Expert Negotiation and Settlement - Austin's Road Rage Injury Attorneys in Action
Road rage is on the rise in Austin, resulting in increased incidents of escalations and even murders. These impulsive crimes can lead to life-altering injuries, irrevocable property damage, and—in the most horrific circumstances—even wrongful death. If you or a loved one has recently been a victim of an incident involving road rage in Texas, our experienced Austin personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw can help. Contact us 24/7 to schedule your initial consultation and find out how we can fight for you.Consequences of Reckless Driving in Austin, TX
The state of Texas has increasingly cracked down on reckless driving. If a driver receives a citation for reckless driving, it is classified as a misdemeanor.
A misdemeanor is not the only consequence for reckless driving, however. According to Forbes, after a road rage citation, basic liability insurance will increase by 51% in the state of Texas. While liability insurance is required by the state for all drivers, the increased cost may cause some drivers to go without.
If you have been in such an accident, a qualified Austin Tx car accident attorney will be able to further clarify the steps needed to pursue compensation from an at-fault reckless driver.Pursuing Damages After Your Road Rage Accident
Road Rage is a term that has been liberally applied to any sort of aggressive behavior while behind the wheel. But what is it really? Road rage is defined by Texas law as:
- Abrupt braking
- Swerving or weaving
- Running red lights
- Making unsafe lane changes
- Deliberately crashing into a vehicle or pedestrian
Because of the intentional nature of these accidents, the damage to yourself and your vehicle may be incredibly expensive and more than the insurance policy of the at fault driver is able or willing to pay. If that is the case, our road rage injury lawyers in Austin Texas want you to know that you there are additional avenues available to you in pursuing compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Damaged property
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Funeral costs for a loved one
In the case of a road rage accident, the first priority is to establish your own safety. Once you have done so, your next steps should be to:
- Call the police to file a report for reckless driving and get support on the scene
- Call your insurance company to file an insurance report
- Seek attention for medical injuries
- Return home to rest and recover
- Call one of our Austin based attorney to get the legal support you need and deserve
Are you seeking compensation for road rage injuries? A study from the Insurance Research council shows that using a lawyer is guaranteed to win you a 3.5x higher settlement than if you choose to represent yourself at your trial.
At Carabin Shaw, our team of experienced Austin personal injury attorneys know how to navigate the Texas justice system to get you the highest settlement possible and how to make sure you’re paid your due.
Don’t believe us? Carabin Shaw reviews show that our 200 years of combined experience and dedication to each and every client we take on pays off.Our Risk-Free Approach Starts With a Free Initial Consultation
We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis as further testimony to our belief that we will win every case we take on. Call us today at our toll free number 800-862-1260 where one of our English and Spanish staff members is available to take your call and set up your case review, 24/7.
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