Little Rock Road Rage Accidents
Have you ever been verbally insulted by another driver? Has another driver ever cut you off and made an inappropriate hand gesture at you? If you said yes to either of those questions, then you have seen another driver who was experiencing road rage. While many people may think road rage is harmless, it is the exact opposite. Road rage is a leading cause of motor vehicle collisions in the United States, and can quickly escalate into life-threatening violence in some cases. If you have suffered injuries from a road rage accident caused by another driver, you should contact the Little Rock car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today. Our firm of over 30 attorneys and more than 120 support staff members may be able to help you bring a lawsuit against the other driver in order to recover damages for your injuries and losses.The Dangers of Road Rage Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver error is the cause of 94% of all traffic accidents. Of those accidents, 33% could be linked to behaviors typically assigned to road rage, such as misjudging the intent of another driver or illegal maneuvering. Incessant honking and other forms of intimidation can be considered road rage. Without a doubt, road rage is a growing epidemic that has been rising at a rate of 7% every year. Many car crashes resulting from road rage leave victims with severe injuries, and some of those accidents can even be fatal.
Even if you are lucky enough to survive a road rage collision in Pulaski County, you may still have injuries that are agonizing and keeping you from being as mobile as you were prior to the accident. Such injuries may have sunk you and your family into a financial hole due to the hospital bills and other monetary expenses, which may include physical therapy, ramps and other add-ons you had to have installed in your home, a wheelchair, crutches, etc. Your injuries and losses may entitle you to compensatory damages, which can typically be broken down into two types of damages: economic and non-economic damages. These are designed to make you whole, as if the wreck never occurred in the first place.
To be awarded economic and non-economic damages, you will likely have to establish the other driver’s negligence. Doing so requires you to prove that you were owed a duty of reasonable care by the defendant and the defendant breached said duty, causing you to suffer injuries. Gathering eyewitness testimony, photographing your injuries and the scene of the accident, and seeking medical attention for your injuries after the accident are all helpful ways to validate your claim. A Little Rock attorney can help you procure additional evidence for your case.Explore Your Options with a Skilled Auto Crash Lawyer in Arkansas
A road rage accident not only can leave you with dire injuries, but it can also result in violence amongst those involved in the car wreck. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we are available 24/7 to discuss your case. Our firm fights for people injured in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Meridian, and in other communities across Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Contact our office by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free consultation with a car collision attorney. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.