Q: Can you be charged for Maryland road rage, and if so can I use that information against the person who caused my Silver Spring accident?
A:Yes, road rage is actually considered a criminal offense. If the person who hit you was charged with road rage in the incident, then that is pertinent information and may increase the amount of compensation you receive for injuries sustained in a Silver Spring accident.
You should know that road rage is frequently accompanied by charges of assault and reckless endangerment. In some cases, the other driver may have chosen to flee the scene of the accident, in which case they may also be charged with a hit-and-run accident.
An experienced southern Maryland accident lawyer will know to look for any criminal offenses that could boost your personal injury case. However, it is still helpful for you to tell your lawyer all you know about the accident, including any charges that you believe may have been (or should have been) made.
Road rage incidents often involve extra legal issues, so it’s a good idea to contact a southern Maryland accident lawyer at 1-800-875-9700. The attorneys at Nickelsporn & Lundin are skilled in these types of accident cases and can help you get the most for your injuries.