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Aggressive Driving can Take Many Forms

Car accidents have the potential to cause serious injury to those involved. As a result, the law imposes a duty on drivers to operate their vehicles in a way so as not to pose an unreasonable risk of harm to others. Unfortunately, there are drivers among us who ignore this duty and drive aggressively or in ways that otherwise create a significant risk of injury. Aggressive driving is a serious problem, and is responsible for thousands of injury-causing accidents each year. People injured by aggressive drivers may be able to recover for their losses by filing a personal injury claim. The car accident attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help people injured by aggressive drivers recover, and work hard to ensure that each client we represent gets the compensation that he or she deserves.

Aggressive driving is defined by statute in Georgia. Under the legal doctrine of “negligence per se,” a person violating a statute may be presumed to be have been acting negligently if the harm caused was the type that the statute was designed to avoid. This means that if a plaintiff is able to show that a driver was driving aggressively it may be sufficient to establish legal liability for any injuries that occurred as a result of the driving. Some of the types of driver conduct that may be considered aggressive driving include the following:

  • Swerving
  • Passing
  • Lane changes
  • Following too closely
  • Failure to yield
  • Flashing headlights
  • Unnecessary use of the horn
  • Speeding

 

This is not a complete list, and there are many other kinds of behaviors that may be considered aggressive driving. Proving that a driver was driving aggressively may require a complicated showing of evidence, so it is advisable for anyone who believes that he or she has a claim based on such conduct to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by an aggressive driver, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our car accident lawyers, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia