Aggressive driving has been defined in different ways in different states and by different courts. It is often described as the operation of a motor vehicle in a way that endangers people or their property.
There are many ways that driving can be aggressive. Typical behavior is often thought of a "road rage." Truck drivers may speed, cut off other cars, make rude gestures or tailgate other cars in an effort to make them go faster. This kind of driving is not only rude, but puts the lives of other drivers in jeopardy. Each year in America, aggressive driving is responsible for numerous serious injuries, including spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and paralysis, as well as wrongful death.
The attorneys at Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald LLP have a long record of successfully pursuing and defending complex civil claims, including claims involving aggressive truck drivers. Since 1954, our record has included high-profile legal transactions and litigation for clients throughout Pennsylvania and the northeast.
As testimony to our reputation, we have been named as members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, are AV-rated* under Martindale Hubbell's peer rating system and serve as leaders in bar and professional associations.
When handling a truck accident case, immediate action is critical to protect your interests and achieve the best possible results. Black box technology, Qualcomm devices and other on-board computer systems record important information that may have been a factor in the accident, but these must be preserved before the truck is destroyed. Log books must also be preserved, so that your attorneys can review a history of the driver's actions before the crash.
At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP, we also visit the scene of the truck accident, if possible. We take pictures of the skid marks and debris at the scene. With the help of accident reconstruction experts and engineers, we use this evidence to determine the speed of the truck at the time of impact and whether truck driver negligence was involved.
If you are not sure what to do after a truck accident, talking with a Scranton reckless driving accident lawyer can help you understand your options. Contact any of our northeastern Pennsylvania offices in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton or Hazleton for a free and confidential consultation. For our clients' convenience, we also offer home or hospital visits to seriously injured clients.
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Richard Russo is the contributing attorney to this content.