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The Role of Insurance in Road Rage Injury Claims in Texas

Accidents caused by road rage can be both frightening and devastating to an injured victim. When a driver tries to intimidate or harass you, resulting in an accident, the damages sustained are often catastrophic.

Thankfully, there are paths to winning compensation for road rage victims in Texas, and a victim can often sue the at-fault driver for the injuries and damages suffered. However, without the knowledge and resources available to an experienced attorney, winning compensation for accidents caused by road rage can be difficult.

The Texas personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw have won the rightful compensation of accident victims for over three decades. Our trusted attorneys work on claims for accidents caused by road rage throughout Texas.

What is Considered Road Rage?

Road rage is, as defined by the Texas Department of Insurance, an escalated form of aggressive driving that results in violence. While aggressive driving can constitute tailgating, speeding, and weaving through traffic, road rage often refers to behaviors such as intentionally ramming vehicles, banging on windows, forcing a driver off the road, or physically assaulting the driver.

Notably, for the purpose of road rage injury insurance claims and legal claims against at-fault parties, road rage itself is not illegal per the Texas law. However, the behaviors that constitute road rage, or are caused by road rage, are potentially illegal depending on the actions that the aggressive driver takes.

How Does Insurance Interact with Road Rage Accidents?

If you were injured because of an aggressive driver’s actions, Carabin Shaw Law Firm road rage specialists can help you hold that driver accountable for the damages. As with any personal injury claim, you must prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident and ensuing injuries or damages.

While road rage itself is not always named by insurance, it is typically defined by various negligent behaviors that a trained lawyer can identify. These can include:

  • Driving excessively over the speed limit
  • Tailgating
  • Veering rapidly in and out of traffic

The role of insurance in road rage claims is similar to other personal injury claims. However, depending on the circumstances of the accident and the level of aggression that the at-fault driver took, they may also face criminal charges.

How a Personal Injury Law Firm Can Help

According to the Insurance Information Institute, many insurance policies consider road rage accidents to be exempt from some forms of coverage. This is because, from a legal standpoint, road rage accidents are sometimes considered to be caused by risky behavior and not an actual accident.

Insurance companies do not exist to help their clients, but to make money and minimize losses. Our team will support you from the moment of your accident until the moment you win the compensation that you are owed. While insurance companies will take advantage of you at your lowest moment, we will prioritize your best interests every step of the way.

To schedule your free case review and learn about how our experts can fight for the justice you deserve, call us toll-free at 800-862-1260.

Win the Settlement You Need | Road Rage Injury Attorneys at Carabin Shaw

Insurance companies may be hesitant to compensate you for your injuries after a road rage accident, but you deserve to rest easy and focus on your recovery. We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, so the help you receive never depends on how much money you have after your accident.

If you have questions regarding road rage, aggressive driving, or similar behaviors and how they impact your case, we can help. Our English and Spanish-speaking staff are ready to speak with you 24/7. We have the specialized knowledge and resources necessary to help you build your strongest case, speak with insurance companies, collect evidence, and guarantee that you win your maximum possible settlement.

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