If you hired a lawyer, they may do most if not all of the items for you. You should:
If you have hired an attorney, tell them so. Do not speak with them and tell them all communications should go through your lawyer. If you have not yet hired a lawyer, do not make any statements and do not agree to a recorded statement. Do not sign any documents. Contact a bus accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm at (212) 222-1111.
There may be certain time limits involved. If the bus is a New York City Transit Authority or Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) bus, a Notice of Claim must be filed within ninety (90) days of the accident. A lawsuit must be filed within one year and 90 days. With respect to the No Fault or Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits, a No Fault application known as an NF2 form must be filed within thirty (30) days of the accident to ensure your medical bills are paid.
At the scene of a bus accident, you should
Usually the responsible parties should be sued by filing a Summons and Complaint. It is important to obtain the police report and conduct a complete investigation to determine all of the potentially responsible parties who may be at fault. This could include the bus driver, bus company, other vehicle owner and operators involved, as well as other entities.
Bus Accidents can turn into very complex time consuming litigation. After an accident with a bus, it is important to document what happened. Make sure to speak with the police officers at the scene to confirm you were included as part of the police accident report. If you are seriously injured, make sure to go to the hospital. It is a good idea to take photos using a cell phone of the accident scene, vehicles involved, and any visible injuries sustained. Most importantly, contact an experienced bus accident lawyer to begin a thorough investigation and handling of the case right away. The F&A bus accident lawyers can be reached at (212) 222-1111 or (866) ATTY LAW.