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Bushwick is located in the northern part of Brooklyn and is bounded by Ridgewood Queens, Williamsburg, East New York, Bronxville and Bedford-Stuyvesant. The zip codes are 11206, 11207, 11221, and 11237, It is patrolled by the NYPD's 83rd Precinct.
Bushwick Brooklyn Bus Accident Lawyers
Accidents occur every day. Some of them are small fender-benders where no one is hurt. Other accidents and particularly bus accidents, can leave people terribly hurt and even paralyzed. This is due, in part at least, to the fact that buses are huge vehicles that weigh tremendously more than the average sedan or light pickup truck. If you have landed on this webpage and are reading this, then you have likely suffered an injury in a Brooklyn Bus Accident. We are here to help. Contact Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC at 212-240-9465 for a free, no obligation in-office consultation.
Serious injuries from a bus accident can turn your life upside down. Medical bills piling up fast combined with the inability to return to work and shuffling daily from doctor's appointment to doctor's appointment becomes both emotionally and physically draining. A sense of helplessness can set in. We have helped countless individuals who have been left with severe injuries following a harrowing accident and we can help you too.
While there are a laundry list of things that you need to do after a bus accident, there are also many things that you should avoid as well.
Avoid These Bus Accident Claim Mistakes
When you are going up against an insurance company that represents a bus, you can expect that there will be challenges. Before you get started with your case, please heed our warnings. These are mistakes you never want to make.
Delaying Being Seen by a Doctor
You should never delay being seen by a doctor. You are likely going to have very serious injuries that could be masked by the adrenaline you feel after your accident. Get checked out right away following a bus accident. Just because you don't immediately feel pain and you don't have symptoms that immediately onset does not necessarily mean that you have not been injured. You should see medical professionals as soon as you can after the bus crash.
Ignoring What Your Doctor Tells You
If you ignore your doctor's advice, not only are you risking your injuries getting worse, you are risking ruining your claim. If the insurance company has an investigator watching you, they will be looking to see you doing something you are not supposed to be doing. For instance, if you were told not to lift anything heavier than 10 pounds after surgery, and the investigator saw you at the grocery store carrying a 15-pound of dog food, they could take a picture of this and use it as evidence against you. With that type of evidence, they can claim that you are not suffering the way you say you are.
Agreeing to Provide a Recorded Statement
You may have seen a lot of commercials and advertisements from insurance companies that have led you to believe that they are there to help you in your time of need. They're good at marketing, but when it comes to living up to their promise that you paid for, they forget about their marketing and hold on tight to their war chest of monies, which are the premiums that they collected from people like you. The truth is that the insurance companies are in the business of making profits, not paying out on claims.
You need to think about this when you receive a phone call from the insurance company that represents the bus company. If they are calling to record a statement from you, the best thing that you can do is hang up the phone and respectfully request that they contact your attorney.
They are hoping that you will fall into their trap and get you to say something that will you're your claim and helping them avowing paying you for the suffering that you have endured following the accident. You have no legal obligation to answer the phone when they call. You do not have to speak to them. Let your lawyers handle this communication so you never have to worry about saying the wrong thing.
Delaying in Retaining Counsel
If you wait to hire a lawyer, you are putting the success of your case in jeopardy.
A few things will happen if you don't get started with your case immediately. First, your evidence can quickly disappear. Anything that you have not already collected can go missing. Video footage could be deleted after a few days. The witnesses to your accident could become untraceable or they could forget important details about your accident. None of this will help your case.
Second, if you do not call an attorney right away, the task could easily slip to the bottom of your list of things to do. You don't have an unlimited amount of time to file your claim as there are statutes of limitations that govern.
Choosing the Wrong Lawyer
You get one opportunity to bring your claim against the liable party. There is no going back to ask for a different result once the case is resolved. When you are considering who to hire as a lawyer for your case, you need to choose very carefully. The person who represents you is going to make or break the results of your claim. You should always pick the best lawyer for the job.
You would never hire an electrician to do the painting in your house, right? Both of those professions work with homes, but they handle completely different things.
The same goes for attorneys. You shouldn't hire an estate lawyer for a bus accident case. You want to make sure that the lawyer representing your case is someone who handles bus accident cases on a regular basis. You don't want someone who does not have specific experience with personal injury cases.
Select the person you are going to be working with towards justice carefully. You should be able to trust them completely to handle this case with ease. They should be able to show you a laundry list of cases like yours that they have successfully handled in the past.
Also, if you go with a trial lawyer, you are more likely to get the insurance company to cooperate because they don't want this case to end up in front of a jury.
Other areas of Brooklyn we serve:
- Bay Ridge
- Brighton Beach
- Crown Heights
- Fort Greene
If you have been involved in a bus accident in Bushwick, Brooklyn, contact the Bus Accident Lawyers at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC and get the wheels of justice spinning for you. Call 212-240-9465 now!