It was reported in mid-2017 that Florida was the leading state in terms of road rage figures, with 146 incidents over a two-year period according to CBS12 research, and recent events suggest that trend has not changed in the meantime. While most drivers can probably identify with becoming frustrated in heavy traffic, or when other motorists behave irresponsibly, acting on this emotion can be incredibly dangerous. Interstate 95 is often mentioned with regards to road rage incidents, and was the site of another late on Tuesday April 17, which left a woman with potentially life-threatening injuries.
According to preliminary reports, the woman was deliberately struck by vehicle, which then fled the scene. No further details are, as yet, available, although investigations saw the ramps in the area shut for several hours after the incident.
If you are faced with an aggressive driver, even the smallest action on your part could be misinterpreted as being deliberately provocative. As such, it is best to remain calm, and avoid inflaming an already tense situation. Although not all will apply in all scenarios, our experienced Miami car accident attorneys recommend doing the following when you fall foul of road rage:
If you have been injured in a Miami car accident, road rage-related or otherwise, an attorney from Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA, could help you to recover damages and compensation.
After a car accident, it is very likely that your emotions and adrenalin will be running high, leaving you less rational and pragmatic than you may otherwise be. Through following the steps outlined by our Miami car accident attorney, you will ensure that your claim, should you need to raise one, can proceed as smoothly and successfully as possible.