Aggressive Driving Accidents
Most car collisions are caused by the careless acts of other drivers, but there are some caused by the aggressive driving of others. A person may witness aggressive driving anywhere in the state from the interstate system to school zones. Aggressive driving, as defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property. The NHTSA states that approximately 6,800,000 crashes occur in the United States each year, and a substantial number are estimated to be caused by aggressive driving. Statistics show that almost 13,000 people have been injured or killed in a recent 7 year span.
Aggressive driving is a serious problem and can lead to injuries and even death. Examples of aggressive driving include speeding, running yellow and red lights, frequent and unnecessary lane changes, tailgating, and racing. These conditions lead to serious collisions causing life changing injuries. It is important to have a skilled New Orleans attorney on your side to hold the party responsible for purposely causing such devastation. Aggressive driving is on the rise due to lack of responsible driving behavior, reduced levels of law enforcement, and more travel and congestion especially in major cities. Drivers often focus on only where they are going and the quickest way there as possible. They usually cut off other drivers trying to get to their destination as fast as possible without any regard to the safety of others. This focus on the individual driver can lead to unnecessary car collisions. Law enforcement is one way to reduce the level of aggressive driving, but in many areas budgets have been cut reducing the amount of law enforcement that is available to patrol for aggressive driving. In the past 30 years, drivers in the United States have driven 40 percent more miles while in that time period the number of miles available to travel has only increased by 1 percent. More motorists now respond to the frustration of traffic by the use of aggressive driving tactics causing more car collisions.
There are a number of ways in which motorists can prevent aggressive driving. The first thing to do is to focus on your own driving and how it is affecting others. Do not take your frustration out on other drivers, and always allow enough time for delays on your trip. If you encounter aggressive driving there are some tips to follow which can prevent road rage and a car collision. Avoid eye contact, and give the other driver plenty of room to drive away. Do not make any inappropriate facial or hand gestures, and if you feel threatened for your personal safety call the police and report the other driver. The Cardone Law Firm has handled many cases over the years involving aggressive driving and the collisions that result from them.
Mr. Cardone serves the State of Louisiana including Ascension Parish, Donaldsonville, Assumption Parish, Napoleonville, Baton Rouge, Jefferson Parish, Estelle, Gretna, Harvey, Kenner, Marrero, Metairie, New Orleans, Terrytown, Westwego, Lafayette Parish, Lafourche Parish, Thibodaux, Livingston Parish, Orleans Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Belle Chasse, and St. Charles Parish. It is important to contact a skilled New Orleans attorney, such as Mr. Cardone, as soon as possible after a car collision. We can preserve evidence such as witnesses’ statements and other important documentation that will be important parts of your case when the judge or jury is assessing the cause of the accident.
Because an auto accident can create multiple issues and significant losses, an injured party should hire an experienced New Orleans attorney who not only handles car accidents for injured parties, but also has the resources necessary to provide for an injured person’s medical needs as well as the hiring of experts from a variety of fields in order to increase the value of the case. Cliff Cardone has practiced law nearly 40 years and has primarily handled personal injury matters. If you have been injured in a car collision, Phone Cardone at 1-504-522-3333 for a free in person consultation. He is direct, insightful, proactive, and passionate about his client’s cases.