With many years of driving experience, it's likely to have encountered an angry road rage driver that you may be sharing the road. Many displayed behaviors could trigger road rage,, such as cutting them off, slowing traffic, yelling, or throwing up a frustrated gesture. If you find yourself in a similar situation, there are a few things you can do to keep yourself and the passengers in the car safe:
- Let them pass – A great way to avoid or reduce the chances of encountering a road rage driver is by letting the suspected motor vehicle operator who is angry pass you. Create distance between you and the car by allowing other vehicles into your lane or merging into other lanes.
- Don't Engage – Engaging with potentially angered drivers can be very dangerous. It's in your best interest to stay calm and possibly try to take an alternative route. Always remember that angry drivers can be a major threat and cause significant harm, especially if they have weapons in the car. Even if you believe the other driver is in the wrong, taking the high road can keep you safe in situations like such.
- Avoid Making Eye Contact – Most people aren't aware that eye contact can heighten the other person's anger in heated environments. They might confuse eye contact as taunting or challenging, which can become very dangerous.
Contact an Attorney
Drivers who display actions of road range can be a significant threat to others on the road. If you or someone you know has been involved in a road rage-related collision and suffered severe injury directly, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Fighting to get the justice you deserve can be challenging without the proper skill and experience. When filing a personal injury claim for these types of accidents, it is always recommended that you work with a skilled professional. They will ensure you fully understand your case and the appropriate legal options you have moving forward. Here at Bolt Law Firm, we have what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve. Let us fight for you.
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