Road Rage Accidents
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, we understand that it is frightening to experience a driver who has been extremely aggressive and exhibiting road rage. Unfortunately, due to traffic congestion and society’s lack of patience from living in a digital age, our lawyers have seen an increase in the number of our clients who have been in an accident caused by someone else’s road rage. We are experienced Boulder road rage accident attorneys who have successfully obtained full compensation for clients injured in road rage accidents across Colorado. Not only have our clients experienced physical injuries from road rage accidents, but in many cases our clients have suffered emotional trauma from the frightening nature of the event. If you have been a victim of road rage, you may have questions such as what your rights are, whether insurance covers the accident, or whether the other driver can be criminally prosecuted. Our experienced Boulder road rage accident attorneys have answers to these questions and are here to hold the responsible party accountable and get you fully compensated for your damages. We encourage you to reach out today at 303-543-1000 to set up a free consultation with one of our skilled personal injury lawyers.
Most of the time road rage is obvious. It can be characterized by aggressive behavior by another driver that escalates along a spectrum of danger. Our experienced Boulder road rage accident attorneys have seen numerous instances of road rage generally marked by aggressive driving coupled by honking the horn, yelling, or other actions meant to harass or intimidate you. Such behavior is clearly dangerous, and it may cause you to take evasive action or be hit by another vehicle. At a minimum, the actions of a driver with road rage are careless, but actions can rise to the level of willful, wanton, and clearly intentional conduct. Road rage is such a problem in Colorado that CDOT has established a hotline for drivers to report others who are experiencing road rage.Recovery after a Road Rage Accident
Our experienced Boulder road rage accident lawyers have seen two primary issues arise when someone has been in a road rage accident. The first issue is that most auto insurance policies exclude coverage for intentional conduct. An experienced Boulder road rage accident attorney knows to handle your claim in a manner that keeps the door open for insurance coverage. Identifying road rage while making sure the at-fault driver is still covered by insurance requires walking a fine line between calling a spade a spade and characterizing bad conduct as something less than intentional. In cases where the other driver’s conduct is so clearly intentional and therefore not covered by his insurance, an experienced Boulder road rage accident lawyer knows that your uninsured motorist coverage, will apply, if you have such coverage. This is because when the road rage driver’s intentional actions have excluded him from insurance, he is considered an uninsured motorist. Certainly, while looking at your UM coverage in road rage cases, it is also important to do an asset search to determine whether the other driver owns a home or other property making it feasible to pursue asset recovery and forego insurance altogether.
The second issue we often see with road rage is that the at-fault driver has fled the scene after running our clients off the road, causing them to flip their vehicles, crashing into them, or any number of other scenarios. When a road rage driver leaves the scene, an experienced Boulder road rage accident attorney knows to treat your case as an aggravated hit and run case. In a hit and run case with road rage, your uninsured motorist coverage should step in and provide you full coverage for the accident.
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC we are experienced Boulder road rage accident lawyers who can help you protect and optimize your claim. Our team would love to speak with you about your road rage accident case and we are prepared to help you with your claim. Reach out to us today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.