red-accident-car-38254822Unquestionably, America is a nation on the move. Public transportation shuttles commuters to and fro as a low cost, and sometimes FREE, service to the community. Although infrequent, accidents and collisions involving metro and school buses is a reality that has to be dealt with. School buses are a particularly tragic source of bus injuries and deaths and thankfully, are quite low. But school bus injuries do not exclusively occur on the bus itself. Eighty percent of the children killed in school bus accidents were either boarding or leaving the bus at the time of the accident.

Injuries that can result from bus related accidents are depressingly familiar: brain and spinal cord injuries; sprains; fractures; abrasions; internal and soft tissue injuries; burn injuries; and just about every other injury associated with the operation of other motorized vehicles. Whether you were involved in an accident on a school bus, city bus, Greyhound, bus line charter, or privately owned and operated bus you may have a limited amount of time to file a notice of claim with the appropriate city agency. Timeframe’s vary by city, but in some cases, the appropriate paperwork must be filed within the first 45-90 days or you can actually lose your right to sue.

If you are the victim of a personal injury, there are several things you can do to help yourself. First and foremost, make sure that you seek proper medical attention and that you follow up with the proper authorities and your own insurance company. If you believe your injury was caused by the carelessness or intentional act of another, you may want to contact an attorney at the Law Firm of Mike Feldman to discuss this. You should call as soon as it is possible to do so and avoid discussing the matter with strangers and/or insurance representatives who are not from your own insurance company. You should be cooperative with the police, your own treating physician, and your own insurance company. Most personal injury cases are governed be a Statute of Limitations, which means that you only have a certain period of time in which you can file a lawsuit. If you have a personal injury case that you would like us to review please call the Law Firm of Michael A. Feldman toll free at 1-877-978-4878 for a FREE consultation or submit an online questionnaire.

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