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1. How do I choose the best attorney for my bus injury case?
A question that often gets posed is, “What do I do to ensure that I’m hiring the best lawyer to help me in my bus injury claim?” The answer is simple, you want to look for experience. You want an experienced trial lawyer who is specifically experienced in bus incidents and wrecks, be it as a passenger on a bus or as a driver of a vehicle involved in a bus collision. You want an experienced trial lawyer because that trial lawyer is going to know how to set up your claim for trial at the very outset of your claim.
2. What mistakes should I avoid after a bus crash?
Here are some common mistakes made by people who’ve been involved in bus incidents, be it someone who was a passenger on the bus or a driver of a vehicle that was hit by a bus. One, failure to begin the documentation process, which means you either don’t let the bus driver know that you were injured or you don’t take photographs, and you don’t in any way document the initial incident that occurred. Another mistake could be not following through or seeking medical treatment right away. If you are injured, get treatment. Finally, perhaps most importantly, is to seek the advice and retention of an experienced bus injury attorney.
3. What should I do after a bus crash?
I had a friend of mine call me the other day and he said, “I just had a bus hit my car, and I’m already hurting a little bit, what should I do?” I advised as follows: I said first and foremost, let’s begin the documentation process, by which I mean make sure that the bus driver knows that there was an incident and that you’re not feeling so hot. It’s important to document the incident as thoroughly as possible, be it taking photographs, seeking or requesting any video or surveillance having to do with the bus, and seeking out any potential witnesses that may have seen the incident. Additional to that is ensuring that you start your treatment if you’re not feeling so hot. Get better, and seek the advice and try to retain an experienced bus wreck attorney.
4. What should I do if I’m injured on a bus during a crash?
If you are injured as a passenger on a bus, the most important thing you can do immediately after the incident is let the bus driver know you were injured. This begins what’s called the documentation or paper trail process. After you’ve alerted the bus driver of how you’re feeling and what happened, it’s important to follow through on any documentation. This doesn’t mean that you have to speak to their representatives; it does mean that you should get the paper trail rolling. After that, it’s important to embark upon your treatment. Again, if you’re not feeling good, get treatment to feel better. After that, it’s important to seek the advice and to retain an experienced bus injury attorney who has experience dealing with those sort of claims, who can best package your case.
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