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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