Is Road Rage a Common Cause of Car Accidents in New Jersey?

Get A Free Consultation Today!

A driver with road rage can easily cause an accident. They aren’t thinking clearly and they are engaged in behaviors that make the road more dangerous for everyone. If you were injured due to another driver’s road rage, you may be owed compensation. Our Monmouth County auto accident attorneys may be able to help you with that.

What Kinds of Behaviors Are Common With Road Rage?

Many of the behaviors associated with road rage can cause serious car accidents. If you get injured in such an accident, it isn’t fair for you to get stuck with all of those medical bills. A lawyer from our firm can help you sue for damages if any of these common road rage behaviors end up leading to an accident:

  • Speeding
  • Changing lanes frequently and without signaling
  • Ignoring road signs and traffic signals
  • Driving on the sidewalk or shoulder of the road
  • Passing when it is not allowed
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Brake checking
  • Tailgating

Anyone acting in this way should be held accountable when they cause harm.

What Should I Do If Someone Else’s Road Rage Causes an Accident?

You should do everything that you would do after any other car accident. Pull over somewhere safe and:

  • Call the police
  • Take pictures of the accident scene and any damage to the vehicles
  • Talk to any eyewitnesses and get their contact info
  • Make plans to get medical care right away

The cops can fill out a report about the accident. This can be used as evidence later. They can also get information from the driver with road rage if you are not comfortable enough to interact with them yourself.

When Should I Sue for Damages?

You should sue for damages when it’s clear that you have serious injuries and that another driver caused them. You have to build a compelling case that shows that the other driver’s behavior or negligence caused you to get hurt. Then you can sue for compensation that will help make up for things like:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Psychological trauma
  • Any other pain and suffering you experienced as a result of the accident

Will I Have to Go to Trial?

Some drivers just take the first settlement from the insurance company because they worry that suing for damages can take a long time and that they will have to deal with a trial. A lawsuit can take a while to conclude, but these types of cases rarely go to trial. Your lawyer will negotiate on your behalf and do their best to secure a fair settlement before things need to go that far.

Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney

If you are ready to pursue compensation, you don’t have to do it on your own. Contact the Wilton Law Firm and ask to schedule your free consultation. We would love to take a closer look at your case and tell you more about how an attorney can assist you.