A driver may be accountable for an accident due to his or her reckless or intentional conduct. An irresponsible driver is a person who drives unsafely, with apparent disregard for the chances that such driving may result in an accident. The NHTSA describes aggressive driving as a progression of illegal driving behavior such as:
- Speeding above the set limit or driving too fast for the present conditions.
- Excessive or improper or lane changing, including failure to signal intent and negligence to see that the lane changes can be made carefully.
- Improper passing, including failure to signal intent and use of the shoulder, median, or an emergency lane to pass.
Reviewing Your Claim With a Lawyer
If loved one or you has suffered a car accident injury, some critical questions need to be asked and answered. Reviewing your claim with a lawyer can help you recognize who, if anyone, was negligent and if that negligence caused your injury.