New York Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by aggressive driving, you may need a New York aggressive driving accident lawyer. Aggressive driving has become a deadly problem in New York City and on roads across the country. Most of us know aggressive driving when we see it. It takes the form of speeding, driving too fast for conditions, tailgating, unsafe lane changes, weaving and other dangerous maneuvers.
At least 13,000 people have been injured or killed since 1990 in crashes caused by aggressive driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Have you or someone you know been in a New York City car accident caused by aggressive driving? If so, get a free case evaluation from an experienced New York City aggressive driving accident lawyer. David Resnick & Associates, P.C., helps injured people and their families obtain the financial compensation they deserve after serious traffic accidents.
Call 212-279-2000 or use this online contact form for a legal consultation today. We assist injured people throughout the NYC area, including Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, after accidents involving aggressive drivers.
New York Traffic Accidents and Aggressive Driving
Approximately 6.8 million car crashes occur each year in the United States. Many are caused by aggressive driving. NHTSA defines aggressive driving as “the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers other persons or property.”
We all know how it feels to be placed in danger by an impatient, angry or aggressive driver. More than 60 percent of motorists consider unsafe driving by others — including speeding — to be a major threat to their personal safety, according to a survey by NHTSA. One-third said they had felt threatened within the past month.
Examples of aggressive driving include:
- Driving while distracted
- Unsafe lane changes
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Cutting another car off
- Improper passing
- Road rage
- Driving in an antagonistic, provocative or discourteous manner.
Aggressive drivers are more likely to drive after drinking or taking drugs, and they also tend to drive without buckling their seatbelts.
Victims of Aggressive Driving
The number of drivers on the road is increasing — and so are traffic jams and delays. An estimated 91 percent of people drive to work. Commuters in Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens spend more than 40 hours a year in stalled traffic.
Sometimes, patience grows thin and tempers flare. More than half of those surveyed by NHTSA admitted to driving aggressively on occasion.
If you have suffered serious injuries in a New York City car accident caused by an aggressive driver, a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death lawsuit can seek monetary damages for:
- Doctor and hospital bills
- Prescription drugs
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Repair or replacement of vehicle
- Lost wages
- Future lost income
- Permanent or total disability
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Speak With a New York Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer
Have you or a member of your family had your life disrupted by the thoughtless actions of an aggressive driver? If so, you are entitled to a free consultation with a New York City accident attorney. The litigation team at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., can advise you of your legal rights and options.
Call a New York aggressive driving crash lawyer now at 212-279-2000 or use this contact form.