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The average midsize sedan weighs 3,300 pounds and when used aggressively, drastically increases the risk-factors of an automotive crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding caused 9,378 traffic accident deaths in the year 2018. Almost half of those involved in fatal speeding accidents were not wearing their safety belts and one out of every three fatal accidents amongst male drivers between the ages of 15-20 involved speeding. Speeding happens with most drivers, but what happens when speeding is a pattern accompanied by more aggressive driving behaviors? If you suffered injuries due to aggressive driving, a skilled New York aggressive driving accident lawyer can help.

Six out of every ten drivers admit to driving over the speed limit, and 62% of drivers stated that they have been frustrated behind the wheel. 4 out of every 10 drivers claim they have been angered on the road and 2 out of 10 drivers have committed acts of road rage. About one-third of all drivers can be characterized as aggressive drivers. 


What Is Aggressive Driving?

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles defines aggressive driving as the following behaviors:

  • Speeding
  • Following too closely 
  • Frequent or quick lane changes without signaling
  • Passing on the shoulder or unpaved parts of the roadway
  • Being a nuisance to motorists, bicyclists, or pedestrians, who don’t get out of the way 
  • Running stop signs and red lights
  • Passing stopped school buses
  • Failing to keep right
  • Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Driving recklessly
  • Intentionally attempting to cause damage to another driver

If you believe that you are the victim of an aggressive driving incident, then it’s important to speak with will an adept attorney who can assist you in litigating your claim. Aggressive driving is common and leads to accidents every day. 

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Common Aggressive Driving Behaviors

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted a study in 2014 that found the following behaviors were some of the most common forms of aggressive driving:

  • Purposefully tailgating: 51% (104 million drivers)
  • Yelling at other drivers: 47% (95 million drivers)
  • Honking to demonstrate anger: 45% (91 million drivers)
  • Making gestures angrily: 33% (67 million drivers)
  • Blocking another vehicle from switching lanes: 24% (49 million drivers)
  • Purposefully cutting off other vehicles: 12% (24 million drivers)
  • Leaving your vehicle to confront another vehicle: 4% (8 million drivers)
  • Ramming or colliding with another vehicle intentionally: 3% (6 million drivers)

If you’ve been a victim of any of the before mentioned aggressive driving behaviors, then you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages. Speak with a New York aggressive driving accident lawyer today about the rights afforded to you.

How to Avoid New York Aggressive Driving Conflicts

Aggressive drivers could see an act of retaliatory aggression as a challenge and escalate into a rage. The following behaviors, outlined by the New York DMV, can help you to avoid an aggressive driving incident:

  • Avoid making eye contact
  • Remain calm and relaxed
  • Move away safely as soon as you can
  • Avoid challenging them with more speed or aggressive maneuvers
  • Wear safety belts
  • Do not exchange angry gestures and yelling
  • Call the police and give the vehicle’s description, license plate, traveling direction, and location
  • If you’re being followed, drive to the nearest police station
  • If an aggressive driver is involved in a crash, maintain a safe distance, and inform the police of what you saw when they arrive

Contact A Skilled New York Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer At The Harrison Law Group Today

Aggressive driving is a dangerous habit and varies among different age groups. These behaviors can be avoided, however, if you become the victim of an aggressive driver, a knowledgable attorney could help you to recover the damages you face as a result of your accident.

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What is Personal Injury?

If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, then you may be entitled to compensation as a result of the damages you’ve experienced, whether directly through the responsible party, or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will specialize in tort law and focus on winning economic and non-economic damages for their clients, whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.

Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment and even depression.

It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.

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Our attorneys and staff are competent, compassionate, and committed to obtaining the best results for all of our clients. We fight to win, not to quickly settle and move on to the next case. Our firm will make sure that you are properly advised of all of your options while giving you the proper legal advice so that you are able to make the best decision for yourself and your family. We are willing to go above and beyond to meet your expectations, whether it’s meeting with you after hours, on the weekends, at your home, hospital, or office, we will make ourselves available for you 24/7.

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We understand the immediate concerns that you will have, which include paying your bills, getting to and from work and doctors’ appointments, taking care of your daily responsibilities, we want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and we can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.

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Our results speak for themselves. We fight hard for all of our clients and obtain unrivaled results. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or settle for small amounts and turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients get justice for over 30 years.

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Our office sets itself apart because we do not just return phone calls but we call our clients at least every 30 days for a status update on your case and if there is no update we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients and we do our best to keep you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. We have a big firm reputation but a small firm dedication to each client.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injuries can include injuries sustained as a result of dental and medical malpractice, product liability, and assault claims but they more commonly refer to these types of injuries:

Car accidents

When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree, pole, or building at no fault of your own. After a car accident, working with a New York personal injury lawyer is an important first step.

Truck accidents

When your truck is involved in a motor vehicle accident because of the recklessness of others. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.

Motorcycle accidents

When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help fighting to get fairly compensated for your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.

Premises liability

An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement, and our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.

Dog bite

Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation will help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.

Slip and fall

A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property as a result of their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Nassau County property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.

Construction accidents

An injury sustained as the result of working on a construction site. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents.

Wrongful death

Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you deserve.

Medical Mal Practice

When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and the New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?

There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.

What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?

A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.

How much is my case worth?

The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.

What should you do after a personal injury accident?

Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.

What if I am part responsible for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.

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