There are a wide variety of reasons Los Angeles car accidents happen, including distracted or impaired driving. However, there is one cause that our car accident lawyers encounter more often than any other reason. It’s also something that can be avoided. It’s simply impatient drivers. We have all observed drivers who are impatient on the road. Their impatience is triggered for a variety of reasons and their driving has the potential to force others to take drastic action to avoid an accident, just so they can save a few seconds. Maybe they were stuck behind a slow moving car, or attempting to beat a red light. In many car accident cases, these drivers thought their actions were reasonable at the time. However, there are countless severely injured car accident victims who would argue the opposite. On the crowded roads and highways in Los Angeles County, it’s not uncommon to hear of road rage or impatient driver incidents, which often lead to a car accident with serious or catastrophic injuries. This is especially true during rush-hour traffic, where many drivers will take risks they would not normally take. The other drivers on the road are not typically prepared for such aggressive and impatient drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that impatient and aggressive drivers were the number one reason other drivers listed of who they encountered when driving. These impatient driver numbers were even larger than drunk drivers. In almost of all of these types of car accidents, impatience is the key cause of the accident. In many cases, a driver who is attempting to save a few seconds causes an accident that result in lost time from work, expensive medical bills, serious physical injuries, or even death.
If you have injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, contact the Los Angeles car accident injury lawyers at Injury Justice Law Firm LLP. We are dedicated to helping injured car accident victims get the legal help they need. We will aggressively fight to get every dollar in compensation you are entitled. We have a track record of success assisting car accident victim. Our attorneys will need to first closely examine your auto accident in order to determine the best legal options to obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and other losses. Let’s take a closer look exactly how impatient drivers can cause serious injuries below.
When a driver is rushing to their destination and don’t have any patience to deal with other drivers, they often end up running red lights or just ignore other traffic signals. Obviously, one of the most deadly types of car accidents is called a “T-bone” accident. These normally occur at an intersection, and aggressive or impatient drivers cause many such accidents. The main reason these types of car accidents often result in serious or catastrophic injuries is that the impatient driver will normally accelerate, rather than slow down, when they see the light turn yellow. This means they will be travelling through the intersection at a higher rate of speed, and if your light has already turned green and you are proceeding through the intersection at a low speed, the impatient driver could collide directly into your vehicle. Since the impatient driver is travelling much faster, you car will be struck with much greater force, and may even overturn. Furthermore, if your car is not equipped with side airbags, it could result in you suffering serious traumatic brain or limb injuries.
Failure to Yield
Failure to yield car accidents causing injuries in Los Angeles County happens in a variety of ways. However, they all share a common theme; impatience. These types of auto accidents include:
- Pedestrian accidents in a crosswalk
- Going around traffic stopped for pedestrians
- Right turn at red light
- Left turn at green light
- Merging onto a highway
There are many areas in Los Angeles that have a high rate of foot traffic. Driving down a street with heavy foot traffic requires concentration. In many cases where a pedestrian is stuck by a vehicle, aggressive and impatience is the key factor causing the accident. Quite simply, pedestrians crossing the street in a crosswalk have the right of way. If you fail to yield, you will most likely be liable for the accident. Additionally, anyone who drives in LA County knows when traffic conditions are heavy; it’s difficult to yield when merging onto a busy freeway. This can often result in an impatient driver cutting off other drivers in the right lane who have the right of way. The result is often a rear-end or side-impact car accident that could cause serious neck injuries, such as whiplash. If you have suffered a serious injury caused by another driver who failed to yield, call a Los Angeles car accident injury lawyer to review your options on recovery damages.
Weaving In and Out of Traffic
It’s not uncommon to spot an aggressive and impatient driver who is making fast and unsafe lane changes on crowded highways. Drivers who are impatient will frequently weave in and out of traffic that is traveling near the speed limit. This substantially increases the risk of a car accident and will often result in serious or catastrophic injuries, such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and neck and back injuries.
Tailgating Car Accidents
Tailgating car accidents in Los Angeles County often occur in heavy traffic conditions, but it’s often the case that the heavy traffic prevents an impatient driver from weaving in and out of traffic lanes. This road condition causes drivers to ride closely the rear of the vehicle in front of them. This is prohibited under California law, as drivers are required to maintain a safe distance between themselves and the drivers in front of them. Failing to keep a safe distance frequently results in a rear-end car accident. If you rear-end the vehicle in front of you from tailgating, you will be normally be 100% liable for the car accident and any injuries that occurred to the other driver. On the 101 or 405 freeway, high-speed tailgating is especially dangerous because if you collide with another vehicle at a high rate of speed, you could easily lose traction and spin out of control. This will often result in a chain reaction car accident, resulting in serious multiple injuries and even fatalities.
Contact a Los Angeles Car Accident Injury Law Firm
If you have been involved in a traffic accident anywhere in Los Angeles County, and you believe your car accident was caused by an impatient or reckless driver, call a Los Angeles car accident injury attorney at Injury Justice Law Firm LLP. You could be eligible for compensation to help you pay for medical costs, car repair cost, lost income, and other expenses related to your car accident. Our injury law firm has helped countless injured victims recover compensation they are entitled. You first step is to contact our office to find out whether you have a case. You don’t any fees unless we win your case. Call our law firm at 310-734-7974 for a free, no-risk, consultation about your car accident.
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