June 8, 2018

Road Rage-What To Do If You Are A Victim

Categories: Personal Injury

Driving can sometimes bring out the worse in people. Many people get anxious or upset due to things like heavy traffic, slow drivers and aggressive drivers. Personal problems can also trigger road rage. Being a victim of road rage can be scary. Fortunately, there are things that you can do if you are a victim of road rage.

Stay in the Car

You may be tempted to confront the person. However, this will make the situation worse. This can also be dangerous. If the person gets out of the car and confronts you, then you should apologize. Even if you did not do anything wrong, you should still apologize. This may help the person calm down.

It is important to remember that there are several negative consequences that can come along with road rage. You may have to pay legal fees and go to court. You also risk harm to yourself and the other passengers.

Pull Over

It is best for you to avoid confronting the person if possible. You should pull over to the side of the road away from the traffic. Take some deep breaths in order to relax. Try to be calm and avoid taking anything the driver does personally.

Take all of the Details

If you have someone in the car with you, then you will need to ask them to take down all of the person’s details. This includes things such as the make and model of the car, the appearance of the person, and their license plate number. You can provide the details to the police and the insurance company.

Contact Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore

If you have been a victim of road rage, then you will need to contact a Tampa personal injury attorney. Call us at (813) 225-4000. Our attorneys would work hard to make sure that the other driver is held accountable.





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