Have you been seriously injured in a bus accident in Florida? Read the answers to these commonly asked bus accident questions, then call us!
Do You Recommend Taking the Insurance Company’s Initial Offer in a Bus Accident?
Here in Central Florida, we get asked by friends and family alike if they should just go ahead and accept an offer, particularly an initial offer, made by an insurance company. In bus accident cases, the value of these cases tends to be a lot higher than your average automobile accident case – at least in Florida – and you should absolutely never accept the first offer made to you by an insurance company. They will attempt to settle your case for a dime on the dollar and brush your case to the side as quickly as possible without having to incur the cost of fighting the case or even litigating the case.
It is critically important that even if you do get an offer, you contact an attorney to represent your interests. That initial offer is always going to be far below what your case is truly worth, and that is something that you can count on. Please reach out to us at the Victory Law Firm if you’ve been involved in any type of bus accident here in Central Florida. We will be happy to represent you.
After a Bus Crash, Is It a Good Idea to Talk to the Insurance Companies?
Here in Central Florida, if you’re involved in a bus accident, it is critically important that you do not speak with any insurance company that reaches out to you on behalf of that bus company. Likewise, if an attorney representing the bus company reaches out to you, you have no obligation to speak to them. It is very important that you reach out to an attorney to make sure that they are representing you during any possible negotiations.
From the very beginning, insurance companies and attorneys will try to trap a plaintiff into saying something that might damage their case or lessen the value of your case. You may inadvertently say something that could jeopardize any potential future recovery you may get. If an insurance company reaches out to you regarding your bus accident and you’re not represented by an attorney, do not speak with them. Likewise, if an attorney reaches out to you and you’re not represented by an attorney, do not speak with them; do not feel obligated to.
It is critically important you reach out to us at the Victory Law Firm if you have been involved in a bus accident so we can help you navigate these waters right from the beginning.
A Bus Hit My Car and Caused Injury, What Should I Do?
Here in Central Florida, there are many buses on the roads – private buses and public city transportation – and if your car is ever struck by a bus, obviously the first thing you need to do is dial 9-1-1. Now you need to begin the process of gathering evidence.
Oftentimes buses change lanes, sometimes into your lane, striking you; sometimes they force another vehicle into you. It’s critically important that you are able to gather as much information as possible, not only for the responding authorities that arrive but for the benefit of your case. You’re going to want to know the bus number. You’re going to want to try and find out who the bus driver was, that bus driver’s number, and if there were any witnesses.
Oftentimes after an accident, we find that clients simply grab a driver exchange information from the police officer and leave the scene. It’s up to you to try and gather as much as possible, and it will greatly benefit your case on down the line. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Victory Law Firm.
Have you suffered a serious injury in a bus accident in Florida and have questions? After reading the answers to these commonly asked bus accident questions, contact our experienced Orlando bus accident lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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