Even if you have never experienced road rage yourself, you have probably heard horror stories about the accidents, injuries, and deaths that result from road rage. Here is what you need to know if you are a victim of road rage:
More Common Than You Think
Road rage is more common than you might think. Everyone has been known to become irritated at slow drivers, but for some people, road rage can lead to aggressive driving and recklessness that can turn deadly. Road rage can take the form of excessive speeding, tailgating, cutting off other vehicles, slamming on the brakes in front of another driver, or intentionally crashing into another driver.
Here are some fast facts about road rage:
- 33% of accidents are caused by driver error related to road rage.
- Aggressive driving accounts for 56% of auto accidents each year.
- From 2007 to 2014, there were over 200 deaths and 12,000 injuries related to road rage in the United States.
What to Do
If you are a victim of road rage, your first call should be to 911. Report the collision to the police and be sure to treat any injuries you suffered. Your next call should be to a personal injury attorney who can represent you and ensure you are adequately compensated for your injuries.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of road rage, contact us today for more information or to schedule your consultation.