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Distractions and aggressive driving are the causes of many automobile accidents

Alcohol plays a major role in many traffic accidents, but there are other factors that play a big part as well. Driver distractions and aggressive driving characteristics also contribute significantly too many traffic mishaps and are a good indication that drivers are at fault when accidents occur. Johnson & Taylor, serving greater Portland and Salem, can help you if you are a victim of an accident caused by a driver who was drinking, distracted or driving aggressively.

Is aggressive driving the same thing as road rage?

Aggressive driving is not road rage. Road rage is aggressive driving that has escalated into a criminal act. Aggressive driving is a traffic offense that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines 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 are:

  • Speeding
  • Weaving in traffic
  • Tailgating
  • Running stop signs or red lights
  • Passing improperly

Aggressive driving was a factor in more than 13,000 traffic fatalities over the last two decades nationwide. If an aggressive driver injures you or kills a loved one, Johnson & Taylor can help. Our understanding of the law and our ability to look at the facts to get to the bottom of what happened make us staunch advocates for you.

Accidents caused by distracted drivers are on the rise

While the effect of drinking and driving is clear, it is hard to know exactly how many car accidents and traffic fatalities are caused by distractions. However, it is a fact that driver distractions are becoming a larger factor in auto mishaps, especially with younger drivers. Some common distractions include:

  • Reading
  • Applying makeup

When you are injured because of a negligent driver who has been drinking or not paying attention to the road, you need a strong ally to get you back on your feet and go after the responsible parties to pay. We provide the energetic representation you need to seek fair compensation.

Let our accident attorneys help if you were injured by a drunk, distracted or aggressive driver

If an aggressive, distracted or drunk driver injures you, you are entitled to be compensated for your medical bills and other expenses. The Portland and Salem attorneys at Johnson & Taylor concentrate on personal injury cases and can go after those responsible for your injuries. We are fluent in Spanish and offer free initial consultations. Contact us at 503-990-6641 or online.