Aggressive Driving Accidents

 -  - Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC

Aggressively representing victims of all types of injuries caused by another’s carelessness or negligence.

We’ve all been victimized by aggressive drivers at one time or another. The motorist who follows too closely, the driver who dangerously weaves in and out of traffic, the compulsive speeder … all of these are aggressive drivers who recklessly endanger everyone on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines an aggressive driver as one who “commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” In the U.S., traffic accidents kill around 43,000 people per year – almost 5 people every hour – and aggressive drivers are responsible for many of those lost lives.

According to data provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Statistical Analysis Center, there were more than 127,000 crashes during 2022. At Ryan R. Cox & Associates, our St. Louis car accident attorneys know that 31,5599 of these resulted in personal injuries. In addition, there were 878 fatal crashes during 2022 alone.

Our firm has a respected reputation for producing results for victims of Missouri traffic crashes. We understand how frightening and disruptive it can be when an accident leaves you or someone you care about with serious injuries. We also know that traffic accidents can have tragic consequences, leaving your family to mourn the loss of a loved one.

St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Ryan R. Cox & Associates are known for combining excellence in legal representation with the kind of compassionate approach accident victims appreciate. If you’ve been hurt, you could be facing expensive medical treatment, perhaps for a long period of time if your injuries are severe. Our firm is committed to helping you recover the monetary damages you need to ensure that your care is paid for, and to compensate you for any wages you lose because your injuries keep you from working. When we represent you, we’ll also seek the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you’ve endured. If you’ve lost a loved one to an aggressive driver’s irresponsible actions, our St. Louis wrongful death attorneys will seek the maximum amount of damages for your family’s loss.

Missouri Accident Stats: Quick Facts
  • 1,900 total unbelted fatalities.
  • 64.9% of vehicle occupants fatalities unbelted.
  • 382 fatalities involving a distracted driver.
  • The plurality of distracted drivers are between 20-29 years old.
  • 2,547 fatalities involving aggressive drivers.
  • 1,023 fatalities involving substance-impaired drivers.
  • 706 fatalities involving a commercial motor vehicle.

Statistics for 2017-2021
Source: Missouri Department of Transportation

The Missouri DOT lists a number of factors as circumstances that contribute to accidents in our state. Among those typically considered to be acts of aggressive driving are such behaviors as:

  • Following too closely
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Improper lane changes
  • Improper passing
  • Improper turns
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Exceeding the speed limit

“Road rage” is another term that is often associated with aggressive driving. According to the American Automobile Association, the difference between the two lies in the fact that road rage usually applies to “more extreme acts of aggression, such as a physical assault, that occurs as a direct result of a disagreement between drivers.” At Ryan R. Cox & Associates, our St. Louis car accident attorneys are prepared to step in and protect your rights in any situation where the actions or negligence of another driver has caused you injury or taken the life of a loved one.

Our firm is an acknowledged leader in aggressively representing victims of all types of injuries caused by another’s carelessness or negligence. Motor vehicle accidents send more than 2 million people to U.S. emergency rooms every year, and many are left with severe, life-altering injuries. When you’ve been seriously hurt in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, premises liability accident, or any other event, you can rely on the knowledge and experience of the St. Louis personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Ryan R. Cox & Associates. We are dedicated advocates for every client we serve. Call our firm today to request a free consultation about the injuries you’ve suffered because of an aggressive driver or other careless individual.