Not all bus accidents are the result of a bus-automobile collision. Passengers on the bus can be seriously injured in an accident too, whether from faulty equipment or from other passengers. If you have been a victim of this unfortunate circumstance, please contact our office today to discuss recovering compensation for a bus passenger injury claim.
Bus Passenger Injury Claim | What to Do
If you’ve been injured in a bus accident and you’re a passenger on the bus, there are a few things that you want to keep in mind. First is be sure that there is documentation that you actually were on the bus. That may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many times people walk off a bus after being injured and don’t document that they were actually a passenger on a bus that was involved in a crash. How you do that would be staying at the scene, so that by the time police or the transit supervisor shows up, you can give them your contact information, so it’s documented that you were there on the bus.
Bus Passenger Injury Claim | Seek Medical Treatment
The second thing that you want to do is seek medical treatment. You don’t have to go by ambulance or to the ER that day, but certainly within the next day if you’re in pain, have your injuries documented at a walk-in clinic or with your primary care physician. Third thing you want to do is be consistent with your treatments. Whatever your doctors recommend that you do to get well, do that. Fourth would be to be sure that you’ve hired an attorney early to help represent your interests in this case.
Were you or a loved one involved in a crash and have questions about being a passenger injured on a bus? Contact an Edmonds bus accident lawyer at Certa Law Group today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.