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Aggressive Driving Under Georgia Law

Motor vehicle accidents injure thousands of Georgians each year, sometimes seriously. When these accidents occur because of negligent drivers, victims may be able to recover for their losses through a personal injury claim. One particularly dangerous form of negligent driving is aggressive driving, which is defined by Georgia law. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to holding aggressive drivers responsible, and have the legal skill and experience required to bring aggressive driving cases to a successful resolution.

 

Aggressive Driving Includes a Variety of Conduct

Under Georgia Code Section 40-6-397(a), aggressive driving is defined as A person commits the offense of aggressive driving when he or she operates any motor vehicle with the intent to annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, injure, or obstruct another person.” The law incorporates by reference other violations such as speeding, failure to maintain a lane, following too closely, improper lane change, impeding traffic flow, violation of laws specific to motorcycles, and reckless driving, provided the aggressive driving intent requirement. Among the injuries that aggressive drivers can cause include:

 

  • Concussions

  • Broken bones

  • Burns

  • Traumatic brain injuries

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Whiplash

  • Facial injuries

  • Emotional trauma

 

These and other injuries that people may sustain in aggressive driving accident may cause victims to lose income due to missed work and also result in significant medical expenses. In particularly serious cases, a person injured in an accident may develop long-term medical complications as well as physical disabilities. As a result, it is extremely important for victims to ensure that their legal rights are protected by retaining the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Contact a Brooks personal injury attorney for a free consultation

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

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia