Aggressive driving is a common safety threat on American roadways. Road rage and other forms of aggression increase the chances of a crash, often a fatal one. If you have suffered because of another driver’s aggressive behavior, you should not have to suffer the financial burden of recovery. The Law Offices of Edward A. Shamis, Jr., J.D., P.C. in Slidell, Louisiana can help you fight for justice.
Aggressive driving is most commonly understood to involve driving behaviors intended to irritate or endanger another, such as:
However, no behavior has to have malicious intent to contribute to an accident. Much of what looks like aggressive driving is really the result of driver negligence and/or distracted driving. In fact, most insurance policies contain exclusions from coverage for acts done intentionally to cause harm.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another driver, you do not have to prove aggressive driving. In fact, in some cases, proving another driver’s intent to harm you may void your claim. All that is required is to show that your injuries, expenses and lost wages were the direct result of the car accident.
However, it is one thing to make a personal injury claim. It is another to actually get the recovery to which you may be entitled. Insurance companies have a reputation for making quick settlements that undervalue damages. To get the compensation you deserve, you have to fight. Because insurance companies have a team of attorneys on their side, you need an experienced car accident lawyer on yours.
The Law Offices of Edward A. Shamis, Jr., J.D., P.C. provide the personal injury expertise you need to fight for justice after an aggressive driving accident. In more than 45 years in the legal profession, we have handled cases like yours, and we handle yours with the personal attention it deserves.
Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation at our Slidell office.