It happens to us all. Someone does something stupid on the road, like cut you off, and you instantly see red. You may honk your horn or shout a few obscenities and that’s as far as it goes. But sometimes, we can’t contain our anger and soon road rage takes over. When this happens, nothing good will happen. You could get into an accident or even worse kill someone because of your aggressive driving tactics.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident involving an aggressive driver, you may be entitled to compensation. For more than 26 years, the Jersey City injury law firm the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone have been handling these types of car accidents cases throughout New Jersey. Contact us for a free evaluation.
Accidents Involving Aggressive Driving Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly one third of all traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving. That’s 1,000 Americans every month are killed in speed-related crashes. In fact, the higher your speedometer goes, the higher the risk of injury if you get into an accident.
Thanks to new laws such as Jessica’s Law, the penalties for aggressive driving have become stricter in New Jersey. If you are engaged in a road rage incident that causes serious injuries, you can face a fine of $15,000 as well as prison time. If your aggressive driving leads to minor injuries, you can be sentenced to 18 months in jail and a $10,000 fine.
In an effort to prevent aggressive driving in the state, New Jersey now has reporting systems in place where you can call in an incident of aggressive driving before any serious injuries or accidents can occur.
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If you are involved in an auto accident with an aggressive driver in New Jersey, get the help you need. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation. Now taking clients in Jersey City, Newark, Elizabeth, and throughout New Jersey.