Suffering From An Aggressive Driving Injury? Our Salem Auto Accident Attorney Can Help
At Johnson and Taylor Personal Injury and Family Law, our experienced auto accident attorneys have handled many cases in which clients have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one due to another motorist’s aggressive driving. Aggressive driving and road rage incidents are increasingly common and account for thousands of accidents and injuries each year. If you have been a victim of an aggressive driving accident, our skilled auto accident lawyers in Salem, OR, will fight for your rights and help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage and more.
Are Aggressive Driving and Road Rage The Same Thing?
Aggressive driving is a traffic offense that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines as “the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property.” Aggressive driving is not road rage. Road rage is aggressive driving that has escalated into a criminal act.
Aggressive driving may involve:
- Weaving in traffic
- Running stop signs or red lights
- Improper passing of other vehicles
Aggressive driving usually happens when a driver carelessly disregards common courtesy and the rules of the road. Aggressive drivers are often in a rush and attempt to carelessly maneuver through traffic, putting themselves and others at risk of injury or death from accidents that could have been prevented.
Road rage occurs when a motorist deliberately threatens another driver with his or her vehicle. Motor vehicle accidents involving road rage and the deliberate negligent actions of an angry driver can lead to serious injuries and even traffic fatalities. Aggressive driving is a traffic offense, but drivers engaging in deliberate dangerous and negligent behavior road rage can be charged with a criminal offense.
Our Experienced Auto Accident Attorney Will Fight For Your Rights
Aggressive driving and road rage can result in severe injuries and traffic fatalities. Our experienced legal team will do a thorough investigation of the facts of your case to ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable and you receive the compensation you deserve. If you’ve been injured, contact us online or call 503-990-6641 to schedule a consultation with an auto accident attorney in Salem, OR, today. We represent clients in Marion, Polk, Linn counties and Salem/Keizer and surrounding areas and are fluent in Spanish.