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What to Do When in a Bicycle Accident

If you are ever riding a bicycle and are hit by a car or a truck, it is vitally important that you take certain steps to seek immediate medical treatment, mitigate the damage from the accident and document all of the facts surrounding the circumstances of the accident.

The fact is that when a bicyclist is injured in an accident with a vehicle, the potential for serious damage and harm is enormous. A bicyclist has no real protection in such a collision, certainly not the protection another driver might have in a car.

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Personal Injury: Trucking Accidents

According to the Federal Motor carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in 2002, 4,897 people were killed in commercial trucking accidents. Because of the sheer size of commercial trucks, the damage caused when they crash on the highways can be much greater than ordinary vehicle collision damages.

When you find yourself victim of trucking accident, you'll often wrestling with a ton of issues not common with an ordinary vehicle collision cases. Many times who is actually at fault is just one of the difficult questions one must answer when seeking damages. Often times in trucking accidents, getting to the bottom of who actually owns the vehicle and what precipitated the collision requires a lot of industry knowledge.

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