Renfrewshire road traffic accidents are usually caused because someone is being reckless or negligent, but what if they intentionally cause the accident in which you are injured?
This might sound a bit far fetched, but it is happening more and more as drivers become angry behind the wheel and have road rage.
How road rage can cause Renfrewshire road traffic accidents
Drivers do the most stupid of things when they are in a road rage, things they would normally condemn other drivers for doing. They will ram other cars, overtake when they shouldn’t, mount pavements and all sorts of things that can cause innocent victims to be injured.
Most road rage starts over the simplest of driver errors, and drivers need to learn to let it go and not make a fuss. If the erring driver raises a hand in apology, quite often others drivers will accept that and continue with their journey. There might be a few expletives shouted, but nothing much more than that.
But sometimes a drivers thinks someone has done something purposely, and maybe they have. This is often what leads to people losing their tempers behind the wheel, and often makes them act totally out of character.
The innocent victims of Renfrewshire road traffic accidents caused by road rage
It does not matter what a driver thinks someone else has done wrong, it does not give them the right to ram someone’s car or do anything else that endangers other people.
- Ramming another car can cause serious injury to the occupants, and may push the car into other vehicles causing even more innocent victims to be injured.
- Overtaking when they should not poses a danger for all the vehicles around and other drivers will swerve to try and avoid the accident, and this situation could end with several vehicles being involved.
- Mounting pavements could injure innocent pedestrians, and that could be a baby in a pushchair, elderly people, or anyone else that is just minding their own business.
These are just three scenarios of the affects of the stupid things drivers do while in road rage, and are exactly the sort of situation where the victims would be entitled to claim compensation for their injuries.
Making a claim after Renfrewshire road traffic accidents
If you find yourself in this situation and want to make a compensation claim, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline for all the help you will need and to give your claim the best chance of success.
We have over 14 years’ experience of making claims, and have made the processes fast, easy and efficient, keeping them as stress free as possible for the victims.
Our 30-second test will give you an estimate of how much compensation you may be entitled to, or you can call or friendly advisers on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 25th August 2014