One of the most common causes of commercial truck accidents on highways and streets of the cities is unsafe lane change. The official statistical data indicates that unsafe lane changes are responsible for thousands of auto accidents yearly. If you or your loved ones were in an accident that was caused by a negligent lane change of another driver (commercial vehicle, truck driver and so on), it is very important to get in touch with a qualified as well as experienced personal injury attorney at the earliest opportunity.
Here are some examples of unsafe lane changes:
- Making a lane change without using turn signals
- Changing lanes on a red light, stop sign, intersection or other traffic signals
- Changing lanes at a high speed
The following injuries and traumas are common for the highway motorcycle accidents:
- Head traumas, including brain injuries
- Face traumas and injuries, including lacerations
- Internal organ failure and internal hemorrhage
- Brain hemorrhage
- Fractured and broken bones
- Fractures on the face
- Burns and related injuries
- Bruising, scrapes and cuts
If you or your loved ones have suffered any of the above-mentioned traumas and injuries, get in touch with a healthcare expert as soon as possible. Consequently, if you need legal advice, get in touch with a qualified legal representative at the earliest opportunity.
Measures that need to be taken following a street or highway lane change accident:
- Ensure that you as well as anyone around you is safe. Yours and your loved ones’ safety should be your top priority. If you or your loved ones were injured, seek medical attention asap.
- Do not try to discuss apologies or fault with other driver or motorcyclist. Anything you say may be used against you in court in case you are going to seek proper compensation.
- Get in touch with the local law enforcement department and report the accident. In case you have a reliable personal injury attorney in mind, get in touch with him or her as well.
- If you are not traumatized and it is safe to proceed, ask another vehicle operator for his contact information, driver’s license, registration and insurance. Write down all the info. If you have a good camera on your phone, ask the other driver if it is fine to take pictures of all his documentation.
- In case there are witnesses, who are prepared to testify in court on your behalf, ask them for their contact info.
- Take as many pictures as you can of the vehicle, all the damage and the street around you.
- Be careful and consider your words, since everything you say may be used against you in court.
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