If you were hit by a Greyhound bus, or any other transportation company's bus, you may have suffered a variety of damages.
What to Do if Hit by a Bus
If you have been hit by a Greyhound bus, or any other transportation company's bus, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against the bus line. You need to do everything that you can to protect your rights and preserve evidence so you can pursue a personal injury claim. You could suffer a variety of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and permanent scarring and disfigurement.
You will need to make sure you do everything to preserve evidence and protect your rights so you can pursue a personal injury claim against a bus company.
Here are five things to do after you were hit by a bus:
1. Call the police.Stay on the accident scene and call the police. An accident report must be completed. The officer will investigate the accident, determine what happened, and usually indicate fault.
2. Search for any witnesses. Check to see if anyone nearby saw the accident. If so, ask them to provide you with a written statement and to include their names and contact details. These witness statements can be very beneficial to your personal injury claim.
3. Get photos of the accident scene. If it is physically possible to do so, get photos of the crash scene from all angles. Get close-ups of the damage. Take photos of the visible injuries as well. Documenting everything by photograph can help others, such as insurance adjusters and the court, to see what happened and how.
4. Establish medical care.Don’t delay being checked by a medical professional. Establishing medical care is imperative to the success of your personal injury claim. You will need to make sure that you keep copies of all medical bills, medical records, proof of missed work and lost wages, medical excuses, and prescription receipts. Hard medical evidence is needed to show your injuries and how to support your claim.
5. Consult with a personal injury attorney. Personal injury claims are difficult, so you need to enlist the help of an accident injury lawyer who is licensed in your state. Your lawyer will not get paid until you are compensated through a judgment or a settlement for your damages.
Your lawyer will gather up the evidence and documentation to support your claim and will send a demand letter to the bus company and their insurance company. Complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page!
*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 any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.