Catastrophic Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can vary wildly in severity. Sometimes they are moving very slowly and in traffic and an accident can appear to be very minor or just a “fender-bender” but consider that a vehicle the size of a bus can cause tremendous damage and injury based purely on it’s size and momentum. A higher speed bus accident can, unfortunately, cause catastrophic damage and injuries. In most bus crashes it is advised to retain a bus accident lawyer.
Immediately seek proper medical attention for your injuries if you have been in a bus accident. The next step is to contact a bus accident attorney. Poder Legal has a bilingual bus accident attorney available ready to speak to you day or night, 24/7. Call Today: 800-977-0150
Poder Legal has a 99% success rate in getting our clients just and fair compensation.
Buses and bus drivers are represented by much different insurance company divisions than typical “civilian” drivers. These large corporate or government policies require experience and knowledge of these specific legal situations to make sure your rights are protected and you receive a just and fair compensation. Often the best interests of your insurance company may not be the same as your best interests. It is illegal for a non-attorney, such as an insurance agent, to offer you legal advice. Yet many non-attorneys, even if well-intentioned, often offer poor advice. After any bus accident with injuries, you should always retain a bus accident attorney so you receive accurate and experienced legal advice and protection of your rights.
We do not recommended you attempt this legal process alone. As mentioned above, you may be dealing with large government insurance policies with an intimidating level of red tape that takes years of experience to expertly navigate. Once Poder Legal takes your case, a bus accident lawyer will gather all the needed information and instruct the insurance companies to direct all correspondence to our office. We will do everything possible to ensure the process is stress-free so you can spend your time on getting healthy again, both physically and emotionally.
If you have been a victim in a bus accident and it required you to receive medical attention or hospitalization, a bus accident lawyer at Poder Legal will work to get these and any future related medical costs recovered. In many cases, you will be eligible for ‘general damages’ for pain and suffering, any emotional or mental distress, minimized enjoyment of life and all the other inconveniences due to the bus accident and the related injuries. Additionally, there may also be ‘punitive damages’, which are intended to punish the party at fault when it was reckless and/or intentional actions that caused the bus accident.
Depending on the case, Poder Legal will acquire compensation for the damage to your vehicle, as well as the ‘loss of use’ of your vehicle for the time you are without it.
If you are in a bus accident, please do the following:
- Immediately get medical attention for yourself and anyone else injured in the bus accident. Often victims of a large accident will be in shock and not be aware they are injured. It is important to look for any signs of injury and to ensure proper medical attention is received.
- Make as complete a record as you can from the scene of the bus accident. Don’t just rely on the bus company or the police to provide a report. They may miss things critical to your individual case. Get contact information from all parties involved in the accident as well as insurance information. Use a camera or your smartphone to visually record the bus accident scene. Get the contact information of any witnesses. Record the damage to the vehicles and their positions, any skid marks and any additional photo evidence that could be useful to your bus accident attorney and insurance company.
- Make sure to obtain a copy of the accident report as well as the police report. It’s beneficial to your legal team to have as much documentation as possible so we can fully defend your rights. These police and accident reports are very useful in reconstructing the bus accident as well as establishing fault and it’s critical to see if there are discrepancies in their reports versus yours.
- If you were a driver in another vehicle that was part of the bus accident we strongly advise that you do not claim responsibility for the accident. It is common in the emotions after an accident for many people to feel guilt or blame, especially if there are injuries. It’s critical you DO NOT claim responsibility or fault. Very often there are factors that caused the accident that you did not observe. Speak to a bus accident lawyer before making any statements of fault or responsibility as they can be held against you even if new evidence is discovered after the accident that shows you were not at fault.