Is Road Rage a Common Cause of Car Accidents?

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Road rage is actually a rather common cause of car accidents. People who get angry behind the wheel are not going to act with the safety of themselves or others in mind. It’s no surprise that this causes accidents. If you got hurt because of someone else’s inability to stay calm behind the wheel, then you should talk to a Middlesex County, NJ car accident attorney. You may be owed compensation.

How Does Road Rage Cause Accidents?

People suffering from road rage tend to drive dangerously. It’s not uncommon to see them engaging in behaviors like:

  • Speeding
  • Constantly changing lanes
  • Brake checking
  • Tailgating
  • Ignoring road signs and traffic signals
  • Failing to signal

Any of these behaviors can make the road more dangerous for other drivers. It’s no surprise that road rage leads to many crashes, some of which are deadly.

Can I Sue After Someone Else’s Road Rage Causes an Accident?

You can sue if you were hurt in an accident and your own car insurance would not cover the cost of your injuries. You would have to show that the other driver was negligent and draw a line from their road rage to your accident to your injuries. This can be difficult to do on your own, which is why many people hire a personal injury lawyer to handle cases like these.

If you can build a strong case and show that you are owed compensation, you can receive a settlement that makes up for all of the expenses from the accident, like medical costs. Your compensation can also help make up for any pain and suffering you have experienced.

How Long Do I Have to Sue For Damages?

You have two years to sue for compensation after an accident in New Jersey. This is known as the statute of limitations. Sue after this expires and your case is just going to get thrown out no matter how compelling it is.

Filing quickly also has other advantages. The faster you file, the easier it can be for your lawyer to secure useful evidence, like surveillance footage. Also, the faster you file, the faster you can receive your compensation.

Do I Need an Attorney?

You are not required to hire an attorney, but one from our firm can do a lot to assist you with your case. We cannot promise certain results, but we can promise that we will advocate for you at every stage of this process and handle tasks like:

  • Negotiating with insurers
  • Calculating fair compensation
  • Preparing you for testimony
  • Gathering evidence and talking to witnesses
  • Filing your case before the statute of limitations expires

Schedule Your Consultation

If you were the victim of a road rage accident, contact Stathis & Leonardis. We can take a closer look at your case and tell you more about your legal options. If we can help you make things right, we will.

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