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Dangers of Aggressive Driving in New Hampshire

Kenison Law Office, PLLC Oct. 5, 2023

Aggressive driving can lead to catastrophic, even deadly accidents. If you have been injured in an accident caused by an aggressive driver, we can help. At Kenison Law Offices, our Manchester aggressive driving accident attorneys have the knowledge and experience to handle your case. We can negotiate on your behalf with insurance companies to try to get you the settlement you deserve without having to go to trial. However, if litigation becomes necessary, you can rest assured that we will vigorously advocate for you at trial.

A Laconia man was arrested earlier this month after he drove nearly twice the speed limit at 109 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone, almost hitting a New Hampshire State Police cruiser. The trooper pulled the driver over, and he was placed under arrest and charged with reckless driving.

Unfortunately, reckless driving is more common than you may think both in New Hampshire and across the United States. What is known as “aggressive driving” in many places is called “reckless driving” in New Hampshire. Reckless operation is defined in the state as any actions that could endanger the safety or lives of the public. Common examples of reckless driving include excessive speeding, cutting other drivers off, and following too closely.

Aggressive driving can lead to serious injuries, such as broken bones, lacerations, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, and more. These injuries can lead to long-term impairments or disabilities and can be extremely costly to treat, as well as causing accident victims to miss work. In the most serious cases, these injuries can lead to death. Fortunately, New Hampshire law allows plaintiffs to recover damages for their losses when those losses are results of someone else’s negligence. Typically, a plaintiff can recover medical costs, costs of future care, disability, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and any other losses suffered.

It is a privilege rather than a right to drive in New Hampshire. As a result, all drivers have an obligation to obey traffic laws and drive in a manner that does not put others on the road at risk of harm. Under New Hampshire law, negligence occurs when a person causes foreseeable injuries or death by failing to use reasonable care while driving. Reasonable care is defined as how a prudent or sensible person would act under the same or similar circumstances. For example, a reasonable person would not recklessly weave in and out of traffic, understanding the risk of accidents and potential harm associated with such behavior.

A reckless driving accident can change your life in an instant. If you or someone close to you was hurt in an accident caused by an aggressive driver, we can help. At Kenison Law Offices, our Manchester car accident attorney can examine the facts of your case and help you understand your rights. You can rest assured that our team can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. To talk about your case in more detail, you can call us or contact us through our website.