IL accident lawyerAlmost everyone who has driven a motor vehicle has experienced frustration behind the wheel at some point. Responsible drivers understand that they cannot let feelings of anger or annoyance affect their driving. Unfortunately, not every driver has this level of self-control. Aggressive driving or road rage can be extremely dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that fatal traffic accidents caused by road rage have increased by 500 percent.

If you were injured or a loved one was killed in an accident caused by an aggressive driver, contact a car accident injury lawyer to take legal action.

Erratic, Dangerous Driving on the Rise

Between inflation, soaring gas prices, COVID-19, and everyday stressors, many people are experiencing high levels of anxiety and tension. This can lead some people to overact to traffic-related frustrations. They may speed, change lanes without signaling, run stop signals, tailgate, or even try and cut off other motorists in retribution for perceived wrongs. This type of aggressive driving is very dangerous, putting other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists at risk. Frighteningly, experts say road rage is on the rise.

Holding an Aggressive Driver Accountable for a Crash

Some aggressive drivers are subject to reckless driving charges or other criminal charges. However, even if a raging driver is charged with a criminal offense, this does not reimburse crash victims for their damages. A personal injury claim is a civil claim that may be brought in addition to criminal charges or in absence of criminal charges.

Through a car crash injury claim, you may be able to hold the aggressive driver responsible for the harm his or her erratic driver caused you and your family. You may also be entitled to financial compensation for your damages, including:

  • Property damage including vehicle repair or replacement
  • Medical expenses resulting from your injuries
  • Lost income from missed work
  • Reduced earning capacity caused by the crash injuries
  • Funeral and burial expenses for a deceased loved one
  • A deceased loved one’s lost earning capacity
  • Lost services, care, companionship, and guidance provided by a deceased loved one
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

Contact a Springfield Road Rage Crash Lawyer

If another driver’s road rage caused an accident in which you or a loved one were harmed, contact Kanoski Bresney to talk about your legal options. You may be able to hold the aggressive driver accountable and recover monetary damages. Call our Champaign personal injury attorneys at 888-826-8682 for a free, confidential case assessment.


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