If you have recently been injured in a bus accident, you are likely looking for help getting justice. There is a lot to consider when you are going to pursue a claim for your damages. Please keep reading to learn how you can better ensure full justice for your claim. When you are ready to meet with a dedicated lawyer, please give our office a call to set up a free consultation right away.
Get Immediate Medical Care
After you have been seriously hurt in an accident, you need to make sure the first thing you do is see a doctor. Sometimes if an injury is not debilitating or life-threatening, people are tempted to go about their day or go home and rest without seeing a doctor.
You absolutely need to see a doctor after you are in an accident. We strongly urge that you get to urgent care, the emergency room, or urgently see your primary care doctor. This is one of the most important things you can do if you want justice for your damages.
You need to move quickly after your accident to get justice. In New York State, after being involved in an accident, you are given three years to file your claim. Make sure you reach out to a lawyer well before this time limit runs out.
Do Not Talk to the Liable Party’s Insurance
When you are filing a claim against a liable party, whether it is a bus company or another driver, you need to be careful to protect your rights. We urge you to avoid talking to the liable party’s insurance company.
They have a goal to save their company money. This is going to be a problem for you if you agree to talk to them about your bus accident.
There is nothing in the law that says you need to give them a statement. You should avoid talking to them to avoid saying something that could give them a reason to reduce the compensation that they offer you.
Follow Up with Your Doctor
A large part of why your claim gets justice is our ability to prove that the liable party caused damages to you. Your injuries are a huge part of the compensation that you will be owed. It is essential to your recovery, both physical and financial, that you receive follow-up care from your doctor.
Most of the time, people will be sent to physical therapy. You may have gotten specific instructions from your doctor for your recovery. It is important that you listen to your doctor and follow up with them as ordered.
If you do not, the liable party’s insurance company will try to say that you did not listen to your doctor because your injuries were not as severe as we are claiming them to be. We do not want to give them any reason to try to reduce your compensation.
Call Our Queens Injury Lawyers
Are you looking for a skilled lawyer to help you get justice after your bus accident? We have been helping injured victims in our community for many years. We know how to get success for our clients. Please give our office a call today if you want to set up a free consultation with one of our dedicated Queens injury lawyers.