Federal Way Bus Accident Lawyer

Over the years, our Federal Way bus accident lawyers have worked hard to win settlements for victims. Besides the pain involved with their injuries, bus accident victims are often left with steep medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.

If you or a loved one has been in a bus accident, please schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

What Makes Bus Accidents Different

Bus accidents tend to be more complicated than most motor vehicle accidents.

Here are some of the differences:

  • More victims: Buses have the capacity to carry more passengers. Due to the larger size of bus, it’s possible more vehicles or pedestrians may have been struck
  • More parties involved: Responsible parties could include the bus driver, their employer, and possibly, government agencies. This could mean dealing with multiple insurance policies, adjustors, or attorneys
  • More severe injuries: Unfortunately, the larger size and higher capacity can mean victims sustain more significant injuries

Given this, we do not recommend you try to pursue a bus accident on your own. Talk to one of our skilled attorneys first.

School Bus Accident Claims

Unfortunately, all buses can be involved in accidents, including school buses. Even though school bus drivers receive special training, errors can still occur. Some causes of school bus accidents include:

  • Inadequate driver training or experience
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Driver impairment (such as drunk driving)
  • Distracted driving
  • Mechanical failure of the bus

School bus accidents can pose serious threats to children, who are the primary passengers. Without seatbelts, children can be thrown into the aisles or hit their heads against the windows. It’s not uncommon to see head injuries, fractures, and broken bones.

Recovering Damages in a Bus Accident Claim

If you’ve been a victim of a bus accident, you’re entitled to receive compensation. In the State of Washington, you can recover for up to three types of damages:

  1. Economic damages: This category includes items such as lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses related to your accident
  2. Non-economic damages: These damages cover pain and suffering, mental anguish, and lifestyle impacts you’ve faced since the accident
  3. Punitive damages: Punitive damages come into play if the defendant is shown to have acted in a reckless way. For instance, we can sometimes win punitive damages for our clients if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the collision

The amount of the settlement depends on many factors including the severity of your injuries, who’s responsible, and your economic damages. One of our attorneys can provide insight about the value of your claim after an initial consultation.

Call a Federal Way Bus Accident Attorney Today

Please call our Federal Way bus accident lawyers quickly if you’ve been injured in a bus accident. In the State of Washington, you have three years to file a bus accident claim.

The first step is to schedule a no-fee, no consultation to discuss your case. From there, we work on a contingency basis. This means you only pay us if we’re able to win you a settlement.

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