Phoenix Aggressive Driving Accident Attorneys
Help for Victims of Road Rage and Tailgating
Many car accidents are the result of road rage, aggressive driving and purposeful attempts to scare another driver. Unfortunately, in most cases, you won't know that the other driver is practicing aggressive driving until it's happening. The best way to avoid becoming a victim of a collision caused by road rage is by recognizing the signs:
- Tailgating characterized by speeding up very close behind you, backing off, and repeating the act.
- Weaving through traffic, cutting off other drivers, and then stopping short (quickly slowing down).
- Passing you on the right because you are driving slowly and then cutting you off a little too closely (known as "shaving").
Other behaviors that characterize road rage include gunning the engine at red lights, honking aggressively after the light changes green, making obscene gestures, and repeated actions made toward another driver that are disconcerting.
What to Do if You Are a Victim of a Road Rage in Phoenix
If you fall victim to one of the many road rage accidents that occur each year, the best thing to do is keep calm. The driver of the other vehicle is already enraged, which led to their driving behavior, and further aggression including physical altercations are possible in these scenarios. Call the police as soon as possible and be sure to take pictures, even if you use the camera on your cell phone. Remember to collect the names and telephone numbers of any witnesses to the crash and call your insurance company immediately to let them know what is happening. If you are injured in the collision, seek prompt medical attention and follow up with a call to a top-rated Phoenix car accident lawyer.
Many people have incurred fatal injuries from road rage accidents. Families members should try to remain as calm as possible considering the circumstances and call an attorney to help investigate.
Tailgating freeway collisions are no laughing matter, but that doesn't stop the majority of drivers on the freeway from driving too fast and following too closely, the top two causes of rear end collisions, not only in Arizona, but throughout the United States. Many car accidents happen when people are driving on the freeway and are in a hurry. Drivers may be tempted to drive over the speed limit and this encourages the driver in front of the speeding vehicle to pick up the pace or else be followed too closely.
Common Tailgating Accident Injuries
We have seen first-hand the damage an impatient driver can cause on the freeway because they think tailgating another vehicle will make them speed up. This, unfortunately, causes the majority of rear-end freeway accidents, which can result in a wide variety of injuries, including:
- Bumps and bruises;
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI);
- Broken bones;
- Spinal cord injury; and
- Other head and back injuries.
How a Phoenix Car Accident Attorney Can Help
Aggressive driving accidents can be difficult to prove making it imperative that victims contact a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible. A skilled lawyer can help victims of these types of collisions by conducting witness interviews, preparing statements and mounting evidence in your favor.
The Husband and Wife Law Team at Breyer Law, P.C. will do everything they can to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and will walk you through your case step by step, starting with a free consultation. Call us today at (602) 267-1280 and let us help you with your road rage collision case. Remember, we win or it's free.