When you are injured in a Texas tour bus accident, there are several steps you must take to ensure your physical and financial well-being. You need to take care of yourself first, but after that, you’ll need to know what to do to protect your bus accident case.
What you should do immediately following your Texas Coach bus crash:
- DON’T sign anything. Many bus companies will have insurance adjusters show up at the scene, or contact you in the days after the accident. Do not sign anything they give you or give any recorded statements without an attorney present.
- Medical attention. Your first trip should be to the doctor, even if you think you are not seriously injured. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
What you should do in the days after the accident:
- Get a copy of the police report. Whether or not you gave a statement to police, you should always request a copy of the official accident report.
- Consult an attorney. Since every accident case is different, it’s vital that you ask an attorney to listen to the specifics of your case and give you an honest legal opinion on what you could receive.
- Deal with the bus company representative. It is likely that someone from the bus company will contact you after the accident by phone, mail, or even in person. They are only acting in the company’s best interests, so do not accept or sign anything they send you without your attorney’s advice.
- See your doctor again. It could take weeks to determine the full extent of your injuries. It’s important to know what you can expect in the way of medical treatment to know how much you should receive in your settlement.
The experienced Coach bus accident lawyers at Vujasinovic & Beckcom don’t want victims to hurt their chances of receiving compensation for their injuries. That’s why we offer a free, one-on-one case evaluation with a board-certified Texas injury attorney before signing new clients.Call (877) 724-7800 today to get a free legal perspective on your Houston personal injury case.