While every motorist is taught the importance of following the speed limit and being courteous to other drivers, when people get stressed, they tend to engage in dangerous driving behavior that puts everyone on the road at risk. Indeed, speeding and other forms of aggressive driving are some of the leading causes of preventable car accidents in Maine, as well as across the country.
Recently, one man was killed in a Maine car accident that authorities are chalking up to aggressive driving. According to a local news report, the collision took place on Interstate 95 at around 10 in the morning. Evidently, a motorist was driving in the left-most passing lane on I-95 as he was attempting to pass a slower-moving pick-up truck. However, as he was in the process of overtaking the pick-up truck, another driver whipped in front of him, cutting him off.
The two vehicles collided, and the aggressive driver lost control of his vehicle, which rolled several times before coming to a stop in the median. The driver was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. Emergency crews took the man to the hospital, where he sadly died from his injuries. The driver who was in the process of passing the pick-up truck was not injured.
In this accident, the aggressive driver was the one who ultimately paid the price for his own actions. However, that is not always the case. Thousands of innocent motorists each year are seriously injured or killed in Maine aggressive driving accidents. Common types of aggressive driving behavior include:
- Driving too fast for the weather conditions
- Frequently changing lanes
- Changing lanes or turning without signaling
- Taking corners too quickly
- Running stop signs and red lights
- Failing to yield the right ow way
In each of these cases, an aggressive driver is violating the duty they owe to the others on the road. When an aggressive driver causes a traffic accident, they can be held financially liable through a Maine personal injury lawsuit. While it may seem that proving a case against an aggressive driver is straightforward, that is not always the case. Often, once insurance companies get involved, every conceivable issue becomes a dispute, adding to an accident victim’s stress and frustration. An experienced Maine personal injury lawyer can help accident victims navigate the recovery process.
Have You Been Involved in a Maine Car Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a Maine car accident caused by an aggressive driver, reach out to Peter Thompson & Associates. Attorney Peter Thompson is a veteran Maine personal injury lawyer with extensive experience representing injury victims and their families in all types of car accident cases, including those involving aggressive drivers. He understands what it takes to help you bring an effective claim for compensation, and keeps your interests at heart throughout the entire process. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation, give Peter Thompson & Associates a call at 800-804-2004 today. Calling is free, and we won’t charge you for our representation unless we can successfully recover compensation on your behalf.