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Road Rage Accidents

Miami Car Accident Attorneys Representing Victims of Car Accidents Caused by Aggressive Drivers

Aggressive DriversIn Miami, the surge of road rage and aggressive driving is more than just alarming—it's a growing hazard that leads to serious accidents. Recent statistics reveal a significant increase in fatal crashes and fatalities involving road rage in Florida from 2018 to 2021. These dangerous outbursts not only endanger lives but also frequently lead to personal injury claims. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we understand the complexities of accidents fueled by road rage and the profound effects they can have on victims and their families.

If you have been a victim of an accident involving aggressive driving, it's crucial to seek competent legal representation from a Miami road rage lawyer. Our firm combines a small law firm's personalized attention, respect, and compassion with the experience, resources, and tenacity typically found in larger firms. We are committed to providing each of our clients with dedicated and effective legal advocacy to ensure each receives the monetary compensation and justice deserved on account of injuries sustained. Don't face this challenging time alone; contact Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada today and let us help you navigate your legal journey.

How to Prove Road Rage Caused Accident?

Proving that road rage caused a Miami accident demands meticulous evidence gathering and a strategic legal approach. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we emphasize the importance of a thorough investigation to build a strong case on behalf of each of our clients.

Gather Eyewitness Testimony

Eyewitnesses are invaluable in reconstructing the events leading up to an accident. Their testimonies can vividly capture the aggressive and reckless behavior of the drivers involved.

We start by interviewing witnesses who observed the aggressive behavior. Eyewitnesses can provide crucial details about events leading up to the accident, such as shouting, rude gestures, or aggressive driving maneuvers. Statements from the involved drivers can also reveal intentions and emotions that might indicate road rage. Collecting these personal accounts helps us form a narrative that supports the presence of road rage at the time of the accident.

Review Video Evidence

Video recordings often provide the most direct evidence of road rage and aggressive driving behaviors. Many drivers now use dashcams which capture critical moments before and during accidents, and this footage can be decisive in demonstrating aggressive driving behavior.

We check for traffic and security cameras that might have recorded the incident, providing objective evidence of the sequence of events. This video evidence is instrumental in visually demonstrating the aggressive driving to insurance companies or in court.

Analyze Physical Evidence

Physical traces left at the accident scene can tell a lot about the circumstances and severity of the crash. The pattern and extent of damage on the vehicles involved can indicate high speeds or forceful impact, supporting claims of aggressive driving. Further, skid marks and road conditions help reconstruct the accident scene, showing sudden maneuvers like swerving or abrupt stopping. Analyzing these physical elements allows us to identify how the accident occurred and the role of road rage.

Utilize Expert Testimony

Expert insights are often required to make sense of complex evidence and to provide professional opinions on behavior and accident reconstruction. Accident reconstruction experts can interpret the evidence and recreate the scenario to explain how road rage contributed to the accident. In some cases, we might consult psychologists or specialists in driver behavior to discuss the impact of aggression on driving. Expert testimony strengthens our case and helps explain the technical details to a non-expert audience, such as a jury.

An attorney is indispensable for effectively managing the proof, court processes, and negotiations involved in road rage cases. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we provide the legal acumen to tackle these challenges, ensuring our clients receive the compensation and justice they deserve. If you believe road rage played a role in your motor vehicle accident, contact us to discuss how a car crash lawyer can assist you with your claim.

What Types of Damages Are Available For Accidents Involving Road Rage?

The recoverable damages can be substantial when road rage leads to an accident. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we guide our clients through securing the compensation they deserve, encompassing several categories.

  • Medical Expenses: Victims can claim costs for all medical treatments related to injuries sustained in the accident, including emergency care, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any long-term care needed.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for wages lost during recovery from injuries is available, and if the victim's ability to earn is permanently affected, we can also claim for future lost earnings.
  • Pain and Suffering: This covers the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident. Compensation varies based on the severity of the suffering and the impact on the victim's quality of life.
  • Property Damage: Victims are entitled to the cost of repairs or replacement for any property damaged in the incident, including their vehicle.

A notable category of damages in road rage cases under Florida law that can also be pursued is punitive damages. These are not awarded to compensate the victim but rather to punish the road-raged driver and deter similar conduct in the future. According to Florida Statutes section 768.72, punitive damages can be claimed in cases where the at-fault party's behavior was grossly negligent or intentional. Proving entitlement to these damages requires showing that the defendant acted with a conscious disregard or indifference to the safety, life, or rights of others.

The personal injury lawyers on our team ensure that every possible damage category is explored and that the unique aspects of road rage are properly addressed in the claims process.

Have You Been the Victim of a Road Rage Accident?

If you or someone you love was recently hurt in an accident with an aggressive or road-raged driver, the dedicated Miami car accident attorneys at the law firm of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada are here to help. With more than 45 years of experience recovering maximum damages awards on behalf of our clients, we know what it takes to be successful in these cases. We also offer free consultations to all prospective clients, during which we will answer your questions, explain the recovery process, and discuss what we will do to ensure your case receives the serious attention it deserves. Contact our Miami injury lawyers by calling us toll-free at (877) 448-8585 or connect with us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

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Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
I can't express how grateful I am for Elizabeth Estrada, attorney, and Elizabeth Cantin, secretary, for all the hard work in order to defend me in my time of need. My lawyer and secretary spent time explaining each step and what was to be expected. Because of this I felt a part of the whole process and understood what was going on. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
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Attorney Elizabeth Estrada did an amazing job representing one of my family members. She is knowledgeable, genuine, trustworthy, and one of the most hard working attorneys that I know. She was readily available to assist my family member throughout the entire process. I felt confident my family was in great hands. Krystine C.

Carolyn is very professional. Honest since the beginning of the process till the end. She set up a game plan with you at the consultation and makes it happen. Peterlee G.
I would like to thank the staff of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. The staff is professional. My attorney, Ronald Rodman, was responsive towards my email and a great advocate on my behalf for my car accident. I highly recommend this office. I hope that I will not get in a car accident again, but if I do, I'm calling Mr. Rodman. Orlando R.