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by Jeff Rasansky - March 27, 2012
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

It’s easy to overestimate yourself when you’re behind the wheel. People do it every day. When you’re on the road and you’re in a rush, you probably drive as if you were fully capable of handling your vehicle when you’re driving 10mph over the posted speed limits. When you hit bad weather, you probably wait until it gets downright awful before you slow down. Most people do this, until they have a day when they hit another car or a person and cause them injury or worse. Consider the following:

1: You’re Probably an Average Driver

DrivingNo matter how convinced you are that you’re a better driver than most of the other people on the road, you probably drive about as well as they do. You likely cut people off, blaze through yellow lights, drive too fast and slam on your brakes because of not having paid attention as much as they do. Be confident, but don’t overestimate your abilities.

2: Your Car is Probably Not a High-Performance Machine

Unless you’re driving a sports car that’s a sports car in more than name and body style, your car has limitations. It’s designed to be driven under common conditions. That means that it’s not designed to be driven in situations where you need to slam on the brakes at high speeds, where you need to turn suddenly and sharply to avoid collisions and where you need to have enormous amounts of torque and horsepower.

3: Other People May Not See You

It’s easy to fall into the trap of aggressive driving. It may seem like all the other cars are impatient, and that if you don’t dare to move forward you’ll never get anywhere. The problem is that aggressive driving has its limits. We too often rely on the idea that another car will see us and simply slow down so that we can make a risky turn or lane change. The truth is, that doesn’t always work. When it doesn’t, oftentimes people are injured as a result.

If someone injures you in a car wreck, talk to a Dallas car wreck lawyers. Accident attorneys work with people who have been the victims of other people overestimating themselves all the time. There’s a point where overestimation and aggressive driving become negligence and where you should pursue a lawsuit if someone has injured you because of having been negligent behind the wheel. Don’t be the victim of an arrogant driver.

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