Road rage is becoming a regular occurrence all over the world. These incidents of road rage are causing Flintshire road traffic accidents where a collision occurs and the occupants of the vehicles suffer from mild to moderate injuries and in worst cases even death.
Sadly fatalities are occurring just because one driver could not keep his cool. We can all relate to getting angry behind the wheel but it is important that we control these feeling as we as drivers have a duty of care to other road users to drive in a manner that does not put anyone at risk of injury.
The signs that someone is suffering from road rage are sudden acceleration or sudden stopping. They may drive with excessive speed, change lanes for no reason, be yelling and using verbal insults or hand gestures.
If you are witnessing any of these then some of the things you can try to do to avoid becoming one of their victims are: Give the driver as much space as possible, avoid isolated areas and try to get out of their way; if they follow you try to get to the nearest police station.
Many road rage instigated road traffic accidents end up as hit and run incidents, where the aggressive driver flees the scene. If this happens to you try to get as much information as possible, try to remember the make and model of the car, think of the colour and condition of the car, take the names of any witnesses, record the incident and build up to the crash and see if you can give a description of the driver. Make sure you seek medical attention for your injuries.
At Accident Advice Helpline we treat victims of road rage incidents the same as any other victims. Aggressive driving is a criminal offence and the guilty party should have to pay for the injuries you have sustained.
How to claim for injuries from road traffic accidents in Flintshire
Use the team at Accident Advice Helpline, we have a freephone number 0800 180 4123. Our team is ready to assist you and discuss your options for making a personal injury claim. We will recover any lost wages, medical expenses, travel costs and any other costs such as help around the house that you have incurred due to your injuries. Our service is on a no win no fee* basis so you do not need any money to get things started. So call today for a no obligation discussion and see if you fit the criteria and talk through the claim process.
Accident advice Helpline also have a website where you can see if you are eligible to claim by taking a 30 second test and use the calculator to give you an idea of the amount you may be able to receive.