Tips on Recovering Accident Damages from Public Carriers in South Texas

If you live in the Corpus Christi-San Antonio-South Texas area and have been injured in an accident aboard a bus, train, or plane, contact The Law Office of Joe Brad Brock immediately: You may be able to receive compensation by filing an insurance claim against the carrier or pursuing legal action. Either way, the process of recovering damages from a public carrier is complicated, and you’ll definitely need an experienced personal injury lawyer like Attorney Joe Brad Brock to manage it.

The first thing to keep in mind is that, to collect compensation for injuries suffered in a public carrier accident, you must prove the carrier was responsible for your injuries. Laws and regulations hold public carriers to high standards of safety and passenger care. Public carriers take these laws and regulations seriously. Thus, proving your carrier violated them and caused your injuries, can be a real uphill battle. So immediately after you’ve been involved in a common carrier accident, you should track all evidence that supports your injury claim. 

Photos of the accident scene, medical records of your injuries and their treatment, witness statements, police reports, and any other documents relevant to your injuries are vital to your case.

If you work with Attorney Joe Brad Brock, you don’t have to gather everything on your own. He’ll assist you at every step.

Some common carriers require specific notice of your injuries within a certain time period. Usually, the act of purchasing a ticket constitutes your agreement to comply with these requirements.

If the public carrier with which you’re contesting is owned by the federal, state, county, or city government, you may be required to notify not only the carrier but also the appropriate government entity of your injuries within a specific time period before you can file a legal claim. Sometimes the time period allowed is very short – within 30 or 60 days. Joe Brad will determine whether notification is required, who should be notified, and what, if any, time limits apply.

Another thing that’s typical with public carrier accidents is an investigation by insurance and legal professionals. During the course of your public carrier insurance claim or lawsuit, you’ll be required to speak with parties representing the carrier. Anything you say can be used to diminish or deny your claim, so – again – it’s best to have an experienced personal injury attorney like Joe Brad representing you. He’ll manage your case from start to finish, make sure your interests are being served, and keep you in the loop throughout the process so you can make informed decisions.

Don’t try to collect damages for personal injuries received in a public carrier accident by yourself. Instead, see that you get the compensation to which you’re entitled by doing what so many other smart people in South Texas do: Contact The Law Office of Joe Brad Brock.