If an aggressive, reckless, or angry driver caused your Albany traffic accident, state law may allow you to hold them responsible for your financial and even non-financial losses. Under Georgia personal injury laws, you may have the opportunity to build a case and prove the at-fault driver is accountable for your injuries.
An Albany aggressive driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may represent you at no out-of-pocket cost. If we believe we can help secure compensation, we will investigate the accident, develop a case, prepare your claim, and take action to seek a payout on your behalf.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, our team offers complimentary consultations to accident victims in Albany. We can review your case, assess the cause of the accident, assign liability, and explain if our attorneys may be able to help you. Call (404) 888-8888 today to speak with a car accident team member serving Albany and greater Dougherty County.
Aggressive Driving Puts Others in Danger on Albany’s Roads
Aggressive driving can occur on any of Albany’s expressways, surface streets, or highways. Under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-397, Georgia law gives a definition of aggressive driving and states that the driver must show an intent to harass another person, among other conditions.
As you can see, the driver intentionally acting with malice is central to the crime of aggressive driving in Georgia. When a driver violates another traffic law and does so intending to threaten or hurt another, they may face elevated charges. Aggressive driving is classified as a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature in Georgia.
Actions that could lead to aggressive driving allegations in Georgia include:
- Excessive speed
- Improper or unsafe lane changes
- Improper or unsafe passing
- Impeding traffic
- Dramatic changes in speed
- Reckless driving
In some cases, accident victims who call our office were hurt by drivers who received a citation for aggressive driving. In others, they received tickets for their driving behavior but not for aggressive or reckless behavior. Under either circumstance, it may be possible to hold them responsible for their actions and their careless and intentional behavior.
For a free legal consultation with a aggressive driving accidents lawyer serving Albany, call (404) 888-8888
An Attorney May Be Able to Pursue Compensation for You in Your Albany Accident Case
An Albany aggressive driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you seek compensation based on your collision case. Regardless of the outcome of the criminal case against the aggressive driver, we may be able to prove they caused your accident and recover compensation through an insurance claim or trial verdict.
To seek compensation in a civil traffic accident case, we do not have to prove the offending driver violated the law against aggressive driving. Instead, we need evidence to prove four things:
- The driver had an obligation to follow traffic laws and drive in a safe manner
- They acted in a way that put others in danger
- This caused the accident that resulted in your injuries
- You can demonstrate the value of your financial losses as well as intangible damages
Our team gathers evidence to prove negligence and liability, working to ensure we can prove these four factors and seek a fair settlement for our client.
To learn if we may be able to help you with your Albany aggressive driving accident case, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888. We represent injured accident victims based on contingent fees. We do not get paid unless we recover compensation for our client.
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Losses Recoverable in an Albany Aggressive Driving Collision
No matter if we file an insurance claim or take your case to trial, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will seek compensation for you based on the losses you experienced because of your Albany accident. Such losses may include injuries, expenses, and even non-economic losses. Some examples of common recoverable losses in an aggressive driving accident may include:
- Current and future treatment of injuries and other related medical expenses
- Current and future care and support
- Missed paychecks, benefits, and other income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Vehicle repairs and other property damage
- Expenses paid out of pocket
- Intangible losses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Wrongful death damages per O.C.G.A. §51-4-2
Time Limits on Filing a Georgia Car Accident Civil Lawsuit
According to O.C.G.A. §9-3-33, most traffic accident victims in Georgia have only two years to begin a personal injury lawsuit. This deadline restricts the amount of time you have to take a case to trial if necessary. Many cases settle without going to trial, but it is important to protect your rights and keep your legal options open.
Contact us about your accident quickly after your injuries stabilize so we can go to work for you as soon as possible. If we represent you and know about your accident in time, we will ensure you meet all applicable deadlines.
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Speak with a Team Member from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers
An Albany aggressive driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help accident victims pursue financial recovery based on their accident case and recorded losses. If you suffered injuries as a result of an aggressive driver’s reckless behavior on Dougherty County roads, you may be able to build a case and hold that driver accountable. You could receive a payout from their insurer.
Let a team member from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers review your case today during your free accident consultation. We will discuss your accident, losses, and other details with you to determine your rights and the options you have to seek compensation.
Call (404) 888-8888 today to get started with your case assessment at no cost to you.