Bus Accident Lawyers
We'll Fight Against The Bus and Insurance Companies So You Don’t Have To
As the number of people utilizing public transportation has risen each year, so has the number of people hurt or killed in often preventable bus-related accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a public or private bus accident as either a passenger, pedestrian, or driver, you may have a valid claim against anyone at fault and may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses and damages. Nobody should be left to deal with the emotional, physical, or financial consequences of an accident that they weren't responsible for.
The experienced bus accident lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson understand the difficulties that victims and their families face in the wake of a bus accident. Our attorneys are ready to represent you and ensure you receive any compensation you may be entitled to for your losses.
Determining Liability in a Bus Crash
It can often be challenging to determine liability in a bus crash without the help of a lawyer. In some cases, more than one individual or entity can share fault for the collision. As lawyers for North Carolina and South Carolina bus crash victims, we often investigate:
Finding out who caused an accident is essential, not just to get closure but also to get the compensation you deserve and hold the negligent parties responsible.
Recovering Damages for Losses After a Bus Accident
Bus accidents can cause devastating injuries or even permanent disabilities. The compensation you receive depends upon the facts and circumstances of your bus accident. Your insurance coverage may help you to pay some of the expenses related to a bus accident injury. However, if your settlement offer isn't enough, you could be left with piles of what seems to be never-ending medical bills. An experienced North Carolina and South Carolina bus accident attorney can fight to secure damages for your:
At Grimes Teich Anderson, we'll work to ensure you receive all the compensation to which you're entitled.
What Causes A Bus Accident?
Bus accident injuries can range from relatively minor bumps, bruises, and scrapes to more severe injuries like broken bones, internal injuries such as a traumatic brain injury, and even death. Determining the cause of a bus accident is essential because it helps identifies who and what entity can be legally responsible for a crash victim's damages. Some scenarios that can lead to severe, sometimes fatal bus accidents include:
Essential Tips Following a Bus Accident
We know that it can be a very confusing, frustrating, and overwhelming time in the days following an accident. To protect your legal rights and ensure you get the maximum compensation you deserve, you should consider these important tips of what to do after an accident:
- Contact the Police. It's essential to obtain a copy of the accident report that was prepared on the scene. Having a copy of the police report will allow you to verify that your account of how the bus accident happened was accurately recorded and that the at-fault driver's statements do not falsely shift blame onto you or another party.
- Seek Medical Attention. It's critical that you receive medical attention as soon as possible after you have been injured in a bus accident. Even if you believe your injuries are insignificant, there are often injuries invisible to the eye that can turn into a chronic injury or disability.
- Begin Documenting Everything. It's important that you have documentation of everything you've experienced during and after an accident. We recommended:
- Taking photos and documenting all your injuries as soon as possible after the accident.
- Keeping a detailed list with receipts of any out-of-pocket expenses you incur following an accident.
- Recording all the days you missed work or other activities due to injuries.
- Writing down dates of visits with doctors or other healthcare providers and keeping a journal of any symptoms or pain you experience.
- Requesting copies of any test results, medications, treatments, or any other relevant medical information.
- Do Not Accept A Settlement Offer From An Insurance Company. The danger with insurance company settlements, releases, and waivers is that they may contain language that may cause the victim to unknowingly forfeit all of their legal rights to the compensation and benefits that they are entitled to under the law. The best way to ensure your rights are protected is to consult with an experienced bus accident attorney before you talk to an insurance adjuster or agree to sign anything.
Do I Need A Lawyer After A Bus Accident?
It can be challenging to deal with a bus company's large-scale defense team alone after an accident. Without the help of a lawyer, the bus company and insurance companies often deny fault or pressure victims into settling for minimal compensation. A skilled personal injury lawyer who has experience with these types of cases is a vital ally. An attorney has the expertise needed to examine the situation's complexities, build a compelling case, ensure your rights are protected, and help you get the full compensation you deserve. They can also offer advice about potential strategies, negotiate a settlement on your behalf, or file a lawsuit if needed, so you can focus on recovering physically after an accident.
Protecting Good People in the Carolinas After a Bus Accident
Bus companies often have unlimited resources, including teams of lawyers and experts prepared to fight against any claims or lawsuit you may file after an accident. At Grimes Teich Anderson, our bus accident attorneys in NC and SC have decades of combined experience. They will put it to work by advocating for your best interests.* Our team is committed to helping innocent accident victims that are facing terrible physical, emotional, and financial pain because of someone else's careless, reckless, or harmful actions.
If a bus crash leaves you or a loved one suffering from serious injuries, contact the experienced, hard-working injury attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson as soon as you can. Call us today at 800-533-6845 or complete our free case evaluation form online.