If you have suffered an injury in a bus accident, you can file a personal injury claim. You will more than likely be able to file a claim to recover compensation for your damages. If you have been injured in a bus accident, our personal injury lawyers may be able to help you recover any lost wages, medical bills, medical treatment, pain and suffering, and any other financial losses you have had to encounter.
Filing a claim is possible because several liable parties could have played a part in and been at fault for your bus accident. In a personal injury lawsuit, you could be seeking compensation from a bus company, bus driver, or government agency, for example.
At The Law Place, we will do all we can to ensure that you win the justice you deserve for your injury case. Our attorneys are highly experienced working within personal injury law and have helped countless clients file personal injury claims. An attorney-client relationship at our law firm is built on a great deal of commitment. You can trust that we will do all we can to ensure you win the compensation you are entitled to. To schedule a free consultation with one of our injury lawyers, call us now at (941) 444-4444.
Can I Sue if I Was a Passenger in a Car Accident?
If you have been injured as a passenger in a car accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit and sue, but only for certain injuries. This is because Florida is a no-fault insurance state. To sue a driver after a car crash, your injuries have to amount to a certain dollar threshold. There are also other legal requirements that have to have been met if you wish to file a lawsuit and sue a driver in the State of Florida. If you have been injured as a passenger in a car crash or bus accident, you will need to have experienced any of the following in order to sue:
- Substantially disabled for at least 90 days.
- Significant disfigurement.
- A permanent or significant limitation of the use of an organ or body member.
If you think that you may be able to sue a driver for your injuries, you should contact a lawyer at our law firm for a free consultation. A lawyer will be able to examine the facts of your crash and injury to determine whether it may be possible for you to file a lawsuit.
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How Do I Claim After a Bus Accident?
If you have been injured in a bus accident and you are wondering how you can claim, we can help you. Florida is a no-fault state, which means that injury victims will most of the time seek compensation for their personal injury claim from their insurance company. It is uncommon for victims to seek compensation from a bus driver, government agency, or public bus company directly. Most of the time, compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more will be sought from the victim’s insurance company.
There are a few instances where a victim can file a personal injury claim against a bus driver, public bus company, or government entity directly.
If a government entity caused an accident that left you with debilitating injuries, you could file an accident claim against them. Although, filing a claim against a governmental entity is challenging because the claim window is typically shorter than the one available for a standard claim filed against a private carrier. If you are wondering how you can claim after a bus accident in Florida, please contact our law firm today.
What Evidence Is Needed for a Personal Injury Claim?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, we would strongly recommend that you hire a bus accident lawyer to offer you some legal advice and help you file your personal injury claim against your insurance company. However, you are within your legal right to file a claim by yourself. No matter if you hire a lawyer or decide to seek compensation alone for your bus accident injury, you will need to gather the following evidence:
- Medical bills.
- Medical care records.
- Photographs and videos of the bus crash scene.
- Police reports.
- Lost income and lost wages are caused by time off work.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover?
If you have been injured as a passenger in a bus or car accident, you will likely be able to recover a financial payout to cover the following damages.
These bills can include overnight hospital stays, surgeries, doctor appointments, prescription drugs, and much more. Not only this, but you can receive a financial payout to cover future medical treatment if you have sustained a permanent injury.
If the injuries you have sustained in a bus crash have prevented you from working, we can help you win back this income you have lost. If your injury has prevented you from completing work like you once did, you can be compensated for a reduced earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
These damages are difficult to quantify. These damages cover all of the emotional distress and trauma you have had to experience as a result of your accident. We recommend that you contact one of our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation if you are thinking of claiming these damages. Our legal team will ensure that you will receive the maximum possible financial settlement to cover all of your suffering. We recognize that no amount of money will ever take away your trauma, but it can help ease any financial burdens you may be encountering as a result of your accident.
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Can I Claim Whiplash if I Was a Passenger?
Bus accidents can cause a range of injuries, whiplash being one of the most common injuries sustained. If you have suffered whiplash as a passenger in a car or bus crash, you will be able to claim for your injury. A lawyer at The Law Place will be able to help you recover the costs for any medical bills or pain and suffering that you have encountered as a result of your injury.
When Should I File a Personal Injury Claim?
You should file a personal injury claim as soon after you have been injured in a bus accident as possible. The sooner you act, the greater the chance of success. This is because it will be easier to gather evidence from the public transportation company, witness statements, medical records, and much more. Not only this, but the sooner witness statements are recorded after the bus accident, the greater credibility they will hold.
It is also important to file a personal injury claim quickly because of Florida’s strict statute of limitations, as outlined under Florida Statute 95.11. The law states that bus accident victims only have four years to file a claim for compensation. This length of time is even shorter if your claim involves a government entity. Once these years have passed, a case will be barred. Four years may seem like quite a long time, but the years can pass rapidly. It is important to file a claim as soon as possible because you don’t want to risk missing out.
If you have suffered injuries and are unsure about filing an injury claim or injury lawsuit, you should contact our law offices today. An attorney at our law firm will be able to offer you some legal advice and answer any questions that you may have. Call our law firm today to find out what we can do for you and your bus accident injury case.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
In the State of Florida, many people assume that hiring a personal injury lawyer is a huge expense and unaffordable for most people. This is simply not the case. If you and your loved ones have been the victims of bus accidents, we would strongly recommend that you at least get in contact with one of our bus accident lawyers. By seeking our help, you will not be losing anything. This is because we operate on a contingency basis, also commonly referred to as a no-win-no-fee basis. This simply means that you do not have to pay us a dollar upfront. All of our legal fees are deducted from the final settlements we achieve for our clients. This makes hiring one of our lawyers completely accessible and affordable.
Our contingency work is monitored by The State Bar Association. They publish rules about how law firms are allowed to operate, and we abide by every single one of them. You can ensure that your bus accident case is in the most trustworthy and capable hands. To find out more about how our fee structure works, call the attorneys at our law offices today for a free consultation. An attorney will be able to answer any of your questions and queries.
Should I Contact The Law Place?
Bus accidents can be catastrophic and leave people seriously injured in these accidents. If buses have caused you or a loved one to suffer an injury, you should call The Law Place today. We have helped countless clients receive a financial payout from their insurance companies after suffering injuries as vehicle passengers.
We have practice areas all over Florida, so no matter where you have suffered your injuries, we will have a lawyer near you ready to help. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to listen to your call. To schedule a free case review with a reputable and highly experienced member of our team, contact us today!
Call us now at (941) 444-4444.