Bus accidents can result in severe injuries, for both passengers and motorists. If this has happened to you, recovery is possible. The bad news is the financial cost of this recovery could be overwhelming.
We take pride in serving as a vocal advocate for Crowley injury victims. Our firm has built a reputation for successfully recovering compensation following traumatic accidents, and we look forward to discussing your claim. Contact us right away to schedule a free consultation with a Louisiana bus accident attorney from our firm.
Common bus types involved in an accident
Buses come in a variety of forms. Some are privately owned, while others are the property of state or local government. This distinction is important, as the time limit to file a lawsuit with a public bus is much shorter compared to that of a private one. Regardless of who owns the vehicle, the potential for severe injuries is always a possibility. Some common bus types include:
Compensation from a bus crash lawsuit
The damages that result from a successful claim fall into two general categories: compensatory and punitive damages. A bus accident lawyer from our firm could advise you on the potential for either type of compensation.
Compensatory damages earn their name, as they are designed to compensate a victim, and cover a wide range of losses. The most common example is medical expenses. The cost of treating injuries stemming from a bus crash is often exorbitant. From emergency room bills to follow-up care, these bills are enough to overwhelm most people. A successful claim could cover these expenses. Other compensatory damages include:
In addition to the above, you might also have grounds for punitive damages. These are not intended to compensate you for your injuries. Instead, they are designed to punish the negligent bus driver for egregious behavior. They are exceedingly rare and are only involved in the most extreme cases. That said, it is always worth obtaining a thorough evaluation of your claim.
Contact the Bart Bernard team of Crowley bus accident lawyers
You are under no obligation to seek out the help of an attorney. However, you should keep in mind that the bus company will not hesitate to obtain counsel. Taking on a claim of this magnitude on your own could put you at a substantial disadvantage.
We are prepared to discuss your case with you and help you even the odds against the bus company and their lawyers. To learn more, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
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