Aggressive Driving Accidents
The Plymouth car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III help clients throughout Massachusetts get their lives back on track after a car crash. Whether it's caused by another person's unsafe driving, faulty equipment, or distractions behind the wheel, a person who's been injured in a car accident has the right to seek damages from those responsible. Our lawyers know how to present a client's case in the strongest possible manner, and we will work hard to advocate for your interests through negotiation and settlement, as well as litigation if needed.What is Aggressive Driving?
"Aggressive driving" refers to any operation of a vehicle in a way that endangers or is likely to endanger other people on the road. It's separate from, but often related to incidents of "road rage." The former term focuses on unsafe techniques and conduct while driving, but the latter concerns physical and verbal altercations that sometimes occur between quarreling drivers. Aggressive driving includes:
- Improper and frequent lane changing
- Flashing lights
- Improper passing
- Running red lights or speeding up to get through yellow lights
The consequences of this and other unsafe behavior behind the wheel can be serious and even fatal. Speeding alone is a contributing factor in roughly one-third of all fatal crashes in the country each year, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.Suing for Injuries Caused by Aggressive Driving
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we've seen the death and destruction that aggressive driving can cause. While a lawsuit can't bring back a loved one or heal the physical and emotional pain that accompanies a crash, it can help people try to move forward after an accident by ensuring that they get the money they deserve to pay for doctor's bills, property damage, and missed wages.
Car accident lawsuits are typically governed by negligence law. That means the person suing must show that he or she was injured in the crash and that the person being sued caused the crash by acting in an unsafe or negligent manner. While aggressive driving is certainly unsafe, it is vital that the person suing (plaintiff) provide enough evidence to show that the responsible person was actually speeding, running lights, or otherwise driving unsafely. The plaintiff also has to clearly show the full extent of his or her injuries, usually with comprehensive medical evidence.How We Can Help You
The car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III have more than 146 years of combined experience representing clients in a wide variety of auto accident cases, including many stemming from unsafe and aggressive driving tactics. We have a solid track record of obtaining recovery for our clients, and we are well respected in the legal community for our hard work, dedication to those we represent, and significant personal injury law experience.
Our results speak for themselves: among other victories, we've previously obtained settlements of $1.56 for the family of a person killed in a car crash and $1 million for a driver who suffered facial injuries in a collision.Dedicated Advocates for Injured Victims
Our Massachusetts personal injury attorneys and criminal defense lawyers serve clients throughout the state. From our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, we make it easy for clients to reach us by offering flexible evening and weekend hours. In fact, our attorneys will even come to you if you can't make it to one of our offices. Call us at 888.262.6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.