Not all Kansas City drivers are the same. We all have different things that make us mad. Some of us may hate being late, while other may a pet peeve for early arrivers. However, recent research published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention found that road rage, or getting angry while driving, may be a cause in almost half of all car accidents. Accordingly, it is important to recognize what causes road rage for many people and to take steps to prevent road rage accidents in Missouri, Kansas, and around the nation.
Common Causes of Road Rage
Researchers found that some of the things that make us mad and then cause us to act aggressively on the road include when other drivers are:
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Showing their hostility
In some cases one driver who is negligent or in a hurry can cause hostility in other drivers and the resulting accident can cause serious injuries.
If you find yourself angered by the actions of another driver then it is important to take a deep breath and to remember the potential consequences of showing your anger on the road.
Contact a Kansas City Car Crash Attorney for Help After a Road Rage Wreck
If an angry driver on a Kansas or Missouri road has hurt you then you may have the right to recover damages for your accident injuries. Damages may include compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, and pain and suffering.
For more information about your legal rights and potential recovery, we encourage you to contact an experienced Lexington County, Missouri, auto accident lawyer today at (816) 471-5111 or (888) 348-2616 for a free consultation. You can also learn more about how to protect your rights by downloading our free book, Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim.