If you suffered injuries in a road rage incident, you likely have a case for compensation that can hold the at-fault driver responsible. A Warner Robins road rage accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to navigate the claims process for you while you focus on finishing your treatment and recovering from your injuries.
A team member from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can review your Warner Robins traffic accident for free and answer your questions during a complimentary consultation. Call us today at (404) 888-8888 to get started.
Road Rage Can Lead to Aggressive Driving, Threatening Behavior, and Violence
The concept of road rage has become more well-known over the last few decades. Whether this is a result of more traffic, more drivers on the road, or an increase in aggression, the fact is that road rage incidents happen every day.
There is no single cause of road rage. Contributing factors work together to trigger a driver who loses their temper and acts out. Their driving may become reckless or aggressive, and they may threaten to harm or attempt to harm others. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some common factors that contribute to road rage include:
- Traffic congestion
- A disregard for others’ safety and wellbeing
- Not caring about the law or legal ramifications
- Feeling a sense of anonymity because they are in their own vehicle
The Difference Between Aggressive Driving and Road Rage
Road rage behavior often involves aggressive driving, which itself is illegal in Georgia. In theory, a driver could face penalties for both reckless or aggressive driving and road rage threats.
At a basic level, aggressive driving refers to a series of traffic offenses a driver commits that endangers property and others around them. In legal terms, aggressive driving puts others sharing the road at risk of injury through negligent driving behaviors.
Road rage, meanwhile, occurs when there is an intentional, direct threat to another driver. This could include physical assault or battery or threatening to cause an accident.
The team from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you understand if you were a victim of road rage in Peach or Houston County and if you have a case against the angry driver. Call (404) 888-8888 today to learn more.
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How the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Team Can Support Your Road Rage Case
If you were hurt in an accident with an angry or aggressive driver, a Warner Robins road rage accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to represent you and pursue a case on your behalf. In many cases, a driver who acted out of rage and caused your injuries may face criminal charges or receive a traffic citation.
While this helps to support our claim, a conviction is not necessary to hold the driver accountable in your case. We can prove that the driver’s negligence caused your accident by gathering evidence to show:
- The driver had an obligation to follow a specific traffic law.
- The driver failed to obey the law.
- This failure caused the collision.
- You suffered injuries and losses due to the accident.
Depending on the circumstances, we could base your case on aggressive or reckless driving behaviors or something as simple as running a red light or improper passing.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, our team represents Warner Robins accident victims based on contingency. We use our financial resources to build your case and seek a settlement or court award. We only receive attorney’s fees if we secure a financial recovery for you.
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Damages Available in a Warner Robins Road Rage Accident Case
The damages Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can recover for a client are based on their actual losses, including past, current, and future expenses and intangible losses. Whether in an insurance settlement or a payout awarded through the court, recoverable damages could include:
- Emergency transportation to the hospital
- Medical treatment and related expenses
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Lost income and benefits
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering losses
- Other intangible damages
The Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team also represents families who lost a loved one due to a road rage accident. Under O.C.G.A § 51-4-2, Georgia law allows certain family members to recover wrongful death damages following a fatal car accident. We can determine if you qualify during your free case consultation.
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Timeline for Taking Legal Action in a Warner Robins Accident Case
If we need to file a lawsuit based on your accident in a Peach or Houston County civil court, Georgia’s statute of limitations on personal injury cases limits how long we have to take action. Under O.C.G.A § 9-3-33, we generally only have until the second anniversary of the accident to initiate a lawsuit in county court.
If we miss this deadline because we did not know about your case in time, there may be no way to take your case to court and recover a fair payout. Contact us as soon as you can once your injuries are stable so we can determine how we can help you.
Talk to a Team Member About Your Warner Robins Accident
A Warner Robins road rage accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you build a civil case against the negligent motorist and hold them accountable for their bad behavior. Our team believes the at-fault driver should pay for your damages, not you.
You can speak with a member of our team about your accident and injuries today for free. Call (404) 888-8888 now.