Philadelphia Aggressive Driving Accident Attorney
If you were in an accident where someone was speeding, tailgating, or abruptly changing lanes, contact a Philadelphia aggressive driving accident attorney immediately. The National Highway Traffic Safety Adminsitration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as “a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” According to the Govenors Highway Safety Association, speeding is the most deadly of the driving offenses associated with aggressive driving accidents. Nearly one-third of all fatal car accidents in the United States was caused by speeding. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) notes that speeding is the most common form of aggressive driving violation that contributes to crashes on their roadways. In Pennsylvania, one person is killed in a crash every six hours, with another nearly 350 crashes occurring daily on Pennsylvania highways (PennDOT). To put speeding into perspective, twice as many people lose their lives in crashes than homicide each year in Pennsylvania (Drive Safe PA). If you have lost a loved one as a result of an aggressive driving accident, contact the firm of Rosenbaum & Associates, representing the rights of their clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
As a licensed Pennsylvania or New Jersey driver, you are expected to follow and uphold the rules of the road. Drivers who choose to drive recklessly and cause harm to others are negligent, and they can be held legally liable for their actions and the damage it caused. Pennsylvania is a modified comparative fault state meaning that a plaintiff’s negligence will diminish, but not bar, his/her recovery, unless he/her was more negligent than the defendant. 42 Pa.Cons.Stat. § 7102. PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Traffic Safety Network are working closely with law enforcement to crackdown on aggressive driving behaviors such as tailgating, speeding, street racing, and running red lights. Through a federal grant from the NHTSA, Pennsylvania seeks to lower the number of aggressive driving crashes, of which 6,761 took place in 2012, with 262 ending in fatalities. Through the coordinated work of The Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program (PAADEEP) three waves of aggressive driving crackdowns are initiated yearly. An aggressive driving conviction is considered a serious moving violation. If found guilty of aggressive driving it can result in expensive fines, points on your license, even a suspended drivers license, as well as potentially increase your insurance rates, with the possibility of jail time.
If you or a loved one were injured as a result of another driver’s negligence, or reckless driving, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages associates with the crash. To determine whether you have grounds for a case, please contact us online or call 1 800 7 LEGAL 7 for a Free Case Evaluation.