Three studies over the course of the last five years have indicated that individuals driving luxury and expensive cars were more likely to cut off another motorist and were less likely to stop at all for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
According to a psychologist at the University of California San Diego, this may suggest that wealthier drivers may be more concerned with maximizing their own self-interest even if it is at the expense of others. Two years ago, similar research results were reported from a project at the University of Delaware, identifying that drivers of more expensive cars were less likely to stop for someone who is in the middle of a crosswalk. In the current San Diego study, more than 800 drivers were analyzed at 50 different sections across Southern California.
Unfortunately, regardless of the type of car that an individual drives or the income they make on a regular basis, it is important to watch out for others. Being involved in a catastrophic accident because someone else wasn’t paying attention or worse yet, felt entitled to run someone off the road or disobey road laws, could become the basis of a San Diego personal injury lawsuit. Lives can be forever changed as a result of an accident that lasts only a couple of seconds, especially when aggressive driving is the root cause of life-changing injuries. Too many people minimize the dangers of aggressive driving.
Being able to recover from the injuries associated with an aggressive driving accident or having to bury a loved one can have significant repercussions for a victim’s life. It may be impossible for a survivor to ever return to work and it is done when the family has to file a wrongful death lawsuit as a result of losing a loved one in a preventable accident. If you or someone you know has already been involved in an accident like this, you need to consult with an attorney as soon as possible.