If you suffered serious injuries due to an aggressive driver, a Fort Worth aggressive driving accident lawyer can help you build a personal injury case. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages.
An aggressive driver can cause more than just painful injuries. If an aggressive driver caused an accident that harmed you, it might make you lose time from work to recover from your injuries, which could lead to losing income or your job in general.
Recovering from car accident injuries can be a burden. An attorney from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you demand accountability from the aggressive driver who caused you harm. You can learn more about your legal options in a free case review today.
Aggressive Driving Is on the Rise
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly 80 percent of drivers in a 2016 study admitted to expressing anger or succumbing to road rage while driving at least once in the past year, while 90 percent of drivers see aggressive driving as a threat to their safety on the roads.
Traffic delays, busy schedules, and limited patience can lead drivers to engage in aggressive behaviors behind the wheel, including:
- Purposely tailgating
- Yelling or throwing items at another driver
- Cutting off another driver on purpose
CNN reported on how quickly aggressive driving can escalate to road rage, an even more dangerous form of aggressive driving. Examples of road rage include running a driver off the road or sideswiping a car.
This data demonstrates how more and more drivers let their emotions take control of their driving habits. If another driver experienced anger and took that anger out on you, causing you serious injuries, you can take legal action. A Fort Worth aggressive driving accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you pursue justice and possible compensation.
Duty of Care
A Texas driver’s license is not a right—it is a privilege. All drivers are responsible to provide a duty of care to other drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and anyone else nearby while traveling city streets and highways.
A personal injury lawyer from our team must prove the other driver was negligent, whether because of their actions or their failure to protect you and others from harm.
When another driver loses control of their anger, causing an accident that results in serious injuries to a fellow driver, they may be considered negligent and held liable for the harm they caused. Proving negligence is necessary to pursue compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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Your Case May End with a Settlement or Trial
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we prepare each case as if it will reach trial. Many personal injury cases settle out of court through negotiations between lawyers and insurance companies.
However, we stand ready to go to trial no matter what. This steadfast commitment to our clients makes us a formidable force for insurance companies and opposing lawyers.
An insurance company may offer you a settlement before you have a chance to secure legal representation. If this happens, we advise that you do not accept their offer. Doing so may prevent you from pursuing compensation later if your medical condition worsens.
Hiring legal representation can help protect your interests and allow you to focus on your health and recovery.
Other Services You Can Expect from Your Lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins
Your lawyer will handle every detail of your settlement process or trial for you. This means they can:
- Gather relevant evidence to prove your damages
- Submit your demand letter
- Speak with insurance adjusters and other lawyers for you
- Keep you updated on any settlement offers you receive
- File a lawsuit on your behalf if necessary
- Submit necessary paperwork for trial proceedings
- Support you through the process of a claim or lawsuit
When you call our lawyers, you call in the Strong Arm. We represent thousands of accident victims across Texas each year—and we’re ready to fight for you.
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You May Be Able to Recover Multiple Damages
Each personal injury case is different. Depending on the details of your accident and your injuries, you may be entitled to the following damages:
- Current medical bills
- Future estimated medical costs for ongoing care
- Loss of income due to time spent recovering from your injuries
- Diminished earning capacity, if you are unable to return to the job you had before the accident
- Pain and suffering
We understand the injustice you might feel if you had to pay for medical treatments out of pocket, especially if your injuries resulted from another driver’s negligence or recklessness. Aggressive drivers must face accountability for their actions, and we will support you if you choose to seek compensation.
Wrongful Death and Possible Compensation
Sadly, some aggressive driving accidents result in a fatality. If you lost a loved one because of an aggressive driver who intentionally chose to tailgate, speed, or express road rage, contact us. You may be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit.
The types of damages often awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit include funeral costs, loss of income, and loss of companionship.
Learning that your loved one’s death might have been preventable can be frustrating and often infuriating. Pursuing compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit cannot replace your loved one. However, it may bring you a sense of justice along with the necessary funds for expenses.
Steps You Can Take to Prepare Your Fort Worth Car Accident Case
The hours and days after a car accident can be unsettling and chaotic, especially when an aggressive driver was responsible for your crash. However, by taking a few important actions, you can lay a solid foundation for your case. Consider the following tips:
Follow Your Doctors’ Orders
It’s important to get medical care for any injuries you have promptly. Then, you should follow through on your doctors’ orders for treatment. Your doctor may recommend that you:
- Take certain medications
- Attend follow-up appointments
- See a specialist
- Rest and stay home from work
- Get diagnostic testing
- Attend physical therapy or rehab
We recommend that you get all the care you need, not only for your own well-being, but also for your injury case. If you fail to do so, the insurance company may try to find ways to dispute your case. They may argue that:
- You made your injuries worse
- Your injuries aren’t as serious as you claim they are
A lawyer from our team can help defend you against tactics like these. However, getting all the care your doctor orders is the best way to protect your potential injury case.
Hang On to Any Evidence Related to Your Case
It’s a good idea to create an evidence file, keeping any documents that could be related to your case. These may include:
- Out-of-pocket receipts: You could be reimbursed if you needed to buy medical equipment, pay for transportation, or had other expenses related to the accident.
- A police report of the accident: According to the Texas Department of Transportation, you can get a copy of your accident report online.
- Contact information for any witnesses to the crash: If you were able to speak with anyone who saw the accident, write down their contact information.
Be Careful About What You Say to the Insurance Company
The insurance company may contact you to request a recorded statement about the crash. If this happens, decline the offer. Often, these recorded statements can be used as evidence against your case—and may be used to lower your settlement amount.
If you hear from an insurance company after the crash, you can let your lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins handle the conversation for you.
Get a Free Case Review from Our Team
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, you can get a free case review to learn more about your options after a car accident. We can tell you more about what your next steps could look like in your case, what forms of compensation you could seek, and more.
You can also use this time to ask questions about working with a lawyer from our team.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins Can Help Fort Worth Aggressive Driving Accident Victims
Another driver’s bad day is not your problem, and you should not have to suffer serious injuries due to their aggression. If this happened to you, a Fort Worth aggressive driving accident lawyer is here to help you fight for justice.
We work on a contingency-fee basis. This means we do not collect our attorney’s fees unless we win your case. To prepare your case, we will gather and review evidence as soon as possible.
The statute of limitations (Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003) is a strict law regarding the time a plaintiff has to file a civil case. Missing the deadline may prohibit you from pursuing compensation later. Do not let this happen to you.
Get Your Free Consultation Today
If another driver took their bad day out on you and caused you or a loved one harm, take action now. Loncar Lyon Jenkins can represent you and protect your interests with insurance companies. We keep our clients informed throughout the process with clear communication regarding the progress of their case.
Call in the Strong Arm of Loncar Lyon Jenkins by calling us now for a free case evaluation at (877) 239-4878.