Do you need help starting a bus accident claim? Here is what you should know before calling an experienced New York bus accident attorney. Call today for a free consultation.
Starting a Bus Accident Claim | What Mistakes Can I Avoid?
Number one, they don’t advise that they suffered an injury. When the police get to the scene, you must tell the police officer that you suffered an injury. People often leave the scene of an accident before the police arrive. They go home, they go to the doctor or hospital. You want to make sure you stay on that bus so that it’s documented that you were on the bus at the time of the accident; that’s very important.
Another mistake that’s made is the retention of the wrong type of attorney. Very often, attorneys will accept a case, but it’s not their area of practice. You want to make sure that you get advice from a personal injury attorney with experience in bus accident type cases; that’s very important.
Starting a Bus Accident Claim | What Should I Do Right After the Bus Accident?
First thing you need to do is call 911. You want to make sure that the police come to the scene to document the accident, and you want to make sure you advise the police exactly what happened. If the bus operator went through a red light, you need to make sure that the police officer knows that the bus operator went through the red light; that’s very, very important.
You need to seek medical attention if you suffered an injury, and you don’t want to wait on that. If you’re feeling pain at the scene, you need to tell the police officer that you’re in pain and that you want an ambulance; that’s very important. I can’t tell you how many calls I get from clients who call me a month after the accident and I ask them, “Did you go to the hospital from the scene?” and the answer is no, not because they weren’t injured, and they just wanted to deal with the injury and get home. You need to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
If you need help starting a bus accident claim, please call our NYC office today to speak with our bus accident attorney, Brian Elbaum, for a free consultation.