If you have been injured in an accident with a city bus, you might be able to recoup compensation through a personal injury claim.
What Damages Might be Suffered From an Accident?
An accident with a city bus can take place in various ways and various injuries and damages might result. As an example, you might be a bus passenger during a crash.
You could be a pedestrian crossing the street when the bus mirror hits you. You might be in your car when a bus rear-ends it. Any of these could cause life-altering injuries.
Always report an accident to the proper authorities and make sure an accident report is completed. Take photos of the accident scene if possible. Seek medical care right away. Establishing medical treatment is important to a successful claim.
Here are a few common damages that might result from such an accident.
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damages
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim
While you can pursue a personal injury claim, it is not the same as a personal injury claim against an individual. Government entities have sovereign immunity, but city and state claims are permissible.
It basically serves as a waiver for sovereign immunity. You will need to file the proper paperwork in a timely manner and you have all the supporting documentation to show what happened, how it happened, how they are liable and what injuries or damages you suffered.
You will need to file a claim with the city attorney’s office. They will hand the claim over the claims department for investigation. If you don’t get a response or if your claim isn’t approved, you can then file a lawsuit.
Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer
Pursuing a personal injury claim against Lexington is challenging. If you were injured in an accident with the city, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page to have the details of your claim reviewed by a Lexington personal injury attorney 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 Lextran, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.