Aggressive driving incidents can be traumatic, especially if any bodily injury or significant property damage resulted. Aggressive driving can sometimes appear on the roadway as:
- Dangerously changing lanes
- Swerving into your space and forcing you to move
- Repeatedly accosting you on the road
- Following too closely
- Shouting or gesturing repeatedly
- Slamming on brakes needlessly
- Using their vehicle to intimidate
- Creating the risk of an accident
If you noticed any of these behaviors on the road, then chances are you were dealing with an aggressive driver.
If you were injured by such a driver, an Atlanta aggressive driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you pursue financial compensation. We may be able to help you recover a settlement offer our court awards for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
For a free conversation about your options with a member of our team, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.
Aggressive Driving and Liability
It is easy to see how the various aggressive driving acts can cause an accident. Aggressive driving is not just dangerous—it is also illegal. Georgia groups a set of traffic law violations as “aggressive driving” under GA Code § 40-6-397. Drivers who commit these violations may be charged with a misdemeanor offense and could face fines or jail time for their actions.
However, you may not need the driver who caused your accident to be charged with or convicted of aggressive driving to recover compensation from them. In personal injury cases, victims typically must show that another driver’s negligence caused their injuries to establish liability. This can be something as simple as a traffic law violation such as:
- An illegal lane change
- Failure to yield
- And more
When an Atlanta aggressive driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers represents you, we can investigate your accident to produce evidence of the responsible driver’s negligence. This may come from:
- Photos or videos of the accident scene
- Witness statements
- The police report
- Your medical records
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- And more
If you believe that an aggressive driver’s negligence caused your accident, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888. A member of our team is standing by to discuss your accident and your legal options in a free consultation.
Recoverable Damages in an Aggressive Driving Case
If you can prove the aggressive driver’s liability in your case, you may be able to recover damages such as:
- Medical costs
- Your estimated future costs of treatment
- Lost wages or verified income potential
- Pain and suffering
Wrongful Death Damages
In the worst-case scenario, an aggressive driver may have taken your loved one’s life in a traffic accident. If this happened to you, please accept our condolences.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers also represents Atlanta families in wrongful death lawsuits. Proving driver negligence in this type of case may allow your family to recover compensation for your:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical costs prior to your loved one’s death
- Loss of income from your loved one
- And more
To learn more about the specifics of pursuing a wrongful death case, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today.
Working with a Lawyer on Your Case
When you decide to work with an Atlanta aggressive driving accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, our team can offer you a wide range of legal serves. We may be able to:
- Communicate with all parties on your behalf
- Identify the party liable for your injuries
- Build a case of their liability
- Gather evidence of the value of your damages
- Conduct your case according to all Georgia laws that apply
Once your case is prepared, we can present the responsible party’s insurance company with a demand letter for what we believe to be the value of your damages. If they make you a lower offer, we can engage with them in settlement negotiations.
In the event that the responsible party’s insurance company is unwilling to make you a fair offer, our firm is not afraid to take your case to trial. This would give us a chance to share our evidence with a judge or a jury, who may ultimately decide if you should be awarded compensation, and what amount.
The Statute of Limitations on Your Case
All accidents victims should know about the statute of limitations that pertains to their case. This legal deadline sets a time limit on how long accident victims have to sue. Per GA Code § 9-3-33, a general two-year statute of limitations apply to personal injury lawsuits in Georgia.
Some circumstances can alter this deadline. If the time limit elapses in your case, you may be barred from recovering compensation via a lawsuit. To discuss what specific time limits apply to your case, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today.
Get a Free Consultation on Your Case
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers represent people who were hurt in or near Atlanta by aggressive drivers. An Atlanta aggressive driving accident lawyer from our firm may be able to represent you on a contingency fee basis with no up-front payment necessary. In this type of arrangement, we do not collect attorney fees unless and until you receive compensation in a settlement offer or court awards.
Allow Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to handle the details and legal work of your case while you focus on recovering from your injuries. We can answer your questions, provide legal advice, and keep you updated on your case throughout our work together.
For a free, no-obligation consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.