If you suffered injuries in a bus accident in Little Rock, our lawyers can help. The Morris Bart law firm can assist you with an insurance claim or lawsuit to recover your damages.
We Can Help You Fight for Compensation for Your Accident
If you were hurt in a Little Rock bus accident, whether you were a bus passenger or the occupant of another vehicle, a lawyer with our firm can help you pursue compensation for your associated financial losses. This compensation may include awards for:
Past and Future Medical Expenses
We can fight for reimbursement for your medical bills, including the cost of hospital stays, emergency room care, medical procedures, medication, and medical devices.
If you require future services, such as rehabilitation, long-term nursing, or follow-up care, we can help you estimate and seek compensation for the costs of these needs.
Physical Pain and Mental and Emotional Suffering
We can pursue compensation for your pain and suffering. Also called non-economic damages, these awards offer financial restitution for the negative impact your accident and injuries can have on your life.
Pain and suffering damages may include compensation for scarring, chronic pain, paralysis, depression, stress, and mental anguish.
We can help you recover the pay you have missed because of your injuries and recovery. For example, you might miss out on:
- Hourly wage
- Vacation time
- Other benefits
If you sustained an injury that leaves you unable to return to work, we can seek awards for your loss of future earning capacity.
We can help you seek costs related to your damaged vehicle or other property, such as cell phones, jewelry, or electronic devices.
Pursuing Wrongful Death Compensation in Arkansas
If your loved one suffered a fatal bus accident injury, you may be entitled to seek awards for their wrongful death. In Arkansas, surviving family members can pursue compensation for their pain and suffering caused by their loved one’s passing. Family members may also secure awards for the loss of their loved one’s guidance, love, and financial support.
A representative of the deceased’s estate may pursue other losses on the estate’s behalf. These damages include the deceased’s accident-related medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our accident attorneys can tell you more about the state’s laws regarding wrongful death actions and who can seek awards.
We Will Determine All of the Parties that May be Liable for Your Injuries
When bus accidents occur, the cases can be complex and may involve multiple liable parties. Depending on who owns and operates the bus and the specific circumstances of your accident, liability may fall with:
- The bus driver
- The driver of another involved vehicle
- A municipality
- A school or school district
- A privately owned transportation company
- The bus owner
- The manufacturer of the bus or its parts
A lawyer with our firm will have the experience to investigate the cause of your crash and identify evidence that another party’s negligence led to your injuries. Our goal is to help you pursue the appropriate amount of compensation from all those responsible.
Let Us Handle Your Bus Accident Insurance Claim
Working through the insurance claims process can take a lot of time and energy, especially if there are multiple claims against multiple parties. The Morris Bart law firm can take care of every aspect of your claim from start to finish so that you can focus on your recovery.
Our team will:
- File your claim and draft your demand letter
- Obtain evidence relevant to your case, such as surveillance video, witness accounts, and expert testimony
- Prove another party is at fault for your injuries
- Calculate your damages using your medical bills, wage records, and more
- Review your settlement offers
- Communicate with the insurance companies and negotiate on your behalf
Taking Legal Action
While we will make every effort to avoid a lawsuit, if the party liable for your accident is a private individual or entity, we can pursue awards in civil court, if necessary.
According to ARK. Code Ann. § 16-56-105, you have three years from the time of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. AR Code § 16-62-102 allows three years to file a wrongful death action. However, there are exceptions that could shorten this window of time.
If the party liable for your injuries is a government entity, your option for financial recovery generally is limited to an insurance claim. Filing a claim is our only option because of a legal principle known as sovereign immunity that prohibits civil suits against government agencies in Arkansas, as AR Code § 21-9-301 affirms.
Your lawyer can elaborate on this statute should it apply to your case.
Morris Bart, LLC, Has Helped Thousands of Injury Victims Get Back on Their Feet
Our legal team has more than 40 years of experience. We have helped clients from Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi win millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. We want to get you the money you need on your road to recovery. Just listen to what previous clients have to say about our service:
- “Everything was perfect and my attorney was very helpful.” – Ashley D.
- “Most professional attorney team I’ve ever had. My attorney was very quick at returning my calls and keeping me updated.” – David C.
- “My attorney was very cooperative, interested in the case, called back in a timely manner, and updated me about my case. He carried the case a step further than I expected.” – Stephen D.
Connect with Morris Bart, LLC, for a Free Case Evaluation Today
Reach out to our team at (501) 588-3304 to find out more about how we can help you seek justice and financial awards. We can get you started with a free consultation. We will answer your questions, review your case, and guide you on your next steps.
You will not be charged a penny unless we obtain a financial award for you.
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