driving harms you or causes you to lose a family member, you can and should take legal action to seek the compensation you deserve.

The lawyers of Burch, George & Germany are available to help you. We take a serious approach to helping victims of aggressive driving in Oklahoma. Please contact us today to arrange for a free review of your car accident case.

What is Aggressive Driving?

The term, “aggressive driving,” has been used since the 1990s. It describes a group of dangerous driving actions that can pose a serious risk to others on or near the road.

If the driver who caused your crash engaged in any number of the following acts, you may have been the victim of an aggressive driving accident.

Here are examples of aggressive driving:

  • Speeding, exceeding a safe speed for conditions or racing
  • Following too closely (tailgating)
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Running a red light, stop sign, railroad crossing gate or other traffic control
  • Illegal passing, including passing on the right
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Improper or careless turning, including illegal U-turns
  • Turning from the wrong lane
  • Driving outside lanes of traffic, including on the shoulder of the road or median
  • Unsafe stopping or slowing
  • Repeatedly flashing headlights.

Aggressive driving occasionally escalates to or elicits gesturing in anger, yelling, confrontation, physical assault and even murder, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says. This kind of aggressive behavior is known as “road rage.”

Holding Aggressive Drivers in Oklahoma Accountable

What is aggressive driving and the examples of aggressive driving.When a driver has neglected the rules of the road and caused a crash and injury or death, the driver can and should be held accountable.

If you have been hurt in an aggressive driving accident, you have a right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit and seek compensation for your medical expenses, vehicle damage, lost income and other losses. If you have lost a family member due to aggressive driving, you can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.

The compensation from a car accident lawsuit comes from an at-fault drivers’ auto insurance or your own uninsured / underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage.

However, insurance companies may balk at paying a fair settlement. In these cases, an experienced auto accident attorney can help you to develop car accident court cases that provide compelling evidence of the driver’s liability as well as your need for compensation.

Our Lawyers Help Aggressive Driving Accidents Oklahoma Victims

At Burch, George & Germany, our Oklahoma City car accident lawyer will establish a strong, compelling case before we sit down with the insurance company to aggressively negotiate a full and fair settlement for you. If the insurer cannot be persuaded to do what’s right, we will be ready to pursue your claim in court and convince a jury of what is justice for you.

If you have been injured in an accident anywhere in Oklahoma that was caused by speeding, running a stop sign or stoplight, dangerous passing, distracted driving Oklahoma or other aggressive driving, please contact us to receive a free consultation about your case.

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