Driving on New York City streets can be quite the experience. Roads are often extremely crowded and frustrating to maneuver, and as such, many drivers, particularly truck drivers, have adopted overly aggressive driving habits to deal with traffic conditions. What are the signs of an overly aggressive truck driver, and what can you do if you’ve been injured by one?
Aggressive driving comes in many forms. For truck drivers, it may come in the form of speeding, tailgating, dangerous passing or lane changes, and failing to adapt to weather-related adverse road conditions — among others. Why do truck drivers do these things? They may be easily frustrated, impatient, on a tight schedule or overly confident in their vehicle’s abilities.
If you’ve been injured in a collision with a truck driver whom you believe was operating his or her vehicle in an overly aggressive manner, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses. You may do this by filing civil claims against the driver and his or her employer. Personal injury cases like this are often resolved without having to go to court, but being prepared to prove one’s case in a courtroom is always a good idea in the event it is necessary.
Seeking maximum relief following a crash with an overly aggressive truck driver is not something many New York residents may feel prepared to do on their own. Thankfully, you don’t have to. Legal counsel can review the facts of your case and, if appropriate, assist you in filing any applicable legal claims against all parties deemed responsible for your losses. Your attorney will then work to reach an agreeable settlement through out-of-court negotiations or, if absolutely necessary, litigation.