Myrtle Beach Aggressive Driving Car Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s aggressive driving, know that you are not alone. You may be entitled to compensation for the harm you have suffered, and you can get help to recover what you are owed. Myrtle Beach car accident lawyers can help you secure the financial recovery you need during this difficult time.
The Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers can guide you through the recovery process and fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve. Founding attorney William J. Luse has more than a dozen years of experience in personal injury law, with countless positive reviews from past clients to show for it. If you seek help from us, you can rest assured that your case will be handled with the utmost empathy and legal prowess.
We are ready to hear your story and advise you on your case today. Call (843) 839-4795 to schedule an initial consultation with an aggressive driving accident lawyer.
Do I Need an Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer?
If you have been hurt in an accident with an aggressive driver, it is important to seek help from a lawyer. Accidents caused by road rage, tailgating, and other forms of aggressive driving often have devastating consequences. In addition to suffering physical and emotional distress, innocent drivers can find themselves facing a stack of bills following an accident. Far too often, these blameless drivers foot the bill for someone else’s aggression.
In many cases, unfair insurance practices can force innocent drivers to pay for car accident expenses. In an effort to avoid doling out compensation, insurance providers often resort to deceitful methods. An insurance company may low-ball or outright deny an injured driver’s claim, even if this does not fulfill the contractual obligations of the insurance policy.
With an attorney on your side, however, an insurance provider won’t be able to bully you into accepting any less than you deserve. A skilled car accident lawyer will know what the company is obligated to pay and will make sure that the provider doesn’t undervalue your claim. Furthermore, if the insurance company does not cooperate in negotiations out of court, a lawyer can help you file a lawsuit and stand up for your rights in court.
Why Choose the Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers to Handle My Case?
To recover from an aggressive driving car accident, you need to be surrounded by compassionate people who understand what you have experienced and want to help you heal. If you choose to work with the Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers, that’s exactly what you will get. We know how awful these accidents are, and we will treat you as a friend and neighbor from the moment you walk through our doors. We will fight our hardest to secure the financial recovery you need at this time.
With over a decade of legal experience and many industry accolades under his belt, William J. Luse is fully prepared to take on your case. In addition to winning the 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, William has been named a Top Ten Personal Injury Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine. He is also a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice and the National Employment Lawyers Association.
The Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers is committed to making our services widely accessible. We handle car accident cases on a contingency-fee-basis, which means that our clients only pay us if we recover compensation for them. In other words, if we take on your case, you won’t owe us anything upfront.
Aggressive Driving Cases We Handle
Aggressive driving can take many dangerous forms. An aggressive driver might swerve across busy lanes of traffic, tailgate other vehicles, speed through red lights, and more. When drivers engage in these behaviors and cause harm to others, they can and should be held accountable for their actions.
Our attorneys are prepared to handle a wide range of aggressive driving cases. Here are some types of cases that we take on for our clients:
Road rage: Most drivers have experienced frustration towards others behind the wheel – but when frustration turns into a full-blown case of road rage, it can have disastrous consequences. Drivers with road rage may swerve between lanes, tailgate other cars, stop suddenly and unpredictably, or even intentionally bash into nearby vehicles. When this behavior results in injury to others, the driver may be held financially responsible for their aggressive actions.
Disobeying traffic signs: Whenever a driver runs a red light or blows through a stop sign, they seriously endanger other drivers and pedestrians. If such disregard for traffic signs causes injury or property damage to others, the aggressive driver may be held accountable.
Speeding: Excessive speeding is one of the most common forms of aggressive driving. Speeding drivers tend to weave through busy traffic, rush through yellow or red lights, and use other risky tactics to maintain their high speed. All too often, these behaviors lead to devastating, high-impact accidents. When they do, the speeding driver may be held responsible.
Tailgating: Oftentimes, aggressive drivers will drive extremely closely behind the tail end of another car to try to force the other driver to speed up. Since there is very little room between the two cars in a tailgating scenario, this dangerous behavior often ends in rear-end crashes when the driver in front has to slow down or stop. In these cases, the driver who has been tailgating may be held liable for any damage that results.
Failure to yield: The failure to yield properly is another dangerous form of aggressive driving. An aggressive driver might disregard right-of-way laws at a stoplight or stop sign, while merging onto or off of the highway, or in other situations. No matter where or how it happens, if a driver fails to yield and subsequently causes an accident, that driver should be held responsible.
Illegal passing: Some aggressive drivers will step on the gas to pass other cars, even in zones where passing is illegal. For instance, an aggressive driver might cross over a solid line on a country road in an attempt to zoom ahead of the car in front. This sort of behavior can result in catastrophic crashes, including head-on collisions. In the event of such an accident, these aggressive drivers may be held accountable.
Pursuing Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries
In the wake of an aggressive driving car accident, you deserve fair compensation for the injuries you have sustained. These accidents can inflict significant damage upon a person’s property as well as their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Whatever harm you have suffered, you should be compensated for it.
Depending on the severity and the aftermath of your accident, you may be entitled to multiple forms of compensation. From car repairs to hospital bills, we will fight for you to receive every dollar that we believe you are owed.
The losses for which you may be compensated include:
- Property damage, including the cost of replacing a car
- Medical expenses, including the cost of ER visits, overnight hospital stays, and surgical operations
- Rehabilitative expenses, such as the cost of physical therapy and/or necessary medical equipment
- Lost wages, including sick days and PTO you used after the accident
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering you have experienced due to the accident, including mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life you have suffered as a consequence of the accident
Act Now to Pursue Full Recovery
To pursue full recovery from a car accident with an aggressive driver, it is important to contact an attorney promptly. In the state of South Carolina, personal injury cases have a three-year statute of limitations. This means that after a car accident, you only have three years to file a lawsuit to recover compensation. Once three years have passed since the date you sustained injuries, you will be unable to take legal action.
Even before the statute of limitations has expired, time is of the essence in aggressive driving cases. In order to make a case for you to receive compensation, it is critical to amass strong evidence that points to the other driver’s aggressive behavior. The sooner you seek legal help, the more evidence your lawyer will be able to gather, and the fresher that evidence will be.
Contact the Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured in an aggressive driving car accident, do not hesitate to seek help from a lawyer. These accidents can inflict devastating harm upon innocent drivers. When someone else’s aggression has hurt you, you should not have to pay the cost of necessary medical bills, car repairs, and more.
Our team of attorneys is prepared to help secure the compensation you need to recover. Even if you aren’t sure whether your accident merits legal assistance, we will listen to your story and advise you to the best of our abilities. To schedule a consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer at the Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers, call (843) 839-4795 today.