When a person drives in an aggressive manner, it creates a risk for other drivers on the roadway. When aggressive drivers cause accidents, persons injured in those accidents may be able to recover money damages. Persons who are injured by another’s aggressive driving, then you should call a Denver accident attorney from McDermott Law to see what options are available.
What is aggressive driving?
Aggressive driving may include speeding, ignoring existing road and traffic conditions, and having a general disregard for the safety of others. There may be specific laws that prohibit many of the acts that could be considered aggressive driving.
What happens in an aggressive driving accident claim?
If you have been injured by an aggressive driver, then you should seek out immediate medical attention for your injuries. After receiving treatment, you should speak with an attorney to review your options.
If your case qualifies for a personal injury claim, an attorney can commence the process by making a demand for payment. If the other driver carried a liability insurance policy at the time of the accident, then the insurance company will determine if it will admit liability and pay damages.
If the insurer admits liability, it will either accept your demand for payment or make a counteroffer for a lesser amount. If the insurance company denies liability or refuses to pay an amount sufficient to compensate you for your injuries, then you can sue the other driver. In a lawsuit, you seek a money judgment for your damages.
Because aggressive driving cases involve complex laws and procedures, it is important to have an advocate on your side who can provide advice and protect your right. An attorney will strive to secure a settlement amount that is enough to cover your expenses and other needs.
A Denver accident attorney from McDermott Law can provide you with the advice and representation you need. Contact us to learn more.