Dallas Bus Accidents and Severe Injuries: Compensation
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At Lenahan Law Firm, our focus is strictly upon representing the injured or families of the injured in cases of severe injury or wrongful death. Bus accidents can lead to very severe or fatal injuries, either when another vehicle is involved, or to the passengers on the bus. As there are no regulations that require seatbelts, an overturned bus is often the scene of multiple injuries or deaths. If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident involving a school bus, city bus, tour bus, commercial bus or other type of bus, it is crucial that you contact our firm as quickly as possible after the accident. There is certain evidence that must be preserved, and a statute of limitations restricting the time in which an injured victim can file a claim for compensation.
Catastrophic Injuries in Bus Accidents: A Common Issue
There is an average of 300 deaths from bus accidents each year. These accidents include city buses, school buses, charter buses, tour buses and other types of buses for transporting persons that weigh 10,001 or more lbs. There are a range of contributing factors that could lead to a tragic and deadly accident, including road conditions, driver negligence, equipment failure and even drug or alcohol impairment. Sadly, the injuries sustained are often catastrophic or could require months or years to treat, including a long period of rehabilitation, or could lead to the need for ongoing nursing care.
Many victims from a bus accident will never again enjoy the quality of life they had prior to the incident, and may have lost abilities. The costs related to treatment can range into the hundreds of thousands of dollars within a few weeks. Most families don't consider the financial ramifications of the accident at first. They are focused purely on the health and survival of their loved one. As time progresses it can become evident that to care for the injured throughout their lifetime. In such cases, it is imperative that you have a legal advocate on your side that knows the system and has already achieved many high value settlements and verdicts. Our legal team of personal injury lawyers is accomplished, dedicated and carefully manages the number of cases we take on, so that we can truly provide the level of legal representation that is necessary in these complex, high value cases.
A bus accident could have several contributing factors. There may have been another driver that was partially responsible, or the bus driver could have been travelling at an unsafe speed. Some accidents are the result of the failure of a critical safety component. Every detail of your case must be fully evaluated to determine how to file a claim, and what parties could hold responsibility for the costs involved in treating the injuries and caring for the patient. At our firm, we take a team approach in each case we take on. We feel that our clients are better served by having the skills and insight of all of our attorneys. We limit the number of cases we take on so that our team can focus on each case at the level required to get results. We are serious about serving our clients in every way possible, and we know how difficult it can be to have a loved one who has been severely injured. We are interested in achieving justice and fair compensation for all damages, including the economic damages and the non-economic such as pain and suffering. Call us today.