What To do After a Bus Accident

Bus Injury AttorneysHere are 11 things to do in case you have been injured in bus accident

  1. Make sure you and those around you are safe.  Your health and safety and those around you is important.  If you or another person has suffered injuries immediately seek medical attention. Even if you believe you have not been injured you should still get a checkup with a medical professional. The shock and resulting adrenalin rush experienced after a traumatic event often results individuals not being able to feel the pain of the injuries they suffered until hours or even days after an accident.
  2. Do not attempt to talk with the other party including the Bus Driver or other drivers regarding fault or apologies. Any words you may have said can be used against you by insurance companies when you are seeking compensation for your damages and injuries.  Even politeness can be used against you.
  3. Contact the local police department and report the bus accident.  If a school bus is involved then attempts to contact the school to notify them of the situation. If you know an attorney you can trust, contact them if you have any questions regarding the process.
  4. If there are other injured bus passengers ask for their information. Evidence of other occupant injuries can strengthen yous case and increase your chances of recovery for your injuries.
  5. Get the Bus Drivers Information. If you are not injured and you believe the area is reasonably safe then attempt to ask the bus driver for his driver’s license, car registration information, contact information, and insurance documentation.  Take down all information including the school he works for.  If you have a high resolution camera phone ask the person if it is OK to take pictures of the documents you have asked for.
  6. Ask for Witness Information:  If there are witnesses who can testify on your behalf asked them for their contact information.
  7. Get evidence. Take Pictures and take notes as much as possible of all the damage to your car, and well as the street lights, street address.  If there is a dispute down the line you will have proof.
  8. Be Careful Who You Talk To – if the other party’s insurance company contacts you, your best response is not to say anything except informing them to speak only to your attorney regarding the matter. Again, any statements you make to insurance companies will be use against you.
  9. Never automatically accept the first estimate or offer you get – jumping the gun on the settlement can be a costly mistake.  Contact a car accident attorney who is skilled an adept in negotiating with insurance companies.  If insurance companies play hardball a skilled aggressive Bus Accident lawyer will take the defendant to litigation and trial.
  10. Get yourself a skilled Bus Accident Attorney – A Bus Crash attorney adept in fighting insurance companies and protecting your right to compensation will be able to substantially increase the amount of compensation you receive for your damages and injuries.
  11. Heal your wounds and get better; fighting insurance companies and defendants is OUR JOB.  We will make you receive the maximum compensation for your loss.
  12. NOTE – Statute of Limitations: There is a limited time line to file a personal injury lawsuit against bus line operators. Contact a legal representative as soon as possible so that the time period to file a claim does not run out.