Holding Texas Road Rage Drivers Accountable
In a recent nationwide survey, AutoVantage auto club ranked Dallas second among U.S. cities for incidents of road rage. The city also ranked top for drivers talking on their cell phones, cutting off other drivers and tailgating other motorists while behind the wheel.
Statistics like this give Texas drivers a bad name. They should also warn you about the mindset of other people you may meet on the road.
At Kerry H. Collins & Associates, P.C., we aggressively represent clients who have been injured by road-rage drivers. For a free consultation, contact us in Fort Worth or San Antonio at 817-349-6103 or 210-888-9728.
What Are the Road Rage Factors? Fort Worth Road Rage Accident Attorney
Anger is often only the fire that fuels a road-rage incident. Other factors can be involved, including alcohol, drugs and personal problems. Ultimately, however, every driver is responsible for his or her own driving behavior.
"I'm a proud trial lawyer, because fighting giants never goes out of style." — Attorney Kerry H. Collins
Our law firm is experienced at holding accountable the drivers who contribute to or cause collisions and subsequent personal injuries intentionally by:
- Cutting off motorists
- Tailgating motorists
- Running traffic lights
- Stopping in traffic to "punish" another motorist
- Changing lanes unsafely
- Confronting other motorists with rude gestures or swearing
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Driving under the influence of drugs
Was It 'Aggressive Driving' or Road Rage?
The differences between aggressive driving and road rage are subtle, but important. Aggressive driving is a traffic offense, while road rage is a criminal offense.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving occurs "when individuals commit a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property."
By contrast, road rage is defined as "an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger(s) of one motor vehicle on the operator or passenger(s) of another motor vehicle or is caused by an incident that occurred on a roadway."
Road Rage Related Car Accidents — Compensation and Justice
If you were injured in an auto accident due to another driver's aggressive driving or road rage, it is important to consult with an attorney who focuses on these sorts of cases.
Hire us, and we will investigate the evidence behind your claims, meet with witnesses and collect accident reports and medical reports. We will work with accident reconstruction experts to prove your claims and recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages, disability, pain and suffering and other losses.
If a loved one died as a result of a road rage auto accident injury, we can seek survivor's damages through a wrongful death lawsuit.
You Can Do Something About Road Rage. If you witness a road rage incident in Texas, you can report it to the Safety Violations Hotline at 1-800-452-9595. You may also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or a free consultation, contact our skilled and experienced lawyer at Kerry H. Collins & Associates, P.C. Call us in Fort Worth at 817-349-6103 or in San Antonio at 210-888-9728.
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