Public transportation in Twin Cities offers many financial and environmental benefits. However, there is a risk of being involved in an accident. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if this happens.
Remain on the scene
After mass transit accidents occur, one should try to stay on the scene to help other passengers, if possible. Contact emergency personnel for their help. Try to determine if anyone has serious injuries or if there are safety hazards that could indicate the need to get everyone off the vehicle immediately. If you know you are injured, avoid moving around, as this could make your injuries worse.
When it is safe to do so, you can begin taking pictures of the crash as well as obtaining information from other passengers about what they think happened. This information can be provided to police officers so that they can contact the parties involved in determining who could be at fault. Once these details are processed, you and the other passengers can receive compensation.
Whether you go to a hospital or visit your primary care doctor, keep any records of your appointments so that they can be submitted to get compensation for your injuries or time lost at work. You can also keep records of any therapy appointments and details about damage to your car.
Any accident can leave you with questions about what has happened and your injuries. An accident involving a public transit vehicle can be more complicated, partly because you are dealing with a government agency and because of the number of people involved. However, you may still be able to receive compensation for damages and injuries.