Injuries in a bus accident may entitle you or your family members to compensation under state law. You can hold negligent parties responsible for their actions in causing your crash and recover much-needed damages to pay for the cost of treating your injuries and other losses.
We offer free consultations that can explain how our legal team may be able to help you exercise your legal rights after a bus accident. A Mobile bus accident attorney from the Morris Bart law office is ready to help you investigate liability and talk more about your legal options.
How Legal Representation Could Help Your Bus Accident Case
Bus crashes can be complex matters that require knowledge of state and federal regulations that may not apply to passenger vehicles. An accident involving a common carrier like a charter bus could result in a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation.
Figuring out if a bus driver, bus company, or other parties neglected to abide by these laws could be a crucial factor in your case.
Our bus accident attorneys in Mobile can also take several steps to move your case forward while you focus on your recovery. For instance, we can:
- Investigate your accident and determine which parties are at fault
- File a claim with the insurance companies for the liable parties
- Collect and protect evidence in your case
- Document your injuries and losses
- Determine the true value of your case
Insurance companies often approach injury victims with quick settlements to resolve claims as cheaply as possible. You should never accept one of these offers without getting legal advice first. You deserve to know the worth of your claim and what would constitute a full and fair settlement in your case.
For a free legal consultation with a Bus Accident lawyer serving Mobile, call (251) 298-8380
Getting Compensation for Your Mobile Bus Accident Injuries
If you suffer injuries in a Mobile bus accident, the parties who caused the accident can be held responsible or liable for your injuries and related losses. Some of the damages that you might receive in a bus accident claim can include:
- Current medical bills, including expenses for emergency treatment
- Ongoing medical, home health care, and personal care expenses related to your injuries
- Medical equipment, medication, and rehabilitative care costs
- Lost income from an inability to work
- Pain and suffering
Property damage to your vehicle may also be an item of compensation in your bus accident case. Furthermore, if you lose a loved one in a bus accident, a wrongful death action can provide other types of compensation that could help you cover damages, such as:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of future earnings and income
- Family members’ pain and suffering
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Potentially Responsible Parties in Your Mobile Bus Accident Case
Figuring out who is responsible for your injuries can be substantially more complicated in a bus accident case. The simplest case is one in which a third-party driver is responsible for causing your bus accident. If that driver was driving during their employment, however, the employer can face liability for the actions of the driver.
If the bus driver is to blame for the crash, then the bus driver is likely not the only liable party. For instance, if you are injured in a school bus crash, you may have a legal suit against the school district. A municipal bus driver who causes a crash may make the city liable for any injuries that result. Likewise, a private bus company can face liability in a bus accident case.
Our Mobile bus accident attorneys can identify who should be held liable in your bus accident.
Limits on Filing Your Bus Accident Case Lawsuit
You only have a limited time to file your bus accident case in court. Under Ala. Code § 6-2-38, you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury suit in court. Although state laws do provide some exceptions to these rules, you should be aware of this time limit.
Missing this deadline can result in the dismissal of your lawsuit. As a result, you should get legal advice as soon as you can after a bus accident if you or a loved one has suffered injuries. Taking immediate action after a crash can be critical to protecting your legal rights.
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Why You Can Afford Legal Representation
We understand that paying for a lawyer may not be realistic while you are injured and unable to work. This is why you will not pay a penny until you receive compensation in your case. We offer a no-cost case review that does not require you to decide on the spot.
Our bus accident lawyers in Mobile understand that you may have other financial concerns as you struggle to recover from your injuries. You may be facing a mountain of medical bills, spending significant time away from work, or you may be permanently unable to work.
We make our legal services available to all eligible injury victims, no matter your current financial situation. And we offer contingency fee contracts, so you pay nothing up front. And if there’s no settlement or judgment, you owe us nothing.
Reasons You Should Choose Our Law Firm
The attorneys in the Morris Bart law office have more than 40 years of experience in handling all types of personal injury claims for clients who have suffered losses in accidents. In 2019 alone, we won more than 6,500 cases for our clients. We have the legal experience to confidently handle your bus accident claim or lawsuit.
Our lawyer in Mobile can guide you throughout every stage of the insurance claim and personal injury suit process for your bus accident. We will keep you informed about the progress of your case and answer your questions as they arise. Together, we will work toward a resolution based on the individual circumstances surrounding your case.
Speak With Us About Your Case Today
Working with a lawyer from the Morris Bart law office in Mobile, AL, can help you take the necessary steps to safeguard your legal rights after a bus accident. We will get the facts about your situation, determine your legal rights, and explain how we can help.
Call our Mobile bus accident lawyers today or fill out our online contact form for a free, no-obligation consultation about your case.
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