Starkville Aggressive Driving Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving occurs when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” Shockingly, a recent study on aggressive driving showed that approximately 66% of all traffic fatalities involve aggressive driving. No matter how safely you operate your vehicle, aggressive drivers are always a danger on the road. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our team of more than 30 attorneys handles aggressive driving cases every day. For over 30 years we have zealously fought for our clients and have recovered over $1.5 billion for injured parties and their families. If you have been injured, call our Starkville car accident lawyers today for a no-cost consultation.Aggressive Driving in Starkville
Aggressive driving is a culmination of bad driving decisions that put the people around the aggressive drivers at risk. Examples include tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, excessively honking at another driver, making rude gestures, and similar acts. Often, Starkville aggressive driving accidents result in serious and life-threatening injuries that require extended periods of hospitalization and treatment. Common injuries include broken bones, paralysis, brain trauma, broken bones, torn ligaments, and muscle tears. If you have been injured due to the aggressive driving of someone else, you will need to prove the aggressive driver acted in a negligent or reckless manner to recover compensation for your losses.
The following elements must be established to prove negligence in Mississippi:
- Duty. Every driver has a legal duty to drive safely and responsibly on Mississippi roads. Drivers should also act reasonably under the circumstances.
- Breach of duty. Aggressive driving can be linked to speeding, erratic lane changing, following too closely, driving on the shoulder or median, or failing to yield.
- Causation. It is not enough that the driver breached his or her duty of care owed to you; the victim must still prove actual and proximate causation.
- Damages. If you can prove the driver’s aggressive driving caused the accident to happen, you must then prove that you suffered damages as a result of the wreck. Compensatory damages are normally separated into economic (medical bills and lost wages) and non-economic (pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, and loss of consortium).
Mississippi follows pure comparative negligence, which means that an aggressive driving accident victim can recover from an aggressive driver despite being partially at fault for the accident. In fact, even if the victim is more to blame for the accident than the defendant, the victim still has a potential chance of recovery. Insurance companies frequently try to place as much blame on victims as possible. If you have been injured and the insurance company is trying to blame you for the accident, consult with an experienced car wreck attorney in the Starkville area who can utilize knowledge of Mississippi’s driving laws to help hold the aggressive driver accountable for those wrongful actions.Retain an Attorney Today for Your Aggressive Driving Accident
Although preventable, aggressive driving is still one of the leading causes of car accidents on the road today. It is also the one of the most deadly. Injured parties should call the car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We provide legal representation to people throughout the South, including in Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas. Our firm serves the greater Starkville area, including residents of Starkville, Columbus, West Point, Aberdeen, and other parts of Oktibbeha County. Contact us by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form for a free consultation with one of our car wreck attorneys. Let us show why NST is the way to go.