Injured by an Aggressive Driver?

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Southern California is a busy place where many drivers commute to and from work each day. Drivers can often be in a hurry to get to work, and equally in a hurry to get back home to be with their loved ones. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for drivers to view the traffic ahead of them as something to overcome, even if it means risking others’ safety. When you take this mindset and couple it with hours in the office, you get even more impatient and aggressive drivers.

If you have been in an accident, the Los Angeles car accident attorneys at Ghozland Law Firm can protect your rights. Call for a free case evaluation!

The Dangers of Aggressive Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) views aggressive driving as a serious problem on America’s roadways. The NHTSA defines aggressive driving as occurring when a person intentionally commits a combination of moving traffic offenses that endanger other people or property.

Examples of aggressive driving include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Improper lane changing
  • Tailgating
  • Improper passing

According to the NHTSA, approximately 6,800,000 crashes occur in the United States on an annual basis, and a significant number of those are estimated to be caused by aggressive driving. When you are sharing the road with an aggressive driver, you are at risk for suffering injury or even death in a car accident.

Preventing Aggressive Driving

Are you an aggressive driver? Do you express frustration, run red lights, or speed? It’s important to understand that taking your frustration out on your fellow motorists can lead to violence or a collision.

Here are some ways in which you can decrease the possibility causing a dangerous:

  • Don’t engage is distracting behaviors, such as texting, reading, or eating.
  • Try to leave more space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Avoid making frequent lane changes as a way of quickly passing other motorists.
  • Obey speed limits and try not to drive faster than conditions allow.
  • Decide it’s okay to be late; it’s better to be safe than sorry.

If there is another aggressive driver on the road, make every attempt to drive defensively. Don’t challenge the aggressive driver, as this may only creating more of a dangerous and unstable situation. Avoid eye contact with a confrontational driver and ignore rude gestures, as you never know who you’re dealing with or how dangerous the aggressive driver is. If the driving is particularly egregious, help protect others by pulling over and using your cell phone to call the police and report the aggressive driver.

Discuss Your Accident with Us Today

If you were injured by an aggressive driver, get the help you need today by contacting a Los Angeles car accident attorney from the Ghozland Law Firm. We’re here to help in every way that we can and to see to it that you obtain the compensation you deserve!

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