Suing For Aggressive Driving
If you have been in a car accident, there’s a good chance that aggressive driving or road rage was a factor. Statistics are showing that now 1 in every 3 accidents involves road rage. If that’s not scary enough, these numbers are only continuing to increase. Road rage often involves aggressive driving tactics, such as rapidly changing lanes, cutting other drivers off or forcing them off of the road, baiting drivers into accidents, and generally creating unsafe driving conditions in a bid to dominate the road and harass or intimidate other drivers. Not only is this behavior often illegal, but it also contributes to countless driving accidents and fatalities. If you have suffered an injury as a result of an aggressive or rageful driver in Maryland, you can bring a personal injury lawsuit to recover for the harm that you have suffered.
Suing for Aggressive Driving in Maryland
While simply experiencing someone else’s road rage or aggressive driving may be terrifying, it does not on its own create grounds to bring a personal injury lawsuit. As the name perhaps implies, personal injury lawsuits are meant to compensate for injury. This means that in order to bring a personal injury lawsuit for road rage, the aggressive driving must have caused an accident and physical injury. Because personal injury lawsuits are intended to provide financial wholeness after an accident, the physical injury must also have resulted in financial harm. This can take the form of hospital bills, medical expenses, lost wages due to missed work, and any other expenses that you incurred as a result of this accident. Additionally, you must be able to show that the other driver was negligent. Aggressive driving tactics are generally strong evidence of negligence, particularly because they often utilize illegal conduct, such as speeding, reckless driving, and failure to use proper signals.
Damages for Road Rage Accidents in Maryland
When you bring a personal injury lawsuit it enables you to pursue recovery for all economic damages (as discussed above) as well as compensation for pain and suffering. Pain and suffering damages will generally be determined based on the permanence and severity of your injuries.
Contact Berman, Sobin, Gross, LLP
If you have been involved in an aggressive driving accident that was not your fault, and you have suffered physical injuries as a result, the experienced Maryland car accident attorneys at Berman, Sobin, Gross, LLP are ready to fight to hold the reckless driver responsible for their conduct and get you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to. Contact Berman, Sobin, Gross, LLP today to schedule a consultation and start taking your power back.