You should never settle for less if you or a family member is injured in a bus collision. One reason why you should fight for your rights is the huge medical bills that you will have to handle because of the injuries from the accident.
Your quality of life may also be significantly affected and you may not be able to earn the income you used to earn if you are injured. However, the fight will not be easy because the bus company’s insurance company will use all manner of tactics to ensure you don’t get what you deserve.
Call the Granat Law Office at 314-222-7777.
They may try to get you to sign an agreement that gets you paid immediately but the amount in the agreement may not be sufficient. Do not talk to insurance companies before you contact your lawyer. In fact, you should focus on getting better and leave all the legal issues for your lawyer to handle.
Why You Need an Experienced Bus Accident Lawyer
Most times bus accidents victims overestimate what it will cost them to file a lawsuit against a bus company. Consulting an experienced St. Louis accident lawyer will not cost you any money, and your lawyer will not file a lawsuit for you if the lawyer feels the evidence available is not sufficient.
You also need a lawyer in a situation where there are multiple victims in the bus accident. For example, in a situation where a bus collide with a car, the car driver, the car passengers and the bus passengers can all sue the bus company or the bus driver. There may also be other parties that are partly to blame for the accident, which may make the case even more complicated. Fortunately, your lawyer will protect your interests in such situations and discuss with you all your legal options after an accident.
Common Bus Accident Injuries
Filing a lawsuit after getting injured in a bus accident may help you recover several damages. These include:
- Loss of your job or income
- Emergency medical care
- Pinched Nerve
- Past and future medical bills
- Broken Glass Injuries
- Pain and suffering in the past and in the future
- Emotional and mental anguish and more
- Arm Pain
There have been cases in St. Louis where the plaintiff received millions of dollars in compensation. That kind of money can cover many expenses related to a bus accident.
How the Defendant is Named
The defendant is the negligent party that caused the accident. That means that if the bus accident was caused by a defective component in the bus, then either the person that maintains the bus or the company that makes the component is the defendant. The driver can be the defendant if the accident happened when the driver was impaired or distracted. A single bus accident case may have more than one defendant.