Ft. Lauderdale Truck Accident Lawyer
Aggressive Driving as a Factor in Ft. Lauderdale Commercial Truck Accidents
Aggressive driving is on the rise in the United States, presenting a risk to every driver on the road. It plays a role in about one third of all auto accidents each year, resulting in nearly 1,000 deaths and 150,000 injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sets the definition of aggressive driving as when "an individual commits a combination of moving offenses so as to endanger other persons or property." Driving aggressively infers malice or bad intentions, as it puts others in danger.
While many truck drivers are conscientious and safe while on the road, many others are not. These semi-truck operators drive aggressively, some by nature and others in reaction to other drivers, thus increasing their chances of causing a devastating collision. Truck accidents caused by aggressive driving can occur under a variety of circumstances, including:
- Weaving through traffic
- Cutting off other drivers or stopping short
- Merging in front of faster drivers
Truck wrecks frequently have disastrous outcomes for those involved. These crashes can lead to broken bones, serious back or neck injuries, head or brain injuries, and disability or death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Florida truck wreck caused by an aggressive truck driver, call us today for a free initial consultation with an accident lawyer from our team, to discuss the accident and learn how much you might be able to recover in a settlement from the insurance company.
Commercial Truck Accident Claims in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
At Chalik & Chalik, we are one hundred percent dedicated to helping the victims of truck and car accidents recover damages for their losses. An attorney from our husband and wife team will fight to see that you receive full compensation for your medical bills, your lost income and reduced future earning power, and even the pain and suffering that you have been forced to experience. Let our family help your family during this difficult situation!