Bus accidents are rare, but when they do happen it can be life changing. If you have been seriously injured in a bus accident, please contact our experienced Pittsburgh bus accident lawyers right away to schedule a free consultation.
Injured in a Bus Accident | Steps to Take After an Injury
If you’re injured as a passenger in a bus accident or in any incident involving a bus, the first thing that you should do is make your injuries known to the bus driver. The bus company should have some process where you report your claim, and that may include filling out paperwork or just calling in and reporting the incident. You want to make sure you follow whatever process or procedure you’re told. Also, while you’re doing that, you want to record as much information as you can, including the bus driver’s name and the date, time and location of the incident.
Obviously, if you’re injured, your health is the most important consideration and you want to seek medical treatment. You also want to continue to follow up with your medical practitioners. Finally, it’s important for you to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney early on; someone who has tried personal injury cases involving bus accidents. A lawyer like that will be able to guide you through the process, will be able to negotiate your claim and if need be and try your case.
Injured in a Bus Accident | Timeline for a Case
Many of our clients are concerned with how fast their case can be resolved. While I understand that, we try our best to resolve the case as quickly as possible. There are factors that we have to take into consideration, one being whether the bus company is being fair in evaluating your claim. The other is your injuries, how you’re responding to the treatment and if you’ve recovered. One of the things that we have to be careful not to do is settle your case before we understand your injuries, or until we know whether you’re on the road to recovery. You get one chance to settle a case, and if we settle it too soon, you’re likely going to settle it for pennies on the dollar. Again, while we try our best to move your case along as quickly as possible, we also move it at a speed so that we’re being careful and making sure that you get full value for your case.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a bus accident and are seeking compensation? Contact our experienced Pittsburgh bus accident lawyers at Accident & Injury Law Group today for a free consultation and case evaluation.