Albuquerque and Mesa Bus Accident Lawyer
Wood Injury Law, PLLC helps victims recover economic and non-economic damages.
Bus Accident Lawyer in New Mexico and Arizona
Any automobile accident is dangerous and can cause significant injuries. However, bus accidents take a more considerable toll than most. These accidents can lead to traumatic injuries that require a lifetime of medical treatment. Additionally, your injuries could be so severe that you cannot work, or if you can, you might be at a diminished capacity.
Our bus accident lawyer has personally experienced the impact of automobile crashes and now advocates for victims. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer. After reviewing your case, we can tell you if you can move forward with a legal claim. Then you can take steps to hold the at-fault party accountable while collecting damages to help during your recovery.
Causes of Bus Accidents
Your bus accident lawyer will investigate the claim to determine the cause. Common reasons that bus accidents occur include:
- Driver error
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Mechanical failure
- Driving under the influence
- Reckless driving
These are just some of the possible causes. After your attorney determines the cause and actions of the at-fault party, you can move forward with your legal claim.
Who Is At Fault For Bus Accidents?
Your bus accident lawyer will thoroughly investigate the claim to determine who is at fault. Then your lawyer can file paperwork to hold that person, company, or people accountable. Liability is based on various factors, starting with the type of bus. If you’re filing a claim for a school bus accident, the third-party contractor or school district might be responsible. This is true, even when the accident was caused by poor maintenance.
On the other hand, city buses are generally operated by state or city governments. In this case, your lawyer will determine who is responsible for the bus and its employees. Then you will likely need to file a claim against the government.
Tour bus accidents can also occur. In this case, the tour bus company might be responsible for the accident. However, there could be other parties involved. For instance, a company might sponsor the tour and thus hold some of the liability.
Once your lawyer determines fault and liability, you can take the next step by filing a legal claim. Then your lawyer will fight for you to help you collect damages.
What To Do After A Bus Accident
If you’ve been in a bus accident, contact the police if the bus driver or company does not do so. Additionally, receive medical attention for your injuries. Sometimes, the symptoms of injuries don’t appear immediately, so it’s crucial to get a medical evaluation, even if you feel okay.
If possible, you should also take photos and videos and write down everything you remember about the accident. Then contact a bus accident lawyer. Your attorney can discuss compensation with the insurance company. If the insurance company refuses to pay a fair settlement, your attorney can prepare to take the case to trial.
Why Choose Wood Injury Law?
Do I Have A Case?
Numerous factors go into a successful bus accident case. You must be able to prove that another party’s actions or negligence led to the accident and that you were injured or have damages as a result. If you don’t meet the criteria, you won’t be able to file a successful claim. Because these cases are so complex, consult with a bus accident lawyer before deciding to move forward. Our firm offers free consultations with an attorney, meaning you can find out if you have a case before committing to hiring a lawyer.
How Much Is Your Case Worth?
Your bus accident lawyer will review the evidence before valuing your claim. The factors that go into valuing a claim include the extent of the injuries, the actions or inactions of the at-fault parties, and the number of companies or people responsible. Also, your long-term prognosis is considered. To begin the process, schedule a free consultation. You’ll go over the case with an attorney. Then the lawyer can review additional evidence and value your claim.
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