You may get around Englewood and the surrounding area by bus, a form of transportation that is reliable and affordable. Most of the time, it is also safe.
However, you cannot predict when an accident involving mass transportation may happen. If you are a passenger, do you know what to do following a bus crash?
Your first responsibility is to yourself: Check for injuries. Next, check the passengers around you. Those who have sustained serious injuries should be the first to receive attention when emergency medical personnel arrive on the scene. However, everyone should have a prompt medical evaluation, especially children and pregnant women.
Put information together
As long as you feel up to doing so, record as much information about the accident as you can. Start with the bus number. Also take down the license plate number and the name of the driver as well as the name of the company that owns the bus. If you have a cellphone, use the camera to take pictures of the crash scene, including markers such as street signs. Be sure you take pictures of the damage to the bus from a few different angles. Finally, take shots of the area where you were sitting or standing.
Write about it
Write down—or record on your cellphone—everything you can recall about the accident while it is still fresh in your mind. Include events that happened before the crash and those that occurred after. Get whatever contact information you can from other passengers, especially those who were sitting or standing near you. The more information you can assemble, the more thorough and detailed a legal case will be.
Get a medical report
See a doctor as soon as possible after the crash. A medical report will be important if you have injuries, not only in terms of your health but also for the purpose of obtaining full and fair compensation from the insurance company to which you submit a claim.