Do you live in the Fayetteville area? Have you recently been the victim of a bus accident that was not your fault? If so, you may find yourself feeling any number of emotions. You may be shocked, overwhelmed, and anxious about how the accident will affect your life and the lives of your loved ones. You may find yourself unable to enjoy many of the normal daily activities of life that you love. You may find yourself facing mounting medical bills, and you may be unable to work, and unsure how you'll make ends meet.
If you feel any of those things – know that you're not alone. Many of us share the roadways regularly with buses – and many ride buses to and from their jobs, schools, and to any number of other places. Most people who ride a bus do so with the assumption that they will arrive safely at the intended destination. Likewise, when we share the roadways with buses, there is an expectation that the drivers of those buses will drive safely and carefully. When that doesn't happen – when you're injured either as a passenger of a bus or as a driver or passenger of another vehicle involved in a collision with a bus, it can be shocking and unsettling, to say the least.
Often, bus accidents have causes that are similar to other motor vehicle accidents on the roadways. Although buses are larger vehicles, just like any other drivers, bus drivers can become drowsy and distracted. They can be negligent or reckless in their driving – and that can easily cause an accident. In other cases, it is not the driver who is responsible for the accident, but the condition of the vehicle itself. In some cases, the vehicle may not have been properly inspected or maintained, or there may be an equipment failure of some kind. In still other cases, it may be a problem on the roadway itself – a construction-related issue, for example. Ultimately, whatever the cause, when a bus accident occurs, victims understandably want to know – what compensation might I be entitled to?
It’s a good question. Certainly, every accident is unique, and the compensation you might be entitled to will differ depending upon your circumstances. However, some of the types of compensation available to bus accident victims in North Carolina include:
It's also important to keep in mind that North Carolina is a contributory negligence state. This means that in most cases, if it can be established that if there was joint fault in the accident – that is, even if it was mostly the fault of the bus driver, but your actions contributed even a little bit to causing the accident – you might not be able to recover at all. If you are facing mounting medical bills and you're unable to work and worried about finances, that thought can understandably be overwhelming. It's also why it's very important to hire a team of attorneys who understand the law, and who can help you pursue the best legal strategies to recover the compensation you need.
If you live in the Fayetteville area and you have suffered injuries as a result of a bus accident for which you were not at fault, your top priority should be focusing on your recovery, and on rebuilding your life. You deserve the compensation you are legally entitled to, and The Clauson Law Firm, our dedicated team of Fayetteville bus accident attorneys is here to fight for that compensation on your behalf. While you focus on getting better, we’ll focus on your case.
Our talented legal team has years of experience pursuing the best legal strategies to help bus accident victims just like you pursue the compensation they deserve. No one should feel anxious, stressed, and overwhelmed worrying about how they will pay their bills and provide for their family because of an accident that wasn't their fault. If you're ready to take the first important step to start moving toward a happier and healthy next chapter, give us a call. Our team of attorneys is ready and waiting to help. We would consider it a privilege to listen to your story and learn how we might be able to help. You can reach us through our website at www.clausonlaw.com, or you can call us at (833)680-0177 any time. We look forward to speaking with you soon.