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Victims of Road Rage on the Rise

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Victims of road rage occurs throughout the year, however during stressful times which the world seems to be facing these days, humid weather, fears of what life may throw at you, and the financial insecurity of our times, the incidence of road rage behaviors on our local roads has increasing. If you have been a victim of a road rage incident, expert guidance and direction is needed to guide you through this complex legal traffic offense.

Victims of Road Rage Law in Georgia

In Georgia, road rage or aggressive driving, is defined as operating a motor vehicle with the intent to annoy, harass, injure, intimidate, or obstruct another person. Aggressive behaviors may be against another driver, a pedestrian, passengers in another vehicle, or even passengers in the motor vehicle being driven by the accused. The road rage law specifically states that the aggressive driving must be an intentional act that is directed to a specific person or persons.

Road Rage Behaviors Cause Injury and Damage

The DMV in Georgia defines road rage as aggressive or violent behavior stemming from a driver’s uncontrolled anger at the actions of another motorist or pedestrian. Common examples of road rage behaviors include:

  • Getting out of your vehicle and physically confronting another
  • Driving in a dangerous or threatening manner
  • Yelling obscenities
  • Using rude gestures
  • Banging on the horn
  • Hitting another vehicle with your vehicle
  • Running other motorists off the road
  • Inciting others in your car to fight another person
  • Using any kind of weapon to inflict harm on another person or property

Georgia Road Rage Penalties and Consequences

One of the most serious traffic violations in the state of Georgia, a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature is a charge of aggressive driving. If you are a victim of road rage or aggressive driving behaviors you may recover expenses, medical treatment, financial harm, and legal fees. With the complicated law and legal process, retaining an experienced attorney is crucial for optimum compensation and benefit.

Georgia Victims of Road Rage Attorney

If you have been a victim of another’s road rage, call the law office of Attorney Joel Baskin for the attorney who will fight for your rights and maximum benefit.

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