St. Louis Public Transportation Accident Lawyer
Protecting St. Louis & Missouri Residents Injured on Public Transit
The public transportation accident lawyers at The Dixon Injury Firm are prepared to offer legal guidance and representation for St. Louis and Missouri residents injured on public transit. When you choose Christopher R. Dixon, you are choosing a public transportation accident lawyer who cares about you and wants to ensure that you and your family are provided for during this trying time.
Contact us now to learn how we can help you receive the fair and just compensation you deserve if you have been injured in a public transportation accident.
What Do I Do When I’m Injured in a Public Transportation Accident?
When a public transportation accident happens, it can be confusing to decide what you should do first. If you’re injured, you should immediately seek medical care; if you aren’t hurt, you should first contact the police. Every accident needs to be recorded and documented so that the responsible parties can be held responsible.
After seeking medical care and calling the police, we have some additional steps that every individual should make after being in an accident:
- Do Not Exaggerate Your Injuries: This is an extremely important point. Your medical providers cannot provide competent medical care if they do not know your true symptoms. In addition, qualified trial lawyers are always taking into account that your case may be tried in front of a jury of your peers. For this reason, it is imperative that the community is only required to spend their time deciding actual legitimate personal injury claims. Our firm will turn down any case if it is discovered that injuries are being exaggerated or falsified.
- Tell the Insurance Company to Wait: Following the crash, insurance companies will begin to call immediately. They are calling to obtain your recorded statement regarding the facts of the crash. However, they do not care if you are in the hospital, on medication, or injured. Insurance companies hire trained investigators to obtain any evidence available to deny your claim. A statement provided while you are under the influence of narcotic pain medication will later be used against you if you fail to mention any relevant detail. There is a time for speaking to insurance companies and it is certainly not immediately following your crash. It will not hurt your case to wait to make a statement, despite what the insurance company may tell you.
- Contact Our Accident Attorneys: Knowing that large insurance corporations hire skilled investigators requires that you obtain someone who is looking out for your best interests immediately after the crash. Insurance corporations place the interests of profit above all other interests. This includes yours! Following an accident, you should immediately retain an injury lawyer to begin an investigation into your case. As time passes, evidence is lost. Only an immediate investigation will ensure all available evidence is documented and preserved.
If you or someone you care for has been injured in a public transportation accident, it is important to retain a lawyer with the knowledge and experience required to litigate these complex and difficult legal cases. The public transportation accident lawyers of The Dixon Injury Firm have years of experience aggressively litigating these cases and can do so again for you.