Bus service is a vital transportation line for many people in Roseville, but all riders take a risk when they get on. A bus driver could get into an accident and leave you with injuries, pain, and expensive treatments. Fortunately, there is a way you can get justice.
Triumph Law has personal injury accident lawyers in Roseville ready to help you if you’ve been the victim of a bus accident. Whether the bus driver caused it or another driver, you have the right to seek compensation. The Roseville bus accident attorneys at Triumph Law will help you get it through an insurance claim or a lawsuit.
Steps to Take After a Bus Accident
The first step after any accident is to get medical attention as soon as possible. After you’re stabilized, you can speak with our bus accident attorneys. Prompt medical treatment will help you heal faster and help your claim.
If you shrug off your injuries because of adrenaline and then go a few days later, an insurer may argue that the bus driver did not cause your injuries. Don’t let them trick you. See a doctor and talk with Triumph Law to learn your legal options.
You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We will pursue these for you while you heal. We can take the insurers to court if we cannot come to a fair settlement. We’ll even take the government to court if you were harmed riding public transit.
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Bus Accidents are Complex
In an auto accident, there are only a few people involved. A bus accident can involve dozens of people on board, along with anyone else caught in the crash. Many people could have suffered severe and life-altering injuries.
These crashes also raise difficult insurance questions. Most victims do not have the knowledge or the energy to fight for their share on their own, but we do. Our Roseville bus accident lawyers know how to communicate with insurers to make sure your claim is heard.
We are ready to fight at your side until you get maximum compensation. Whether through negotiating for a fair settlement or fighting in court for justice, we are committed to helping you get the results you want after your bus accident.
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Who Can Hold Fault in a Roseville Bus Accident Claim?
The first step to getting compensation is identifying who is at fault for your bus accident. There are many possible parties, and many bus accident cases involve more than one defendant.
Sorting through who holds liability and how much is part of our job. Here are some of the parties that could be sued:
First, there is the bus driver. Bus drivers are responsible for the well-being of all their passengers since buses are considered common carriers. If we determine they caused the accident, you can make a claim against their insurance.
Bus companies must hire qualified drivers, train them properly, and enforce safety rules. Some bus companies fail to do these things. Employers may also push drivers to do unsafe things or violate bus regulations.
Even if the company did nothing wrong, you may still sue them through vicarious liability. All employers are responsible for the actions of their employees while they’re doing their job. Thus, if the driver is liable, then the odds are good you can also sue the bus company.
It’s possible that another driver was responsible for the crash. If so, they may also become part of your claim or lawsuit. This can be challenging if all the passengers have a claim, but a Roseville bus accident lawyer can sort through the specifics.
Mechanical failure can also cause accidents, which puts mechanics and manufacturers at risk for liability.
Poor road conditions could create dangers that put your local government at risk of a lawsuit. School districts can also be sued. While these parties are rarer to sue, these are parties we need to investigate as part of our work for you.
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What Can I Recover After a Bus Accident?
A bus accident can erode your ability to support yourself and your family. Depending on your injuries, you may have to leave your job and spend weeks in long-term care. The costs can become astronomical.
As your lawyer, we will make sure you get the financial help you need to become whole again after a bus accident. This includes costs now and in the future. We will evaluate the costs of your accident before we talk with the insurers. We’ll look for:
- Medical expenses now and in the future
- Lost wages and lost future earnings
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- And more
If an insurer has come to you with a settlement offer, do not accept it until you’ve spoken with our lawyers. Accepting a settlement offer too soon can leave you without enough money.
Our team will negotiate on your behalf to get the best deal possible, and we’ll take the insurers to court if they do not comply.
Contact Our Roseville Bus Accident Lawyers Now
Triumph Law knows how life-altering a bus accident can be for you and your family. Our team is ready to help you through the legal process and get you the money you need to put your life back together.
Contact us to learn your rights and legal options after a bus crash. If we believe you have a case, our team will work for you for free until you win compensation. All consultations are also free.
Under California law, you have two years to start your claim before you cannot get compensation, so you must hasten to get your case started before it’s too late. Call our office or use our online contact form now to get started.