Monroe Bus Accident Attorneys
Sue a City or Private Bus for Damages
Taking care of yourself after a bus accident needs to be the top priority. Taking care of your bus accident claim should be high on the list, though. If you do not file a strong bus accident claim, then you could be left with no compensation at all when your case concludes.
Leave your bus accident claim up to the attorneys of Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers in Monroe. We have been helping clients for years and years, and our reputation for creating powerful cases that can challenge major insurance company defense teams has grown all the while. There is nothing quite like closing a case with a verdict or settlement for a client. Let’s see if we can do that for you!
Who Can You Sue for a Bus Accident?
The party that you can sue for compensation after a bus accident will vary depending on who owned the bus that hit you. There could even be additional complications if you were a passenger on a bus when it was in an accident. Do not frustrate yourself by figuring out the details of liability on your own. Leave everything up to our Monroe bus accident lawyers, so we can get your case started without stressing you out.
Parties that could be liable for a bus accident are:
- Bus driver: If the bus driver who was operating the bus was working as an independent contractor, then they alone might be responsible for your injuries. We can see if the bus driver has an insurance policy we can file against in pursuit of compensation.
- Bus company: You might be able to file a claim against a bus company if the bus driver was an employee of that company. Bus companies tend to have larger insurance policies than individual bus drivers, so this could be beneficial to your claim in that you might be able to get more compensation before the insurance policy hits its cap.
- Another motorist: Some bus accidents are caused by drivers who crash into buses, not the other way around. If you were in a crash caused by a third-party driver, then we might be able to file against that driver’s policy.
- Municipality or government agency: Many buses are not owned by private companies like charter buses. Instead, they are owned and operated – at least in part – by a local municipality or government agency, like a local department of transportation. Lawsuits filed against municipalities can be difficult, and they might be bound to a strict statute of limitations that can be only a few weeks or months, rather than years. You should act quickly if you were hit by a bus owned by a town, city, or state.
Terrible Injuries Suffered in Bus Accidents
It is common for bus accidents to result in catastrophic injuries. The sheer weight of a bus gives it terrible momentum and force in an impact, so it is unusual for people to be mildly injured.
Serious injuries often reported in bus accident claims include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Permanent scarring
- Organ damage
To treat these extreme injuries, extensive medical care becomes necessary. This also means that the cost of medical care will be high. When you file a bus accident claim, it could be that you end up demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation from the liable party or parties.
Your Case Becomes Our Top Priority
You can depend on the Monroe bus accident attorneys of Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers to be there when it counts. Every client who comes to our firm is seen as a friend in need. You will be shown the utmost respect and courtesy while we work on your case because we would expect the same if the situation was turned.