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Bus Accident Lawyers

Serving bus accident victims

The lawyers at The Doan Law Firm understand how quickly a lapse in judgement or a distraction can cause a bus driver to make a mistake that can lead to an accident. Additionally, we are also aware of the fact that when the bus company is negligent in the maintenance of the bus, it can result in mechanical failure, which can lead to a devastating accident — injuring bus passengers and other motorists. Our bus accident attorneys have an exceptional amount of experience in dealing with bus accidents, and we are committed to pursuing bus companies in order to recover damages for our clients.

While public transportation is an immeasurable asset for major cities, providing a service that is vital to ensure that those who do not own vehicles can afford to make their commutes to work, shopping and entertainment destinations, the failure of a public transportation bus driver to follow safety protocol, or the failure of the bus company to properly maintain the bus, can lead to catastrophic injuries for passengers, other motorists and even pedestrians. When this happens, the lawyers here at The Doan Law Firm are prepared to aggressively pursue the compensation that our clients deserve.

The sheer size of buses, alone, increases the magnitude of the damage that is caused during an accident. For those who survive the accident, injuries can be major. The average passenger vehicle is no match for a full-sized bus. Even something as simple as a sideswipe from a bus can cause a car to be driven into oncoming traffic, which can lead to tragic consequences. While no one wants to find themselves in a bus accident, when it does happen, we will be there fighting for the victims in order to ensure that their best interests are represented. Our law firm has a complete team of seasoned investigators who work for us, investigating the facts, causes and accident liability.

If you have been injured in a bus accident, or you have a family member who was killed in a bus crash, contact our office to schedule an appointment to speak with an experienced bus accident lawyer. Lawyers at The Doan Law Firm will take the time to review the facts of your case to determine if you have cause to demand compensation for your injuries and losses. You can complete the simple online contact form, and we will contact you to schedule your free initial consultation immediately.

Bus Operators Owe Passengers the Highest Level of Safety

Generally, buses are defined as a vehicle that has the capacity to transport 10 or more passengers, with the exclusion of the driver. When bus drivers are transporting individuals who can be considered to be public passengers, the drivers are considered common carriers, meaning that they are held to the highest standard of providing care and safety for passengers. Despite the effort of bus companies to meet the standard of care, accidents still happen, and people are hurt. When these accidents take place, they have the potential to leave the injured parties with enormous medical bills, financial difficulties and personal loss.

Bus Accident Lawyers serving Nationwide

Immediately after a bus accident, it is likely that you will be dealing with a combination of things that can place you in a position of vulnerability. If your injuries are serious enough, you could be dealing with the inability to work, accumulating medical bills, the fear associated with the uncertainty of your future, and more. This is not a time to attempt to deal with the bus company and their representatives on your own. At The Doan Law Firm, we are equipped and prepared to fight for victims of bus accidents. Due to the fact that the injuries associated with bus accidents can be devastating, it is vital to get started on building the case against the bus company as soon as possible. We will review your case to determine what we believe to be the best course of action. We will then advise you of our findings, providing you with enough information that you will be able to determine how you wish to proceed. Based on your wishes, we will proceed, keeping you in the loop throughout the entire process.

Due to our extensive experience in filing personal injury claims against bus companies, we are aware of the deadlines enforced by state law, and we will move aggressively forward to make sure that all of the proper paperwork is filed on time and in order. It is likely that the bus company, their insurance company or the attorneys representing the bus company will offer you a settlement, with hopes of settling the case as quickly as possible for as little as possible. We don't recommend that you accept any settlement offer without first having one of our attorneys review it. It is highly likely that a settlement offer that quickly will likely be far less than what you actually deserve.

An injury accident of any kind can be a very emotional and frightening experience for both, the injured and their families. When you are struggling to deal with the initial impact of the accident, the last thing that you may be thinking about is the legal aspects of your situation, but unfortunately, you will need to take action in a relatively short period of time if you are going to recover damages. This is where we come in. Your accumulating medical bills and other losses, such as loss wages and pain and suffering, are all a part of the compensation that you are entitled to, and we will fight aggressively to make sure that you receive every dime that you deserve.

If you have been injured in a bus accident, contact our office for your initial consultation with an experienced attorney. We will review the facts of the case and prepare a strategy to ensure that we are able to represent your best interests moving forward.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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