Driving in Heavy Traffic
Anyone who has driven in or around a large city has probably been stuck in a traffic jam at least once. It can, without a doubt, be an extremely frustrating and irritating experience, especially if you are trying to get in to work on time or make a time-sensitive appointment. Still, being stuck in heavy traffic is no excuse for reckless or negligent driving that could result in a serious accident.
When you are in a high-traffic area, it is extremely important to remain undistracted and on the look-out for motorists who may be driving with reckless aggressiveness. If a negligent driver causes an accident in an attempt to avoid sitting in traffic, he or she may be found liable. If you have been the victim of such an individual, contact the Des Moines car accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.
Reckless Driving Behaviors
Heavy traffic can cause impatient drivers to behave in a number of reckless ways, including:
- Driving on the shoulder
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Switching lanes erratically and without signaling
- Failing to yield right-of-way
- Making aggressive or threatening gestures to other drivers
Though the irritation caused by sitting in stop-and-go traffic is understandable, putting other drivers in harm’s way by driving recklessly is never acceptable.
If you have been in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information or to discuss the details of your case, contact the Des Moines car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.