Aggressive drivers are responsible for many car accidents every year on the roads in and around Tampa. You may be seeking legal assistance if you were injured in an accident caused by an aggressive driver.
A Tampa aggressive driving car accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you review:
- The steps you should take after an accident
- The people you should notify after your wreck
- The type of compensation you could get for your losses
- The options you have to resolve your car accident claim
Get the personal touch after a collision by working with the knowledgeable Tampa car accident lawyers from Distasio Law Firm. For a free consultation with a member of our team, call us today.
We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee basis with no up-front costs required.
We Understand Florida’s Regulations on Aggressive Driving
The state of Florida has set up a specific statute for handling “aggressive careless driving.” Per Florida Statute 316.1923, drivers may be charged with aggressive driving if they engage in at least two of the following acts while operating a vehicle:
- Driving above the posted speed limit
- Changing lanes improperly or unsafely
- Passing another driver improperly
- Ignoring signal devices or traffic control mechanisms
- Following too closely behind another driver
- Not yielding the right-of-way
Drivers must complete these acts at the same time or in succession to one another in order to engage in aggressive driving.
If you were hurt by a driver who engaged in aggressive driving, the responsible party may be liable for your injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Liability in an Aggressive Driving Accident
Even if a driver’s actions do not technically meet the standard to be considered aggressive driving in Florida, they may still be responsible for your collision.
In many car accident cases, liability is established by proving that one driver violated a traffic law and caused an accident—regardless of if that infraction qualified as aggressive driving. This can include something as simple as an illegal lane change or running a stop sign.
Distasio Law Firm may be able to investigate the facts of your accident to determine who was at fault. Establishing liability may allow you to get compensation for your losses.
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Get Treatment for Your Injuries After an Aggressive Driving Accident
You may require medical treatment if you were hurt in an aggressive driving accident in Tampa. These accidents may leave you facing a number of serious injuries. Some common injuries associated with aggressive driving collisions include:
- Brain injuries, including concussions
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Back injuries, including herniated discs
- Broken bones and fractures
- Internal injuries
Make sure that you get medical treatment quickly after your accident, even if you feel like your symptoms are only minor. You could have internal injuries, or your symptoms could become worse later on.
A doctor can also create a link in your medical record between the accident and your injuries that can be used in your case. If you do not seek treatment, insurance agents may claim that the accident did not cause your injuries.
After you have received treatment, contact Distasio Law Firm for a free consultation on your aggressive driving crash case and to see what legal options to pursue compensation may be available to you.
Recoverable Losses in an Aggressive Driving Case
You may be left facing high medical expenses and other costs if you are struck by an aggressive driver in Tampa. Depending upon your situation, a skilled Tampa aggressive driving crash lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation for healthcare expenses such as:
- Emergency medical treatment and ambulance rides
- Time in the hospital
- Surgeries and other medical procedures
- Assistance from physical therapists or chiropractors
While you are recovering from your injuries, you may be unable to work. You may be able to recover compensation for lost wages or even lost earning potential if you experience a disability caused by your accident.
Additionally, you may be able to get damages for any pain and suffering you experienced as a result of an aggressive driving accident.
Here at Distasio Law Firm, our attorneys understand that some aggressive driving accidents in Tampa may be deadly. We may be able to offer you assistance if you lost a loved one due to the actions of a reckless driver.
Depending upon your situation, you could be able to secure compensation for funeral or burial expenses and more.
Find out more about wrongful death lawsuits by contacting Distasio Law Firm today.
Working with an Aggressive Driving Crash Lawyer on Your Case
You do not need to face the aggressive driver responsible for your injuries alone. Distasio Law Firm may be able to provide you with personal care while you concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
We can provide clients in your situation legal services such as:
- Investigating the facts of your collision
- Speaking with witnesses
- Reviewing the police report of the accident
- Assessing all settlements offered by insurance agents
- Negotiating with insurance agents for you
If the responsible party’s insurance company is not willing to make you a fair settlement offer, Distasio Law Firm is not afraid to take your case to trial.
Call a Tampa Aggressive Driving Accident Attorney Today
If you are ready to work with a lawyer on your Tampa aggressive driving accident case, or even if you just want to learn more about your options, contact Distasio Law Firm for a free case evaluation.
We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee basis where we do not collect lawyer fees unless and until you recover compensation in a settlement or court awards.