Road Rage Accidents July 30, 2020 by Robbins Law, P.C. Driver negligence puts us in enough danger. Road rage ramps the danger up to a much higher level. You never know when you might encounter it. It could be in crowded conditions in the city, or out on very isolated roads. We’re living in a very stressed and very charged world right now. And, summer is just going to get hotter, increasing tensions and shortening fuses even more. If you have been injured in an accident involving road rage, you need and deserve full compensation for your injuries. In some cases, punitive damages are available. Please, talk to an experience Georgia car crash attorney about your case right away. Examples of Aggressive Driving Road rage can spur intentional and extreme acts of violence including shootings and physical altercations occurring outside the vehicle. But in many cases, it leads to aggressive driving in which the angry driver does not necessarily intent to crash into the other vehicle, but to intimidate and influence the other driver’s behavior. Aggressive driving involves intentional acts which greatly increase the likelihood of a crash, even if causing a crash is not the intention. Examples of aggressive driving include: TailgatingBraking suddenly in response to a perceived slight by another driverIntentionally cutting off another driverAccelerating rapidlyTraveling at excessive speedsAccelerating rapidlyIntentionally making erratic maneuversFrequent lane changes to get ahead of other driversRunning red lights or stop signsOther intentional failures to yieldPassing vehicles on the right, whether in a traffic lane, turning lane, or on the shoulderIntentionally passing much too closelyRacing or attempting to racePlaying “chicken”Feigning a swerve toward another vehicle Road Rage Can Accelerate Aggressive driving is dangerous, but in itself is typically not targeted at one individual. Road rage, however, is usually directed at one person or vehicle and can lead to very serious consequences including ramming of vehicles, intentionally running over pedestrians, blocking vehicles to force an in-person altercation which may lead to beating stabbing or shooting. Even following someone home and committing further acts of violence there. To learn more about compensation for your road rage accident injuries, contact the Atlanta car crash attorney at Robbins & Associates, Call us at 800-772-5555 or contact us online to schedule you free consultation.