Bus & Truck Accidents

Being in a truck or bus accident is a serious and potentially life-altering experience. Not only is it emotionally traumatic, there’s the physical pain and suffering that must be dealt with. Unfortunately, this all too often means putting the rest of your life on hold, which of course can cost you money. Whether your injury is a relatively minor muscle ache or bruise or something more serious like whiplash, a shattered collarbone or brain damage, truck accidents have the potential of changing your life immediately upon impact.

Jerome Foreman & Associates, P.C., is a Chicago Metro Area law firm specializing in the representation of injured plaintiffs in bus and truck accidents. Our firm is dedicated to providing you the best in legal services with the personal, one-on-one commitment only found in a mid-size law firm. If you have been injured in a bus or truck accident, feel free to contact us for a free initial consultation. We do our best to ease the stress that comes in the aftermath of a bus or truck accident. If you can’t make it into our office, we make home and hospital visits. We have Spanish translators on staff. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that if we don’t make a recovery on your behalf, we do not collect attorney fees. Most importantly, we have 30 years of personal injury experience and have earned the respect of our opponent, the insurance industry.

I’ve Been in a Truck Accident, Now What?

Since both buses and trucks are heavily regulated by state and federal laws, bus accidents and truck accidents are usually very complex. Further, bus accidents and truck accidents tend to result in substantially serious injuries, property damage, and even death. Due to the complexity of bus accident and truck accident cases, the things you do, or fail to do, immediately after the accident may have significant consequences on your eventual personal injury claim.

Although the police will file an official accident report, you need to take notes as to what you remember and what you saw. Start by writing down all your injuries and pain symptoms, no matter how minor. You should also take careful notes as to the injuries of other parties, exact location of the accident, time of day, weather conditions, direction of travel, how the incident unfolded, license plate numbers, and all vehicle damage (from both before and after the accident).

After leaving the accident scene, seek medical attention. Even if you don’t think you’ve been injured, it is important to get the professional opinion of a medical expert. When visiting with medical personnel, be sure to clearly report all of your injuries and sources of pain. Failure to do so may jeopardize your personal injury claim.

In the weeks that follow, continue to keep detailed notes as to how you are feeling, what you are and are not doing, and any and all medical appointments. Also, be sure to get a copy of the accident report from the police station. If you have car insurance, file a report with your representative. However, never give a statement or sign any waivers or releases without first talking to legal counsel.

Jerome Foreman & Associates, P.C., has successfully represented injured plaintiffs against such transportation providers as the Chicago Transit Authority, Greyhound Bus, PACE, private chartered buses and local and national trucking firms. To get the compensation you deserve, call us today at 312.475.9595