As the bus was stopping, I got up and the driver hit the brakes hard and I fell. Hurt my head, back, neck and shoulders. It has caused me to have dizzy spells all day everyday after we had my vertigo under control. Everything else is worsening.
Yes, absolutely. I recommend that you hire a personal injury lawyer immediately. Keep any photos you have of what happened, and the names of anybody that was there. Make sure to keep a record of the bus company, the bus driver, and where it happened. And, get the medical attention that you need.
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Sure. Get a personal injury lawyer to pursue maximum Money damages.
Yes for sure, in fact do it soon as they usually maintain video on these buses now and will be able to verify your fall. You should retain an attorney immediately.
Find a local pi attorney asap and seek medical care. Time is of the essence.
David m Cohen
The fours hours delay in reporting is not really an issue. Florida PIP No Fault law allows you to begin treatment up to 14 days after an accident to have bills paid through your auto insurance.
As long as you notified the bus company / county that same day you should be able to pursue this claim
There is no 4 hour time limit to for reporting injuries suffered on a bus. When you reported your injuries, hopefully you recorded the name of the person who took your report, his location and/or phone number and the date, and time of your report of your injury. You should, preferably through counsel, promptly request & obtain any and all videotape footage showing the operation of the bus and your fall ... and try to get contact information for everyone that was on the bus at the time of your fall. As an aside, the bus company will likely allege that you were at fault, at least in part, for your fall & injuries ... because you stood up before the bus stopped. Also, from the facts presented, it sounds like you had prior dizziness (because of your mention that your vertigo was under control ... before the fall0, so the bus company will likely assert that the condition that causes your dizziness was present before your fall and, as such, will assert that the fall did not cause your vertigo. In any case, you need to promptly consult with a local personal injury attorney regarding your claim & injuries.
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