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What to do if you're in an accident while on a bus.

When you choose to take public transportation you are also choosing to put your safety in
another driver's hands. Much like an auto accident involving your personal car, there are
certain steps you should take. Should you ever find yourself in an accident while a
passenger on a bus, here is what you should do:
Call the police (if the bus driver cannot do so).
If the driver of the bus is incapacitated or unable to complete a call to the
police, you or one of your fellow passengers should take over and dial.
The completion of this step is crucial because the documentation of a
police report will make the succeeding steps flow easier.
Get medical attention if necessary.
Much like an auto accident when you are the driver, it is important to
understand that the adrenaline of following a crash may mask your ability
to feel pain. Therefore, you should seek medical attention regardless of if
you feel injured so that the documentation of the crash is thorough. If you
fail to seek medical attention and pain does manifest later, your claim may
be weakened or jeopardized.
Know your legal rights and protect them.
After taking care of yourself medically, you need to take care of yourself
legally. It is of paramount importance you contact a personal injury lawyer
to represent you in your case. Rhett Hoestenbach is a seasoned personal
injury lawyer with extensive knowledge of the process to protect you and
your claims. Visit his site 512lawfirm.com today to familiarize yourself
with his case history and success.
All in all, bus accidents are massively scary and overwhelming occurrences. But in a
busy and traffic-heavy city like Austin you should be aware of the protocol should you
ever find yourself in a dangerous situation. It is always better to be knowledgeable and
prepared than to be hurt and lost later on.

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