Tempering Your Road Rage: Key to Avoid Liabilities

Kurtz Blum, PLLC | Raleigh Criminal Lawyers

The term “road rage” comes to mind when some people feel frustrated, angry, or even resentful of another driver when they’re driving. If you experience this, you have to be careful not to act recklessly and keep a cool head. You might just end up causing an accident and getting sued for it.

Common Reactions Due to Road Rage

Aside from expressing your anger or frustration verbally, road rage can make you a reckless driver. You might swerve or drive faster to catch up to, or stop suddenly, beside the other car to call the attention of the driver and confront them. You might even hit the other car or worse, get out of your car and assault the other driver.

Consequences of Those Actions

Those aggressive and unsafe actions can lead to liabilities. They may be the reason for a traffic accident that will result in property damage or injuries, and you might need to make a claim with your insurance company or spend a lot of our own money. You might get sued or be charged with other criminal charges like assault and battery. If the victims attest to your road rage, they might be able to claim more compensation for emotional grief or anxiety.

This is why you have to learn to temper your emotions before it leads to road rage. Of course, if you find yourself in a lawsuit, a skilled attorney can defend you and try to lessen your penalties.

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