When Georgia drivers exercise road rage and impatience while behind the wheel of a car, they increase their chances of colliding with another vehicle and causing a serious accident. By driving their vehicles in a frantic and hurried manner, they are also more likely to violate traffic laws and other rules of the road.
If you have been injured in a serious accident that resulted from another driver’s road rage, you may have a right to legal compensation. The Gwinnett County, Georgia car accident lawyers at Brauns Law can review your case and may be able to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit on your behalf.
Types of Road Rage
When drivers refuse to exercise self-control on the roadway and become angry and impatient with other drivers, they are more likely to operate their vehicles in a careless, reckless, and hurried manner. Consequently, they are more likely to commit traffic violations, such as:
- Tailgating other drivers
- Carelessly weaving in and out of traffic
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Driving too fast for weather conditions, causing them to hydroplane
- Failing to obey traffic signs and traffic control devices
- Failing to use turn signals
When road raged drivers take these careless actions or inactions, they create the perfect storm for a serious motor vehicle collision.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
If you have been injured in a serious accident that was caused by a road raged driver, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The injured accident victim must be able to show that the at-fault driver violated a traffic law or rule of the road—or that the other driver failed to drive in a safe and prudent manner. Moreover, the accident victim must be able to show that the injuries and damages sustained were a direct result of the accident, as opposed to some other source. An expert medical provider, such as a treating doctor or medical specialist, may be able to relate your pain, symptoms, and injuries to the accident, providing a legal basis for monetary compensation.
Call a Gwinnett County, Georgia Car Accident Lawyer Today for a Free Initial Consultation and Case Evaluation
If you have suffered personal injuries and damages in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s road rage, you may be eligible to recover monetary compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. If the insurance company refuses to make an initial settlement offer that is favorable, the experienced lawyers at Brauns Law may be able to litigate your case through the court system. Throughout the litigation process, our lawyers can continue to negotiate a full and fair personal injury settlement on your behalf. If a fair settlement offer is still not forthcoming, our lawyers are prepared to try your case to verdict in the Georgia court system.
To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a Gwinnett County car accident lawyer, please call us at (404) 418-8244 or contact us online.