Interstate 95 Road Rage Leaves Woman Seriously Injured
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Interstate 95
Road Rage Leaves Woman Seriously Injured

Interstate 95
Road Rage Leaves Woman Seriously Injured

By: Jason Neufeld
Posted in: car accident lawyer

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.

What to Do When Faced with Road Rage in Miami

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:

  • Protect yourself by making sure your doors are locked, and that you have room to pull out from behind the car in front if it is safe to do so
  • Call 911 if you can do so safely, or drive to the nearest police station
  • Remain polite and courteous, avoiding engaging in any conflict with the aggressor
  • Note the details of the driver’s vehicle, license plate and any identifying details
  • Always be a courteous driver – this means not making rude gestures, tailgating, excessively using your horn, or behaving in a manner that may antagonize other motorists

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.

Working with an Esteemed Miami Car Accident Attorney

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.

  • Check yourself for injuries first of all, before moving on to check passengers and occupants in other vehicles
  • Call 911 for emergency assistance
  • Note as much information about the accident as you can. You may need these details later on, and you will most likely forget quite a lot very quickly
  • Take photos of your car, any injuries, and the scene of the accident, if you are able to do so
  • Never apologize, attempt to explain, give a statement, or do anything else that could be considered an admission of guilt
  • Do not leave the scene of the car accident until police have told you to do so

If you have been injured in a Miami car accident, an excellent attorney could help secure the maximum compensation available to you. For a free initial consultation, call us today on 305-931-6666.