As someone who is living in America and who deals with many barriers, such as not speaking the language or being familiar with the roads, you’ve taken on the responsibility of using public transportation. It’s not as efficient as driving yourself, but it’s safer considering your current situation.
At least, that’s what you thought before your bus driver got into a serious collision with a truck. The crash was severe, and many people were badly hurt. You found yourself in the hospital with a few broken bones, a head injury and other medical issues.
Who is going to cover your financial losses when you’re hurt in a public transportation accident?
When you’re involved in a crash on public transportation, you may be able to file a claim against multiple parties who are responsible. The at-fault driver may be held liable, or you might be able to file a claim against the bus driver or the company for which they drive. Your attorney can talk to you about whom you’re able to file a claim against for the expenses that have accrued, such as:
- Ambulance expenses
- The cost of rehabilitation
- Hospital bills
- Medical expenses
- Nursing bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
…and other financial losses.
It can be difficult to know what to expect in these crashes, but the most important thing is that you’re getting the medical care that you need. Your attorney will gather information about your injuries and the crash itself to begin putting together a claim. You may need to file a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance, or you may need to look into other options for compensation. Every situation is different, so it’s smart to know your legal rights in America and to make sure your assert them. Our site has more information.