|To increase your chances at recovering full compensation, watch this video about the common mistakes to avoid after a bus accident in North Augusta. Contact our office today.|
|What mistakes should I avoid after being injured in a bus accident?|
I recently spoke to a man in North Augusta who was injured while riding a county bus. In talking to him, I noticed that he’d made a few key mistakes early on in the process. The first big mistake that he made was that he didn’t report the incident to the bus driver. He made no incident report whatsoever. Instead, he believed that he wasn’t very badly injured. He got off the bus. A couple of days later, his injuries had not subsided. They only got worse, and he ended up at the hospital and had to go through a pretty lengthy process of medical treatment.
When he went to present the claim against the public transit, they had no record that he was ever on the bus, let alone that there was any incident involving him on the bus. In that case, the bus driver had slammed on brakes out of nowhere and he’d fallen to the floor. The lack of a report was a huge impediment to his case. That’s why it’s important, early on, in any case, that you first make sure you’ve reported the incident to authorities, and then from there that you get the medical treatment that you need and find an attorney as quickly as possible. Find a trial attorney who has had experience in handling bus accidents and who can help guide you through that process, because there are things early on that you need to do. An experienced attorney will be able to help you do that.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to someone else's negligence and have questions about mistakes to avoid after a bus accident? Contact the experienced North Augusta bus accident lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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