If you have suffered severe injuries in a bus accident, Ben Crump Law PLLC can represent you in a civil claim and/or lawsuit. Depending on how your accident occurred, you may qualify for compensation regarding your lost wages, medical costs, and pain and suffering.
Stepping aboard a bus places your care in the hands of the bus driver and the bus company. Both have a responsibility to transport you safely to your destination. A reckless action by the bus driver or a mechanical failure can result in an accident in a second.
A Fresno bus accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC, will identify those liable for your injuries. Upon reviewing the evidence from your accident, your lawyer can proceed with a personal injury case on your behalf. If your injuries resulted from a bus accident, contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC now for a free case evaluation at (800) 921-7227.
Bus Accidents and Personal Injuries
A public bus or private charter motorcoach can serve as a convenient form of travel, and it can also save you money.
Some buses do not provide seat belts or other safety measures. When an accident occurs, passengers face serious injuries due to the lack of restraint.
A sudden bus accident can leave you unable to work and in need of extensive medical care. Permanent injuries can result in costs that continue throughout your lifetime. Paying for these costs should not come from your budget but rather from the bus company or their insurer.
For a free legal consultation with a bus accident lawyer serving Fresno, call (800) 921-7227
Types of Compensation Possible from a Bus Accident
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires a professional bus driver to hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) with an endorsement to transport passengers. A CDL requires that a driver meet and maintain the required standards for driving a bus.
If a bus company failed to train properly or to conduct a background check on a bus driver, they may face liability for your injuries. The same is also true if the company failed to inspect and maintain their vehicle.
The types of compensation possible for your bus accident injuries may include:
- Medical expenses related to your transport to the hospital fees and costs associated with your treatment and care
- Continuous medical expenses that relate to your injuries, such as rehabilitation and prescription medications
- Lost pay from your job because of your time spent recovering
- Reduced earning capacity if your injuries severe and you are unable to return to the same job as before the accident
- Mental anguish related to the pain and suffering you experience following the accident
Each personal injury case is different and dependent upon the details of your accident.
Handling a personal injury claim and/or lawsuit on your own can be complicated, tiring, and frustrating. By securing the services of a Fresno bus accident lawyer, you can let them handle your case, and you can focus on your recovery.
The Settlement Process
A civil claim typically involves negotiations between your lawyer and the insurer for the responsible party. Personal injury lawsuits often settle out of court. In the event the negotiation process is not successful, your lawyer may proceed to trial.
The negotiation process is a pivotal time in your case as the outcome can make a difference as to whether you receive compensation and, if so, how much.
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How Legal Representation Protects You
To settle your claim quickly, an insurance adjuster may offer you a settlement before you hire a lawyer. This is a move designed to protect their best interests and not yours.
Accepting their offer closes your case. It is an agreed-upon deal that cannot be undone. This means that should your medical condition worsen, you may not have the funds needed for care.
The reality is that your course is now considered closed generally leaves you with no further legal options. Hiring Ben Crump Law, PLLC can protect you from making the wrong decision when it comes to insurance companies and a settlement.
In addition to filing a claim, you can pursue a personal injury lawsuit. In California, you have two years to file, as Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) § 335.1 explains. A lawyer can help you gather all the necessary paperwork needed for your lawsuit. Get in touch with Ben Crump Law, PLLC today.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC Represents Bus Accident Victims in Civil Cases
No one boards a bus expecting to suffer serious injuries in an accident. If this happened to you and the bus driver or others are at fault, let us help you.
A Fresno bus accident lawyer can ease your mind by managing your claim and/or lawsuit. We will negotiate with insurance companies that do not want to pay a fair settlement. If we must take your case to trial, we can represent you.
A bus accident can cause you injuries that forever change your body, mind, and spirit. These changes can impact your:
- Quality of life
This is not fair, and you do not have to fight for justice alone.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we do not require a retainer or deposit for our services. We collect our fee from any compensation we secure for you. If we do not win your case, you do not pay us.
If you are unsure if you have a case for possible compensation, contact us. We offer a free case evaluation that can help you learn more about your legal options. Get started with your pursuit of possible compensation by calling for your free case evaluation now at (800) 921-7227.