Orange County Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer

Aggressive driving plagues Orange County. Stressed, irritated, and impatient drivers face traffic jams and slower drivers that eat into their time and make them late. Some motorists take their frustrations out on the road and become aggressive drivers. 

If you or a loved one has suffered because of a crash caused by an aggressive driver, you have legal rights. No one can drive dangerously and leave a wake of damage without liability. Nordean Law’s aggressive driver litigation attorneys win their clients 100% of the compensation to which they have a legal entitlement.

What Is Considered Aggressive Driving?

Orange County Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer

According to the Insurance Information Institute, aggressive driving ranks #1, causing collisions and fatalities. No aggressive driver should be able to evade responsibility for their actions. However, unlike a typical accident, where drivers make honest mistakes, aggressive driving accidents occur because someone decides to be reckless and endanger others.

California Laws on Aggressive Driving

Aggressive drivers may face criminal sanctions under California’s reckless driving laws. California law states that reckless driving consists of a wanton disregard for safety. In civil court, aggressive drivers are more often shown to be at fault or predominantly at fault and may face punitive damages.

According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Aggressive driving consists of moving violations that endanger other people or property. For example, one moving violation due to a mistake does not rise to the level of aggressive driving, but repeated intentional moving violations that disregard safety do.

For instance, a driver speeding while tailgating another driver, blowing his horn, and yelling obscenities is an aggressive driver. This person engages in a pattern of conduct and legal violations that endangers other people and property.

The most common forms of aggressive driving include:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to follow traffic laws
  • Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
  • Refusal to yield the right of way
  • Swerving, passing too closely, or weaving through traffic
  • Changing lanes without signaling
  • Following other vehicles too closely (tailgating)
  • Sudden acceleration and deceleration next to another driver
  • Cutting off other drivers
  • Road rage

Aggressive Drivers and Comparative Negligence

Pure comparative negligence governs California’s personal injury law. According to this standard, each party to an accident has a share of the liability from 0% to 100%. Based on its estimation of the collision’s cause, juries either find one party 100% accountable or split the liability in a suitable proportion. For example, a jury may find the defendant 80% liable and the plaintiff 20%. When this is the case, the plaintiff’s award is reduced to 80% of the damages.

Defense attorneys and insurance companies typically claim the plaintiff bears a large portion or all of the liability, even when this is the furthest thing from the truth. They hope to use comparative negligence as a cudgel to force the plaintiff to settle for less than the full amount due.

They may even try this when the defendant caused the accident through aggressive driving.

Injuries Caused by Aggressive Drivers

Aggressive drivers cause massive mayhem on Orange County roads. Because of their excessive use of speed, penchant for driving dangerously close to other vehicles, and disregard for traffic laws, aggressive drivers tend to cause accidents with severe injuries and fatalities.

 Common injuries caused by aggressive drivers include the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Organ damage
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Scaring
  • Fatal injuries


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How Much Compensation Am I entitled To If The Driver Caused An Accident?

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The range of injuries is broad, including the following:

  • Chemical burns
  • Hearing loss
  • Eye injuries
  • Vision impairment
  • Abrasions
  • Bruising
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Airbag dermatitis
  • Internal organ injury
  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of limb
  • Death

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Nordean Law fights back against these unfair practices. Evidence of aggressive driving on the part of the defendant is often pivotal.

For example, an aggressive driver may have tailgated a slower vehicle, then abruptly passed and intentionally swerved into the other vehicle’s lane at an absurdly close distance without signaling. Drivers who do this generally have some form of road rage and drive recklessly to punish people they feel get in their way.

If this conduct caused an accident, it’s the fault of the aggressive driver passing in an unsafe and illegal manner. However, the defense may contend that the plaintiff caused the accident by speeding, even when this is complete nonsense.

In such a case, demonstrating that the defendant engaged in aggressive driving that caused the accident defeats attempts to blame the plaintiff. For example, personal injury attorneys use witness testimony, accident reports, accident reconstructions, vehicle damage evidence, and other forms of proof to dispel the defense and show that aggressive driving caused the collision. 

At Nordean Law, we have experience handling all types of car accident cases. Our car accident lawyers at Orange County are experienced trial lawyers and aggressive negotiators. We never stop fighting for your best interests in a courtroom or during settlement negotiations. Our legal team answers your questions and concerns as we guide you through the personal injury claims process.

Contact Orange County Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer

Nordean Law’s expert personal injury attorneys see aggressive driving cases regularly. They know the hallmarks of aggressive driving accidents and how to build a case proving the defendant’s wrongful actions. For a free consultation, constant Nordean Law’s personal injury team.

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