Road rage can change your life in an instant. What you thought would be another routine day can quickly take a turn and leave you with significant injuries. For example, in one September 2017 case, a Las Vegas man shot and killed another driver because he thought the driver was traveling too slowly and braking too often.
Road rage isn’t an accident. Road rage is a serious offense under Nevada law. When you’re the victim of road rage, you may have the right to recover from the responsible driver.
Civil claims under Nevada Law
Your Las Vegas personal injury attorney can review your case with you and help you determine the claims that may apply. When you have physical injuries because of road rage, you likely have a claim for assault and a claim for battery. These counts involve intentional, unlawful, physical contact with another person. If the person hits you intentionally or runs you off the road with their vehicle, assault and battery may be valid claims. Another claim that may apply is intentional infliction of emotional distress.
What can I recover?
When you bring a claim for recovery from road rage, you can recover for a variety of damages. The legal team at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright knows that medical bills are just the beginning. You can recover for damage to your vehicle. If you miss time from work, you can recover for that too. Non-economic damages like loss of use of injured limbs and pain and suffering are also common types of damages that you may claim because of the road rage incident. Working with a car accident attorney in Las Vegas can help you make sure that you receive fair value for the fallout of the road rage incident.
How we can help
If you’re hurt in a road rage incident, the team of Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright may be able to help. An experienced personal injury lawyer in Las Vegas can help you file your claim in a way that includes all of the potential avenues for recovery. Their experience can be your guide as you fight for justice in Nevada’s complex legal system.