Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer in Houston
Aggressive Driving Is Common on the Roads
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute released a study in 2013 that ranked Houston as having the sixth-highest rate of traffic congestion in the nation. The average Houstonian spends approximately two full days per year sitting in traffic, a circumstance that drives many to feel frustrated and irritable. To make matters worse, Houston has some of the worst drivers in the country: According to Allstate Insurance's 2012 Best Drivers Report, drivers in Houston are 25.9 percent more likely to be involved in car accidents than the national average.
Aggressive driving plays a role in a large percentage of all accidents throughout the state. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that more than a quarter of all crashes involve speeding. Another 14 percent occurred when drivers ran red lights or stop signs, and 12 percent involved unsafe turns or failure to yield right of way while turning. In addition to incidents in which aggressive driving was a factor, 959 accidents were directly attributed to road rage on the part of one of the drivers. Aggressive driving takes many forms, all of which are entirely unacceptable. These include, but are not limited to:
- Jackrabbit starts from intersections
- Weaving through traffic
- Cutting off other drivers
- Denying the right of way at a turn or stop sign
Holding Aggressive Drivers Accountable in Houston, TX
At The Daspit Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping our clients pursue justice for the wrongs they have suffered. In many cases, we represent people who have been injured or lost loved ones in accidents caused by drivers who are distracted, careless or tired. While anyone who has a right to sue for personal injury or wrongful death after an accident caused by another person's negligence, this is especially true if the driver who caused your accident was engaging in aggressive and wrongful behavior. Bring the case to us now for hard-hitting representation from our Houston car accident attorney.
Contact our office for a free consultation so that we can begin working on a strategy for seeking justice and compensation for your losses.