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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “Should I take photographs of the property damage sustained to my car, of the accident scene, or of my visible injuries following an accident?”
Road rage and rush hour are practically synonymous, as a high number of vehicles and congested roads during peak hours cause motorists to engage in aggressive driving. A 2016 survey showed that nearly eight of 10 U.S. drivers have engaged in road rage in the previous year.
Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What if a loved one dies from the injuries sustained in a serious accident while the case is pending?”
Most people who have driven a vehicle will tell you that they have been angered by another motorist on the road at one point or another in their driving career. You may associate this with the term “road rage.” You might have heard a friend say they had road rage, or you yourself might have said it about your own experience. Road rage is more than a driver getting annoyed by another driver on the road. It can be a serious, even deadly, danger to drivers on the roadways.
Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What if the accident was my fault?”
Few working Americans can escape the drudgery of commuting to and from work. Fewer still avoid driving altogether, which means that when it comes to American roads, we’re stuck with each other—that means all 200-million licensed American drivers, give or take.
The roads aren’t always wide enough to fit us all in, and as any American driver knows, sometimes things happen on the roadways that slow us down. Sometimes other drivers do things that frustrate or enrage us. And sometimes rage and frustration lead to action.
Our brethren across the pond are not immune to this kind of action, as an incident yesterday in Scotland shows. A 20-year-old man sustained serious facial injuries after he stopped his car in front of a man in a larger car. The man in the larger car got out of his vehicle and assaulted the driver, leaving the young man “badly shaken,” according to the local detective constable.
Closer to home, a Rock Hill, South Carolina man was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident after striking a vehicle and then fleeing onto Interstate 77. The man, Nathan Pait, said the incident started when he honked at the vehicle. Pait said the man in the vehicle “acted like he had a gun,” so Pait got out of his truck and threatened the man with a machete.