Bus drivers go through a lot of training to keep their passengers safe, but bus accidents still happen. Bus passengers and other drivers are more likely to get injured after bus accidents. Besides their injuries, they’ll also suffer expensive financial costs.
If someone else’s negligence harmed you through a bus accident, our Elk Grove personal injury lawyers are ready to help you. Triumph Law has the resources you need to get the compensation you deserve. Stop focusing on your financial losses and turn toward your recovery with our help.
Recoverable Damages After a Bus Accident
You can collect compensatory damages to cover your losses after a bus accident by filing a personal injury lawsuit. We can help you file one against the at-fault driver, their employer, or their insurance provider. You can make a claim against several parties in most bus accident cases.
Some of the economic damages you could recover include all expenses for your medical care after the accident, any property damage you’ve suffered, and lost wages you couldn’t earn because you were injured. We can project some of these costs into the future if it will take you a long time to recover from your injuries.
You may also be eligible for non-economic damages. Bus accidents leave victims with an incredible amount of pain and suffering. Non-economic damages can make up the bulk of your compensation package, but only if you have an accident lawyer on your side that knows how to negotiate with the insurers.
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How does Fault Work in Bus Accidents?
If you’re a passenger on the bus, it’s extremely rare that you’ll be the one to blame. Buses are common carriers. This means bus drivers and their employers have a responsibility to keep you safe on the road. It’s typical to make a claim against the driver and their employer, even if a third-party driver caused the accident.
You can also sue for other reasons. Mechanical failure or improper maintenance could open liability to whoever was responsible for these tasks. More rarely, road debris or poor road maintenance could open liability to the city, county, or state.
It all depends on what the situation is. Even if you contributed to the fault in the accident, you may still recover compensation, though it will be lowered depending on how much fault you contributed compared to others. Let Triumph Law untangle what happened and explain your legal options.
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Are Your Services Expensive?
Anyone could be the victim of a bus accident. It would be unjust if only those with enough money could hire a personal injury lawyer after an accident. We know you may be financially struggling after your accident, which is why our Elk Grove bus accident lawyers accept cases on a contingency fee basis.
No fees will come out of your pocket and we only get paid if you win your case. If you win, the attorney will take a percentage of the final award or settlement. The amount depends on the complexity of the case.
Different law firms will charge different amounts. A typical amount for bus accident cases is in the region of 33-45%. This may sound like a lot, but any lawyer worth your time can explain to you how they will get far more money than facing the insurers on your own.
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How a Lawyer Helps You Maximize Your Claim
Insurance companies dislike paying claims. They’ve spent a long time working out ways to pay people as little as they can. The more expensive your claim is, the more likely you’ll face tactics to discredit your claim.
They prey on your ignorance about how the law works and how much your case is really worth. However, you have a weapon to fight back against these tactics when you hire a bus accident lawyer in Elk Grove. We know the local laws, the tactics, and how to maximize the value of your claim.
Through in-depth investigations, counterclaims, shrewd negotiation, and even trials, we know how to get you the most money possible for your case. Our results speak for themselves. We’ve helped victims across California triumph in court, and we can help you do the same.
Things to Do Before Your Consultation
There are some pieces of evidence you can bring to your consultation to help us know how strong your case is. If you took any photos or videos of the scene, the bus, your injuries, or anything else related to your accident, bring it with you. Also, bring the contact information of any witnesses.
If you haven’t seen a doctor yet, do so before calling us. The best time to see a doctor is within the first 24 hours of an accident. Go even if you feel fine; injuries can hide because of adrenaline. Tell them you’ve been in an accident and keep a record of your visit and its cost.
This evidence will help us determine whether you have a case and if we can help you. However, we know some accidents are too severe for you to do anything at the scene. Don’t hesitate to call Triumph Law Firm even if you have nothing. We can still help you.
How Long Will My Case Take?
This depends on the strength of your evidence, the complexity of your case, and how far we must take it to win. Most cases take at least a few weeks. If your case must go to trial, it can take much longer.
Once you have a lawyer, we can negotiate with your doctors to delay billing for medical care related to your accident so you can get the treatment you need. We’ll add those costs to your claim.
Contact Triumph Law Firm Right Away
California allows a two-year gap between your injuries and when you must sue. In cases involving a government, that gap shrinks to six months. Calling Triumph Law as soon as you can after you’ve seen a doctor. That gives us time to build a strong case and negotiate with the insurers before we‘re forced to file a lawsuit.
Don’t negotiate with the insurers on your own. Schedule a free consultation with our bus accident lawyers in Elk Grove by calling the number on your screen or through our contact page. We’ll explain your legal options and how we can help you.