Driving can be dangerous, which leads to stressful situations on the road. Some drivers succumb to the stress in bad ways, which can lead to road rage. The Nevada injury lawyers at Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys have seen many cases that started with an incident of road rage. Road rage can cause injuries and property damage when one or more drivers takes things too far. It is important to know how to deal with road rage effectively when situations arise.
How to Avoid Road Rage
You have control over your own emotions, so you can stop yourself from making bad decisions under the influence of road rage. Conversely, it can be much more difficult to control the actions of others. To avoid being the victim of road rage, try not to take part in any of the following actions that can lead to it:
- Excessive speeding
- Reckless lane changes
- “Brake checking”
- Not using turn signals
- Excessive honking
- Flashing your lights at someone
- Using high beam lights when they could distract or blind others
- Verbally engaging with other drivers
- Cutting other drivers off
- Improper use of lanes
Dealing with Road Rage
Sometimes there will be nothing you can do to stop yourself from being around someone with road rage. In those cases, an enraged driver may try to injure you or damage your car. In those cases it is best to distance yourself from the other driver if at all possible.
If the other driver will not leave you alone, or refuses to let you get distance between the two of you, you will have to find other ways to defuse the situation. Pull off the road to get away from the other driver. If the driver still follows you, pull in to somewhere that is well lit and there are witnesses present. Choose a gas station, store, or other busy place where lots of people are around. Do not get out of your car to engage the other driver. While it is legal to defend yourself if you are ever under attack by another driver or passenger with road rage, Nevada injury lawyers strongly suggest doing your best to avoid having to do so. Still, if you ever fear for you life, consider calling the police.
Successful Nevada Injury Lawyers
In a wreck? Need a check? Contact the Nevada injury lawyers at Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys if you or a loved one has experienced injury or property damage because of road rage. We bring experience, caring, and dedication to your case. We even offer free consultations, so there is no fee unless we win your case. Our attorneys are motivated to win, because we only get paid when you get paid.
Contact our successful Nevada injury lawyers by visiting our website, where we have a Live Chat option to get you the answers you need right away. You can also reach us at 844-977-1900. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but we are available 24/7 to take your call.