If you were injured in a trucking accident caused by intentionally aggressive driving behaviors, the attorneys from our law firm can help protect your legal rights.
When people think about some of the dangerous driving behaviors behind the wheel, they often will think about obvious and even criminal behavior—such as driving while drunk or driving while distracted. One of the most hazardous behaviors, however, is not an action, but rather a state of mind. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving can be defined as the operation of a motor vehicle in such a manner that it is or will likely endanger those around them.
Aggressive driving can include everything from exceeding the speed limit to tailgating.
In 2000, Tasca put together a list of drive behavior which, when deliberate, can be considered "aggressive."
Intentional aggressive driving includes the following:
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Often used as a synonym with aggressive driving, road rage is an entirely different issue. This is actually considered a criminal behavior where a driver is intentionally operating their vehicle in a way that will endanger the people around them. This can be considered an actual assault where the motor vehicle is classified as a deadly weapon.
In a study released by the NHTSA, it would found that in roughly 47% of all fatal traffic accidents, at least 1 behavior was involved that could have been classified as some form of aggressive driving. In 8% of fatal accidents, 2 aggressive driving behaviors were involved and in 0.5% of all accidents, 3 or more behaviors were attributed to causing the accident.
If you have been hurt in a truck accident that involved any of the behavior described above, it is vital that you get high-quality legal assistance. These crashes are severe and can result in severe injuries. It is therefore in your best interests to consult with a skilled truck accident attorney to help in the pursuit of just compensation. At Arnold & Itkin, we know just how daunting it can be to deal with the aftermath of a truck accident, and we are prepared to go above and beyond in our fight to help you seek justice.
If you are interested in learning more about our firm and how we can assist you, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call us today. We are proud to offer a free consultation to victims, so don't wait! Call today at (888) 490-0442.