The two men involved in this altercation last Friday will forever be changed. The altercation started a little before 3 PM on Friday, which resulted in one man dead and the other facing Jacksonville Criminal and Civil Charges. From the reports, the two men entered a parking lot to "resolve" their road rage issue when one man pulled out a gun and shot the victim. The victim was able to drive away but shortly succumbed to his injuries and crashed into a nearby home. What makes this alteration alarming, besides the gunfire, was the victim was traveling with his child in the back seat.
Subsequently, the suspect has been charged with manslaughter and discharging a firearm in public from a vehicle within 1,000 feet or any person. These are serious charges and if not represented by a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer, the suspect could be facing harsh penalties. Also, outside the Jacksonville Criminal law arena, the family of the victim could bring a negligence action or even a wrongful death action against the suspect. As a Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer a negligence or wrongful death action could bring monetary compensation for his family's losses. Although not the ultimate resolution a family may want, it does normally ease the pain of their loss.
If you experience a person's road rage, do not try to stop and resolve the situation; it could cost you your life. Instead try to remain clam and call the police if the situation progresses to the degree of endangering your life or the life of a loved one. So, if you have been injured or have lost a family member to Road Rage, contact a Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer to discuss what legal remedies may be available to you and your family.