If you or a family member were driving and a bus or another public transportation vehicle struck you, you may be eligible to receive compensation. A car accident caused by public transportation lawyer can help identify the liable party and work to bring justice and a fair settlement to you and your family.
A car accident involving a public transportation vehicle can be much more severe than a regular auto accident, possibly causing catastrophic injuries and serious damage to your car. A lawyer can hold the negligent party or parties accountable and defend your rights. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 959-1444 for your free consultation with a member of our staff.
What to Do After a Car Accident with a Public Transportation Vehicle
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “road traffic injuries result in as many as 50 million injuries per year–which exceeds the combined population of the world’s two largest cities.” After any car accident, it is imperative that you receive medical treatment if you have not already, even if you feel fine. A full medical evaluation is necessary, as head, back, and spinal injuries are common car accident injuries. In addition, certain injuries can take up to a few months to manifest, so you want to get yourself checked out in case you need to prove later on that your injuries are connected to the accident. Your health is a priority at this time.
It is important to hold on to evidence such as pictures of your vehicle and the accident if you have any; this can strengthen your claim or lawsuit if you wish to file one. If a traffic camera or nearby video surveillance caught the accident, obtaining this footage is significantly helpful when establishing liability. If the police were called, acquiring the crash report is crucial, too, as it contains details regarding the accident that can be favorable to your case. Eyewitnesses, if there were any and you exchanged contact information with them, can also contribute to establishing negligence in the accident. A lawyer can interview them for any relevant information that they are willing to share.
When you want to file a claim, it may seem tricky as you might not know who you are pursuing for financial recovery. It depends on the owner of the bus. It is possible you may be filing against the government, but if they are contracting with a company, it may be the company that owns the bus. The most common scenario in this case would be going after the city. A lawyer can represent you and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf as they are familiar with the manipulative tactics insurance companies use to devalue claims. If the insurance company is not agreeing to a settlement, we will go to court and seek justice for you there.
A lawyer can tackle every aspect of your case, collecting necessary documents such as medical records, the police report, and more. You and your family do not have to worry about anything besides recovering; your case is in our hands and we will do everything in our power to win compensation you deserve to help with moving forward.
One may assume that the driver of the bus is the one and only party responsible for the accident if the public transportation vehicle clearly caused the accident. It is possible that the driver acted negligently, for example being distracted at the wheel, but there are other entities that could be at fault.
The bus company can be held liable for negligent hiring since they are responsible for their drivers’ performances. If it is found that the bus had a defective part that caused the accident, however, the manufacturer of the bus may be the liable party.
You may find that you are dealing with a government entity, and a car accident caused by public transportation lawyer can handle filing a claim for you. They will investigate the accident tirelessly and work towards the best possible outcome for you.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today for your free case evaluation.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis
Do not let the fear of the inability to pay for legal help deter you from seeking it. With us, you do not have to worry about whether or not you can afford a lawyer. Ben Crump Law, PLLC does not charge clients upfront fees. We will cover litigation costs, and if we win your case, we take a fee from your settlement. Do not hesitate to reach out; you pay us nothing unless we win.
You Have a Limited Time to Seek a Financial Award
The amount of time you have to file a claim against the responsible entity in a public transportation accident varies in each state. There is typically a shorter period to take action against a government entity, which is part of the reason why it is more difficult to hold them liable. There are a multitude of regulations that are unique to bus companies and government transit lines, which is why a lawyer who understands these regulations and can establish how they apply to your case will be beneficial to your case.
Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC Today for Legal Support
A car accident caused by public transportation lawyer is eager to begin your case and secure justice for you and your family. We do not shy away from tough cases, and we believe that you should not have to pay for treatment for your injuries that one or more negligent parties are responsible for. We will pursue a financial award that covers any medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 959-1444 for your free consultation with one of our representatives.