If you or a family member were involved in a city, coach, party, or school bus wreck, you could be entitled to compensation. Your physical injuries, property damage, and other expenses and losses may be recoverable. We will investigate the cause of your accident and build the strongest possible case for you. During your free consultation, our team will review your legal options and the merits of your case.
Once we take you on as our client, our bus accident lawyer can collect evidence and negotiate a fair and appropriate settlement with the at-fault party and their insurance provider. Leave your case to us. At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we fight for the compensation you need and deserve, so you can focus on recovery.
Compensation Our Bus Accident Lawyer Will Recover for You
A collision with a bus is likely to leave you and any passengers in your car with far more extensive injuries than the bus driver. When our law firm represents you, we fight hard to recover the following damages from the responsible party:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Treatment-related travel expenses
- Property damage or total loss of property
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Wrongful Death Damages
According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) statistics, there were 156 bus accident fatalities in 2020. We know that if you are dealing with such a loss, legal action may be the last thing on your mind. However, we are committed to handling your case from beginning to end with as little extra burden on your shoulders as possible.
If your family lost a loved one in a bus accident, our personal injury lawyer will help you recover wrongful death damages. These can include the costs of your loved one’s funeral and burial and your loss of their financial and domestic contributions to your family.
How the Statute of Limitations Impacts Your Right to Compensation
Like every state in the U.S., yours has a predefined filing deadline. Called a statute of limitations, this deadline determines how much time you have to file a lawsuit if your case cannot be resolved with a settlement agreement. In general:
- North Carolina provides you three years from the date of the collision to file your personal injury lawsuit, according to G.S. § 1-52. You also have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file your wrongful death lawsuit, according to G.S. § 1-53.
- South Carolina provides you three years from the date of the collision to file your personal injury lawsuit and three years from the date of passing to file your wrongful death lawsuit, according to S.C. Ann § 15-3-530.
The statute of limitations can change based on certain actions taken by the at-fault party and on the age of anyone injured in your vehicle. The potential changes to the filing deadline do not change its mandatory compliance. The best way to ensure your case meets all notification and filing deadlines is to let our bus accident attorney handle it for you.
Causes and Contributing Factors in Bus Wrecks
A bus wreck can temporarily or permanently change your life. The injuries you suffer in a bus wreck can also leave you with mounting medical bills at the same time they prevent you from working to support yourself and your family.
Bus wrecks can be caused by:
- Driver inattention
- Driver inexperience
- Fatigued driving
- Speeding or recklessness
- Bus malfunctions
- Driving under the influence
Understanding the cause of the collision is an important part of identifying the at-fault party and recovering damages for you. That’s why our firm will devote its time and resources to an investigation that will uncover the cause of your collision.
We Work Hard to Build a Compelling Evidence File for You
The case file our bus accident lawyer builds for you will tell representatives for both sides what happened before, during, and after the collision. Evidence we collect on your behalf can include:
- Accident report
- Medical records
- Accident scene photos
- Witness statements
- Bus driver history
- Bus maintenance records
The difference in size between a bus of any kind and your smaller passenger vehicle can leave you with serious injuries. The costs of your recovery could be recovered from the at-fault party. To ensure this portion of your case is accurate, we gather additional evidence including your medical bills, work history, and vehicle repair or replacement estimates.
Why You Can Depend on the Team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC
Building your personal injury or wrongful death case and dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company can be complex and time-consuming. While you cope with your recovery, you may not want to deal with the intricacies of putting your case together.
When you turn to our client-focused legal team for support, we do all the following on your behalf:
- Conduct a detailed investigation
- Assess your recoverable damages
- Collect and submit supporting evidence
- Canvass for photos and video footage
- Handle all case-related communication
- Complete and submit insurance claim forms
- Provide ongoing updates on your case
- Negotiate a favorable monetary settlement
- Represent you in court if necessary
Leave the hard work and legwork to our team. We will listen to your version of events with compassion and kindness. We work hard to prove the at-fault party’s actions and your right to recover damages.
Get Legal Service and Support When You Need It Most
Concerns about legal fees should not prevent anyone from having legal representation in the aftermath of a negligence-based accident. Our law firm will accept your case on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you will have no upfront or out-of-pocket costs. It also means we will cover any upfront, investigative, or filing fees related to your case.
We do not expect or accept compensation from you until we recover your settlement or verdict. This means you won’t pay us out of your own pocket.
Get Started With a Free Review of Your Bus Wreck Case
If you or a loved one was injured in a bus wreck, you could have the basis of a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. Our bus accident lawyer will review the details of your case and explain your options for financial compensation. Get your free consultation by contacting one of our Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC team members today.