If you or a family member was hurt in a bus accident, you may be able to take legal action against the liable party. You could be entitled to financial compensation for your lost income, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
A bus accident lawyer in Montgomery, AL, may be able to help. The Morris Bart law firm understands that bus accident cases are often especially complicated. Our team has the personal injury experience and legal know-how necessary to build a robust bus accident injury case for you.
Seeking Compensation for Bus Crash Injuries Via a Personal Injury Case
Whether you were a passenger in a bus at the time of the accident, you were in another vehicle that was struck by a bus, or you were a pedestrian or cyclist, you may be able to bring a personal injury case and pursue financial recovery. Bus collisions can lead to considerable financial costs and profound personal suffering. The Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you receive compensation for these losses.
Compensation for emergency medical needs, as well as the current medical costs you are facing, may be recoverable.
These medical expenses could include:
- Ambulance transportation to the hospital
- Emergency room and hospital treatment
- Inpatient care
- Physician appointments
- Prescription drugs
- Medical products
- Home health services
- Medical testing
- Laboratory testing
- Rehabilitative therapy
If you had to take time off work because of your bus accident injuries, lost income from missed work, and future lost income from ongoing medical needs may be recoverable. This includes your impaired earning capacity due to injuries that may have impacted your ability to perform work tasks.
If your vehicle was damaged in the accident or other personal property was ruined, you may be compensated for this.
Pain and Suffering
You could receive reimbursement for losses that were not financial. These may include your:
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
You may be able to sue the manufacturer of the faulty part that caused your accident
Any car accident injury case can be complex, but bus accident cases are often unique in several ways. If your accident involved a city bus or a school bus, the liable party may be a city or other government entity or a government employee. If the accident involved a motor coach or another type of bus operated by a commercial company, the liable party may be the bus company.
Liability for a bus accident can also lie with the manufacturer of faulty bus parts, another driver, or several other parties. Often identifying who is liable for the accident is one of the most challenging parts of the case.
The Morris Bart law firm can help you identify what party or parties are legally responsible for your bus accident. Then we can help you bring an injury case against the liable parties and seek financial recovery.
For a free legal consultation with a Bus Accident lawyer serving Montgomery, call (334) 523-0664
Claims Against a School District or Other Government Entity
If your accident was caused by a school bus or city bus driver who was texting while driving, speeding, or otherwise acting negligently behind the wheel, the liable party may be a government entity or a government employee acting as an individual. This status can greatly complicate your case. There are special rules for injury cases in Alabama brought against the government or government employees who are acting as individuals.
Deadlines for Claims Against the Government in Alabama
Special deadlines exist for claims against a city, state, or other governmental body. Injury claims against a municipality must be filed within six months of the injury according to Ala. Code §11-47-23.
The Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits in Alabama
Personal injury lawsuits against non-government parties are also subject to deadlines. The statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is generally two years per Ala. Code §6-2-38, but exceptions may shorten this deadline.
A bus accident attorney in Montgomery can help you determine what deadlines your case will need to meet and ensure that claims are filed within the appropriate time frame.
The Benefits of Working with the Attorneys at Morris Bart & Associates, LLC
The Morris Bart law firm has the resources of a large law firm with a small law firm’s personal touch. We have 15 locations serving personal injury clients. Our attorneys can manage your bus accident case so that you can focus on healing from your injuries.
A Montgomery bus accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can:
- Get to know you and your unique situation
- Build a strategy for your case
- Identify which party or parties are liable for the bus crash
- Determine the filing deadlines your case must meet
- Gather evidence to strengthen your case
- Represent you during negotiations with the at-fault party
- Fight for a settlement offer that sufficiently covers your losses
- File a personal injury lawsuit for you
- Take your case to trial if it is necessary
Call our Lawyers Today for a Free Consultation
If you or a family member were injured in a bus crash, contact the Morris Bart law firm for legal help. A Montgomery bus accident lawyer from our firm may be able to help you seek compensation for your damages. We have secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements and awards for injured clients.
The Morris Bart law firm is a contingency fee firm. Call (334) 523-0664 for a free case assessment today.
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