Statistics show that a majority of car accidents are caused by driver error. Driver error and negligence, however, can take many different forms. From distracted driving to impaired driving to aggressive driving, all forms of driver negligence are inherently unsafe. These types of behaviors behind the wheel place others at risk of being involved in accidents, as well as at risk for suffering injury or wrongful death. What's more, accidents caused by these types of negligence are largely preventable.
Preventable accidents are among the largest concern on public roadways. Our efforts to reduce the rates of preventable accidents are precisely why we have traffic laws and civil laws that hold negligent drivers accountable and liable for the fangers they create and the damages they cause. This is why Houston, the state of Texas, and jurisdictions throughout the country have laws against aggressive driving.
What is aggressive driving?
Put simply, aggressive driving is any type of behavior made by a driver that increases the risk of a traffic accident. Aggressive driving typically involves multiple unsafe maneuvers or traffic infractions. Examples of aggressive driving include:
- Unsafe lane changing
- Unsafe passing or passing on the wrong side
- Cutting vehicles off
Motorists who commit moving offenses can face fines of up to $200, potential jail sentences, and other negative repercussions to their driver's license. Unfortunately, law enforcement officers are not always able to stop an aggressive driver before they cause an accident.
If you or your loved one has recently been injured in an auto accident or truck accident caused by an aggressive driver, you may have a right to obtain compensation for your damages. Aggressively driving is widely known to be unsafe, and in most cases it is illegal. For these reasons, injured victims who are able to present strong evidence of an at-fault driver's aggressive driving have a fighting chance of securing the compensation they need and deserve.
To learn more about your right to compensation and how the Daspit Law Firm can help you navigate the personal injury claim process, request a free consultation by calling a Houston car accident lawyer at (713) 364-0915 or filling out a free case evaluation form.