Many of us regularly share the roadways with buses, or ride buses to and from work, school, or other places. When most of us ride a bus, we assume that we will arrive at our intended destination safely. Likewise, when we share the roadways with buses, we expect that we can do so safely. Unfortunately, that simply isn’t always the reality of the situation. Sometimes, for any number of reasons, bus accidents can, and do happen. Sometimes, when bus accidents occur, the victims include not only the driver of the bus or the other vehicle involved – they can also include the passengers of whatever type of bus it is – whether it be a school bus, a commercial bus, or a charter bus.
When bus accidents happen, they can often have severe and long-lasting consequences for many – for the drivers of the vehicles involved, for the passengers, and for their families. These consequences can include not only the injuries caused by the accident and the treatment they require, but also often include the inability to return to work and provide for your family, and to enjoy many activities that you once loved and enjoyed.
If you live in Cary and you have been the victim of a bus accident, you may have found this page because you feel that your life has been turned upside down and you’re wondering if you have any protection available to you under the law. If so, you’ve arrived at the right place. Whenever these accidents happen, and however they happen, victims who sustained injuries and were not at fault may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. At The Clauson Law Firm, our dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable team of bus accident attorneys is here to help you assert your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Like any type of accident on the roadways, bus accidents can have many different causes. One of the most common, however is driver negligence. This could mean distracted driving, or driving under the influence, in some cases. In other cases, it might mean speeding or failure to follow traffic laws. In still other situations, the accident might be caused not by the negligence of the driver of the bus or another vehicle, but instead by poor maintenance of the bus, or an equipment failure. Regardless of how the accident occurs, if negligence is an element of the accident, those who are the victims of that negligence may be entitled to seek compensation.
The compensation you might be entitled to will depend upon the circumstances of your particular case. A team of knowledgeable and experienced attorneys who understand bus accident law will be able to advise you as to the best legal strategies to use to pursue the maximum amount of compensation available. This compensation could include, among other things, payment of past, present, and future medical bills. It might also include repayment of lost wages due to an inability to work as a result of the accident, and payment for the loss of anticipated future earnings if you are unable to return to work. Other damages available might include damages for pain and suffering, loss of consortium, damage to personal property, and more.
As you begin the process of pursuing whatever compensation you might be entitled to, an essential part of successfully doing so will be having an attorney who understands the complex law that often applies to bus accident claims. Depending upon the facts involved, these cases can become complicated. The elements of your claim might differ depending upon whether or not the bus was publicly or privately owned, whether it was an in-state or out of state vehicle, what parties and insurance companies are involved, and more.
If you are the victim of a bus accident that wasn’t your fault, you have rights – and you should assert them. No one deserves to be overwhelmed and stressed out about how to pay their bills and get the treatment they need because of an accident that wasn’t their fault. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, turn to us. At The Clauson Law Firm, our dedicated team of Cary Bus Accident Attorneys is here to help you fight for the compensation that you deserve, so that you can focus on your recovery. Leave the legal matters to us, so that you can spend your time on what matters most – getting better.
If you’re ready to take the first step toward seeking the recovery that you deserve, we’re here for you, and we’re ready to help. Our attorneys have the right blend of knowledge and experience that you will need and want on your side, and we would be honored to have the opportunity to help you as you move forward toward a bright new chapter. Visit our website at www.clausonlaw.com, or call us at (833)680-0177 any time. We look forward to speaking with you soon.