Road rage incidents are on the rise in New York City and across the Empire State. A stagnated economy, low employment opportunities, rising prices, overcrowding, traffic congestion and multiple other forms of stress have created a vast number of angry and aggressive motor vehicle operators that take out their frustrations using their vehicles as weapons, or by causing unnecessary accidents due to out-of-control behavior.
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Reuters conducted a poll in 2009 which revealed that New York was ranked the highest road rage state in the nation. Participants said they witnessed more aggressive honking of horns, tailgating, bad hand gestures, high speed and other forms of road rage in New York than anywhere else. American Auto Association data appears to back up the rising road rage trend which shows that over 50 percent of auto accident fatalities involve hot-headed, aggressive drivers that tend to take the lives of other drivers as well as pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists.
When it comes to the law, every driver on New York roads is responsible for their behavior and driving performance. If loss of emotional control results in the injury or death of another person, the guilty party can be sued for compensation by car accident lawyers NYC on behalf of the victims. If you have been the victim of someone’s uncontrolled road rage, one of our personal injury lawyers NYC can win court awards to cover such expenses as medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages. Contact our office today and schedule a free consultation to talk over your case.