When you end up in the hospital because of the actions of another driver, it's always bad. When that other driver was not simply careless, what happened to you may not be as much an accident as a negligent act. Unfortunately, aggressive driving can be even more dangerous than the inattentive driver. Read on to find out more about dealing with an aggressive driver and your car accident.
When Aggressive Drivers Strike
Being impatient is one thing, but some drivers seem in a hurry not just to arrive at their destination but to drive as quickly as possible no matter what. Law enforcement tries to watch out for and ticket drivers that exhibit aggressive driving habits, but they cannot be everywhere all the time. That leads, unfortunately, to the kinds of injuries that come along with high-speed crashes.
Dangerous Moves on the Road
Aggressive drivers tend to follow certain patterns of behavior, and they can all be deadly and injurious to others trying to share the road. Take a look at some of these patterns:
There is breaking the speed limit, and then there is exceeding it by quite a lot. Aggressive drivers love to drive at speeds vastly above the posted limit, which tends to make the impact of resulting crashes more serious. These crashes are also more likely to happen, since fast driving means that aggressive drivers are often unable to stop in time to avoid other drivers, curves, and traffic signals. In addition, some of these drivers take things up a notch by engaging in races with other drivers. Unfortunately, those hit while stopped at signals and stop signs by a speeding vehicle often suffer serious injuries or even death.
Weaving In and Out
Another common aggressive driver move is to constantly change lanes in an effort to get around traffic. The heavier the traffic is, the worse the behavior of some drivers becomes. Unfortunately, weaving in and out around cars is considered a game by aggressive drivers who seem to think that they are showing extreme levels of prowess on the road.
Naturally, when aggressive drivers attempt to fit their vehicles in between others on the road, wrecks can happen. It's difficult to predict what other drivers are going to do and when, and aggressive drivers often cause others to crash as a result.
When the other driver is ticketed for reckless driving, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Speak to an auto accident attorney about being compensated for the actions of an aggressive driver.