In late December of 2017, a motorcyclist was killed after a deadly collision with a car. The accident occurred near Gardena Boulevard, according to Gardena law enforcement, and it appears road rage contributed to the accident.
This tragic accident is yet another sad reminder that too many lives are lost in Gardena, California and across the nation due to anger on the road.
Road Rage Statistics
According to a AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey conducted in 2016, nearly 4 in 5 U.S. drivers report that they either became angry or engaged in road rage at least once in the past year. Worse, an estimated 101 million drivers angrily tailgated another vehicle, and more than 7 million drivers admit to exiting their vehicle to confront another driver.
These dangerous actions are compounded when drivers are carrying firearms, as evident by data compiled by The Trace, a nonprofit news organization that looks into gun violence.
The organization found that road rage cases involving guns more than doubled between 2014 and 2016. California was found to have the third-highest number of road rage incidents involving guns.
Further, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that an estimated 33% of accidents in the United States are due to aggressive driving and nearly 2 in 3 vehicle-related fatalities are caused by aggressive driving.
Given these dire findings, it is clear that the Gardena road rage accident and similar acts of aggressive driving cause too many unnecessary injuries and loss of life to Gardena residents and other Californians.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of aggressive driving in Gardena, talk to a Gardena car accident lawyer to find out whether you are entitled to compensation.
Talk to a Gardena Car Accident Lawyer
The Ledger Law Firm represents accident victims whose injuries were caused at least in part by the legal wrongdoing of another. Road rage and similarly negligent acts of reckless driving are clear grounds of legal fault that can entitle accident victims to legal compensation.
Our firm will build a case that proves your injuries were caused by unnecessarily aggressive driving or road rage-induced behavior. We will investigate the facts of your case and interview witnesses to uncover all types of aggressive behavior that could have caused your accident.
Examples of road rage behavior include:
- Cutting off drivers
- Braking suddenly or unexpectedly
- Honking aggressively
- Threatening another driver
- Throwing items at a car or biker
These are just a few of the many ways in which road rage jeopardizes the safety of everyone sharing a California road or highway. California law says that driving a car in an aggressive way is a crime that can result in jail time, and civil damages can be pursued by accident victims as well.
Contact us online today for a legal consultation to discuss the facts of your Gardena road rage accident and pursue the legal compensation you deserve under California law.