Motor vehicle accidents are crashes or incidents which involve automobiles, motorcycles, tucks, buses, and other types of non self-propelled vehicles. Pedestrian accidents can also sometimes be considered in this category. Despite the safety advances made each year by auto manufacturers, many thousands of people are injured and receive a personal injury as a result of motor vehicle accidents each year through no fault of their own. As for any type of accident, the law in Tampa, and across Florida, requires certain procedures to be followed. Additionally, you or your personal injury lawyer should report the crash or incident to your insurance company as soon as possible.
The most common cause of personal injuries is the accident between two or more automobiles. With millions of cars traversing the Tampa Bay area roads each day, heavy traffic, and therefore accidents with resulting injury are unfortunately all too common-place. Florida law requires certain procedures to be followed following an accident. Unless prevented by severe injury or vehicle damage, vehicles should be moved from the roadway if possible. All parties to the accident must stop and exchange information. The police and the insurance companies should be notified. In many instances, medical evaluation is prudent in order to determine if there are any treatable injuries. Many times neck and back injuries do not produce symptoms for hours or days after the accident. If you feel that the other party was at fault for the accident, it is recommended that you discuss the matter with an attorney.
Motorcycle riders have rights too! The rules for auto accidents also applies to motorcycle accidents. Where with automobiles a minor "fender-bender" may cause only slight personal injury, that same impact with a motorcycle may cause serious bodily injury or even death. Additionally, many automobile drivers do not pay close enough attention to motorcycles, and do not allow the proper clearance distances for motorcycles, thereby increasing the likelihood of an accident.
The rules for auto accidents also apply to trucking accidents. Where with automobiles a minor "fender-bender" may cause only slight personal injury, that same impact with a heavy truck may cause serious bodily injury or even death. Sometimes those operating trucks are not properly trained which can lead to accidents. Also, trucks can sometimes lose their cargo and cause accidents if not properly loaded and secured.
Attorney Perez of Tampa is experienced in handling all types of vehicle accidents including car wrecks, motorcycle crashes and trucking accidents.
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