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Signs Of Road Rage And Other Aggressive Driving Behaviors


Driving can be a fun, relaxing activity. But when people are late for appointments and stuck in traffic, they can also experience frustration, and angry drivers are dangerous to themselves and others on the road. While they may feel confident driving too fast, quickly changing lanes, and yelling at others, the reality is accidents and severe injuries are possible.

If you were in a Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa car accident because of another’s aggressive behavior, it is important to discuss your financial recovery options with a personal injury lawyer. An attorney has the experience to know what your claim is worth and how to negotiate a full and fair settlement with an insurance claims adjuster. You do not have to navigate the Florida claims process on your own, help is available.

Ignoring Traffic Signals, Making Erratic Lane Changes, and Flashing Lights

There are many indicators of a driver participating in dangerous, aggressive behaviors while behind the wheel. When you are driving around Clearwater, Hudson and Tampa, be aware of other drivers and give cars exhibiting any of the following behaviors plenty of space to avoid collisions and accident injuries.

  • Moving from lane to lane erratically
  • Driving in places that are improper, such as on sidewalks or medians
  • Using bright headlight setting inappropriately or flashing lights
  • Ignoring traffic signs or failing to obey traffic lights
  • Driving too close to other vehicles, exhibiting tailgating behaviors
  • Failing to adjust to changing weather conditions
  • Yelling at other drivers or pedestrians or flashing rude gestures
  • Racing or speeding

In an instant lives can be changed by a traffic accident. Confronting an aggressive driver is not recommended. If you engage with an angry driver, there may be a volatile or violent reaction. A confrontation could escalate the danger of the situation.

And it is also important to recognize your own aggressive driving behaviors. Even safe drivers have likely experienced anger and frustration on the road from time to time. But allowing yourself plenty of time to reach your destination can help to reduce your own stress. Because then, when you experience traffic or an unexpected route change, you will be able to handle the disruption without heightened emotions.

Legal Professionals Know How to Negotiate Compensation for Road Rage Accidents

A Florida personal injury lawyer has the experience you need following a traffic collision that has led to doctor bills and other expenses. Because seasoned attorneys have had success in a wide range of claims, they understand what needs to be done to make a maximum settlement figure likely. Instead of guessing what steps you should take to achieve the settlement you want, talk to a professional.

Do you believe your Florida accident injury is a direct result of another driver’s road rage? Talk to a personal injury attorney who has experience with aggressive driving claims. Financial damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and property damages may be possible. The attorneys at Roman & Roman have over 100 years of combined experience. Schedule your free consultation today to fully understand your options.

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