If you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident caused by someone’s negligence or error, you may be able to recover compensation. This compensation may include medical care, lost pay, property damage, and other losses that were caused by the responsible party.
A bus accident lawyer in Shreveport with the Morris Bart law firm can handle your personal injury claim. Our lawyers work for you on a contingency-fee basis, so we are paid only if and when we successfully recover a settlement or court award.
When to Connect With a Shreveport Bus Accident Lawyer
Louisiana allows only one year to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to La. Civ. Code Art. 3492. This deadline may be even shorter, depending on exceptions and the circumstances of your case. Connecting with a Shreveport bus accident attorney sooner than later is in your best interest.
It takes time to build a case against the liable party. You should also know that a personal injury case often begins as an insurance claim. Although many bus accidents and other personal injuries are successfully resolved without going to court, it’s not always possible to settle a claim with the insurance company.
For a free legal consultation with a Bus Accident lawyer serving Shreveport, call (318) 553-5470
We File, Manage, and Negotiate Your Insurance Claim
If you are in the hospital or at home recovering from serious injuries, you should not have to deal with the additional pressure of trying to negotiate with an insurance adjuster who represents the at-fault party.
A bus accident attorney files, tracks, and manages your insurance claim for you. We negotiate the best possible settlement so that you do not suffer financially for someone else’s carelessness.
We Recommend that You Wait Before Speaking With an Insurance Adjuster
It is not unusual for an insurance company to try to offer an injured person a quick settlement that often does not take into account all the losses the person may have suffered.
That is why we suggest the following:
- Politely decline to speak with the insurance adjuster until you have a chance to speak with a lawyer who can determine a just settlement for your case (this is your legal right).
- If you are pressed by the insurance adjuster, give only the basic information, such as the make and model of your car, and the date and time of the accident.
- Avoid making any remarks that could be interpreted as admitting fault – sometimes, kind-hearted people feel compelled to apologize for an accident that they did not cause.
- Contact our law firm for a free consultation at our office, or your home if you are not able to travel.
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Your Compensation Depends on Several Factors
We cannot tell you the exact amount or type of compensation that you may be awarded. A Shreveport bus accident attorney with the Morris Bart law firm will carefully evaluate your current and projected losses.
Depending on the extent and severity of your accident injuries, you could recover compensation for:
- Medical care and treatment
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
If your injuries result in paralysis, loss of a limb or bodily function, or prevent you from working, our lawyers will also seek damages for your loss of income and benefits.
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We Handle All Types of Bus Accidents in Shreveport
There were 117,000 bus accidents nationwide in 2019, according to the latest available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A bus accident lawyer in Shreveport is here to help after any type of bus accident, including:
- School bus accidents
- City bus accidents
- Intrastate bus accidents
- Church bus accidents
- Motorcoach accidents
You have the right to speak to an attorney about recovering compensation as a victim of a bus accident. Our consultations are completely free.
We Identify All Liable Parties
Bus accidents can be more complex than other types of motor vehicle accidents. There may be multiple defendants who could be held accountable for your injuries, including:
- Bus owner
- Bus operator (if different)
- Governing authority (such as a parish or school system)
- Private companies
Our bus accident lawyers in Shreveport can identify and communicate with all liable parties.
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Shreveport Bus Accidents Can Involve Significant Injuries
If you were injured as a bus passenger, pedestrian, motorist, bicyclist, or motorcycle rider, your priority is your health. Always seek medical attention after a bus accident. The shock and adrenaline after an accident may mask symptoms of an injury, and only a medical professional should determine if you do or do not need treatment.
Some of the common injuries associated with a bus accident are:
- Bruises and lacerations
- Broken or fractured bones
- Twisted, sprained, or strained soft tissue
Some bus accidents also unfortunately result in fatalities. If a spouse, child, or other relative perished in a bus collision, you can file a wrongful death claim with one of our personal injury attorneys.
You deserve to focus on your health and well-being. A bus accident lawyer in Shreveport can take care of the many details involved in seeking compensation.
We May Be Able to Recover Compensation for You and Your Loved Ones
Our personal injury lawyers won over 6,500 cases in 2019 alone and have been helping the victims of injuries across the Gulf South for over 40 years.
While we cannot guarantee the outcome of any case, our legal team has the experience and the resources required to pursue compensation in all manner of injury cases, including:
- Evaluating your injuries with medical reports, test results, and perhaps a conversation with your healthcare provider (with your permission).
- Reviewing and compiling evidence that shows how the other party caused or contributed to your injuries.
- Negotiating for a settlement that is adequate for your economic and emotional losses.
- Representing your case in court if necessary.
You should not have to pay for someone’s reckless or negligent behavior. Our attorneys are here to help you recover compensation so that you may be made whole.
Get a Free Consultation from Morris Bart, LLC
Connect with a bus accident lawyer in Shreveport for help with your case. Get a free consultation from the Morris Bart law firm today and learn more about your legal options. Call us 24/7 or fill out our online contact form to get started.
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