Three Signs You Are About to Become the Victim of a Road Rage Accident

As you were riding down Interstate 95 on your way to the Halifax Art Festival, a driver behind you began to honk. You were unsure of what prompted the motorist to beep his horn, but you continued to drive.

A few miles passed, and the motorist was still upset with you. You are beginning to worry that the driver could be dangerous and something bad will happen. You hear about road rage accidents all of the time, but have never been involved in one before.

Are You About to Become the Victim of a Road Rage Accident?

Road rage accidents are caused by enraged drivers who perform dangerous actions that can cause others to become severely injured. Here, we discuss a few signs that you could become involved in such a collision:

  • Tailgating. Driving extremely close to someone is a form of intimidation. When a motorist is angry with another driver, he will often tailgate to make the driver nervous and scared. In an attempt to get away from the tailgater, a driver may dangerously switch lanes or even pull over on the side of the road. Both actions could cause an accident.
  •  Gestures. Making rude or obscene gestures is a sure sign of a person who is experiencing road rage. The driver may also shout at you, which can certainly cause you to become rattled and lose concentration.
  • Speeding. When a driver becomes angry, he will often take it out on the gas pedal. Speeding up next to someone or around a driver is often a sign of road rage. The driver may even accelerate and slow down to get next to you several times in an attempt to make you nervous or scared.

Johnson and Gilbert May Be Able to Help

If you are hurt in a road rage accident, the lawyers of Johnson and Gilbert are here to help. We know the stress and fear you are experiencing and want to discuss your situation with you. Contact us today to find out how we may be able to help you move on from this traumatic time.