If you or a member of your family has been injured as the result of a bus accident, either as a passenger, pedestrian, or the driver of another vehicle, you may be entitled to file a claim against the city, county, school district or private bus company for the damages you have incurred as a result of the accident.
It is important to know what to do to protect the legal rights of yourself and your loved ones.
* Bus Accidents - What You Should Do
If you have been in a bus accident, whether as a passenger on the bus or in collision with a bus, it is important to understand your legal rights and to avoid speaking to an insurance company or any representative from the county, city or school district prior to speaking to an attorney.
Selecting the right bus accident lawyer is an important decision. You should choose someone who is experienced, aggressive, and dedicated to working to obtain just and fair compensation for your injuries.
In the state of Washington, victims injured in bus accidents are entitled to receive a settlement for:
- ambulance expenses hospital expenses and all other medical and rehabilitative treatment-related expenses
- past and future lost earnings
- past and future permanent physical disability
- emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life
In the event that the victim succumbs to bus accident injuries, family members and other survivors may be entitled to be compensated for loss of future earning capacity, grief and the loss of consortium of the loved one lost in a bus accident.
* Bus Accident Lawyer - What We Do
Foster Law Offices represents victims in bus accidents throughout the greater Seattle area and Washington state.
The principal causes of bus accidents are driver negligence, defective equipment, dangerous roadways, poor weather conditions and improper maintenance.
A bus accident requires an attorney skilled in bus accidents to prove a theory of liability upon which the injured victim can receive the compensation he or she is entitled to.
Claims involving bus accidents are more complex than car accident claims.
As a result, it is necessary to consult an attorney experienced in municipal litigation. Municipal litigation involves lawsuit filed against cities, counties, school districts and other governmental agencies.
Prosecuting a "municipal case" requires a number of different requirements from the typical automobile accident case. For example, prior to filing a lawsuit against a municipality, an injured victim must file a formal claim with the municipality and allow the municipality the opportunity to respond to the claim (usually 60 days).
At Foster Law Offices, we understand and excel at municipal litigation and understand the importance of thoroughly investigating the case. We ensure our clients receive the best medical treatment prior to proceeding with a bus accident case.
Our team of attorneys and investigators know how to ask the right questions about the condition of the bus, local, state and federal safety standards, licensing, and other key issues. We know how to get to the bottom of bus accidents and win your case.
* Bus Accident Lawyer - Contact Information
To protect your legal rights following serious injury or death due to a bus accident, it is wise to consult with a bus accident lawyer in a personal injury law firm that has experience in bus accident claims.
You should do this as soon as possible following the accident.
Foster Law Offices immediately embarks upon a comprehensive investigation of your bus accident and works diligently to obtain a timely and lucrative settlement through negotiation, or by taking the case to court and conducting a jury trial.
At Foster Law Offices, we look forward to assisting you or your family member in obtaining the maximum settlement you are entitled to receive after being victimized by a vehicle meant to serve the public.