How to deal with an aggressive driver and make a compensation claim
If you are facing an aggressive driver on the roads, it is normal to feel intimidated and not to know how to get out of the situation keeping both yourself and your passengers safe. An aggressive driver is usually not out to ‘get you’ as such, but will often be selfish and use any means to get where they are going faster. If they feel that you are moving too slowly, even if you are at the speed limit, they may try to push you out of the way, speed up or pull over. In this situation it is more important that you think of yours and your passengers’ safety than to try to stand your ground. Read on to find out more about injury claim specialists in Gwersyllt.
- Get out of the way. Don’t try to face down an aggressive driver if you do have the opportunity to pull over and let them get out of the way. In most cases, an aggressive driver will simply be trying to get where they are going, and will just be doing so in an unfriendly manner. If you get out of the way they will leave you to it.
- Don’t get out of your car. If you pull over and the aggressive driver does so as well, refuse to get out of your car and call the police if they are being threatening to you. You should never try to deal with someone like this face to face or they could become violent.
- Stick to the speed limit. Sometimes, drivers will tailgate in order to get you to speed up. If you are at the speed limit, or there are reasons for your current speed, stick to it and never let another driver intimidate you into driving faster when this would mean breaking the law.
- Signal them to go around you. Let this driver know that you don’t mind them going around you, but that you will not be speeding up. This isn’t aggressive, but also lets them know that you won’t be intimidated.
Using injury claim specialists in Gwersyllt
If you do get into a serious accident, making a compensation claim is a great way for you to get compensation which will pay for medical bills and other expenses. Using injury claim specialists in Gwersyllt will help you to make a claim more easily, as they understand the law better than you, and will be able to help you to put together a strong case for compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to speak to injury claim specialists in Gwersyllt who can help you, and to put together a case for compensation as soon as possible. Remember that your claim must have been completed within three years of the accident, or it is unlikely that it will go through the courts.
Date Published: 22nd December 2014