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Road Rage Causes Injuries & Kills

Some attribute the advent of the term "road rage" to California because it was first used on a radio station in the late 1980s. It is an extreme form of aggressive driving that can cause catastrophic injuries, and death.

Road rage can involve:

An experienced Pasadena car accident attorney can help you establish that the driver who struck you was negligent and pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries.

Reckless Driving Could Result in Criminal Charges

California law defines reckless driving as willfully and wantonly disregarding the safety of others while driving a vehicle. Anyone charged with reckless driving could face imprisonment and fines.

Aggressive and reckless driving includes:

The AAA Foundation reports that speeding results in one-third of all fatal auto accidents.

Drunk Driving Accidents

When drivers swerve into another lane, drive too fast or recklessly ignore signs, they invite danger on the road. If these drivers have a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08 percent or more, they have violated California law. If a drunk driver causes an accident injuring others, additional criminal penalties apply.

Vehicle Defects Can Cause a Driver to Lose Control

Tire blowout, faulty brakes, and transmission malfunctions are all vehicle defects that can cause any driver to lose control and get in an accident. At Tedford & Associates, we determine the cause of your accident, and if we identify a vehicle defect, we are prepared to bring a products liability suit on your behalf.

Highway Defects Pose Threats

California roadways are not without their challenges. Potholes, road construction, road obstructions and poorly maintained roads can cause accidents. These conditions are not always visible, especially at night, and drivers may have little time to react appropriately.

Rely on nearly 20 years of legal experience if you are a car accident victim in Los Angeles County. Since 1994, Tedford & Associates in Pasadena has been helping victims of auto accidents reclaim their lives with compensation gained through settlement or verdict. Let us do the same for you. Call us at (626) 793-7270 or use our online contact form to tell us about your situation and to schedule your risk-free, complimentary consultation during normal business hours or early morning, evening or weekend hours by arrangement. We operate on a contingency basis, meaning you pay us no attorney fees upfront.

Contact us to speak to a skilled Pasadena auto accident attorney from Tedford & Associates.