Florida Road Rage Accidents
Florida is known for his beaches, theme parks, tourist attractions, and, yes road rage accidents. Florida has its fair share of aggressive drivers who take out their anger and frustration by driving in a negligent, careless, aggressive, and reckless manner. While road rage is a problem in the State of Florida, there is no specific statute titled "road rage" and there is no specific crime titled "road rage". Nevertheless, if a person engages in acts of road rage, traffic citations can be issued for careless driving, reckless driving, or violating a certain traffic statute. Furthermore, if there is reckless, outrageous, and / or intentional conduct, the road rage driver can be arrested and / or prosecuted for his or her crimes.
Based in Jacksonville, Florida, automobile accident attorney David Wolf firmly believes in Giving a Voice to Injury Victims and Their Families. For over 28 years, David Wolf has represented individuals against careless drivers, insurance companies, business entities, and government entities. Florida law clearly provides a cause of action for injury victims; however, businesses, insurance companies, and government entities are not so quick to compensate the injury victim in a fair and reasonable manner.
It should be noted that a Florida road rage crash may not be covered under an automobile insurance policy. Most insurance policies in Florida exclude a criminal or intentional act. As such, if a driver intentionally runs over a pedestrian, the liability or fault may be quite clear; however since the act was intentional and criminal in nature, the insurance company for the at-fault and criminally liable driver may be denied, voided, or cancelled. As such, some personal injury cases that appear to be clear cut and absolutely winnable cases may turn out to be a case in which there is no insurance and no practical way to college a settlement or judgment out of the at-fault driver.
Reckless driving is defined under Section 316.192, Florida Statutes as a driver who operates a vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. Depending on the circumstances of the driving and the resulting personal injuries, the driver can be charged with a criminal misdemeanor or a criminal felony for such driving. A felony can be charged if a serious bodily injured is sustained by the victim which is defined as a physical condition that creates substantial risk of death, serious personal disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.
David Wolf is the author of 12 books that focus on personal injury issues and matters including the book titled - Florida Automobile Accidents - Personal Injuries - Keys to Protecting and Enforcing Your Legal Rights and the book titled - Big Trucks - Big Problems - When a Truck Driver Wrecks Your Day and Life - Legal Rights of the Injury Victim and Family. You can get these books for free by visiting the Contact Us page and completing the form on this page.
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