Road rage accidents have increased over the past several years, showing
no signs of decreasing. In many cases, this type of aggressive and reckless
driving leads to severe accidents that cause terrible injuries or even
death. If you were injured in a road rage accident, you might be wondering
if it is possible to sue the other driver. If you are able to identify
the other driver, and he or she does not flee the scene, you might have
a viable personal injury case and could be entitled to compensation for
your injuries and any property damage you sustained.
What is Road Rage?
According to a survey conducted by the American Automobile Association
(AAA), 90% of drivers claimed to have either been a victim of road rage
or witnessed a road rage incident. Road rage occurs when a driver purposely
commits traffic offenses to endanger another driver. Signs of an aggressive
- Excessive use of the horn
- Flashing headlights
- Quickly and frequently changing lanes
- Making obscene gestures to other drivers
If you see an aggressive driver, it is crucial to back off since retaliation
will likely only end in a serious accident. Remain calm and you will be
able to prevent injury to yourself or to any passengers you might have
in your vehicle. Getting home safely is far more important than trying
to teach a bad driver a lesson.
Montana Personal Injury Attorney
If you were injured in a road rage
accident, you have a right to pursue compensation for your injuries and deserve
to have a fierce legal advocate on your side. At Odegaard Braukmann Law,
PLLC, our legal team has more than 75 years of legal experience and have
successfully obtained over $45 million in the last three years. This is
likely a confusing and overwhelming time for you and you should not have
to go through it alone. Reach out to our Montana personal injury attorneys today.
Call us at
(406) 640-4441 to schedule a free case evaluation with a knowledgeable member of our team!