ATLANTA CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Common Records to Collect After a Car Accident
After getting into an accident, you may want to collect some records to help your case for compensation. The right documentation can win or lose a case. If a police officer responds to the scene of the accident, he will most likely have filed a police report. The report includes some of the essential information like statements from drivers, traffic laws violated, and the potential causes of the accident. To get a copy of the police report, you will need to contact the law enforcement agency that filed the report.
Also, you will want to obtain the medical records that show you were injured in the accident. Some of the things to include are pharmacy prescriptions, physical therapy, emergency room treatment, and hospital admission. If your vehicle must go to the repair shop after an accident, keep a careful written record of everything that you have paid as a result of the car accident. While it depends on your insurance policy, you may have to give control over to your insurance company for the repairs so that they can decide what is best.
The chance of injury is extremely high in motorcycle accidents. Ninety-eight percent (98%) of collisions result in some sort of bodily damage. Motorcyclists and their passengers are more susceptible to harm than drivers in passenger vehicles.
Nearly seventy-five percent (75%) of bike accidents are collisions with a car. In most cases, the driver of the car is guilty because they didn’t see the motorcycle until it had been too late. Despite the employment of proper safety equipment and defensive driving techniques, motorcycle accidents usually end in severe injury or death. Since there’s no enclosure or restraint system, motorcyclists and their passengers are often thrown from the motorcycle in a very collision. That’s when their bodies hit objects in their path.
Here are a number of the foremost common injuries:
- Leg and foot involving fractures and cartilage damage.
Head and neck injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neural structure damage and facial fractures.
- Chest, shoulder and back injuries involving damage to major organs
- Fractures, dislocations, and spinal damage.
All of the above injuries can have permanent effects such as:
- Brain damage
Three commonest prejudices against motorcyclists:
- They are difficult to determine
- They drive at excessive speeds.
- Motorcyclists are irresponsible daredevils.
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