Proving Another Driver Was Driving Aggressively

If you are involved in an accident because of the actions of an aggressive driver, you might be tempted to argue with him. Or you might feel that you should apologize. The right course of action after a car crash is to politely exchange contact and insurance information with the other drivers involved. Be sure to get contact information from any witnesses.
Contact the police so a report can be taken, and you should have the opportunity to note for the record the other driver’s aggressive behavior. Depending on the what the other driver did to cause the crash, such as running a red light or passing illegally, he or she may get a citation, which would be helpful if you file a civil suit. If the aggressive driver is a hit-and-run driver, try to get the car’s license plate number.
A Myrtle Beach car accident lawyer may be able to prove aggressive driving by presenting witness testimony or a police report to the jury. Unlike in a criminal case where guilt must be established beyond a reasonable doubt, in a civil case, proof is established by an overwhelming amount of evidence.

Recovering Damages Following A Myrtle Beach Car Accident

You may be able to recover compensatory damages after being injured in a car accident that involved an aggressive driver, including:
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future lost earnings if your ability to earn a living has been diminished
  • Vehicle damage
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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.