What to Do When You're a Victim of Road Rage

What to Do When You're a Victim of Road Rage

Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 23-Mar-2018

We’ve all heard terrifying stories of people being run off the road, violently assaulted, and even killed in road rage incidents. It seems to come out of nowhere and, in many cases, appears unprovoked. If you are ever behind the wheel of a car, it is essential that you know how to handle the situation and what to do if you are ever a victim of violent or aggressive roadway behavior.

How to Respond to Aggression While Driving

One of the best ways to avoid being on the receiving end of road rage is to refrain from driving aggressively or provoking other drivers.

However, if you’re driving and minding your own business and another driver begins to behave in an aggressive manner toward you or is actively trying to intimidate or hurt you, one of the best things you can do is refuse to react. Do not reciprocate this behavior, or it may encourage the aggressive driver to violence or more extreme tacticts.

Attempt to steer clear of the aggressive driver as much as it is in your power, but do not engage in excessive speedway or endanger other drivers in order to get away from them. If someone is following you, hitting your car with their vehicle, or engaging in other such behaviors, pull off the main roadway and drive to a police station. After you park, do not exit the vehicle, unlock your doors, or engage the other driver at all.

Steps to Take After Being Hurt in a Road Rage Incident

Contact police and obtain an official report right away after being hurt or experiencing car damage in a road rage incident. Also be sure to receive medical treatment as soon as possible and keep track of any medical fees, diagnoses, and injuries associated with your accident, holding onto physical records as often as possible.

Call (215) 278-4449 to Speak to a Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia Today

After obtaining official reports and receiving medical attention, call an experienced personal injury attorney and ask them about taking legal action against the driver. When someone else’s reckless behavior results in your injuries, they should be held responsible. Bring Golomb & Honik, P.C. onto your team today and let us help you achieve justice and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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