What to Do After a Bus Accident in Oklahoma
In the worst scenarios, bus accident victims won’t have much of a choice; they’ll simply be put into an ambulance and go to the hospital. However, if you’re involved in a bus accident and don’t need immediate medical attention, you should call the police immediately afterward. Your next call should be to get legal help. Here are some additional steps to follow:
- After calling the police, photograph the scene and document, with pictures or video, any injuries you have. Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- If you’re able, exchange information with other passengers. Avoid talking to the driver, as anything you say might be used against you by the transport company.
Note: Be upfront and truthful about your injuries, both at the scene of the accident and to your doctor. It’s important that you’re clear and honest about your symptoms.
Lastly, if you didn’t do any of this, or if you were unable to, don’t worry; just call McIntyre Law. We’ll gladly take your call and walk you through how best to move forward with your bus passenger injury claim, no matter what the situation.
What to Know Before You File a Bus Passenger Injury Lawsuit
Contact McIntyre Law if you’re a recent victim of a bus accident in Oklahoma. If your primary care doctor is unable to see you quickly, we may be able to help you get treated by a medical professional sooner. If the accident happened awhile ago, however, and you’ve already gone through treatment, McIntyre Law can help you collect your medical records and jump-start your lawsuit. Remember: Your insurance company isn’t necessarily there to help you, and they aren’t going to make it easy for you to recover the money you need. McIntyre Law can help you acquire legal papers such as petitions, summonses, and/or complaints that are needed for filing a bus accident lawsuit in Oklahoma.
What is a contingency fee?
Lawyers who work on a contingency fee basis are agreeing to accept a fixed percentage of any settlement or award from the lawsuit to cover their legal fees. If there’s no recovery in your case, you won’t owe a dime. We only get paid if you do.
The Statute of Limitations for a Bus Accident Lawsuit in Oklahoma
The statute of limitations for bus accidents may differ from state to state, but in Oklahoma there are two different limits. For cases against a private bus company, the limit is two years, except when a minor is involved, in which case the statute expires on the victim’s 19th birthday or after two years, whichever is longest. In cases against a government-owned bus company, the limit is one year for everyone. But that doesn’t mean you should wait until the last minute to begin pursuing your bus passenger injury claim. As time passes, evidence is lost, so it’s extremely important to start your case as soon as possible.
What compensation can Oklahoma bus accident victims receive?
After a successful bus passenger injury lawsuit in Oklahoma, you could receive compensation for any of the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost work earnings
- Future living expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost family time
Working with McIntyre Law
Bus accidents can leave victims with huge medical bills, loss of income, and intense pain and suffering. McIntyre Law knows that anyone hurt in a bus accident deserves support, including help with the legal process. You don’t have to deal with your injuries and insurance claims on your own. When you work with McIntyre Law, you’ll have the best bus accident attorneys in Oklahoma by your side. We’ll fight for your rights so you can move forward in comfort and with dignity.
Do you have a potential Oklahoma bus accident lawsuit?
Seeking legal advice is absolutely worth it and is a smart use of your time. If you’ve been in a bus crash in Oklahoma, give us a call. Even if you’re not sure whether you have a case. We’re happy to walk you through your rights and will be straightforward with you about whether you’ve got a case or not. If you’ve been injured in a bus accident and don’t think the insurance company is handling your case fairly or competently, call McIntyre Law today. We won’t stop working until you get the compensation you deserve.
Meet Our Oklahoma City Bus Accident Attorneys
At McIntyre Law, our bus accident attorneys in Oklahoma are experienced and empathetic, and we won’t rest until you get the compensation you deserve.
Brenda Gómez O'Dell
Common Types of Accidents Involving a Bus in Oklahoma
There are many different types of bus accidents:
- Rollover accidents
- School bus accidents
- Public transportation accidents
- City bus accidents
- Shuttle bus accidents
- Bus-car accidents
- Bus-pedestrian accidents
- School crossing accidents involving children
- Commercial bus accidents
- Bus driver falling asleep while driving
- Inadequately trained bus drivers
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Left-hand turns
- Rear-end accidents
- Overloaded-bus accidents
Types of Bus Accident Injuries
Bus accidents can cause many different types of injuries, and the symptoms can vary dramatically. People involved in a bus accident can experience both sudden and immediate injuries as well as long-term complications, including the following:
- Head trauma
- Back sprains
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)