As with any city in New Jersey, Cape May has its fair deal of multitaskers.
Multitasking while driving is one of the top ways to cause a car accident. The biggest culprit is handheld devices, such as cell phones. People who don’t install Bluetooth in the car and are still holding the phone up in one hand while trying to steer the wheel in another are extremely prone to crashing into another car if they don’t see it. If you were involved in a car injury due to somebody else’s multitasking, our team of car accident attorneys have over two decades in handling such cases. Call us today at 888-355-4752.
Cape May Road Rage
Everyone has experienced road rage at some point in their lives, particularly drivers in Cape May. The U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration considers road rage to be a criminal offense.
Causes of road rage include:
- Heavy traffic or gridlock
- Construction delays or detours
- Loud music
- Slow driving
- Distracted driving
- Headlight flashing
According to scholars, there are two types of road rage: habitual road rage, which is behavior that drivers have learned from other drivers; and situational road rage, which is based on the situation that surrounds the diver, such as when they receive bad news that causes them to drive aggressively.
The effects of road rage can be severe. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that “an average of at least 1,500 men, women, and children are injured or killed each year in the United States as a result of aggressive driving.”
For minor offenses, courts require perpetuators of road rage to attend anger management courses or receive psychiatric attention. Other forms of punishment can be temporary imprisonment or a fine. For major offenses like manslaughter, drivers can receive life in prison.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of road rage, call our team of personal injury attorneys today at 888-355-4752.
Personal Injury Attorneys Near Me in Cape May
Did you get hit by a car as a result of someone multitasking? Were you involved in a road rage accident? You need a personal injury attorney on your side.
Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis are trained to resolve all auto accident matters. We know it’s not easy driving in Cape May (or anywhere else for that matter), but with over twenty years of experience on our side, we will use our keen abilities and perception to your greatest benefit in the courtroom.
At the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, we like to care of our clients and treat them like family. There’s no cap as to how far our legal professionals will go to serve our clients in Cape May, which is why we proudly proclaim our full-time availability to each and single one of them.
Our legal professionals earn their reputations every single day. We provide a free initial consultation for our clients. To schedule a meeting, call our office toll free at 888-355-4752. We have offices in Freehold, across Cape May County, and throughout New York and New Jersey, including Cape May.
Call us today.