Chattanooga Road Rage Accidents
Driving in larger cities like Chattanooga, Tennessee can be both challenging and dangerous. Traffic congestion is usually worse in cities, which often leads to accidents and other travel delays. For some drivers, those delays cause feelings of anxiousness, frustration, and even anger. Eventually, a small portion of those drivers give in to their emotions and start to behave in an erratic or threatening manner. This behavior, commonly referred to as road rage, greatly increases the risk that a driver will cause an auto accident that results in injury. If you have been injured in a road rage accident in Chattanooga or the surrounding area, the Chattanooga car accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz want to help you secure recovery against the responsible driver. With more than 30 attorneys and over 120 support staff members, we are the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm based in Tennessee. Over the last 25+ years, our attorneys have recovered over $1.5 billion in compensation for our injured clients.Seeking Fair Compensation for an Auto Accident Caused by Road Rage
One of the most common ways for a road rage accident victim to obtain compensation for his or her injuries and other losses is by bringing a negligence claim against the at-fault driver. For the claim to succeed, the victim must be able to prove that the at-fault driver acted unreasonably under the circumstances, thereby causing his or her injuries. This is known as the plaintiff’s burden of proof. Luckily for those injured in road rage accidents, the types of actions that constitute road rage are generally also actions that a jury would find to be negligent (or reckless, depending on the circumstances). Examples include:
- Driving at excessive speeds
- Tailgating or repeatedly honking at other drivers
- Cutting other drivers off
- Aggressively changing lanes
- Yelling, making rude gestures, and other actions that distract the driver from the road
If the injured victim can gather evidence to prove the other driver’s negligent actions by a preponderance of the evidence, the negligence claim against that driver will likely succeed. Such proof can often be found in police reports, statements of people who witnessed the accident, surveillance video footage from nearby buildings, and other sources. To stand the best chance of finding the evidence necessary to prove the other driver’s negligence, victims should seek guidance from a car accident attorney in the Chattanooga area as soon after the wreck as possible.
If you can show that the defendant breached a legal duty owed to you and caused the collision, you will be entitled to recover damages, provided that causation can be satisfied. The damages available in a road rage accident case may include the sum of the victim’s medical bills related to his or her accident injuries, any lost wages that the victim incurred as a result of his or her injuries or treatment, the cost of any property damaged in the accident, the value of the pain and suffering (as well as other non-economic losses) that the victim has endured, and possibly more.Let Our Chattanooga Lawyers Help You
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we believe that those injured by the careless actions of another should receive fair compensation for their losses and what they have had to endure. If you have been injured in a road rage accident, our Chattanooga attorneys are ready to begin fighting for your rights today. Our firm serves auto accident victims in Chattanooga, Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, and other cities throughout Tennessee. We also serve cities in nearby Southern states, including Jonesboro, Little Rock, Tupelo, Jackson, Grenada, Meridian, Oxford, Columbus, Starkville, Hayti, Caruthersville, and others across Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Missouri. Contact NST by calling toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form. Let us show you why NST is the way to go if you were injured in an automobile accident in Chattanooga.