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Behaviors of Aggressive DrivingSpeeding;Ignoring traffic signs and signals;Using shoulders in congested traffic to "get ahead";Speeding up when lights turn yellow;Ignoring pedestrians or bicyclists;Changing lanes rapidly without signaling;Passing illegally;Pulling onto the road when there is not a big enough gap in the traffic;Nosing into a slow-moving lane where there is insufficient space;Weaving through traffic;Tailgating;Chasing other drivers;Using a vehicle purposefully to block drivers who would like to pass;Refusing to yield to a driver with the right-of-way;Slamming on the brakes solely to get the driver or drivers behind to react;Speeding up to gesture, honk, yell, or flash lights at another driver;Purposefully slowing down and speeding up to force another driver to react;Racing other drivers; andOther erratic and unpredictable behavior.
Studies conducted by the American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have concluded that some manner of aggressive driving is a factor in more than half of all traffic fatalities, and that speeding, alone, is a factor in about one-third of all fatal crashes. When you apply those ratios to the actual number of people killed in car accidents in the United States in a given year--for example, 2011, when 32,367 people died from car accidents--it is sobering to realize that over 16,000 people might have lived if the at-fault drivers had simply controlled their aggressive behavior when getting behind the wheel.
At Abels & Annes, our dedicatedpersonal injury attorneyshave many years of experience representing car accident victims who have been injured in a variety of circumstances, including from drivers whose erratic, illegal, or aggressive behavior has caused an accident. Our goal is to help car accident injury victims to obtain recovery for the damages they have suffered, both physically and financially, from culpable individuals. We can represent motorists,motorcyclists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicle passengers, including minors and children whose injuries often create medical needs that persist well into the future.
If you would like a consultation regarding your aggressive driving car accident, contact theChicago personal injury attorneysat Abels & Annes at (855) LAW-CHICAGO or locally in Chicago at (312) 924-7575. Alternatively, you may use the online consultation form here on this website. Your consultation is completely free, and there is no obligation to hire us. If we agree to proceed with a case on your behalf, you will not pay us any fees unless and until damages are recovered for you. Do not let aggressive drivers get away with their irresponsible behavior, or they will continue to place everyone at risk.