Road rage is a form of aggressive driving that can put others at risk of injury or fatality on the road. Victims of road rage accidents are often left with severe injuries that lead to high medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and property damage.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers advocates for victims of road rage accidents. If you were injured in a road rage accident, a Roswell road rage accident lawyer from our firm may be able to defend your rights and pursue compensation for your personal losses.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 for a free case assessment with a member of our team. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that we do not collect attorney fees unless and until our clients recover compensation in a settlement offer or court award.
Road Rage Defined
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving is the operation of a motor vehicle in a dangerous manner that endangers people or property. NHTSA defines road rage as a form of aggressive driving that often involves extreme and confrontational behavior that is angry, threatening, and potentially deadly. Common signs of road rage include angry gestures and yelling.
In Georgia, many road rage behaviors can qualify as an aggressive driving traffic offense as defined by O.C.G.A. 40-6-397. This violation may include:
- Hard braking in front of the following vehicle
- Passing in turning lanes, emergency lanes, or on the shoulder
- Cutting a driver off
- Weaving in traffic
- Running a motorist off the road
- And more
In each of these cases, it can be argued that the aggressive driver intended to antagonize or harm the other driver. Georgia law states that any person convicted of aggressive driving is guilty of a misdemeanor.
However, this type of criminal charge is separate from a civil action you may pursue for personal injuries. If a driver with road rage caused an accident that injured you, they may owe you compensation in a personal injury claim or lawsuit, even if they were not charged with or convicted of aggressive driving.
Georgia laws do not tolerate aggressive driving, and neither should you. If you were injured in an accident caused by a driver with road rage, call (404) 888-8888 today for a free consultation on your case with a member of the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team.
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What to Do After a Road Rage Accident
Here are some things you can do after a road rage accident:
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Contact the Police
After an accident with an aggressive driver, prioritize your safety. Call the police to report the accident and let them know if the other driver is being aggressive or attempting to attack you. Try to avoid any type of verbal or physical confrontation with the angry driver.
Seek Medical Attention Right Away
Whether you have severe injuries or mild injuries, seek medical attention immediately. Even if you walk away from the accident, you may have an injury that you are unaware of. Visit the E.R. or your doctor without delay. Failure to get medical treatment could make it difficult to prove your case.
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Carefully Document the Accident
If there were witnesses at the scene, try to get their names and contact information. Also, try to get copies of all accident and medical reports. You may also want to take careful notes of the other driver’s behavior and how they demonstrated road rage.
Even if you must leave the accident immediately for medical care or your own personal safety without collecting evidence, do not worry. A Roswell road rage accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to investigate your accident, locate witnesses, and collect evidence from surveillance or security cameras, police reports, accident reconstructions experts, and more.
Damages in a Road Rage Accident Case
Road rage accidents often lead to severe injuries and extensive damage due to the aggressive behavior of the driver. As the victim, you have the right to explore all the ways in which the accident impacted your life and pursue compensation for your losses. The recoverable damages in a road rage accident may include:
- Past, present, and future medical treatment
- Lost wages and benefits
- Property damage
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- And more
Although rare, a judge or jury may decide that a road rage accident is grounds for punitive damages as well.
How Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Can Help with Your Case
A road rage accident can have a devastating impact on your life. You may also find it difficult to coordinate a personal injury claim during your recovery. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can provide full legal support to take the burden off of you during this difficult time. Our firm is prepared to investigate your case to uncover facts that may establish fault and liability.
We can also prepare and submit all documents, communicate with all parties, and negotiate for a fair settlement on your behalf. If the other party denies wrongdoing or if the insurance company rejects your claim, we can file a lawsuit and represent you on trial.
Our firm will be available to answer your questions and provide updates on your case so that you have time and energy to prioritize your recovery.
Contact Our Law Firm to Get Started with Your Case
Unfortunately, you cannot control another driver’s road rage. However, you can pursue an angry driver for compensation if their negligent actions harm you or a loved one.
A Roswell road rage accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to represent you. Call (404) 888-8888 for a free case review from a member of our team. We represent our clients on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.