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Aggressive Drivers Cause Injuries in Tulsa

Posted onAugust 26, 2019

It seems like aggressive drivers are just about everywhere on the road today. Aggressive drivers in Tulsa can create a scary experience for everyone, and these drivers significantly increase the chances of an accident occurring. Although aggressive driving can take on a number of different forms, all types of aggressive driving are hazardous.

If you have suffered injuries in a motor vehicle collision that was brought on by an aggressive driver, you have certain legal rights available to you. For one, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit for the personal injuries you suffered in your accident. A Tulsa personal injury lawyer at Wandres Law, PC could file a legal claim on your behalf and help you pursue damages against the at-fault insurance carrier for all of your injuries. Give us a call today at (918) 641-4044 or contact us online to find out more about how we could assist you with settling or litigating your personal injury car accident case.

Forms of Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving can take on a number of different forms, all of which present dangers to other drivers on the road. While speeding is one type of aggressive driving, there are many other ways that a driver could behave in a negligent or aggressive manner while operating a vehicle on a Tulsa roadway. These types of aggressive driving include the following:

  1. Exceeding the speed limit in heavy roadway traffic, such as during rush hour
  2. “Cutting off” other drivers who are attempting to merge onto a highway or other roadway
  3. Tailgating other drivers
    Weaving in and out of traffic, in an attempt to try and pass other vehicles
  4. Trying to “teach other vehicle drivers a lesson” by applying the brakes frequently or flashing high beams continuously

An experienced Tulsa personal injury attorney can help you pursue a personal injury claim if you have suffered injuries in any of these types of motor vehicle collisions.

Road Rage

Road rage is one type of aggressive driving which is particularly dangerous. Drivers suffering from road rage may start out speeding or weaving in and out of traffic, but this behavior could escalate into extreme agitation that leads to an accident – and sometimes even additional violence. If you observe a motor vehicle whose driver appears to be exhibiting signs of road rage, your first step should be to call the police, and if possible, reference the vehicle’s license tag number.

Pursuing Damages in an Aggressive Driving Collision Case

In Tulsa, at-fault motor vehicle drivers can be held legally accountable for the injuries and damages that they cause in a collision. When it comes to proving fault, causation, and damages, the injured accident victim has the burden. The accident victim must first demonstrate that the aggressive driver’s negligent actions brought about the motor vehicle collision. This is fairly easy to do in accident cases where the at-fault driver violated the law, such as by speeding or tailgating another driver. In cases where fault is clear cut, the at-fault driver’s insurance company might even go so far as to concede liability for the accident.

Even in these cases, however, the accident victim will still likely need to prove causation and damages. In other words, the accident victim must demonstrate that injuries complained of specifically arose from the aggressive driver’s negligence – and that he or she suffered physical injuries and damages. Compensation available to victims of aggressive driving collisions could include payment of related past and future medical bills, pain, suffering, inconvenience, and lost wages. A Tulsa personal injury lawyer could assist you with proving the legal elements necessary to recover the compensation you deserve.

Speak with a Tulsa Personal Injury Lawyer Today

At Wandres Law, PC, take pride in offering our clients both thorough and result-oriented legal representation throughout their personal injury cases. If the insurance company refuses to offer you reasonable compensation to settle, our legal team can litigate the case on your behalf and pursue a favorable result at a trial, mediation, or arbitration. To schedule a free legal consultation and case evaluation with a Tulsa personal injury lawyer, give us a call today at (918) 641-4044 or contact us online.

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