Throughout Louisiana, buses are among the most popular mode of public transportation. Workers heading to and from the job, children going to school, and people running errands all depend on these vehicles to get to their destination. Unfortunately, bus accidents are also frequent occurrences, and many of the injuries resulting from these crashes are catastrophic.
A Bart Bernard bus accident attorney can help you receive the maximum compensation. We thoroughly investigate each case to determine which party is liable. That may include the driver, the company who owns or leases the vehicles, other motorists, vehicle manufacturers, and others.
Bus Accident Injuries
If the impact occurred at low speed, resulting in a fender bender, victims might deal with soft-tissue injuries, such as whiplash.
While anyone seriously injured will have emergency personnel transport them to a hospital, it is vital to seek immediate medical attention even if you do not think you were badly hurt. Soft-tissue injuries may not appear for a few days after the collision.
Of course, many of these are severe and life-altering. These are exacerbated by the fact that few buses have safety equipment such as seat belts. Serious injuries include:
Bus Accident Damages
Compensation available in bus accidents may include:
When a bus hits a pedestrian, cyclist, or smaller vehicle, the person may eventually succumb to their injuries. In such cases, family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit. The statute of limitations for such an action is one year.
Louisiana has one of the shortest statutes of limitations in the country when it comes to filing a personal injury case. If the lawsuit is not filed within one year, it cannot go forward in court. Furthermore, if the vehicle was owned and operated by any public agency, the timeframe for filing a claim is even shorter– six months.
That means you should obtain legal counsel as soon as possible.
Contact our team of Estelle Bus Accident Lawyers
If you or someone you know were seriously injured in a bus accident because of the driver or another party’s negligent actions, you need the services of an experienced bus accident lawyer at our firm. We offer free consultations, so call, text or contact us online to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
We will evaluate your case and advise you of your options. Most cases are settled, but we never rule out going to trial. There is no fee unless we win.
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