Road Rage Liability

Road rage accidents have increased over the past several years, showing no signs of decreasing. In many cases, this type of aggressive and reckless driving leads to severe accidents that cause terrible injuries or even death. If you were injured in a road rage accident, you might be wondering if it is possible to sue the other driver. If you are able to identify the other driver, and he or she does not flee the scene, you might have a viable personal injury case and could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and any property damage you sustained.

What is Road Rage?

According to a survey conducted by the American Automobile Association (AAA), 90% of drivers claimed to have either been a victim of road rage or witnessed a road rage incident. Road rage occurs when a driver purposely commits traffic offenses to endanger another driver. Signs of an aggressive driver include:

  • Tailgating
  • Excessive use of the horn
  • Flashing headlights
  • Quickly and frequently changing lanes
  • Making obscene gestures to other drivers

If you see an aggressive driver, it is crucial to back off since retaliation will likely only end in a serious accident. Remain calm and you will be able to prevent injury to yourself or to any passengers you might have in your vehicle. Getting home safely is far more important than trying to teach a bad driver a lesson.

Montana Personal Injury Attorney

If you were injured in a road rage accident, you have a right to pursue compensation for your injuries and deserve to have a fierce legal advocate on your side. At Odegaard Miller Law, PLLC, our legal team has more than 75 years of legal experience and have successfully obtained over $45 million in the last three years. This is likely a confusing and overwhelming time for you and you should not have to go through it alone. Reach out to our Montana personal injury attorneys today.

Call us at (406) 640-4441 to schedule a free case evaluation with a knowledgeable member of our team!