Bus Accident Attorney in Connecticut
If you or someone you know has been involved in a bus accident in Connecticut, our accident attorneys can assist you with your claim. We have experienced attorneys ready to help you. Our firm does not ask for money up front for legal fees or expert witnesses for your bus accident case. Our accident attorneys only collect money if you recover funds at the conclusion of your trial. Our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. If no funds are recovered, you do not owe us anything and we will cover these costs.
1. How Many Bus Accidents Are There Every Year?
In the United States, there are roughly 55,000 bus accidents. Children account for almost 12,000 of those injured while riding on a school bus and another 11 children die each year from school bus accidents. The majority of bus accidents are caused by a negligent bus driver or defective equipment. Injuries in a school bus accident have been pointed at the lack of available seatbelts.
2. What Should I Do If I Am Injured In A Bus Accident?
Waiting too long to contact an accident attorney after your bus accident may put your compensation and case in jeopardy. We may advise you not to give any statements or sign any authorizations. In some cases, potential notice requirements are needed and if too late, your bus accident case may be dismissed
3. How is Liability Determined in a Bus Accident Case?
The critical issue in a bus accident case is verifying how a “reasonable person” should have acted in the situation which caused the injury. When a person fails to act like a “reasonable person” in the situation they may become a negligent party. A jury must decide whether or not that person has fulfilled the “reasonable person standard” through presented evidence and trial proceedings. Our accident lawyers may help you investigate your bus accident and help to find if negligence was present.
4. What Compensation Might I Receive If My Bus Accident Case is Successful?
A person who is liable for an injury may be legally obligated to provide compensation the injured party often through his or her liability insurance company,l for:
- past and future medical expense
- income due to injury past and future
- Long term and permanent physical disability
- Long term and permanent disfigurement
- Lack of family, social, and educational events
- Increase of emotional damages: stress, embarrassment, depression
- Punitive Damages (Circumstances depending)
- Damaged or destroyed property
An injured party will only be awarded “damages” or compensation to the status you were in before the injury resulted. The money is not measured as income, excluding monies compensated for loss of income, and is unable to be taxed as income by the state or federal government.
5. How Do I Go About Getting Experts To Help Me With My Bus Accident Case?
Our Connecticut accident lawyers may hire experts which deal closely with bus accidents as necessary to further investigate and build your case. Experts can be an accident reconstruction Specialist, a school bus mechanic or a forensic tire expert to examine faulty tires.
6. Who Will Pay The Expenses of Hiring All Of These Experts?
All fees and services are advanced per your school bus accident. Our accident attorneys will only be reimbursed by the recovery of your case. If no recovery is awarded, we pay for any services or expenses we had provided during your bus accident case. We only collect payment if you receive a monetary settlement.