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A public transportation agency has a legal duty to keep the public and its passengers safe. When a motor vehicle collision involving a bus occurs, the resulting injuries can be life-changing or fatal. If you were involved in a bus accident, you must file a claim to pursue compensation for your medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and more. However, these types of accident claims can be challenging to investigate.  A bus accident lawyer at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, has decades of experience successfully handling complex bus accident claims. When a bus accident attorney on our legal team gets involved, they’ll begin by gathering and analyzing evidence immediately. They will also handle all communication with the other parties involved so accident victims can focus on recovering from their injuries and moving on with their lives. If you are injured in a bus accident, let the legal team at Child & Jackson help you recover the compensation you’re owed for an accident that was not your fault.

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How Can a Bus Accident Attorney Help?

When you hire a bus accident attorney at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, they will handle every aspect of your accident claim, including:

Gathering and Analyzing Evidence

Your bus accident attorney will gather and analyze evidence, including:

  • Police report
  • Video surveillance from nearby businesses
  • Bus maintenance records
  • Phone records
  • Driving records
  • Employment records
  • Drug and alcohol test results

Consulting with Experts

A bus accident lawyer on our legal team will also work with experts to prove liability and accurately value your damages.

Experts our attorneys may work with include:

  • Accident reconstructionists
  • Private investigators
  • Economists
  • Life care planners
  • Engineers
  • Medical professionals
  • Forensic accountants
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists

And more

Handling all Communication with Insurance Companies

After a bus accident, your bus accident attorney will handle all interactions with the insurer. Insurance providers will use a variety of tactics to try to limit payout, which is why you must allow your bus accident lawyer to handle all communication with them. This will protect your claim and prevent the insurance company from trying to pressure or intimidate you into accepting a lowball settlement offer.

Prepare for Trial

A bus accident lawyer at Child & Jackson will negotiate with the insurance company to reach a fair settlement offer. However, if the insurance company refuses to make a reasonable offer, your attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf.

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If your child is injured in a school bus accident during transport, or you were involved in an accident with a school bus, contact a school bus accident lawyer at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible. We can meet with you to discuss your rights, investigate the accident, and help you recover the full compensation you deserve.

What To Do After a Bus Accident

If you are involved in a bus accident, there are several steps that you should take immediately after the collision as well as in the days and weeks following:

Contact 911

Contact emergency services if anyone is injured. If no one was injured you can contact the non-emergency police line.

Speak with Law Enforcement

When law enforcement arrives at the scene, they will speak with every party involved. When you talk with the police, provide only the facts. If you are asked if you’re injured, say you don’t know, even if you feel fine. Some injuries may not present signs or symptoms for several hours or days following the accident.

Gather Evidence

If it’s safe to do so at the accident scene, gather evidence. This includes taking photos of the accident scene, your injuries, property damage, and anything that may have contributed to the accident.

Obtain Contact Information from Eyewitnesses

If anyone witnessed the accident, obtain their names and contact information. Your bus accident attorney will want to speak with them.

Seek Medical Treatment

Even if your injuries seem minor, you should still be evaluated by a medical professional. This will protect your well-being and establish a link between the accident and your injuries.

Contact a Bus Accident Lawyer

A bus accident attorney at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers should be contacted as soon as possible so they can begin investigating the accident. At our firm, we understand that the aftermath of a bus accident will be stressful and overwhelming. We will help guide you through each step of the legal process and ensure you recover the compensation you’re owed.

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What Compensation Am I Entitled to After a Bus Accident?

If you were involved in a bus accident that was caused by the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to various types of compensation. There is no set amount of compensation in these situations, and every bus crash is different. A skilled bus accident lawyer at Child & Jackson will examine the facts of the case to determine how much compensation to pursue on your behalf. The goal is to obtain the compensation that will make you financially whole. This often includes economic and non-economic compensation, such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical costs
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Lost earning capacity

And more.

Common Types of Injuries Suffered in Bus Accidents

A bus accident can result in minor to life-changing injuries. At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our legal team has handled many cases that have involved the following types of injuries:

  • Spinal cord damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Chest injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones/bone fractures
  • Loss of limb
  • Crush injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Facial injuries
  • Dental injuries
  • Arm and leg injuries

Contact Us Today

If you were injured in a bus accident that was caused by a negligent driver, contact Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation. Our bus accident lawyers have decades of experience fighting insurance companies for the compensation our clients deserve and can provide the dedicated and knowledgeable legal guidance and advice you need during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation. 

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