If you are injured in a car accident, make sure a police report is filed and photos are taken at the auto accident scene for documentation – they will help you recall the details of the accident," said Matthew Porter, Memphis personal injury lawyer.
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (PRWEB) August 31, 2015
According to 15 years of Memphis car accident data gathered and reported by City-Data.com, (http://www.city-data.com/accidents/acc-Memphis-Tennessee.html published from 2013 statistics),Sunday is the deadliest day of the week for motorists. Matthew Porter, Memphis personal injury lawyer, said, “Leaving the scene of a car accident is a crime. The first thing to do when you are involved in an auto accident is to stay and call for police and medical help, even if the accident appears to be minor.”
If you are injured in the car accident, he explained you should make sure a police report is filed and photos are taken at the auto accident scene for documentation – they will help you recall the details of the accident. “This is important because Tennessee auto accidents aren’t always as they appear. If actions you took to avoid an auto or truck accident resulted in injury or property damage to you, that should be reported.” Be sure to make notes of the time of day, the weather and anything else that may have been a factor in the auto accident. Remember to report the facts only to the police, don’t elaborate or speculate as to what you think may have happened to cause the car accident. Be prepared to exchange insurance information with those involved in the auto accident and the police.
Memphis also leads state statistical averages for the number of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles, with 27 pedestrians killed in 2013. “Pedestrians should always be vigilant when crossing the street; they should use designated crosswalks when available, and should always make sure drivers are aware of them before stepping into the street,” says Porter. “It isn’t always easy to see pedestrians, especially if they are not using a crosswalk.”
About The Porter Law Firm, PLLC
Personal injury lawyer Matthew Porter, who practices primarily in Memphis, Tennessee, leads The Porter Law Firm. The firm’s areas of representation include victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents in Tennessee. Personal injury cases are also an area of representation and include, slip and fall accidents, injury to children, the elderly or others due to negligence and medical malpractice, including wrongful death. Porter also includes in his practice areas product liability, denial of insurance benefits, employment discrimination claims and Social Security claims. Porter is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Tennessee Association for Justice, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. For more information visit http://www.porterlawfirm.com