If you suffered injuries in a St. Paul bus accident, you may be able to recover compensation to pay for your medical treatment, ongoing care, lost income, and other losses. You should not have to shoulder the burden of these expenses on your own if the bus driver caused your accident and injuries. A St. Paul bus accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you seek an award in your case.
The personal injury accident team from Ben Crump Law, PLLC offers free case evaluations and consultations for victims of bus accidents in and around the Twin Cities. Call (800) 921-7227 now to learn more.
Bus Accidents Are Often Very Complex Types of Personal Injury Accidents
An individual can suffer injuries in a St. Paul bus accident in many different ways, such as when:
- A person is riding the bus at the time an accident occurs
- A person is in their car, and a bus driver hits them
- A person is on a bicycle or on foot and is hit by a bus
In any of these situations, a person would have a right to pursue damages for any serious injuries and other losses they incurred as a result of an accident caused by the bus driver. In some cases, they may also be able to pursue damages when the fault is not clear. Identifying the liable party is not always easy. Two legal doctrines may apply in these cases, depending on who owns and operates the bus:
- Sovereign immunity
- Respondeat superior
A St. Paul bus accident may involve:
- Metro Transit
- A passenger bus company, such as Greyhound
- A company that operates tours in St. Paul and nearby areas
- A company that owns and rents coaches
- A privately-owned coach
According to the Legal Information Institute (LII), sovereign immunity protects governmental agencies from liability in some cases. While bus accident victims can hold them responsible, special procedures and strict deadlines must be followed. For example, these rules apply if Metro Transit operated the bus in an accident.
Respondeat superior is a doctrine that allows injured accident victims to hold the employer of the bus driver responsible for their losses. This would apply any time a company owned and operated the bus in your accident. For example, a company that offered the bus tour involved in an accident would be liable, not the individual driver who piloted the bus and caused your accident.
These doctrines and the steps they require can complicate legal cases, but Ben Crump Law, PLLC does not back down from tough cases. We can help you understand your legal options and the steps we need to take to build a case on your behalf. Call today for your complimentary case review.
For a free legal consultation with a bus accidents lawyer serving St. Paul, call (800) 921-7227
Let a Bus Accident Lawyer Serving St. Paul Handle Your Claim
A St. Paul bus accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you navigate the process of filing an insurance claim and demanding just compensation. We want you to know that we believe you should not suffer further damages because of the injuries you received. You did nothing to cause these injuries, and we strongly believe those who are legally liable should pay for your treatment, repairs, lost income, and other damages, not you and your family.
We do not want you to have to try to manage the insurance claims process and deal with the complexities of this type of case on your own. You should be able to focus on your treatment and healing, not legalities. Our team works based on contingency. This means that you will not pay anything upfront for our services. We only take a fee once we recover an award or settlement in your case.
Reach out to the Ben Crump Law, PLLC team serving St. Paul today for your no-cost case review.
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Recoverable Losses in a Settlement or Court Award
The goal of any personal injury case handled by the Ben Crump Law, PLLC team is to hold the liable party responsible and compensate our client fairly for their accident-related expenses and losses. We will not accept a settlement from the insurance company that does not compensate you fairly. We would rather go to court and present strong evidence of the value of your case, in addition to other evidence.
The losses and expenses you may recover include both current and future losses, such as:
- Medical treatment and related expenses
- Ongoing and future care costs
- Home health care or long-term rehabilitation or care
- Lost wages, other income, and benefits
- Diminished capacity to earn
- Property damages
- Other miscellaneous expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other noneconomic losses
Minnesota law allows some family members of those who lost their lives in a St. Paul accident to pursue additional damages. Known as the Wrongful Death Act, Minn. Stat. § 573.02 outlines these rules, recoverable losses, and other information. We can help you understand these statutes if they apply in your case.
Statutes of Limitations Apply in St. Paul Bus Accident Cases
Minnesota sets the deadline on personal injury civil suits at two years under Minn. Stat. § 541.07. We need to abide by this timeline, or you could risk losing the right to file a case against the liable company or individual. If you pursue an award based on the wrongful death of a loved one, you may have an additional year to file suit, depending on the facts of your case.
It is important to note that different deadlines generally apply when the liable party is a governmental agency, as it would be if your case were against Metro Transit.
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A St. Paul bus accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to seek and secure an award or settlement in your injury accident case. Call (800) 921-7227 to discuss your case with a member of our team and learn if you qualify for help with your case.