Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a bus crash? Learn what you should know about a bus accident here, then call our Texas attorneys.
After a Bus Accident
There are several things that must be done after being injured in a bus accident to make sure you have a strong personal injury claim and that your rights are protected. First, did you report the accident to the bus driver, bus company, or local government agency, such as a police department, DPS, or sheriff’s office?
Another thing that’s important is that you seek immediate medical attention. This not only means going to the local hospital, but also going to your medical provider. When you go to a hospital, they’ll typically tell you, in writing, to follow up with your doctor after the visit is over. Please follow up with your doctor because otherwise you’re not going to be compliant. By going to your own doctor, there could be untreated injuries that you may need to have closely examined, and that will only happen with your local medical provider.
It’s also important that you hire an experienced lawyer who’s handled bus accident cases before. It’s not like your typical car accident. There are different regulations that are going to apply to both the busing company and to the bus driver. Your lawyer can properly examine these regulations to make sure they were complied with.
Bus Accident Injury Claims
A bus accident claim is very different than a car accident claim. There are specific regulations that are going to apply to a bus company or to the municipality that owns the bus. There are different regulations that are going to apply to the driver, in both the way you monitor and take care of the bus. It’s also important that you hire an experienced lawyer who handles bus accidents because there is going to be specific investigations that need to be done to determine the safety of the bus and the safety of the bus driver that was involved. If you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help.
Bus Accident Claim Value
I had a client that came in the other day, and he was involved in a bus accident. One of the questions he asked during the initial interview was how to determine the value of his case. There are several factors that must looked at. First, what are the extent of the injuries that you suffered? The second factor you must look at is how and why this accident happened. Was a stop sign violated? Was the bus driver distracted in any way? Were they texting on their phone?
Another issue is there are specific regulations that apply to bus drivers and bus companies. Are they properly checking the buses? Are they checking the tread of the tires? Are they checking the brakes? Are the bus drivers being examined to make sure that they don’t have any problems that could affect their ability to drive? For example, do they have blood pressure issues? Have they had their vision checked? The third thing that you must look at is the amount of insurance that the bus company has. If you have a good lawyer such as Garcia & Ochoa to look into this, we can help determine what the value of the case is. If you have any questions whatsoever, we are here to help.
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