Bus Accident Injury
Because of their size, if you have been involved in a bus accident with either a city or charter bus, it is very likely that you may have sustained an injury. A bus accident is different than a normal car accident where, like a semi-truck accident, one of the vehicles outweighs the other by a staggering amount. Exactly how powerful can a moving bus be in an accident? According to the Utah Department of Public Safety in 2012 of the total 341 bus accidents that were reported, a staggering 99 of them resulted in injuries. That means nearly 30% of bus accidents in Utah resulted in an injury. Whether you have been hit by a bus, where in a rear-end accident with a bus, a cyclist hit by a bus, or any other type of bus crash; if you were injured and the accident was not your fault then you need – the Advocates.
Let’s take a closer look at the costs you can incur from being involved in a bus accident. Some of the more easily calculated costs of being injured in a bus accident include motor-vehicle damage, wage loss, and medical expenses. Some harder to calculate costs from a bus crash injury could include productivity loss, administrative expenses and others. What if your injury has long term repercussions, how can you be sure that you will be fairly compensated for your bus accident?
If you have been injured in a bus accident and were not at fault, this does not guarantee that all of your medical bills and other costs will be covered by the at-fault drivers’ insurance; this is why you need the Advocates. Our personal injury attorneys have the expertise you need to ensure you are adequately compensated for your injuries.
A bus crash can be a traumatic event, whether you were hit by a charter bus, large privately owned recreational vehicle, city bus, or other large vehicle; you need to make sure that your rights are protected over the interest of the insurance companies. The at fault drivers’ insurance company and its’ legal team is skilled at keeping settlements for injury case costs down, this puts you at a serious disadvantage if you plan to settle the claim on your own. Yet another reason, if you have been injured in an accident, to contact the attorneys at the Advocates today. Our team has gained a reputation for aggressively negotiating or litigating on our client’s behalf. Our team’s experience in negotiating and litigating against the insurance companies gives you the edge you need to ensure you don’t get stuck with expenses incurred from a bus accident injury you didn’t cause.
Bus Accident Need to Know
If you have been injured in a bus accident, there are some things that you can do and advice you should follow to have the evidence and information you or your attorney will need to make your proceedings with insurance companies or any other at fault party as smooth as possible.
Some of the most common information you will find online of what you need to know for being involved in any type of accident, including a bus accident, has to do with gathering and keeping evidence from the incident. Many car insurance companies, defensive driving courses, and other sources of information for accident advise you to keep a disposable camera and notepad and pen for collecting information from the bus accident. This is something you would do in any accident, however, if you have been injured and cannot follow standard accident procedures, then you need the Advocates. Don’t let someone else’s negligence impact your life any more than It has already, contact the Advocates today by calling 801-326-0809.
Bus Accident Laws
A bus and any other form of paid transportation like taxis, shuttles, or trains accept fees to transport people, and because of this they are required to have certain licensing and training to operate these vehicles. Because of this licensing or training, bus drivers are held to a higher standard of safety and failing to meet these standards can often lead to an accident and put the bus driver at fault.
Utah has a statute of limitation for making claims for an accident, these are normally 4 years from the date of an accident for a bodily injury and 3 years for a property damage claim. When it comes to a bus accident, the statute of limitations are different, and they are different for each particular entity of government; that may include busses or any other government vehicle. To make sure that you don’t jeopardize your chance to get adequate compensation for your bus accident injury, call the Advocates now at 801-326-0809.
Bus Accident Claim Process
Because a bus accident can be different than a normal car crash, being that a bus may be ran by the city, state, private company, or other 3rd party; the claim process, statute of limitations, at-fault party, and other elements may change the outcome and necessary steps to complete your claim or case. Because of these differences in the bus accident claim process, it is advised that if you have been injured in a bus accident that you contact the personal injury attorneys at the Advocates right away. If you have questions about the claim process in a bus accident, our attorneys are available to answer your questions 24 hours per day, 7 days a week and your case evaluation and consultation are always free.
Bus Accident Compensation
With the seriousness of damage and injuries often accompanied with a bus accident, victims often have questions about the amount of compensation they can expect, how long it will take, how to cover bills from missing work due to injuries, how to get a rental car, how to get their car fixed, and other commonly asked questions. For answers to common accident questions, be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions section found on this website. If you have specific questions about bus accident compensation for your crash in particular, don’t hesitate to contact our attorneys right away. Each bus crash is different, there are always many aspects that need to be accounted for in determining liability and to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Bus Accident Legal Fees
A primary concern for people who are seeking advice or counsel from a personal injury attorney is the associated legal fees. You already have bills piling up that were incurred due to your bus accident like medical bills or your damaged car. If you were injured badly you could have lost wages from missed work or loss of productivity at your job, this can be a difficult time to think of adding legal fees for an attorney to the already staggering bills from your injury. The Advocates have worked with people involved in all types of accidents, and our experience can help alleviate the financial pressure from your accident. Our attorneys can help refer you to companies that can loan you money while we work on your case, and our consultation and case evaluations are always free. At the Advocates you don’t pay unless we win your case! Our goal is to help you get the compensation you are due and connect you with professionals to aid in your recovery, not add another cost to your bills. If you have questions regarding legal fees for a bus accident, call the Advocates today or fill out our free case evaluation form online; there is no risk in talking to our attorneys!
Bus Accident Claim Settlement
One thing the Advocates want to make clear about any bus accident is that there is no set amount for how much compensation you can receive for your accident. Because professional drivers are held to a higher standard on the road ways for safety, maintenance, log keeping and other measures that the federal government requires to keep our roads as safe as possible; there may be additional parties at fault or liable for your bus accident claim settlement. With the complexities of the law for a bus accident, it is suggested you contact an injury attorney to help make sure the at-fault parties are held responsible and you bus accident claim settlement doesn’t become another profit for the insurance companies. If you have questions about claim settlement for a bus accident contact the personal injury attorneys at the Advocates today, they have the experience and expertise in bus crash injury cases that you need.