Richmond Bus Accident Lawyers
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In Richmond, bus accidents happen every year. The lawyers with Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci are experienced with handling these types of cases on behalf of bus passengers and can help you get back on your feet after an unfortunate event. If you’ve been injured (or worse), or your child has been hurt in a school bus accident, contact us for free case evaluation today. One of our attorneys will tell you more about how we may be able to help with your bus accident claim.
Why Are Bus Accidents so Dangerous?
There are a few reasons why bus accidents are unlike other types of motor vehicle accidents, like a typical car accident. First, buses are large and difficult to maneuver. They can easily crush smaller cars and other vehicles.
Second, buses often travel at high speeds on crowded streets. This makes it difficult for drivers to stop quickly if there’s an emergency. Third, many bus accident victims are elderly people or children on school buses who may not be able to protect themselves in the event of a bus crash.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bus accident, you need to speak with an experienced attorney with Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci as soon as possible. Our highly skilled lawyers can help you get the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries. They’ll work on a contingency basis, so you won’t have to pay them anything unless they win your case.
What Are The Causes of Bus Accidents?
In most instances, driver error is usually what causes these accidents, because some bus drivers aren’t familiar with their buses or city streets. They will oftentimes hit other vehicles as a result. An accident involving a bus can occur for many other reasons as well. These include distracted driving, driver fatigue, and many others. Bus drivers, like anyone else who operates motor vehicles, can run traffic signs and cause devastating accidents.
There are a few things you can do as a passenger to stay safe during bus rides in the future: always wear your seat belt, don’t distract the driver (like by talking on the phone), and move away from large vehicles if safety becomes an issue.
If you’ve been injured in a bus accident, contact us today for free legal consultation. We’ll work hard to get you every dollar out of your case – even if it means taking other parties like insurance companies to court. Our lawyers know how to deal with the complexities involved in litigating bus accident claims, and we also have an extensive track record of success. If an insurance company has denied you fair compensation, our attorneys will be extremely well prepared to go to court. You’ll always be able to count on us to always protect your rights.
What Are The Most Common Injuries in Bus Accidents in Richmond?
The most common serious injuries suffered by bus accident victims include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries and back injuries. Bus accidents can also lead to other injuries to passengers, including broken bones and more. Even supposedly minor injuries, such as mild brain injuries, can sometimes result in exorbitant medical expenses.
The pain from bus crashes can linger for years after the accident occurs, requiring long-term medical treatment. If our firm takes action against the bus company, the bus driver, or anyone responsible for your bus accident injuries, we will have the resources and expertise to help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve. Our personal injury attorneys will work tirelessly on your case until you receive financial compensation for any bus accident injuries you or a loved one may have suffered.
What To Do if You’ve Been Injured in a Bus Accident?
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a bus accident, immediately get whatever help you can from a medical professional. Your next step should be to contact one of our dedicated bus accident lawyers. We’ll start working on your case right away so we can help you obtain fair compensation for the suffering you’ve been forced to endure due to someone else’s negligence.
It will be very important that you don’t try to take on this type of case on your own. Transportation companies such as commercial bus lines have expensive lawyers on their side. The insurance company involved in your case will also have high-priced professionals working on their behalf.
Without an attorney working for you, you’ll face an increased risk of not obtaining fair compensation – you might not receive any compensation at all. Don’t take that chance.
Who is Responsible for Your Bus Accident in Richmond?
Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help determine who or what entity should be held liable for damages resulting from a bus accident. These parties may include:
- The bus driver or the bus company.
- The bus manufacturer, or any company responsible for repairing the bus.
- The municipality, public transportation authority, or other government agency responsible for maintaining or operating the bus; and/or
- Any other party whose gross negligence caused your injuries.
It’s important to remember these are just some of the potential defendants in your case who could be held liable for your accident. Our attorneys are experienced in handling these types of cases and are ready to get started on your behalf; we will determine every liable party, and work to get them to pay for your damages.
We understand being injured in a bus accident can be a difficult time, so we’ll do everything possible to make the legal process as painless for you as possible.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Bus Accidents in Richmond
Per Virginia law, the statute of limitations on these types of cases is very short (just two years). That’s why it’s so important to speak with one of our attorneys as soon as possible after your bus accident. We’ll start working on your case right away and ensure you get all the compensation you deserve before time runs out.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Lawyer?
We will work on your accident case and provide you with legal representation for free until we’ve resolved the matter or won your case. We want to take the stress of dealing with bus companies, insurance companies, and the legal system off your plate. Contact us today for a free consultation. We offer free consultations and work on contingency fees meaning there is only cost to you if we win your bus accident case.
What Kinds of Damages Can I Pursue After a Bus Accident?
Our lawyers are ready to start working on your case right away so you can receive all available compensation for your injuries – including:
- Pain and suffering.
- Medical costs.
- Lost wages.
- Diminished future earning capacity or loss of career.
- Property damage (if any).
If you have been injured in a bus accident, contact us today for free legal consultation. Whether you’re pursuing a personal injury claim or a wrongful death lawsuit, our attorneys will do everything possible to get you maximum compensation for your damages. We serve clients throughout Virginia. If time is of the essence, we can also meet with you at your home or hospital.
How Long will My Case Take?
Every case is different, and the time it takes to resolve a bus accident case will vary depending on the facts of each individual case. However, the lawyers with Cantor Grana Buckner and Bucci are experienced in handling these types of cases and will do everything possible to get you the money you deserve as quickly as possible.
What Should I Bring with Me when I Meet with My Lawyer?
When meeting with your lawyer for the first time, be sure to bring any documentation or evidence related to your bus accident. This may include:
- Police reports.
- Medical bills.
- Photographs of the scene or injuries.
- Witnesses’ contact information.
- Documentation of lost wages and/or diminished future earning capacity.
All this evidence will be crucial to helping your attorney build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
What Happens after I Speak with a Richmond Bus Accident Attorney?
After you’ve spoken with your lawyer, we’ll start working on your case immediately by:
- Investigating the facts surrounding the incident to determine how the accident happened.
- Gathering any relevant evidence such as witness statements or police reports.
- Contacting all parties involved in the incident to gather their side of the story.
Oftentimes this is when an insurance company will offer a settlement figure. If that settlement isn’t good enough, we will prepare for trial.
The attorneys at Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci are experienced in dealing with insurance companies, judges, and juries so you can rest assured that everything possible has been done on your behalf.
Choose The Right Bus Accident Lawyer
Choosing the right lawyer can be a difficult decision. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing your bus accident attorney:
- Make sure that they have experience handling cases like yours.
- Ask about their record of awards and verdicts for past clients.
- Meet with them face to face to get an idea of how professional they are.
Our Richmond personal injury lawyers will do everything possible on your case until we’ve resolved it or won in a court of law. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.