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July 20, 2023 | Car Accidents

Beware of Road Rage in NYC

The Dangers of Aggressive, Reckless Driving 

Few people are immune to the frustrations of an impatient driver. Whether they are swerving in and out of traffic or purposefully cut you off, it can be infuriating. The impulse may be to react, but as recent headlines show, road rage can turn a minor incident into a deadly ordeal in a matter of moments. 

At Ajlouny Injury Law, we know the pain that all New Yorkers feel when driving in the city. We encourage all drivers to remain calm and try to de-escalate situations that are becoming aggressive or reckless. 

If you are involved in an accident, we recommend that you contact our office at (718) 233-3913 to schedule a free consultation. We provide experienced representation for car accident victims throughout NYC and can help you understand your rights after a road rage incident. 

How Road Rage Can Cause Accidents

Road rage is extraordinarily dangerous for everyone on the road. It is not only potentially deadly for the two motorists involved in the dispute but also for other drivers. Road rage is often an escalation of a minor traffic infraction. For example, when one driver felt that another was driving too slow in the fast lane or that they were following too closely. 

The problem is that the situation quickly becomes out of control. A driver involved in a road rage incident may not be paying attention to their surroundings or may begin driving recklessly in an effort to beat the other motorist. The vehicles then become lethal weapons, such as in the case where a pedestrian was recently mowed down on the Upper East Side after an alleged road rage altercation. 

What to Do If You Are Involved in a Road Rage Incident

According to the New York City Police Department, approximately 63 accidents were caused by road rage or aggressive driving in June 2023 alone. Too often, these situations can be stopped when cooler heads prevail. If you find yourself involved in a road rage incident, the best course of action is to not engage. 

Responding to aggressive driving may only make the situation worse and could lead to serious injury or death. A minivan driver was allegedly kicked to death after a road rage accident in Long Island. If you are involved in an accident, call the police. Do not get out of your car and speak with an upset driver if you do not feel safe. The more you engage, the more likely the situation will escalate. If a driver purposefully caused the accident, it is strongly recommended that you speak with a NYC car accident lawyer

Injured in a Road Rage Accident? Contact Our Office.

Were you involved in a road rage accident in NYC? Contact our office at (718) 233-3913 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Get the FREE legal advice you need to make the right choice about your case. Road rage is dangerous and can prove deadly. You do not need to pay for someone else’s wrongdoing. Call now to speak directly with an attorney.

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