The Road Accident Fund has seen its share of claims as a result of road rage. Road rage is violent anger that is experienced as a result of frustration in difficult circumstances when driving. Perhaps a car cuts in front of another. Maybe a driver jumps a robot and nearly causes an accident. It could be that the car in front is simply driving too slowly and tempers are running high. In a road rage incident you have the person that loses their temper in a traffic incident, and you have the victim that is attacked as a result.
An attack can take many forms. It may simply be the hurling of verbal abuse, perhaps accompanied by threatening gestures. It could be physical. The person in a rage could get out of their car and physically attack another driver or passenger. They could pull out a firearm and shoot, or threaten to shoot. They could use their car as a weapon to ram another car. It is possible to get seriously injured in a road rage incident.
What has this got to do with the Road Accident Fun?
The Road Accident Fund was set up to assist those that sustain serious injuries in an accident involving a vehicle. It is funded by a special levy that is included in the fuel price. In the event of serious injury a claimant can claim for general damages, loss of income, and past and future medical expenses. If someone is killed in a vehicle accident the family of the victim can claim compensation. If road rage results in serious injury wherein a vehicle is involved, there could be a claim for compensation from the Road Accident Fund.
What should you do if you are a victim of road rage?
If you sustain an injury as a result of road rage contact Paul du Plessis Attorneys. This firm specialises in Road Accident Fund and personal injury claims. They will properly assess your case and advise you on how to proceed. With their years of experience and knowledge of the law, they will know if you are likely to be successful and achieve a settlement from the Road Accident Fund. Perhaps the details of the incident mean you should rather proceed with a personal injury claim rather than a Road Accident claim. They will advise you accordingly. Contact Paul du Plessis attorneys today if you think you have a claim against the Road Accident Fund.