Being in a bus accident is no laughing matter. Bus accidents can happen at any time from faulty equipment, untrained drivers, or the negligence of other drivers on the road. It is important that you take the appropriate steps after a bus accident so your injuries are compensated fairly.
At the Scene
At the scene of the bus accident, your first priority is to seek medical treatment. Make sure your safety and health are safeguarded. Once that has been attended to, talk to the other passengers or witnesses. Gather as much evidence at the scene as possible, including names and contact information for witnesses and the driver’s information, as well as the information for any other parties to the accident. Take pictures of your injuries and any damages.
Keep records of your injuries as you go through medical treatment. Make sure you keep copies of any restrictions your doctor imposes on you, especially if those restrictions keep you from working. You should also keep track of all your expenses, including doctor’s office visits, hospital visits, and prescriptions.
Contact an Attorney
It is a good idea to contact an attorney as soon as possible after a bus accident. An attorney will best be able to determine who was at fault for the accident, the liable parties, and the appropriate damages. If you have been in a bus accident, contact us today for a free consultation. We will be able to help you get fair compensation for your injuries and lost wages. Contact us today.