South Hill Bus Accident Lawyer

Every year, Americans take billions of trips on public transportation. And for good reason: riding the bus reduces traffic burdens and is good for the environment. Statistically, you’re much less likely to end up in an accident on public transportation than driving your own car. However, if you’ve been in an accident involving a bus, you might be wondering who will pay for your medical bills, pain, and suffering. If so, call a South Hill bus accident lawyer from our team.

We offer free, no obligation case reviews. This is an opportunity to have a skilled lawyer hear what happened to you and identify what legal options you might have.

Bus Accident Injuries Can Be Serious

Due to their large size and much like large trucks, busses can be dangerous and even deadly when involved in a collision.

Some common injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries. A TBI can be a life-altering event with an uncertain prognosis. Often, a victim will need extensive medical care and significant time to recuperate. This could impact a victim’s ability to work or resume normal day-to-day activities.
  • Broken bones. Passengers in a bus can be flung around the seats and aisles, resulting in broken bones.
  • Lacerations and cuts. Unfortunately, there are many opportunities for victims to be punctured and cut by crushing metal and broken glass.
  • Burns. We don’t often think about burn injuries in a vehicle accident, but they are surprisingly common. Victims can be burned when they come into contact with the engine, road, or even deployed airbags.

It should go without saying that if you’ve been in a bus accident, it’s important to seek medical care as soon as you’re able. Sometimes, you’re not aware how badly you’ve been hurt immediately following the accident. A doctor can assess the extent of your injuries and help outline a path for recovery.

Who’s Responsible for a Bus Accident?

You might think that the bus driver is responsible for the accident, but it’s not always as straightforward. Consider the following:

  • If the bus driver works for a private company – that company could also be at fault.
  • If the bus driver works for a city or school – you’ll now be dealing with a municipality.
  • Another driver could have caused or contributed to the crash – they could be held liable.
  • Roadway hazards can cause crashes – it’s possible the city’s to blame.
  • Busses could malfunction – the manufacturer could be responsible.

Believe it or not, it’s possible to have multiple defendants in a bus accident. And, you could have multiple victims including passengers, drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. See how this could get complicated in short order?

When you involve one of our skilled attorneys, we’ll get to the bottom of what happened and who’s responsible. From there, we can take action to pursue compensation on your behalf.

Statute of Limitations for Bus Accident Claims in Washington

Like most other personal injury claims, you have three years from the bus accident to file a claim (per RCW 4.16.080). However, we urge you to not delay in reaching out to one of our lawyers! The longer you wait, the harder it may be to gather critical evidence.

Calling us sooner rather than later only increases your chances for securing the best settlement possible.

Call Us Today

The first step is to call a South Hill bus accident lawyer for a free case evaluation. Again, there’s no obligation to meet with one of our lawyers. Plus, you only pay us a fee if we’re able to win your case. That’s right – there’s nothing to pay upfront.

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