If you suffered injuries in a collision caused by a bus driver, or if your child was hurt in a school bus crash, you may be able to build a case against the bus driver and bus company. The Morris Bart law firm may be able to help.
Our team provides free consultations and case assessments for victims of Monroe, Louisiana, bus crashes. We will answer your questions, review the details of your case, and help you understand your legal options today.
Seeking and Recovering Financial Losses and Other Compensation in Your Bus Accident Case
Recovering compensation through an insurance settlement or lawsuit is the best way to ensure your accident-related expenses get paid and your losses covered. If you can prove the bus driver caused your collision, you may be able to hold them and their employer liable for damages that include:
- Medical bills to date
- Future treatment and support costs
- Income lost and diminished ability to earn in the future
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket costs related to the accident
- Pain and suffering losses, as well as other intangible damages
- Wrongful death damages, if you are a surviving spouse, child, or parent
When our attorneys pursue damages for a client hurt in a bus accident, we take steps to identify their recoverable costs and document their value. This allows us to lay out the facts of the case clearly during negotiations with the insurance company or for the judge and jury at trial.
The financial recovery we secure for our clients depends greatly on the damages we can document and the values assigned to them. We can explain more about how we prove your recoverable damages during your free initial consultation with our team.
For a free legal consultation with a Bus Accident lawyer serving Monroe, call (318) 884-0904
How Can I Learn More About My Rights as a Monroe Bus Accident Victim?
The best way to educate yourself about your legal rights and options for pursuing compensation is to connect with our team. The Morris Bart law firm’s bus accident lawyers in Monroe will review your case for free.
We represent clients’ best interests and seek financial recovery for them after many types of bus collision injuries. This includes when:
- The claimant was on the bus
- The claimant’s minor child was a bus passenger
- Their car was struck by a bus
- They were hit by a bus while crossing the road or walking along the road
We also know how to develop a case based on an accident involving any type of bus or transit system. This could include:
- Monroe Transit and the City of Monroe
- The Monroe City School District
- Ouachita Parish School System
- Greyhound or other similar providers
- Tour bus companies
- Bus rental companies
- Privately owned coaches
Since our case is often against the bus company in these claims, it is important that you understand the steps necessary based on the circumstances of your accident. Municipal or parish agencies run many bus systems, and the rules may be somewhat complicated when pursuing compensation from them.
You do not have to worry about this when you have us on your side. We know how this process works, the deadlines that apply, and the steps we need to take to develop an effective argument and recover compensation for our clients.
Deadlines Apply to Your Monroe Bus Crash Claim or Lawsuit
There are deadlines that apply to filing lawsuits based on a Monroe bus accident. Called statutes of limitations, missing one of these deadlines could mean losing the right to sue. In general, a bus accident victim has one year from the date of:
- The accident for injured victims per Civ. Code Art. 3492
- Their loved one’s death under Civ. Code Art. 2315.2
Bus accident cases, however, often come with exceptions to these rules. When the victim is a child, you might have longer to begin your civil suit. If your case is against a government agency, you might have less time.
Determining the timeline in these cases can be confusing. Our team can help you understand how soon you need to get started during your complimentary consultation.
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Morris Bart, LLC May Be Able to Hold the Bus Driver and Their Employer Liable
While we base both bus accident and car accident cases on proving negligence and holding the at-fault party responsible, there are differences. The most significant difference in a bus accident case is that the doctrine of respondeat superior often applies.
This doctrine allows us to build a case against both the driver and their employer, holding the bus company or owner vicariously liable. Other recent cases that involve vicarious liability of the driver’s employer include:
- A $490,000 recovery after a Hattiesburg, MS, truck accident that left our client with neck and back injuries
- A $337,500 payout based on the client’s traumatic brain injuries, broken neck, and fractured vertebra suffered in a Texarkana, AR, tractor-trailer collision
At the Morris Bart law firm, we have more than 40 years of experience managing negligence accident cases for injured clients. We won more than 6,500 cases in 2019, recovering compensation for each of these clients. We are a contingency-fee personal injury law firm.
As of 2021, we have 15 offices serving four states. This includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Talk to a Team Member from Our Bus Accident Team Serving Monroe Today
Speak with staff from the Morris Bart law office in Monroe about your bus crash injuries today. We can review your case and determine your legal options for taking action. These consultations are free for injured passengers, victims of these collisions, and their families.
Call us or fill out our online contact form now, and let our Monroe bus accident attorneys go to work for you.
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