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1. Failure to Report Injury
We talk to a lot of people who have been in a bus accident in Kansas and have injuries. We often see some common mistakes a lot of people make. One is that oftentimes people just walk right off the bus and don’t even report their injury to someone; they don’t tell the bus driver or anyone else.
2. Losing Evidence
Another common mistake is people don’t document the evidence that they are aware of or they see. They think that there are records or other people documenting things for them, and evidence ends up getting lost.
3. Not Seeking Treatment
Another common mistake is people don’t go get the treatment that they need. They think or hope that they’ll start feeling better soon, so they don’t go to the doctor, or sometimes they’re traveling or there are other things interfering with their ability to get treatment, but it really is important that you stop and go get treatment right away so that you can start to get better, and you can also document that you were in fact injured in that bus accident.
4. Giving a Recorded Statement
Yet another mistake is people will talk to the insurance carrier and give a recorded statement to the insurance carrier, thinking they can’t do any harm to their case by doing that when, in fact, they can. The insurance carrier’s whole goal in taking your statement is to come up with evidence to delay or deny your claim entirely, and they’re skilled at doing that. You really want to make sure that you do not give a statement to the insurance carrier and get an attorney who can help you through that process.
5. Hiring the Wrong Attorney
Finally, probably the biggest mistake that we see people make is that they hire the wrong attorney. You really want to make sure that you have an attorney who is experienced in bus accidents, who is familiar with and knowledgeable about the ins and outs of these types of cases, and experienced in dealing with the insurance carriers who handle these types of cases.
If you have any questions about your bus accident case and want to talk to me further about it, give me a call and I’d be happy to answer your questions.
Were you or a loved one severely injured in a bus accident in Kansas and have questions about the 5 common mistakes after a bus accident? Contact our experienced Kansas bus accident lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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