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I was on the Dail A Ride bus with my mom last Wednesday the driver forgot to strap her down she fell back out of her chair so me and the driver had to help her up off the floor and my right side been burn I went to the doctor they said it nerves.
Asked on September 26, 2018 under Personal Injury, California
S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 3 years ago | Contributor
Contact the bus company's insurance carrier and notify it in writing that you will be filing a personal injury claim. When you complete your medical treatment and are released by the doctor, obtain your medical bills, medical reports, and documentation of wage loss. Your claim filed with the bus company's insurance carrier should include those items.
Compensation for the medical bills is straight reimbursement. The medical reports document your injury and are used to determine compensation for pain and suffering which is an amount in addition to the medical bills. Compensation for wage loss is straight reimbursement.
If the case is settled with the bus company's insurance carrier, no lawsuit is filed.
If you are dissatisfied with settlement offers from the insurance carrier, reject the settlement offers and file a lawsuit for negligence against the bus company.
If the case is not settled, your lawsuit against the bus company for negligence must be filed prior to the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations or you will lose your rights forever in the matter.
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