There is no excuse for aggressive driving or the harm it can cause innocent victims. Aggressive driving accident victims can face serious injuries, missed time and work, and permanent changes to their lives.
Distasio Law Firm believes in holding aggressive drivers accountable for their negligent actions. If you are dealing with the aftermath of this type of crash, a Brandon aggressive driving accident lawyer from our firm may be able to help you file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
Call now for a free case evaluation with one of our knowledgeable auto collision attorneys. If we believe you can hold the aggressive driver responsible for their actions, we may offer to pursue compensation for you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.
Aggressive Driving Can Increase the Risk of a Collision
Aggressive driving is illegal in Florida. Under Florida Statutes § 316.1923, state law defines “aggressive careless driving” as committing at least two of the following:
- Changing lanes improperly or in an unsafe way
- Following too closely
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Illegal passing and overtaking maneuvers
- Violating traffic signals or signs, such as running a red light
While any of these actions can lead to a traffic accident and may support a civil case to hold the driver accountable for serious injuries you suffer, aggressive driving may increase the risk of an accident by engaging in multiple risky behaviors behind the wheel.
It is important to note that you do not need the driver who caused your wreck to receive a citation for aggressive driving in order to pursue them for compensation. We may be able to establish their liability with evidence that their negligent actions caused the accident by any sort of violation of traffic law.
Distasio Law Firm can gather evidence of the responsible party’s liability when we represent you. This may include photos or videos from the accident scene, witness statements, or testimony from accident reconstruction experts in your defense.
Working with Distasio Law Firm on Your Case
A skilled Brandon aggressive driving accident attorney from Distasio Law Firm can provide you with the legal support and representation if you qualify. We believe that you should not have to worry about how you will pay your medical bills or cover the income you missed because of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. One of our diligent legal professionals can build your case and attempt to hold the driver who hit you accountable while you continue to focus on getting better physically.
When we represent you, we can handle all communications, paperwork, and legal deadlines throughout your case. Our committed staff can be available to answer your questions, provide updates, and give you legal advice during this process.
Our team is committed to putting our clients first, including offering complimentary case reviews. To learn more about our services or your rights, contact a representative of Distasio Law Firm now.
Seeking Damages in an Aggressive Driving Accident Case
When one of our proactive attorneys builds a case to hold an aggressive driver responsible for the accident they caused in Brandon, we are seeking financial recovery for our client’s damages. These may include a wide variety of expenses, financial losses, noneconomic losses, and other damages.
Some recoverable losses in car accident case may include:
- Current and future medical treatment and care for accident injuries
- Current and future lost income and reduced ability to earn
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle and other property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering losses
- Mental anguish
- Other noneconomic damages
If we are representing the surviving family members of someone who lost their life in a car accident caused by another party’s negligence, we may be able to collect wrongful death damages. Per Florida Statutes § 768.21, a wrongful death lawsuit may allow certain family members to recover compensation for funeral costs, loss of support, loss of companionship, and more.
Deadlines for Taking Legal Action in Florida
There are strict deadlines for seeking to hold an aggressive driver accountable in civil court in Florida. Florida Statutes § 95.11 sets a general two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits and a general two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death lawsuits. If we miss this deadline, you could lose the ability to hold the responsible party liable for your accident injuries via a lawsuit.
The Distasio Law Firm encourages you to call us as soon as your injuries allow following your accident or as soon as you begin to consider pursuing wrongful death damages. Our well-practiced aggressive driving accident lawyers in Brandon can give you more information about what specific deadlines pertain to your case during your initial consultation call.
Speak with a Brandon Aggressive Driving Accident Attorney Today
You can discuss your case with a representative of the Distasio Law Firm today. We will be glad to go over your options with you based on your injuries and the facts of your case. If you qualify, a Brandon aggressive driving accident lawyer from our firm may be able to build a case against the at-fault driver and hold them liable for your damages.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, reach out to the Distasio Law Firm team today. We handle personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency-fee-basis, where our clients do not pay us attorney fees unless and until they recover compensation via a settlement offer or court award. There are no advanced payments required for us to start working for you in this arrangement.