All cars and trucks are required to obey the rules of the road. Pedestrians usually have the right of way, unless they waive the right. Operators of cars and trucks are duty bound to use greater care and caution when operating a vehicle and be on the lookout for other cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians and bicyclists. All operators of cars, trucks and other types of motor vehicles are required to drive at a safe speed for the circumstances, use turn signals when changing lanes, not cut in front of oncoming traffic, obey all traffic signs, and comply with numerous other rules all designed to protect public safety. Motorcycle collisions can occur when other drivers do not look before turning or changing lanes.
Collisions happen and injuries result when people do not follow the rules of the road. If you are involved in a collision with injury and property damage, someone should call an ambulance and the police. If you require additional medical attention, follow your doctor’s orders. It is suggested that you consult with an attorney before you sign any paperwork provided by the negligent driver or his/her insurance company. You should not resolve any injury claims until you have completed treatment, and your injuries and symptoms have resolved. Sometimes, given the mechanics of certain types of collisions, injuries improve over time with many peaks and valleys. There can be times of relief only to have a flare-up or aggravation down the line. Some injuries never resolve and require a lifetime of future care. Motor vehicles are one of the leading causes of injury and death and they must be driven responsibly.