This blog will explain what to do if you are involved in an accident that was caused by road rage from another driver.
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Road rage is angry or aggressive behaviour displayed by motorists while on the road. There are different types of road rage, such as tailgating and rude gestures, through to more serious incidents such as car damage and physical assault. While no one is a perfect driver, there are ways that people can avoid road rage from occurring in the first place, and ways to cool the rage down should it start to occur. Road rage is typically triggered by another driver, and these actions that cause road rage are normally considered to be dangerous, discourteous, or irritating. This blog will explain what to do if you are involved in an accident that was caused by road rage from another driver.
Road rage in Australia is actually a fairly common event, with 28% of Australian drivers – 4.6 million people – report having been involved in a road-rage incident as either the offender or the victim. (Source: National Road Safety Partnership Program).
There are a number of ways to potentially avoid getting into a road rage injury before actually getting into the vehicle.
If you are involved in a road rage accident that is initiated by another road user, there are some steps that you can take:
Step One: Do not react
Step Two: Keep your distance
Step Three: Don’t go home
Yes, you can. If you have suffered a road rage accident in New South Wales and it wasn’t your fault, you are protected by the Civil Liability Act 2002 and the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999. Should the accident happen at work, you are also protected by the Workers Compensation Act. If the road rage accident occurs on a work-related trip and during work hours, then a worker’s compensation claim can be made. This includes truck drivers, a courier delivering packages, or the pizza delivery driver while they are delivering takeout to customers. If you have become injured from a car accident triggered by road rage, then you may be eligible for a motor vehicle accident triggered by road rage, then you may be eligible for a motor vehicle accident claim. If you think a claim can be made, please read this page for more information. Start the process today and speak to What’s My Claim Worth and see if your injury case can progress.
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