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Aggressive Driving and Car Accidents

Pueblo Personal Injury Attorney Mickey W. Smith

Traffic accidents and injuries due to the reckless actions of aggressive drivers are on the rise. As anger at crowded roadways and increasingly busy lives grows, it seems that some Colorado drivers are taking out their frustrations on their fellow motorists and pedestrians. The injuries caused by these car accidents are growing in severity as well, and Colorado victims are finding themselves increasingly in need of qualified legal representation in order to secure compensation for costly medical treatment, rehabilitation, and lost wages.

Telltale Signs of an Aggressive Colorado Driver

What differentiates a normal driver from an aggressive, criminal driver?  Aggressive driving occurs when an individual increases the risk of an auto accident, or endangers other people or property, by willfully committing one or a combination of common traffic offenses:

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Failure to signal
  • Improper passing (including using emergency lanes or the shoulder)
  • Weaving
  • Making rude or obscene gestures
  • Frequent lane changes

Unfortunately aggressive driving throughout Colorado frequently results in auto accidents. Every year aggressive drivers cost victims over $250 billion dollars in medical expenses and accident damages. With over 425,000 fatalities every decade, aggressive driving is one of the main causes of tragic Colorado car crashes.

Victims who are only injured may consider themselves the lucky ones, since traffic accidents resulting in manslaughter or murder cases are shockingly common. Stereotypes about aggressive drivers are also being re-examined.  The type of vehicle matters very little, and research shows that aggressive drivers are equally likely to be car, SUV, or motorcycle owners, which makes being on the lookout against danger that much more difficult.

Legal Protection Against Aggressive Drivers

Colorado residents victimized by the actions of an aggressive driver should seek legal counsel immediately. Consultation with a qualified Colorado personal injury attorney is the best way to protect all legal rights, including possible recovery of medical bills, treatment, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, and further damages. Aggressive drivers need to be taken off the road, and ensuring that they are made to pay for the damage they have caused is often the only means of bringing them to justice.

If you or someone you love is involved in an automobile accident, it is important to contact a Pueblo personal injury attorney immediately to review your case and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. Call Pueblo Personal Injury Attorney Mickey M. Smith today for a free consultation. (719) 544-0062.

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