Most drivers have seen, if not participated in, road rage. Drivers around
the country suffer from an inability to keep calm and stay under control
when they disagree with another driver’s speed, maneuvering, and
general driving. Road rage is also incredibly dangerous. Incidents of
this behavior causing many vehicle accidents are becoming more common
as drivers take their aggression on the roads. If you’re affected
by a driver afflicted with road rage, can you sue for any damage they cause??
First and foremost, before you can think about suing the other driver for
damages, you need to know who the driver is. If you know the individual
or have written down his or her license plate, you might be able to pursue
a civil suit against him or her to recover compensation for property damage,
lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical costs resulting from the driver’s behavior.
Likewise, road rage leading to damage is usually defined as assault and
battery. The person responsible for making your day worse is committing
a crime by doing so. Battery is the harmful or offensive touching of another
person without their consent or privilege; if he or she struck you, this
would constitute battery. Assault includes the reasonable apprehension
of immediate battery, meaning you fear the person will strike you. The
person doesn’t need to touch you for you to have been assaulted.
If you have been harmed by a driver’s road rage, talk to one of our skilled
Otsego County car accident attorneys as soon as possible.
Scarzafava & Basdekis is dedicated to helping the victims of personal injury seek compensation
for the harm done to them and their property. Let us see what we can do for you.
at (607) 229-1885 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation
with us today.