ROAD RAGE CRASH CASES
Our car accident lawyers mostly handle accidents caused by distracted driving or driver error. However, we sometimes get calls from people about road rage incidents.
Road rage is dangerous and can lead to a deadly situation. It is risky for those involved, and anyone near them on the road. Road rage is a serious problem that can also end with intentional violence. We recently came across an article about road rage that made the following points:
The IIHS noted that 66 percent of traffic fatalities were caused by aggressive driving, and NHTSA said that since 2013 around 300 people have died due to road rage. AAA found that there are 30 road rage-related murders each year, and there are endless similar stats. Men were believed to be most responsible for road rage, but women rated other women as bigger initiators of angry driving. A Get Circuit survey found that 40% of drivers admitted to speeding, and 24% admitted to using angry hand gestures.
Thankfully, more dangerous activities rate lower on the list. For example tailgating, where 16% confirmed, and brandishing a weapon, which only 4% of drivers admitted doing. An alarming 65% of drivers admit to carrying weapons in their vehicles to keep them safe. Half said they carried a knife, while 40% carried a gun.
COMPENSATION FOR ROAD RAGE INCIDENT
If you have been injured in a road rage incident, call us for a free consultation. Our car accident lawyers have more than 25 years’ experience representing people throughout Minnesota. We will carefully listen to your story and answer your questions. The primary focus of our attorneys is to make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Compensation for a road rage incident can be tricky because auto insurance doesn’t pay for criminal or intentional acts. In other words, if the other driver was trying to hurt you, insurance won’t pay. However, every situation is different. Our lawyers will look carefully at the facts to get you the best possible result.