Bus Accident Injuries
In bus accidents and/or public transportation accidents causing death or permanent disability, families are subjected to the most severe mental and emotional anguish that exists. The loss of a close family member creates pain and loss that is immeasurable. Additional financial difficulty arises when the victim is the sole or primary wage earner for the family. Upon being retained, an attorney should immediately commence a complete investigation into the accident, establish liability, investigate insurance coverage and assets of the responsible party, and quickly recover all legal damages to which the victim and their family is entitled.
No matter who is initially believed to be at fault in a bus accident, all parties should immediately consult with an experienced California bus accident lawyer. Such a consultation is crucial to protecting the legal rights of all involved in a serious bus accident and/or public transportation accident. Time is of the essence in severe auto accidents or car wrecks invloving busses because physical evidence can be lost, witnesses' memories fade, and recovery of expenses by the victim can be delayed. This is why all law firms recommend you immediately contact an experienced personal injury attorney after a bus accident and/or public transportation accident.
What to do after a bus accident or public transportation accident:
- Immediately file an accident report with the police, sheriff or highway patrol, if the agency has not done so at the scene.
- Write down the name, address, insurance information, vehicle license number and driver's license number of any and all persons involved in the accident.
- Record names, addresses and telephone numbers of all witnesses. Obtain photographs of the bus accident scene, all vehicles involved (before repairing) and any visible injuries to the parties involved, such as cuts, bruises, and scars.
- Do not discuss the accident or your injuries with anyone, with the exception of your doctor and your attorney.
- Do not consent to a recorded statement or sign any document without first reviewing it with your attorney. Innocent statements made by you attempting to assist an insurance adjuster can easily be misinterpreted and used to deny or minimize your recovery.
- Immediately seek medical attention and tell your doctor the nature and extent of your pain and injury, and how the injury occurred.