Aggressive drivers are those people who take out their frustrations while driving. They may pass you too closely, purposely block your right-of-way, tailgate excessively, shout at you or speed up and then suddenly slow down. Aggressive drivers are very dangerous!
Atlanta, Georgia personal injury attorneys, Jason & Bradley, have a few tips on how to handle aggressive drivers that just might save your life:
1. Don’t react.
An aggressive driver wants you take the bait and engage with him. But, don’t—even if you are angry. Avoid eye contact with him if he is next to you. Immediately change lanes if you can or get off the freeway and wait a minute before getting back on. Road rage causes horrific vehicle accidents, serious injuries and even wrongful death.
2. Call 911.
Report the aggressive driver as soon as you can safely do so. If you have the hands-free feature integrated with your cell phone, you can report the dangerous driver without even pulling over. The 911 operator will then report the aggressive driver to the Highway Patrol, and they will take over.
3. Check your seatbelt.
Make sure that you are buckled in. If you see the aggressive driver again and he bumps your car, you will end up in much better shape if you are safely buckled in.
If the driver does hit you, do what was previously detailed and get immediate medical attention. Then contact a lawyer to help you file a lawsuit against the driver who injured you. The law firm of Jason & Bradley has a long list of favorable verdicts for people who have been injured in car accidents, truck accidents and premises liability. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries, pain and suffering, time lost from work and damage to your motor vehicle.