Aggressive Truck Driving

Atlanta Aggressive Truck Driving Attorneys

Plenty of Atlanta drivers will tell you that you’ve got to be assertive to get anywhere on our roads. However, when someone crosses over from assertive to downright aggressive, that person creates a hazardous environment when accidents are much more likely—especially if the driver is operating a huge commercial truck. When truck drivers behave aggressively on the road, the resulting accidents can be exponentially worse than collisions between smaller cars. The potential severity of the damage and injuries means that truck drivers have a solemn responsibility to act calmly, rationally, and respectfully on the road. If they fail to perform this basic duty and cause an accident through aggressive driving, they leave accident victims in their wake.

Thousands of people are killed in truck accidents each year and more are injured. When the accident was caused by aggressive driving, the pain is strengthened with the knowledge that it could’ve been prevented. Fighting for compensation for your injuries or to cover the cost of the death of a loved one is probably the last thing on your mind, and enlisting the help of an attorney could mean the difference between a quiet recovery and a stressful one. The skilled legal team at Ausband & Dumont can help victims of aggressive driving find justice and recover the costs of medical bills and lost wages.

Identifying Aggressive Driving

Taking note of aggressive driving can help you establish blame if you or someone you know is involved in an accident. Although the accident has already happened, recalling details like these or searching for them in police reports can help to strengthen your case. Signs of aggressive driving include:

  • Speeding
  • Forcing entry into a lane
  • Offensive hand gestures or language
  • Tailgating
  • Flashing brakes
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to use signals
  • Using signals inappropriately
  • Swerving, abruptly changing speed, or acting in other ways intended to harass other drivers

Any one of these behaviors puts everyone around the truck at risk. We rightfully expect truck drivers to not only be competent operators but reasonable individuals who understand the damage they could cause. Reckless actions have the potential to result in extreme injury and even death.

How We Can Help

If you have been involved in an accident with a truck that might be traced to aggressive driving, you should consult with a legal professional to determine whether you can seek financial compensation. The Atlanta truck driver error and negligence attorneys at Ausband & Dumont will apply their skill and experience to the particulars of your case. To learn more about your options, call (404) 812-0051.