Stay calm when dealing with road rage
From time to time you may get into a situation where you or another driver are very angry. This is called road rage and can be a cause of accidents, as well as getting you into a dangerous situation with another person who refuses to see sense. If you are dealing with someone else’s road rage, or are experiencing it yourself, there are a few things you can do to calm the situation, and avoid getting into a road accident in Tyne & Wear.
Try to understand
If you are getting road rage from another driver, then try to understand why they are angry at you. If you have done something wrong, such as cutting them off, moving too slowly and so on, then you should simply apologise and change your behaviour so that they can continue with their journey. Getting angry at another angry person will only make the situation worse.
Let them pass
If the other driver is acting angrily towards you, even if you are not in the wrong, simply move aside and let them get past you, so that you no longer have to deal with their anger. Most drivers will calm down once they have gotten out of the situation and this will stop the situation progressing any further.
Focus on the future
Think about what you are planning to do when you reach your destination, or what your evening has in store. Thinking about what is coming next after this journey will help you to see it as a fleeting moment in time, and stop you getting too invested in the situation.
Compensation after a road accident in Tyne & Wear
If you are involved in a road accident in Tyne & Wear which is not your fault, or was caused by another person experiencing road rage, you can find a good personal injury lawyer and make a claim for compensation against the other driver. Claiming compensation can help you to deal with the situation more easily, by providing closure and a sort of vindication for what you have gone through, as well as financial help.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 14 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced injury lawyers who will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your road accident in Tyne & Wear and they will let you know what the claims process involves and whether you have a good enough case to make a claim. If you do, then you will be passed over to an in house injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, and also work on your behalf so you don’t have to go to court.