We’ve all spent time out on the road in the Atlanta area, and have seen our share of road rage incidents. Have you ever been a direct victim of this dangerous situation? If so, you may have grounds for a road rage lawsuit.
Road Rage Is A Crime
Road rage is a criminal offense that involves intentional acts to hurt someone. Typically, the offenders’ actions end with traffic accidents, fights, and assault leading to serious injuries. As a result, charges of assault and battery can be filed.
Examples of road rage include:
- Purposely striking another vehicle with your vehicle (considered assault with a deadly weapon)
- Driving another vehicle off the road
- Threatening the driver of another vehicle on the road
Road rage differs from aggressive driving which is a traffic offense that involves acts like tailgating, speeding, or erratic lane changes. Of course, too often, acts of aggressive driving result in road rage.
Preventing Road Rage
If you see someone driving aggressively, then you should call 911 and do your best to stay out of their way. Don’t make eye contact with them and just continue to go along your way, following the appropriate traffic laws. Don’t take matters into your own hands because you never know what the other person is capable of.
Road Rage Attorney in Atlanta
If you suffered injuries as a result of actions of road rage then you may be entitled to compensation for past, present, and future medical bills, loss of wages and future wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
To ensure the best outcome you should get the assistance of a great injury attorney like Harman Law Firm in Atlanta. We’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure that you get the best result possible. Schedule a consultation today.
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