A bus accident is unique and the injuries that people get can vary from case to case. A lot of the injuries people get in a bus accident is because of a collision, but these cases are not exclusive to a crash. We have clients who have been hurt when they are boarding the bus. When these accidents happen, they can cause some serious injuries.
We commonly see the follow types of bus accident injuries:
Something that you need to understand is that your injuries cannot be ignored and you need to seek treatment right away. It is so crucial that you get to a doctor right away so that you can be treated. Pain is never to be ignored or else you will likely end up with a condition that causes you even more grief. When you seek medical attention, you will then be able to have medical records of your treatment which can be used to show the liable party’s insurance company what they owe you to compensate you for your injuries.
When you get severely harmed during a bus accident, you can seek full and fair compensation from the liable party’s insurance company. You have to understand a few things about your damages and injuries when you are aiming to get compensation.
There are three factors that go into determining your compensation which include your:
The first two factors provide an easily calculable number. You can see on paper how much money you have paid and how much you have lost in earnings due to your accident. Something that is not easily calculated in your pain and suffering. That will be harder to determine.
You may face obstacles along the way to full compensation. The bus insurance company is going to be an obstacle for us because they are the ones who are responsible for giving you compensation most likely. They are ready to fight your case so you need to have a lawyer ready to defend your rights. The insurance company knows that they can reduce your claim if they can find one thing you did wrong that might’ve caused the accident. They will ask you for a recorded statement to try to get something out of you but you should hand over communication to your lawyer.
If given the chance, they would interview you in a way that might force you to answer their questions unfavorably. If you put yourself at fault for the accident, they can reduce your claim. If it seems like you are more than 50% at fault for the accident, then they can bar you from receiving compensation altogether which is something we would like to avoid.
There are several things that you should do if you want to make sure that you are going to get a full and fair compensation award. You have to follow several steps to get the best shot. Here are the crucial steps that you need to take to have a strong case.
You need to make your health a priority and getting your injuries tended to is the first step to taking care of yourself. It is also the first step to having a successful case. Before you head to the emergency room to get treatment, it is crucial that you report your injuries. If you were hurt while on the bus during a collision and you try to seek compensation, you want to have record of you being present on the bus or else a lawyer may not be able to prove your injuries.
Our North Augusta bus accident lawyers are here to help you get the compensation that you deserve after being seriously injured in a bus accident. Please call our office today to set up a free initial consultation.