If you or a loved one suffered a bus accident in Marion, NC, you might have a serious injury that’s keeping you from working, or your loved one may have even lost their life. The whole family may be feeling the effects of the wreck.
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can help to relieve some of those effects. For example, if you’re not working right now, one of our lawyers may be able to recover your family’s lost income and benefits, as well as your other damages. Our personal injury lawyers may even be able to sue the bus company or local government for your damages. In a simple consultation, we’ll tell you more about what your Marion bus accident lawyer will do for you.
What Damages Can You Recover After a Marion, NC, Bus Wreck?
As a victim of a personal injury incident, you deserve fair compensation. Regardless of whether you were a passenger, pedestrian, driver, or another party, you can seek compensation for your accident-related losses.
If you’re the victim of the wreck, Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC may be able to recover:
- Lost income and work benefits due to being unable to work right now
- Lost income-earning ability due to being unable to work the same job
- The cost of the repair or replacement of your vehicle
- The medical costs you incur, including the costs of therapies, such as physical therapy and occupational therapy
- The physical pain and suffering caused by your injuries
- Impairment/disability if your injuries are long-lasting
- Disfigurement, due to physical trauma from the wreck
- Diminished quality of life
If your loved one lost their life in the bus wreck, you may be able to recover wrongful death damages, such as:
- Lost income and benefits for your family
- Any unresolved medical costs for your loved one’s accident-related injuries
- Funeral and related costs
- The pain and suffering your loved one experienced
- Loss of consortium
What Will Our Marion Bus Accident Lawyer Do to Recover Your Damages?
It can be very difficult for a claimant to recover many of the damages we’ve mentioned, especially if the party liable for the damages is a commercial busing company or local government. Often, the claimant can’t recover pain and suffering and certain other damages through an insurance claim. Even through a lawsuit, the claimant may struggle to recover these damages.
The difficulty also comes from having to negotiate compensation with a large insurance company protecting their liable policyholder. Typically, the policyholder, a busing company or government agency, is also protected by their multiple attorneys, making it ever more difficult to recover damages.
This is where our firm’s lawyers can step in to help. We can file an insurance claim for you and possibly even negotiate with the insurer for certain damages they may not typically compensate a bus wreck victim. Additionally, our lawyer could file a lawsuit against the company or government and potentially even recover all of your damages from them.
Negotiating for Damages
In negotiations with the insurer, our lawyer will demand your due damages, including your financial, physical, and non-pecuniary damages. To convince the insurer that they’re liable for the damages, our lawyer will collect and show them evidence, such as data from the bus’s black box and/or details in the bus driver’s employee profile. Then, our lawyer will show how the driver, company, or government was negligent, such as by failing to maintain the bus properly.
If the insurer doesn’t make a fair settlement offer, our lawyer can proceed with a lawsuit against the insurance company’s client (the bus company or government agency). Our lawyer may even be able to sue the insurer if they act in bad faith. The threat of a lawsuit may convince the insurer to settle fairly.
Suing for Your Damages
If our lawyer sues for your damages, our lawyer will prepare your lawsuit for you, serve it to the other party, and take your case to court. There, our lawyer will show proof of your damages, their liability, and then request the judge award your due damages.
Before going to court, our lawyer could hire experts, like a bus accident reconstructionist, to corroborate your case with their testimony.
What Else Will Our Marion Bus Accident Attorney Do for You?
There’s a lot more our lawyer can do for you. For one, depending on your needs, Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC may be able to refer you to a medical expert for further care. This medical expert may be able to treat you on a lien, and you may not even have to pay them until your case is resolved.
Your lawyer can also work for you in a very affordable contingency-fee arrangement. In such an arrangement, you won’t pay your lawyer any fees until your case resolves in a payout.
A unique aspect to bus wreck cases is collecting evidence already in possession of the liable parties. Our law firm can send a spoliation letter to a bus company. This letter may help you and your lawyer preserve certain evidence in the bus company’s possession that could be invaluable for your case. There’s more your lawyer can do for you, which we can explain to you in a simple consultation.
Contact Us for a Bus Accident Attorney in Marion, North Carolina
If you or a loved one suffered a bus wreck in Marion, our firm can help to improve your situation. Our attorneys will fight for your due damages. If necessary, our lawyer will sue the bus company or government for your damages.
We’ll tell you more about what our bus accident lawyers can do for you. Contact Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today for your free consultation.