Car accidents caused by aggressive driving

Cappetta Law Offices is dedicated to providing injured clients with experienced legal representation in car accident cases. We work closely with each client we represent, working hard to obtain the best possible settlement or award in each case we handle. We take all of our car accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we receive no compensation unless you do. Many of the cases we handle involve accidents and injuries caused by aggressive driving. We help victims of aggressive drivers recover for their injuries and serve clients across Middlesex County and Massachusetts from our offices in Natick and Framingham.

Aggressive drivers injure thousands of people each year

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), a substantial number of the approximately 6,800,000 motor vehicle accidents each year are caused by aggressive driving. These accidents can result in serious injuries that may require intensive medical care or involve other long term complications. Sometimes, they may even be fatal. When aggressive drivers cause injuries, victims and their families may be able to recover by filing a personal injury lawsuit. There are many forms of aggressive driving that could potentially lead to accidents. Some of the most common include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Weaving
  • Improper passing
  • Not allowing others to merge
  • Not signaling lane changes
  • Inappropriate use of high beams
  • Blocking traffic

Under general tort liability principles, a driver has a duty to operate his or her vehicle safely. As a result, most aggressive drivers will be liable for any injuries that are caused by their departure from this standard.

What to do after being involved in an accident with an aggressive driver

The first thing to do after being involved in an accident involving aggressive driving is to ensure that you and others are not in any immediate danger. Pull over to the side of the road and administer any first aid that may be necessary. If you are able, record as much information about the accident as possible. Make note of the license plate numbers of the vehicles involved, obtain contact information from other drivers, and try to take photographs of the scene of the accident, if possible. In addition, you should try to get contact information from anybody who may have witnessed the accident.

In addition to the above, victims of an aggressive driving accident should be certain to undergo a thorough medical evaluation as soon as possible after an accident. Certain injuries, such as injuries to the spine or neck, may not develop any noticeable symptoms for days or even weeks after an accident occurs. Seeking professional medical care ensures that your injuries will be correctly identified and treated. In addition, proper diagnosis and documentation of your injuries can make establishing liability and damages significantly easier.

Contact a Framingham personal injury today

If you have been injured by an aggressive driver, Cappetta Law Offices can help you recover. Potential damages that may be available in an aggressive driving case include compensation for medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, lost income, and more. Attorney Daniel Cappetta is a former prosecutor who understands how to aggressively pursue those responsible for harm to others, and he fights hard to obtain the best possible result for each client he represents. We offer our clients a free consultation to discuss the specifics of their case, and will give you an honest and accurate appraisal of your chances of success. In order to schedule your free consultation, call Cappetta Law Offices today at (508) 969-9505 or contact us online.

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