Memphis Mother Says School Bus Accident Worse than Initially Reported
An accident involving two school buses in Memphis, Tennessee, last week is worse than originally reported by the school district, according to one mother of a child who was injured during the accident.
A report by Action News 5 says that the mother of a 6-year-old girl reported that her daughter suffered a head injury during the collision. The accident occurred when a school bus was rear-ended by another school bus outside of Lucy Elementary School in Memphis.
Shelby County Schools issued a statement about the accident, saying that a minor accident involving two school buses occurred in front of the elementary school and that paramedics were called to the scene as a precaution, but no children appeared to have visible injuries as a result of the accident.
In addition, Action News 5 reports that the school district said some parents took their children home from school after the accident.
A representative for the Durham School Services, a company that operates buses in Memphis, confirmed that an accident occurred last week, but said that there was no other information available at this time.
Reasons to See a Doctor after a Car, Truck, or Bus Accident
Getting medical treatment after a traffic accident is the most important step you can take. Car, truck, and bus accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries—and some of those injuries may not be immediately noticeable.
Some of the most important reasons to get medical treatment or evaluation after an accident include:
- It can help rule out internal injuries.
Although many people think of traffic accidents as causing obvious injuries like broken bones, lacerations, and painful bruising, some of the most dangerous injuries that victims suffer aren’t visible to the naked eye and may even be asymptomatic during the immediate aftermath. Traffic accidents can cause damage to the internal organs, internal bleeding, and even small fractures in the vertebrae than can result in major trauma without warning. A full medical evaluation after an accident can help rule out these conditions or allow victims at risk to receive the treatment they need.
- It can help prove the severity of your injuries.
If you were injured during a traffic accident, there’s a good chance you’ll want to file a claim for compensation. But insurance companies often look for evidence that allows them to reduce or deny settlements—and waiting an extended period of time after the accident to see a doctor is something they may use against you. By seeing a doctor right away, you’re not only protecting your health, you’re also protecting your ability to pursue maximum damages.
- It can provide your attorney with valuable evidence for your claim.
At Matt Hardin Law, our Memphis car accident attorneys collect, analyze, and present evidence that helps prove the severity of your injuries and the negligence of the other driver. One of the most important pieces of evidence we can utilize is your medical report detailing the location, severity, expected healing process of the injuries you suffered in your car, truck, or bus accident.
Whether you’re transported to a hospital by ambulance after a traffic accident or you see your personal doctor on your own time, it’s important that you receive a full medical evaluation as soon as possible. If you wait too long, you may develop painful and even life-threatening symptoms of internal injuries, and the insurance company may be more skeptical that your injuries occurred as a result of the car, truck, or bus accident.
After you’ve received medical treatment, get in touch with the Memphis car accident attorneys at Matt Hardin Law, We have 20 years of experience handling car accident claims and building strong cases for victims like you, and we won’t back down to the insurance company and its adjusters. Contact us today by dialing (901) 201-4478 or by filling out a free online consultation form.