Arizona Bus Accident Lawyers
Buses are used for a lot of different purposes. There are school buses, ones used for public transport, tour buses, and passenger vans that constitute as buses. Unfortunately not every bus ride in Arizona is going to be a safe and successful one. Accidents happen and it can be really tragic when they do. In just an instant, a typical bus ride can change someone’s life forever. If you have been seriously injured in a bus accident, we want to say how sorry we truly are. No one should have to suffer due to someone else’s negligence. Our Arizona bus accident lawyer is ready to lead you through your claim and set you up to get the best possible outcome. After you read a bit about your bus accident claim, please call us as soon as you can to set up your free case evaluation so that we can get the ball rolling on your case.
Common Bus Accident Injuries
Unfortunately, when you are hurt in a bus accident, it has the potential to change your life and even cause permanent injuries. The most common types of bus accident injuries include:
- Broken bones and fracture
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal organ injury
After the accident happens, you will probably have a lot of adrenaline rushing through your body that might mask the injuries you have. While you might be inclined to brush it off and go about your normal life, you should not. You run the risk of worsening any injuries that you do have. You do not want to have to put yourself through more pain than you already are. You should get to an emergency room, urgent care, or your primary physician as soon as possible. If you avoid care or delay it, the insurance company will use that an opportunity to throw out your case. They will say that you could not possibly be that injured if you did not see a doctor. We want to avoid things like that which will affect your case later on.
Action to Take on the Scene
Your health is a priority so if you cannot take action on the scene because you need to go to the emergency room, you can have a friend or family member come on the scene to help you. You might even be able to call an attorney and get them on the scene to help you as well. At the scene, whoever is there, you need to know that collecting evidence is important. If you were a passenger on the bus, you should make sure before you leave the scene you have it officially reported that you were on the bus. Otherwise they will have an opportunity to deny you compensation. The possible evidence that can be collected if you were injured as a driver of another vehicle that collided with the bus is the vehicles themselves. Take photos of every visible mark on the bus and your own vehicle. You should also be getting contact information from witnesses as well as insurance information from the other vehicles (including the bus) involved in the incident. A tip for a successful claim is to never verbally say it was your fault while you are at the scene or to the insurance company when they call you. You might think that it was your fault, but upon analysis of the situation, it turns out you are definitely not the liable party. Never say that you are because you don’t yet know. Lastly, never just walk away from the scene. If you do that, you will not stand a good chance to get the compensation you deserve.
The good news for bus accident victims in Arizona is that we live in a state that allows for you to receive compensation even if you are mostly at fault for the accident. It gets capped at 99% at fault and barred at 100%. The not-so-good news is that, if you have been pinned for some fault in the cause of the accident, your compensation reward will be reduced to account of that. For instance, if you were blamed for 20% of the accident while being awarded $10,000, then your award would be reduced to $8,000. We will work very hard to keep any reduction from happening to you. Make sure you contact us right away. You have two years from the date of the accident to bring your claim or settle it in civil court.
Call Our Office Today for a Free Consultation
If you are seriously injured after your bus accident, you may be feeling worried, angry, and frustrated. It is a difficult thing to deal with being injured due to someone else’s carelessness. We do not want you to have to deal with your physical recovery as well as the stress of a legal situation. Our Arizona bus accident lawyer will take the weight off your shoulders and handle all things to do with your claim. You need to focus on getting healthy again. If you want a lawyer who will push back against the insurance company and get you the result you want, please call our office today for a free initial consultation.