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Atlanta Road Rage Attorney

Aggressive driving and road rage are serious problems in Atlanta, leading to many accidents and violent altercations each year. However, road rage can make dealing with the aftermath of a car crash challenging and difficult to navigate – which is why you need the services of ChancoSchiffer P.C.

If you’ve recently been involved in a car accident involving an aggressive driver in Atlanta, contact the office of ChancoSchiffer P.C. today to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

How Can ChancoSchiffer P.C. Help You?

If you suffered injuries from a road rage accident, you can collect financial compensation for your losses through a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim. Choose ChancoSchiffer P.C. to represent your Atlanta road rage case.

  • Our Atlanta attorneys will not pass your case off to a junior attorney when you choose ChancoSchiffer P.C. You will receive dedicated and personalized attention thanks to our small caseload and commitment to open, honest communication.
  • Our firm has a track record of success in many areas of personal injury law, including road rage accidents. We have secured over $10 million for our clients over our years of operation.
  • If you are worried about high legal fees, ChancoSchiffer P.C. provides affordable representation. We operate on a contingency-fee basis to reduce your out of pocket costs. You do not pay legal fees unless we secure a settlement on your behalf.

Georgia Road Rage Law

In the state of Georgia, road rage is a serious offense that could lead to a misdemeanor charge. According to Georgia law, a person commits an act of aggressive driving, or road rage, if he or she operates a motor vehicle in a way that is meant to harass, intimidate, injure, annoy, molest, or obstruct another person on the road. These aggressive behaviors could be towards another driver, passengers in the same or another vehicle, or a pedestrian.

Aggressive Driving Facts

According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), aggressive driving can be difficult to quantify. However, road rage plays a role in many traffic accidents throughout the United States. The III states that aggressive driving played a part in 56% of fatal crashes between 2003 and 2007 in the United States. Several characteristics define aggressive driving, such as erratic lane changes, racing, failure to yield the right of way, speeding, and failure to obey traffic signs.

How to Prevent Road Rage in Georgia

Road rage is difficult to prevent if you are on the receiving end of the abuse. However, you can take a few steps to help reduce aggression and your risk of violence while driving near an aggressive driver.

  • Drop your own road rage and do not engage with the other driver. This action could escalate the situation.
  • Do not make eye contact with other drivers on the road.
  • Practice defensive, rather than offensive, driving. Do not cut other drivers off, tailgate, or commit any errors that would anger other drivers.
  • Always let aggressive drivers have the right of way. It is not worth the potential accidents.

What Should I Do in a Road Rage Accident in Atlanta?

Sometimes, aggressive driving can get out of control and you can suffer injuries in an Atlanta car accident. Dealing with an aggressive driver after an accident can be dangerous. Employ these strategies to stay safe after a road rage accident.

  • Keep calm and call 911. You will need the police at the scene to take note of the accident and protect you from harm from the other driver.
  • Retain as much information about the other vehicle as possible. The driver may speed off after an accident. Make note of his or her car color, make and model, and license plate number.
  • Do not get out of the car and lock your doors. The other driver may come out of the car and start a fight with you. To avoid further violence, do not leave your vehicle until the police arrive.

When to Contact an Attorney

If you suffer injuries in a road rage accident, you need an Atlanta car accident attorney on your side. Your attorney can assist you in filing your claim and receiving the compensation you need to recover from any injuries, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact ChancoSchiffer P.C. to schedule your free consultation and begin the claims process today.