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My car was totaled by a musician’s tour bus; what should I do next?

On Behalf of | Jul 3, 2024 | Car Accidents

Any kind of motor vehicle accident can be challenging, but being in a collision with a tour bus can be overwhelming. 

Knowing what steps to take next can help protect your rights and get you the compensation needed.

Ensure safety and call the police

After the accident, ensure everyone’s safety. Move to a safe location if possible. Call 911 to report the accident and request medical assistance if needed. The police will create an accident report, which is necessary for insurance claims and any legal actions.

Gather evidence at the scene

Collect as much evidence as possible at the scene. Take photos of the damage, the tour bus, and any relevant road conditions. Obtain contact information from the bus driver and any witnesses. Record the tour bus company and the name of the musician if known.

Seek medical attention

Even if there are no apparent injuries, see a doctor. Some injuries might not be immediately visible. Medical records will be necessary for your insurance claim and any potential lawsuit.

Notify your insurance company

Inform your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible. Provide them with all the gathered information. They will guide you through the claims process and help you understand your coverage.

Consult with an attorney

Contact an attorney, especially one familiar with the music industry. David Komie Law is a unique firm with extensive experience and knowledge in this area. David Komie, known as “the attorney that rocks,” can provide guidance and representation when you are dealing with a tour bus.

Understand your compensation rights

Car accidents, including those involving tour buses, often lead to significant settlements. Your attorney will help determine the damages owed, including vehicle repair or replacement, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Follow up on the police report and legal proceedings

Obtain a copy of the police report and follow up on any legal proceedings. Your attorney will handle much of this, ensuring your case progresses smoothly and efficiently.

Take care of your mental and emotional health

Accidents can be traumatic. Seek support from friends, family, or a professional counselor. Prioritizing mental and emotional well-being is as important as physical recovery.

Taking these steps ensures the protection of your legal rights and maximizes the chances of receiving fair compensation after an accident with a musician’s tour bus.


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