Pico Rivera Bus Accident Lawyers
When our clients contact us after a bus accident, they often feel lost, alone, and unsure of what to do next. This is because accidents can have an instantly drastic effect on our lives—physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially. We also tend to walk through life assuming that a severe accident won’t happen to us—so when it does, we are surprised and unprepared. However, you don’t have to feel like you are fighting the battle on your own.
Our team of personal injury lawyers are experienced in handling a variety of cases, including bus accidents, and can give you the support and legal representation you need after suffering severe injuries from a bus accident.
What to do after an accident
An accident can be a highly traumatic experience that can seem to happen in a split second. However, what you do immediately after the accident occurs can have a big impact on the result of your claim. Here are the steps you should follow when involved in a bus or other type of automobile accident:
- Get prompt medical care. Accurate and professional records of injuries incurred during an accident are essential to your case. Even if your injuries seem small or nonexistent, the adrenaline from the incident could be masking pain or you may have injuries below the surface that you are unaware of. You should also follow any doctor recommendations, even if it means missing work, as failing to do so could hurt your case.
- Don’t admit fault. Insurance companies can often try to get you to admit fault in order to avoid paying out. The best way to avoid accidentally accepting blame is by referring all communication to your bus accident lawyer.
- Contact your lawyer. Once you are safe and first responders have been contacted, you should call a Pico Rivera bus accident attorney. Your lawyer will give you further advice and recommendations on what to do and say and will also instruct you on what evidence you should collect from the scene.
- Keep your paperwork. Having accurate copies of your medical records, bills, and other expenses makes it much easier to prove your case in trial and will help you receive the compensation you need. You should also keep a diary of other ways the bus accident has affected you, such as missed work, time spent in doctor offices, and other negative impacts.
Filing a bus accident lawsuit
Filing a claim can be difficult for one to do on their own. Lengthy paperwork, statutes of limitations, and big businesses with large legal teams can often intimidate individuals into settling for less than what their case is worth. That is why seeking out experienced, honest legal representation is essential to maximizing your compensation. Your Ellis Law personal injury attorney will walk you through the entire process and let insurance companies know that you aren’t messing around. We’ll find which parties are liable for the incident and prove it in the court of law.
Schedule a free consultation
If you’ve been involved in an accident, contact us immediately. Our consultations are always free and we work on a contingency basis, meaning: won’t send you a bill until your case has been won.