If an aggressive driver caused your South Fulton, Georgia car accident, you may be able to file an insurance claim or lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries and other losses. A South Fulton aggressive driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you uncover evidence to support your case and represent you throughout the process.
Let Bader Scott Injury Lawyers review your collision case for free. We can determine if your case has merit and if our attorneys can take action on your behalf. Call (404) 888-8888 now for your consultation with a member of our team. Our clients make no up-front payments to get started because we work on a contingency-fee basis.
Aggressive Driving Can Increase the Risk of Accidents and Injuries
Aggressive driving is illegal in Georgia under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-397. While this law is somewhat vague on exactly what constitutes aggressive driving, it hinges on the driver’s intent. This law makes it illegal to drive with intent to:
While driving in these manners, aggressive drivers may commit a number of negligent acts. These could include:
- Improper or unsafe passing
- Changing lanes improperly
- Slowing and stopping
- Impeding traffic flow
- Other reckless driving behaviors
- Violating motorcycle traffic laws
The law makes aggressive driving a “misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.” While this is one criminal charge this driver could face, it is the civil case accident victims are generally concerned with. A traffic violation may lead to fines and other possible penalties for the driver, but the civil case could lead to financial recovery for victims.
It is important to note that the responsible driver does not need to be convicted of aggressive driving for you to recover compensation in a case like this. You may be able to establish their negligence and recover compensation with proof that they violated a traffic law of any sort, regardless of the status of their criminal case.
To learn more about how you may be able to seek damages based on your aggressive driving accident in South Fulton, reach out to a representative of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today by calling (404) 888-8888.
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We Can Build a Case for Compensation Based on an Aggressive Driving Accident
A South Fulton aggressive driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can work to establish the responsible party’s liability in your case. In general, this requires us to document that four factors were in place to prove the aggressive driver acted negligently. This includes:
- They had a duty to drive a certain way to prevent from putting others in danger
- They did not drive with due care, putting others in danger with their aggressive behavior
- Their action or inaction caused a collision
- The victim or victims suffered injuries and financial losses
We can secure evidence in your case that corresponds to these factors and demonstrates how the responsible driver caused your accident. Then, we can use what we learn about your injuries and losses to calculate a fair settlement value for your case.
Even if the aggressive driver, their insurer, or their attorney accuses you of actions that contributed to causing the accident, you may be able to recover compensation under Georgia’s comparative negligence system, as long as you were not more than 49% at fault. However, comparative negligence may reduce the value of your case. For example, if you are deemed 10% responsible for your accident and awarded $100,000, your compensation may be reduced by 10% to $90,000.
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Seeking and Securing Damages in an Aggressive Driving Accident Case
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to negotiate a just settlement with the responsible party’s insurance company on your behalf. If the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement offer based on the evidence we provide, we can take your case to trial.
The damages that car accident victims can recover may include:
- Medical treatment
- Ongoing care costs as needed
- Lost income, including wages and other income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Vehicle repairs or replacement
- Pain and suffering damages and other non-economic losses
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A Time Limit in Your Right to Sue
Georgia’s statute of limitations on personal injury suits, O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, generally gives victims of car accidents up to two years to file a lawsuit. Some circumstances could alter this timeline, but in general, you may lose the right to file suit if you do not take action before the two-year mark.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can ensure that you meet this deadline when we represent you. We do recommend calling us as early in the process as possible so that we may get started on your case.
Speak to a Member of Our Team About Your Case at No Cost to You
A South Fulton aggressive driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can go to work on your case today if we believe you can hold the aggressive driver responsible and recover a payout. While you focus on healing, our firm can manage the communications, paperwork, and evidence gathering in your case.
Our clients pay on a contingency-fee basis. In this arrangement, we do not collect attorney fees unless and until our clients recover compensation in a settlement offer or court awards.
You can speak to a member of our car accident team serving South Fulton today at no cost to you. Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888 for your free consultation.