What Happens if You’re in a Bus Accident?

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Many people use the bus system for transportation and this is normally a safe way to travel. Sometimes however, accidents happen with buses, just as they do for any other kind of car or vehicle. When this happens, the results are often more devastating than regular accidents, as buses are larger vehicles. What should you do if you or someone you know is involved in a bus accident? Do the same rules apply for bus accidents as they do for other kinds?

The simple answer is that, yes, the same general procedures to follow after a normal car accident apply. When you are involved in a bus accident, the first thing you should always do, after seeking any necessary, immediate medical attention, is to collect as much information as possible about the accident. Preferably, photos or statements should be taken at the scene of the accident, as they will always be the most reliable. The more information that you have, the better your chances are of seeing more compensation as a result of the accident.

Uniquely to bus accidents, however, it is even more important to contact the police and have an official report written about the accident. Buses are public vehicles and therefore are more subject to having complications in the case. Having a proper report will help a judge later on understand your side of the case. Whether you hit a bus or whether you were hit by one, you are entitled to compensation for any injuries sustained, so gathering objective facts is important.

It is also essential to have a skilled and experienced attorney on your side to help sort through your case and help you win compensation. We at the Franco Law Firm have dealt with many kinds of automobile accident cases, including many bus accidents, so we have the experience and tools to help you through your claim as well. To schedule a free consultation with us today, please call (813) 872-0929.