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Automobile, Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents with Little or No Impact

August 15, 2014

Most of the time when you have an automobile accident, motorcycle accident or bicycle accident involving another motorized vehicle, your vehicle or bicycle and the other vehicle typically crash together causing personal injury. However, there are many instances in which the vehicles do not collide because the other car, motorcycle or bicycle is taken evasive action. In these cases, automobile accidents and personal injury claims become more difficult. The reason for this is because you need to prove fault on the other party, and without impact, the other party or their insurance company will claim that there was no fault on the part of the vehicle that you allege caused you to get a personal injury, bodily injury or property damage. It is the “unnecessary” evasive action that they will claim caused the harm, and that they are not responsible for your actions. Most of the time when you have an automobile accident, motorcycle accident or bicycle accident involving another motorized vehicle, your vehicle or bicycle and the other vehicle typically crash together causing personal injury. However, there are many instances in which the vehicles do not collide because the other car, motorcycle or bicycle is taken evasive action. In these cases, automobile accidents and personal injury claims become more difficult. The reason for this is because you need to prove fault on the other party, and without impact, the other party or their insurance company will claim that there was no fault on the part of the vehicle that you allege caused you to get a personal injury, bodily injury or property damage. It is the “unnecessary” evasive action that they will claim caused the harm, and that they are not responsible for your actions. There are many things that you can do to help yourself pursue a personal injury case when there is no impact. Keep in mind that even in minor impact and flow velocity impact cases, serious injuries can result. These injuries need to be documented by doctors and other medical personnel soon after the injuries have occurred as possible. Consequently, in either a no impact or a low impact case, you need to be diligent in your healthcare by scheduling and attending all appointments and following the recommendations of your healthcare providers. Going back to what you can do to help yourself in a low impact or no impact case, my 1st advice is to do your best to avoid the situation by riding your bicycle or motorcycle or driving your car defensively to avoid the collision or the need to do evasive action. When the low impact collision or no impact injuries result from your evasive action, such as when a motorcycle or bicyclists goes down on pavement or a car goes off the road and into a telephone pole, you need to play detective immediately after the incident. In order to successfully prosecute a personal injury claim you will need to obtain evidence of the other drivers negligence. Witnesses can provide valuable proof, so do your best to obtain names addresses and phone numbers of any bystanders. Additionally, take photos of the scene, including where the other vehicle stopped in relation to your vehicle, and if at all possible try to get a recorded statement of the other drivers admission of fault. Since we all carry smart phones that typically have voice recorders, this should be doable. You will need an experienced personal injury lawyer who you will give you his full and caring attention, who can maximize your compensation, and who has dealt with auto accidents, motorcycle accidents and bicycle accidents caused by the negligence of the other driver. Call a firm that will give you the service that you deserve….call Marchese Injury Law, P.A., statewide toll-free at 1-207-775-6042 for an appointment. Our accident attorneys will guide you through the challenges faced by auto accident, motorcycle accident and bicycle accident victims, and we will take the worries away from you. When you need an experienced personal injury attorney, make Marchese Injury Law, P.A. your choice for personal injury lawyer representation in Maine. We can help you get your medical bills paid, and to fight the insurance companies for all the money you deserve. Our offices are located at 477 Congress Street, Suite 1104, Portland, Maine, in the historic Time & Temp Building, although we can meet you at other locations if more convenient for you.

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