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New York Road Rage Accidents Lawyer

A driver has road rage when they get angry at another driver and become aggressive. The aggression often takes the form of the angry driver speeding, tailgating, or weaving in and out of traffic in an effort to catch up with the other driver. In some cases of road rage the angry driver intentionally, recklessly, or negligently causes an accident with the target of their rage. A road rage car accident can take many forms such as a rear-end accident, sideswipe, or side collision. Sometimes the drivers exit their vehicles and have a physical fight, resulting in injuries. Whenever someone suffers serious injuries, they face substantial medical bills and other economic losses. If you were injured by someone else during a road rage incident, contact an experienced New York road rage accidents lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates who will help ensure that those responsible for your injuries are required to compensate you for your losses.

Signs of Road Rage

When someone is experiencing road rage there are usually telltale signs. Behaviors that are indicative of road rage and aggressive driving include:

  • Sudden acceleration
  • Following too closely
  • Changing lanes recklessly
  • Sudden braking
  • Excessive use of horns
  • Flashing of lights
  • Use of hand gestures
  • Shouting threats or obscenities
  • Displaying a gun or other weapon
  • Intentionally causing a crash

If you believe the accident in which you were injured was caused by another person’s road rage, contact an experienced New York Road rage accidents lawyer to discuss your legal options.

Consequences of Road Rage Accidents

Victims injured in road rage accidents suffer serious injuries and are often left in deep financial debt because of the substantial medical bills. Not only do victims have significant medical bills, but their income is reduced since they are unable to work while they recover from their injuries.

However, witness statements, police reports, and accident reconstruction specialists can provide evidence as to the cause of the accident and who is legally and financially responsible. Holding the parties responsible for the accident will help alleviate financial stress caused by the accident. Through a personal injury lawsuit there are number of different types of damages that you may be able to recover:

  • Medical expenses. When someone suffers serious injuries in a road rage accident, their medical bills will be substantial. The initial treatment in the emergency room can thousands of dollars. A hospital stay, surgery, rehabilitation, and medication will cause he bill to be even higher. Through a personal injury lawsuit, you can demand that the person responsible for the accident to pay for all of these expenses.
  • Lost wages. If you are seriously injured, you will not be able to work. Whether you are unable to work for a week, a month, or more, your finances will be impacted. When you file your claim against the negligent party, you can demand compensation for lost wages.
  • Pain and suffering. Being in an accident and being seriously injured is not only physically painful, it also takes a toll on the emotional wellbeing of the victim. Pain and suffering damages compensate the victim for physical and emotional pain and suffering as demonstrated by disfigurement, permanent disability, depression, loss of enjoyment of life, and anxiety associated with the defendant’s negligent and reckless actions. As an experienced road rage accidents attorney in New York can explain, compensation for pain and suffering can be substantial.

Beware that New York law has a specific time limit for filing a claim in a personal injury case. If you miss the filing period your claim will be denied.

Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident that you believe was caused by the reckless driving of another person, not only will you be faced with physical challenges, you will also face financial challenges due to medical bills and loss of income. Compensation from the person responsible for your condition is essential to help you and your family deal with the financial burden. Stephen Bilkis & Associates has the experience and resources to thoroughly investigate your case and aggressively pursue damages from the negligent party. Contact a road rage accidents lawyer serving New York at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your car accident. We represent clients in the following locations: Manhattan, Westchester County, Suffolk County, Staten Island, Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Nassau County, and Queens.

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