We all get little heated under the collar when driving. Either another driver is bothering us or we’re running late or we’re just tired of driving. Whatever the cause, our anger might come through behind the wheel. And when your career is driving a tractor trailer, the consequences of aggressive driving could be horrendous for all parties involved.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an aggressive driving accident involving a tractor trailer, you may have a right to recover funds for your medical expenses and other losses. The team of lawyers at Munley Law have helped tractor trailer accident victims throughout the Northeast get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Aggressive Driving a Major Concern
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, aggressive driving is defined as “the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property.” Some examples of aggressive driving include:
- Road rage
- Improper lane changes
- Improper passing (i.e. passing in the right lane)
Not only is driving aggressively dangerous, it can also become a crime – the NHTSA states that aggressive driving situations, such as road rage, can easily escalate and many have been killed our injured for trivial reasons.
A tractor trailer driver, who is responsible for handling a 10,000-pound vehicle, can be deadly if he/she is driving aggressively. The driver may be running behind schedule or is in a rush to get over to the exit ramp and may not see anyone coming. If this happens, any aggressive driving accident can turn deadly.
Our Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers Can Help
When someone is injured or killed in a tractor trailer wreck caused by aggressive driving, the responsible party should be held accountable. This may include the truck driver and the company that employs the driver. It may also include any other driver, person or entity who in any way contributed to the accident.
In more than 50 years, Munley Law has helped thousands of tractor trailer victims negotiate millions of dollars in settlements of claims in trucking accidents. We pursue personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in court to recover money for our clients’ losses. We have the experience, knowledge and dedication necessary to help deserving individuals collect the funds they deserve in fatigued truck driving cases.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an aggressive driving accident involving a large truck, you may have a right to recover money. We understand these serious wrecks and are prepared to fight for you. For a free consultation, contact us today.