Naples Aggressive Driving Accidents
Located on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida, Naples is home to about 20,000 residents and also welcomes many tourists each year. The city is a popular destination due to the historic downtown, art galleries, and beaches such as Barefoot Beach, Naples Beach, and Vanderbilt Beach. Despite the city’s relatively small size and scenic surroundings, aggressive driving accidents remain a recurrent problem in the area. If you or a loved one was injured in this type of crash, you should consult a Naples car accident attorney at Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano who can explore the facts of your case.Assert Your Rights After an Aggressive Driving Accident
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, aggressive driving is responsible for two-thirds of all car accident fatalities each year in the United States. Excessive speeding was the leading driver behavior associated with fatal crashes in 2014. To combat this problem and to help hold drivers accountable for aggressive driving accidents, Florida has an aggressive driving statute. The statute defines this behavior as driving while committing any two of the following actions:
- Exceeding the posted speed limit by 15 or more miles per hour;
- Improperly or dangerously changing lanes;
- Failing to yield the right of way when required;
- Engaging in improper or unsafe passing maneuvers; or
- Failing to obey traffic control devices.
Unfortunately, aggressive drivers significantly increase the likelihood of an accident. If you have been injured due to a reckless driver, you may be able to seek compensation from that person. Personal injury lawsuits are typically based on the idea that someone failed to exercise reasonable care behind the wheel and thus caused an accident and injuries to a victim. Reasonable care is defined as how a prudent person would act in the same circumstances. For example, a prudent driver probably would not excessively speed and swerve among lanes, unless there were an emergency. As a result, if these actions were the direct and proximate cause of a car crash, that driver probably would be liable to the victim.
If negligence is established, an injured person may be able to recover damages. In Florida, a plaintiff may seek both economic and non-economic damages, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income and benefits, rehabilitation costs, property damage, and more. Each case is different, and the amount of money that a plaintiff will be able to receive will vary depending on the severity of the harm suffered in their particular case. Thus, a victim should make sure to consult an experienced attorney who will know how to illustrate the extent of their injuries on financial, physical, and emotional levels.Discuss Your Case With a Naples Attorney
If you or someone close to you has been hurt in an aggressive driving accident, you should reach out to an experienced motor vehicle collision attorney as soon as possible. At Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano, we are committed to helping each and every person who seeks our help with pursuing all of the compensation that they deserve. We also serve victims in cities such as Port Charlotte, Lehigh Acres, and Sarasota. For more information, call us at (800) 283-7442 or contact us through our online form for a free consultation.