Basics of Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can be extremely scary with such a big vehicle and so many people involved. Whether you are a passenger of the bus or in a vehicle hit by a bus, being involved in an accident on or with a bus can be a complicated matter and you are able to file a lawsuit against the at fault driver, the operator of the bus, and the bus company. You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Earning Capacity Losses
- Loss of Consortium
- Pain and Suffering
- And other direct consequences of the accident
What to do After a Bus Accident
After a bus accident, you should do similar things to what you would do after a car accident. After an accident with a bus, make sure that you gather as much information about the accident as possible. Take photographs of the scene if possible and gather contact information and names of witnesses, and the information of the driver (including insurance, address, and bus company).
It is also important to look at the surroundings around the accident. This will help determine if there was a defect in the road, a blind spot caused by poor road design, and many other similar situations. Many times, other parties other than the driver may be at fault for an accident.
Finally, if you are injured, be sure to get immediate medical treatment because insurance companies will discount the level of harm if you wait to seek treatment.
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