When you get on the bus to get to your job or to run an errand, you expect you’ll get there with no problems. At most, you may run a little late because of traffic – after all, there is plenty of traffic in the DC area. However, what happens when your bus trip ends abruptly, because of an accident? If you’re injured, you need to contact a DC Metrobus Accident Lawyer as soon as possible.
What to After a Metrobus Accident
If you have been injured in a Metrobus accident because a vehicle collided with a bus on which you were a passenger, it is essential that you contact a DC Metrobus Accident Lawyer. However, there is another call that you need to make first because your health and wellbeing is a priority. When you are injured, you need proper documentation of your injury and the Metrobus accident. The best way to get proper documentation is by calling 9-1-1 and utilizing an ambulance for transportation to get medical treatment immediately.
When you use an ambulance to get to the hospital, two things happen that are crucial to your case: not only do you put your health and wellbeing at the top of the priority list (where it should be), but you also prompt a written report that will be used by your DC Personal Injury Lawyer as he or she pursues a fair and reasonable settlement for your injuries.
When you choose NOT to utilize an ambulance for medical treatment, you – in a sense – give the insurance company “leverage” to NOT take your injuries as seriously as they should, because, in their eyes, you didn’t either. Insurance company reps will argue that if your injuries were severe enough to merit compensation, then you should have gone to the hospital immediately after the accident.
In reality, insurance adjusters don’t always know (and quite frankly, may not always care about) the health complications that can arise in the days following an accident, so it’s best to get as much formal documentation as you can.
Common Injuries in Bus Accidents
The difference between a bus accident and an accident with just one or two cars is that there can be multiple injuries involving multiple individuals. However, the most common injuries in bus accidents are consistent with those sustained vehicular accidents. They include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Injuries
Metrobus Accident Lawyer
Were you injured on a DC Metrobus? The DC Metrobus Accident Lawyers at The Lapidus Law Firm have four decades of experience in working with individuals just like you who have been injured on public transportation. Call us today at (202) 785-5111 for a free, no-obligation consultation, and we’ll tell you if we think you could receive a fair and reasonable settlement for your injuries. Our job is to help you!