Aggressive driving, by its very nature, puts others sharing the road at an increased risk of accident and injury. If you were in an accident due to an aggressive Florida driver, a Bradenton aggressive driving accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you hold that driver responsible for your serious injuries and other losses.
To learn more about how our experienced car crash attorneys help accident victims who qualify for compensation, reach out to Distasio Law Firm today. You can speak with a member of our team about your accident and injuries today and receive feedback about the strength of your case.
Aggressive Driving Increases Accident Risk Significantly
Encountering aggressive drivers on the road is not uncommon. Many behaviors may qualify as aggressiveness behind the wheel. Unfortunately, these careless and reckless actions can cause serious and even devastating injuries.
Aggressive driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is any driving behavior that “endangers or is likely to endanger” those sharing the road with the driver. In other words, these are risky behaviors behind the wheel that increase the likelihood of an accident. This could include:
- Excessive speeding, including both exceeding the marked speed limit and driving too fast for conditions.
- Running red lights and stop signs or disobeying other traffic rules.
- Cutting someone off or intentionally failing to yield.
- Boxing in other motorists, preventing them from passing.
- Excessive or aggressive lane changes between vehicles.
- Street racing.
- Purposefully intimidating other drivers.
If you suffered serious injuries and believe the driver who caused your accident was exhibiting one or more of these behaviors, you have options. You may be able to build an aggressive driving accident case against them and hold them accountable for their actions.
Our team is here to support you. If we believe your case has merit, we will commit financial support and other resources toward your case and seeking compensation for you.
Learn How Florida Car Accident Law Works
A Bradenton aggressive driving accident attorney from Distasio Law Firm can help you navigate the Florida car accident claims process, seeking a payout based on the facts of your case against the aggressive motorist and the severity of your injuries.
We are committed to putting our clients first. You can count on us to ensure you always get the answers to the question and concerns you have while we build a case that can prove liability. When you agree to let us represent you, we will take steps that include:
- Gathering evidence to build your case.
- Documenting your related damages.
- Filing your insurance claim.
- Attempting to negotiate a just settlement.
- Navigating the legal system if that becomes necessary.
To learn more, reach out to a seasoned Bradenton aggressive driving collision attorney today. A well-practiced member of our team can help you understand our services and explain how we may be able to help you during a free consultation.
Recoverable Damages in an Insurance Settlement or Civil Lawsuit
When a proactive attorney at the Distasio Law Firm pursues compensation in your Bradenton aggressive driving accident case, we begin by calculating your losses. With this information, we can demand a fair settlement from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Recoverable damages as a result of your accident may include:
- Current and future medical treatment, care, and related expenses.
- Current and future lost wages, benefits, and other missed income.
- Diminished earning capacity if you cannot go back to work.
- Repair or replacement of your damaged vehicle.
- Other property damages that occurred in the accident.
- Out-of-pocket expenses linked to the accident.
- Pain and suffering damages.
- Mental anguish and other emotional losses.
Florida Statute § 768.21 allows surviving spouses, parents, and children to receive compensation if a person passes away as a result of a traffic accident These damages, known as wrongful death damages, include funeral and burial costs, loss of income, and loss of consortium. If you are facing the death of a loved one after such an accident, allow us to express our condolences and help you hold the driver liable.
There Is a Deadline on Filing a Bradenton Lawsuit
Even with strong evidence that the at-fault driver was engaged in aggressive driving behaviors that caused your accident, you must act before the statute of limitations runs out. Under Florida Statute § 95.11, if you do not file your lawsuit within four years for a personal injury case and 2 years for a death case, the court will bar you from compensation. You will lose the right to file a lawsuit and hold the aggressive driver responsible, even if your injuries previously qualified you to take legal action.
At Distasio Law Firm, our committed lawyers attempt to reach an out-of-court settlement in these cases. However, we still need to ensure that you retain the right to file a lawsuit in the event that we cannot reach a just settlement without a lawsuit.
Discuss Your Aggressive Driving Accident Case With a Member of Our Team for Free Today
A Bradenton aggressive driving accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to represent you and seek a payout on your behalf. To learn if this is possible based on the facts of your case, reach out to a member of our team today. Our compassionate team members will review your accident and injuries with you to determine your legal options and discuss how we may be able to help you secure a payout.
Call now for your complimentary consultation and case review. Our team works on a contingency fee, so you will pay us nothing out of your own pocket. We only receive attorney fees from the settlement we recover.