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Is road rage a criminal offense in Pennsylvania?
Becoming the victim of road rage can be a scary moment. You might wonder if road rage is a crime. In fact, in Pennsylvania, road rage is both a criminal offense and a civil offense. When you’re the victim of road rage, you have options and rights. You can hold the person responsible through legal action. Your Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Louis B Himmelstein & Associates explain how road rage is both a criminal and civil offense:
Yes, road rage is a criminal offense in Pennsylvania. Road rage may be charged as reckless driving, a summary offense punishable by a fine and potential license suspension. Road rage can also be a criminal offense in Pennsylvania as an aggravated assault by vehicle charge. Aggravated assault by vehicle is a third-degree felony unless enhancements apply. Road rage is a criminal offense in Pennsylvania with the exact charges depending on whether an accident occurred and whether anyone as injured.
Can I sue someone for road rage?
Yes, you can sue someone for road rage. You can sue when you’re hurt by conduct that is at least negligent. Of course, road rage is more than negligence – it is intentional misconduct. You can sue for road rage, and your damages can include everything that you could claim under a negligence claim. Even punitive damages and attorney fees may be available in a road rage lawsuit.
PA aggressive driving laws
PA aggressive driving laws fall under Pennsylvania law 75 § 3736 for reckless driving and