Bus accidents are invariably serious simply because of the size and weight of the average transportation bus. If you have been hit by a bus and have been badly injured then you will no doubt be considering filing a claim for damages against either the bus driver or the company itself.
One of the most important aspects of a personal injury claim is the evidence that a doctor can provide about the extent of the injuries you have suffered. Talk to a personal injury lawyer as soon as you can about what is needed for a successful claim.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
To succeed in obtaining compensation you will need to prove that the accident you were involved in was actually caused by either the bus driver’s or the company’s negligence. In some states, even a slight amount of fault on your part may mean that you are not eligible to file a claim.
Evidence of liability can come from your own photos taken at the crash scene, eyewitness statements, a police report made at the scene of the crash and a report made by car repair mechanics. You will need a doctor’s report, which will detail the injuries you received and what should be the appropriate treatment for them. Hospital reports, bills for treatment and alternative travel costs, bills from the repair shop that is handling your damaged car can all help to support your personal injury claim.
How a Doctor Can Help Your Claim for an Accident With a Bus
You cannot claim for injuries sustained in a bus crash unless there is proof that the injuries occurred during the crash and were not from a previous accident that might have no direct connection to the crash. Your doctor can not only confirm the likely date of the injuries but their seriousness and what sort of treatment might be needed.
If your injuries are particularly severe or likely to be permanent it is important that your claim includes future projected expenses. Leaving these out could mean you might face financial deprivation in the future if you have to pay for medical treatment yourself or lose your job.
How a PI Lawyer Can Help You Win Your Claim
It is not easy trying to win a claim if a large corporation is involved. Bus transportation companies have a sophisticated team of crash lawyers and its insurers are not likely to respond to a claim for compensation from an individual readily and may even propose a derisory amount if there is any chance of you avoiding legal help.
A personal injury lawyer will have dealt with claims like this before and will know how to tackle negotiations with its insurers. Fill out the Free Case Evaluation today!
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Greyhound, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.