It shouldn’t surprise you to learn that road rage is a common cause of car crashes. According to recent data from the Governors Highway Safety Association, around one-third of traffic fatalities are caused by a driver speeding. Drivers with road rage tend to speed and engage in other dangerous behaviors as well. If you or a loved one suffered harm because of a driver like this, then you should talk to a San Angelo, Texas car accident lawyer about suing for compensation.

What Road Rage Behaviors Can Cause Crashes?

Some common road rage behaviors help make the road more dangerous and crashes more likely. We already mentioned speeding, but other bad habits of angry drivers can include:

  • Constant lane changing
  • Not using their signals
  • Driving on shoulders or sidewalks
  • Driving the wrong way
  • Tailgating
  • Brake checking

Any of these behaviors can cause a car crash and serious injuries.

Should I Sue If Someone Else’s Road Rage Causes a Crash?

If you believe that someone else’s road rage caused a collision and your injuries, you should sue to hold them accountable. The insurance company might offer you a settlement, but these initial offers are rarely sufficient. It’s just the lowest amount that an insurer believes that they can get away with offering.

You should take some time to get a full understanding of your injuries and prognosis. How long will you be out of work? Can you work in the same capacity as before? Will your injuries cause additional anguish or mental health problems? Answer these questions, and then work with an attorney from our firm who can help you sue for a fair compensation offer that helps make up for:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Psychological trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment

How Long Do I Have to Pursue Compensation After Getting Injured?

You have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in Texas. This can seem like a long time, but you would be surprised at how quickly the days can pass as you focus on recovering and getting back into your normal routine. If this deadline passes and you try to file a suit afterward, it’s going to be thrown out. It doesn’t matter how strong your case is.

This is why it can be a good idea to hire an attorney. A lawyer from our firm can get the legal process started for you while you recover. We can keep you updated on your case and any deadlines, ensuring that you do not miss your chance to pursue compensation.

Talk to a Lawyer Today

If you’re ready to learn more about what an experienced attorney can do for you after a road rage incident, contact the Mathis Law Firm. We can schedule a free consultation and case evaluation for you. Once we know more about what happened to you, we can advise you on the next steps and how we can help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.