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Protecting Your Legal Rights After a Bus Accident
12,000 people are injured in bus accidents annually across the United States. This includes transit bus collisions, school bus crashes, and tour bus accidents. In addition, bus crashes cause fatalities every year as well.

Many of the individuals involved in bus accidents sustain serious, even life-altering injuries. In many instances, these accidents, and the resulting injuries, were caused because of the negligence of someone else.

The best way for an injured person to protect his or her rights and interests following a bus accident is to take a proactive stance in obtaining legal representation. A person injured in a bus crash need not try and protect is or her rights and interests all alone and without professional assistance.

Possible Responsible Parties in a Bus Accident Case

One of the key elements associated with a bus crash, caused by negligence, is determining the parties that are responsible. Identifying parties that are responsible for a bus accident can be highly challenging task, best overseen and undertaken by a bus crash lawyer.

The initial point of focus will be on the bus driver his or her self. Odds are that if a bus accident occurred, and the negligence is on the side of the bus itself and not another motorist, the driver was somehow negligence.

Because the driver is likely negligent, the owner of the bus, the motor coach company, will also be liable through what legally is know as the principle of agency. Through the principle of agency, the owner of a business is responsible for the conduct of its employees.

Even if the driver was not negligent for some reason, the owner of the bus or motor coach company will still be liable because it is a vehicle owned and operated by that enterprise on the roadway in the first instance. The owner and driver of bus are not necessarily the only responsible parties, should an accident occur.

A fairly common cause of a bus accident is a defect in a component part of the vehicle. For example, the brakes may fail because of a manufacturing defect. If that is the case, the manufacturer of the defective part will be brought into the mix.

Some bus lines outsource maintenance services for their fleets. If that is the case, and negligence arises from a maintenance issue, the maintenance provider can also be included as a responsible party in the event of a bus crash.

Taking on an Insurance Company

Insurance companies are notorious for trying to minimize the amount of money paid to a person making a claim for injuries following a bus, or any other type, of accident. Insurance companies are in business to maximize the profits paid to their shareholders. One of the ways insurance companies increase profits is by reducing the amount of money paid out in claim settlements, including to people injured in bus crashes. For this reason, a skilled personal injury attorney can be invaluable when taking on an insurance company.

Compensation in a Bus Accident Personal Injury Case

The specific circumstances surrounding a bus crash dictate the nature and extent of compensation that potentially can be awarded to you in a settlement or judgment. Medical bills and expenses associated with a bus accident may end up being significant. If that is the case, compensation can include both current as well as medical bills you reasonably can be expected in incur in the future.

Pain and suffering may be severe and persistent in the aftermath of a bus accident. As is the case with medical expenses, this can include existing as well as future medical bills and expenses.

You may be unable to return to work for a period of time following a bus accident. Indeed, the injuries you sustain may be so significant that you may never be able to return to the same type of work you enjoyed and performed before a bus crash. If that is the case, you are entitled to financial recovery for current and future lost wages.

Many victims of bus accidents end up with some type of permanent injury. This is also included in the mix in a settlement or judgment. You may be afflicted with emotional or psychological distress following a bus accident. This can persist indefinitely into the future. Existing and future emotional injury can also be a part of an insurance settlement or court judgment.

Punitive damages are also a possibility in a bus accident case. Punitive damages represent additional compensation in a bus accident case when the party or parties that caused the accident were particularly reckless. Punitive damages are designed to provide additional compensation to you. Punitive damages are also designed to punish parties who were particularly egregious in their conduct that resulted in the accident in the first instance.

Compensation in a Bus Accident Wrongful Death Case

Tragically, a good many bus crashes end up with fatalities. A person who lost a family member in a bus accident may be able to pursue what is known as a wrongful death lawsuit. In fact, in New York, the executor or personal representative of the deceased family member’s estate may be able to initiate this type of litigation for the benefit of the estate and its heirs.

As is the case in a personal injury case, punitive damages may also be available in a wrongful death lawsuit. A skilled bus accident attorney can employ strategies to obtain punitive damages in a bus accident wrongful death lawsuit.

Attorney Fees in a Bus Accident Case

A bus crash lawyer utilizes what is known as a contingency fee arrangement. What this means is that a client pays no legal fees until a settlement or judgment is obtained for that client.

A determination is made at the start of representation as to the percentage of a settlement or judgment that will be applied to attorney fees. The American Bar Association reports that injured individuals with legal representation fare far better when it comes to compensation than is the case of those people who lack an attorney. This proves to be true even when attorney fees are taken into consideration.

Initial Consultation with a Bus Crash Lawyer After an Accident

A bus accident attorney will schedule an initial consultation with you to discuss the specifics of your case. The lawyer will provide an evaluation of your case. In addition, the attorney will share with you possible strategies to obtain optimal compensation in a settlement of judgment for you. You will also have the opportunity to ask a bus accident lawyer any questions you might have about your case. There typically is no charge for an initial consultation with a bus crash attorney.

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