Truck Accident Lawyer

We all take precautions to protect ourselves on the busy highways, but  even in this, we all have likely encountered an enraged driver. Unfortunately, road rage  accidents have caused some of the most devastating injuries and deaths because of their  malicious nature. In recent years, road rage accidents have dramatically  increased, and it is not very likely that this rate will slow down anytime soon. After road  rage accidents, it is recommended that you hire an experienced lawyer to protect you in  the wake of a treacherous accident as a truck accident lawyer from our friends at the Brandy Austin Law Firm would recommend.  

What Exactly is Road Rage? 

Road rage accidents are becoming more prevalent across the board in the U.S. Road Rage can be described as any hostile behaviors or actions that are directed at  another driver. This includes :  

– Cutting someone off intentionally  

– Purposely tailgating someone  

– Intentionally not letting someone change lanes  

– Yelling at another drive  

– Making vulgar gestures at another driver  

– Honking an aggressive amount of times  

– Purposely bumping or ramming into another vehicle  

– Running another vehicle off of the road  

– Threatening or assaulting another driver on the road 

– Threatening another driver with a firearm  

– Chasing another vehicle at high speeds  

All of these examples of road rage can seriously injure any occupants involved. This includes  other vehicles on the road that aren’t even involved in the incident with the enraged driver.  

What Do I Do if a Driver With Road Rage Hits Me? 

If an enraged driver hits you, access if you have any injuries then seek medical attention  immediately if needed. If you are concerned about your and others’ safety due to the enraged  driver, contact proper authorities such as law enforcement, and most importantly remain in your  vehicle until they arrive. Be sure to file a police report and request the other driver’s insurance  and contact information. If you have suffered serious injuries, contact an experienced Personal  Injury Lawyer. A Personal Injury Lawyer can help you access what damages you may be able to  receive for your injuries. With the help of a Personal Injury Lawyer, you may receive  compensation for the cost of your medical treatment, missing work, pain and suffering, and  vehicle damages. You may also be able to receive punitive damages, which is compensation  awarded to the victim to punish the defendant for their part in the incident.