Long Island Bus Accident Lawyer
If a bus crash has left you with injuries, medical bills, and other damages, find out how to obtain the full compensation the responsible party owes you by working with a Long Island bus accident lawyer.
Riding the bus has its ups and downs, but getting caught in the middle of a crash involving a bus can have lifelong consequences for everyone involved. Getting compensated for these injuries is a complicated process, however, and the first step toward full compensation is speaking with a Long Island bus accident lawyer from Siler & Ingber, LLP. Our team can help you build a compelling case that ends with justice and comprehensive compensation.
Considerations in Bus Crash Claims
Bus accidents typically involve public transportation buses, but you could also have been injured in a wreck with a school or private bus. These specifics can greatly affect who the at-fault parties might be and how your claim needs to be handled.
For example, if your crash involved a city or school bus, then it’s likely that a government entity will be at least partially at fault. This means that there will be additional steps to take when filing your personal injury claim and special time restrictions. Specifically, there is a ninety-day time limit for filing notice of your injury claim against the government.
If the government then denies your claim, you can move on to filing a normal personal injury claim to seek damages in court. Your Long Island bus accident lawyer will make certain that every step of your claim is handled correctly and in a timely manner.
Identifying Who’s at Fault for a Bus Wreck
Bus crashes can be extremely complicated when it comes to determining fault. The accident could be due to poor road conditions, another driver’s reckless behavior, the bus driver’s error, or something else. Common causes of bus accidents are as follows:
- Poor road conditions, such as potholes and inadequate markings
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Fatigued driving, particularly on the bus driver’s part
- Poor maintenance
- Defective bus parts or tires
Your Long Island bus accident lawyer will investigate, collect evidence, and build a case to prove your need for compensation and who the liable parties are. As buses are typically commercial or public transportation vehicles, there can be many groups and individuals that deal with the bus on a daily basis—and more than one of them could have been responsible for causing the wreck.
Bus Accident Compensation
You may have been severely injured or even permanently disabled. The costs and losses associated with these conditions can all be included in your personal injury claim. The at-fault parties or their insurer will often approach you with an inadequate offer that may barely cover the obvious costs to you and your family. Our firm will ensure that you get the most compensation possible by factoring in all the future losses and non-economic damages in addition to your current financial damages.
Listed below are a few examples of damages and losses that you might be able to claim if they apply to your injury case:
- Immediate and future medical costs
- Income loss and diminishment
- Accommodations for any new disabilities
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost enjoyment of life
Consult with a Long Island Bus Crash Attorney
If you have been injured in an accident with any type of bus, you deserve an attorney who is willing to fight for your full compensation. You need to speak with a Long Island bus accident lawyer from Siler & Ingber, LLP so that we can help you build a rock-solid case that will hold the negligent parties accountable. Contact us at 1-516-294-2666 or fill out the form on this page to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation as soon as possible.