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The Dangers of Aggressive Truck Drivers

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If you have driven a motor vehicle for any length of time, you probably have become annoyed or stressed by the actions of other drivers or circumstances beyond your control. Now, imagine driving for a living – driving hundreds of miles each day, through poor weather, traffic, construction, and other adverse conditions. When you consider these issues, it is no surprise that many truck drivers are particularly susceptible to aggressive driving.

Aggressive Driving Puts Others at Risk

Aggressive driving can be hard define, but most of us know it when we see it. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration1 (NHTSA), aggressive driving occurs when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” Common examples of truck driver conduct that could be considered aggressive driving include the following:

  • Following too closely
  • Speeding
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Forcing another vehicle out of his or her lane
  • Stopping suddenly for no reason
  • Cutting another vehicle off
  • Not letting another vehicle merge onto the highway
  • Making obscene gestures

Sometimes, aggressive driving can escalate to the level of road rage, which occurs when a driver actually assaults another person on the roadway, which is a criminal offense.

Recovering for an Accident Caused by Aggressive Driving

If you have been injured in an accident caused by aggressive driving, there is a good chance that you will be able to recover compensation for your losses. Generally speaking, an aggressive driver will usually have committed a number of violations of the Texas traffic code2 that could have caused the accident, which means that they could very well be deemed at-fault as a matter of law. To determine whether you have a claim that you can pursue, you should have your case reviewed by an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Call a Texas 18-Wheeler Wreck Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation

If you have been involved in an accident caused by an aggressive truck driver, you should call an experienced 18-wheeler crash attorney as soon as you can. To discuss your case with Texas lawyer Stewart J. Guss, call our office today at 800-898-4877 or contact us online.

1 http://www.nhtsa.gov/Aggressive

2 http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/?link=TN

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