WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE IN A BUS OR TRAIN ACCIDENT

Click here for our helpful checklist to assist you in pursuing your case.

 

Assist the injured

Call the Police

  • They will investigate the scene, determine who is at fault for the accident, and file an accident report.
  • Make sure you are listed as a passenger on the accident report
  • Get a copy of the accident report

 

Minimize your comments at the accident site

 

Obtain contact information for

  • The driver
  • Any witnesses
  • Other passengers

 

Take photographs of

  • The accident scene
  • The vehicles
  • Your injuries

 

Take notes. Write down anything you think may be important:

  • The bus number
  • The bus line
  • Any accident details

 

Seek medical assistance

 

Keep records of days and hours of work you miss due to your accident-related injuries.

 

Document your medical treatment, your injuries and the way your injuries affect you.

 

If you or someone close to you has been the victim of a bus or train accident, it is very important that you contact experienced attorneys and begin an investigation right away.  Local governments and bus companies go to great lengths to defend their drivers.  Call the Monk Law Firm for a free consultation.  We are here to help.