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As our population continues to increase, the reliance on public transportation will continually grow. Unfortunately, as more people are on the roads as passengers in buses as well as vehicles, the risk for accidents and injury increases just the same.
Like in the instance of a truck accident, an accident involving a bus can cause serious and permanent injuries due to the sheer size and weight of buses. Bus drivers do not always operate these vehicles in the safest manner, which results in accidents and serious injuries.
At the Law Office of Sofia K. Miguel, PLLC, we understand these dangers and have the experience and know how to help you recover both physically and financially if you are the victim of a serious bus accident.
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Most Common Causes of Bus Accidents
Bus Driver Neglience
Bus drivers can find themselves distracted by an endless number of things on the road. If a bus driver takes his or her eyes off the road or hands off the steering wheel for even a second, a serious accident and resulting injury can occur. Cell phone use and eating or drinking while driving are common reasons why bus drivers get distracted while driving, causing accidents and serious injuries.
Every vehicle on the road is required to have all of their safety equipment in full working order. Headlights, brake lights, and turn signals are just a few of the safety items every bus is expected to have working properly.
Other safety items include safe tires, properly working brakes, and regular maintenance are required for the operation of a bus. If a bus has equipment that is defective while on the road, this can be the actual cause of the accident and resulting injuries.
Road hazards such as potholes, cracks and damaged guardrails can lead to serious injuries involving a bus. Areas under construction or congested city streets also contribute to the long list of road hazards that can lead to accidents when buses are involved. Buses are huge and need room, and when they try to fit in tight lanes and traffic, accidents and injuries can occur.
Fatigued or Impaired Driving
Bus drivers are expected to drive for long hours in all kinds of conditions. It is the driver’s responsibility to make sure they are getting enough sleep to be able to properly operate a bus and keep passengers safe. When a driver is fatigued or even impaired due to the use of alcohol or medication or drugs, the risk for an accident increases exponentially.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Helps You Recover from a Bus Accident
Accurate Case Evaluation
Money for the injuries that you suffer as a result of a bus accident is only a part of the potential recovery that you may qualify for.
Other costs such as lost wages, physical therapy, and loss of future earning potential are all factors to consider when putting a number on what your case is worth. An experienced attorney can help accurately calculate this number to make sure you receive maximum compensation.
Full Investigation and Analysis
A full investigation into the accident itself and any and all records involving the operation and maintenance of a bus are extremely important to both assessing liability and maximizing your recovery.
An accident can be the result of actions before the driver took the wheel if a bus has defective equipment or has not been properly maintained. It is important to get all of these records in building your case.
Detailed Record Keeping
The records involving anything related to your accident involving a bus and resulting injuries are critical to a maximum recovery.
Any and all records involving medical care, treatment and any other resulting costs need to be organized and analyzed so you can present your strongest case. An experienced bus accident attorney will organize these records and locate whatever is missing for your benefit.
Experience with Insurance Companies
It is important to realize that when an accident involves a bus, you are likely looking at a claim against either a transportation company or a city or other local government. It is unlikely that you have had to negotiate with insurance adjusters or city attorneys for injury compensation.
This inexperience is routinely used against victims of accidents to lower their recovery amount. It is important to level the playing field with an attorney who knows how to deal with what you are up against.
While you are able to take on these responsibilities on your own, it is advisable to at least speak to an experienced bus accident attorney to help decide your best path forward. You get one chance to do it right, so do everything you can to maximize your ability for a money recovery.
Be Sure to Hire an Attorney As Soon As You Can
Hiring the right attorney after you have been injured in a bus accident is absolutely essential to give you the greatest chance of obtaining full compensation for your damages. Sofia K. Miguel is a veteran personal injury lawyer who is a skilled and effective negotiator who will tirelessly fight on your behalf.
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Attorney Sofia K. Miguel is proud to offer Sofia’s “No Fee Guarantee.” Under this guarantee, we offer not only a free consultation, we will also cover all court costs as they accrue during your case. Sofia only gets paid when you win. You will not pay for any attorney fees unless we are successful in recovering money for your injuries.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to a bus accident, attorney Sofia Miguel is standing by to answer your questions and help you fight to get the money you deserve.
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Sofia K. Miguel
Sofia and her assistant Alaina were so awesome to work with! Sofia works hard and truly fights for her clients to find justice. She is in your corner through the entire process and remains dedicated, compassionate, trustworthy, and loyal. She fought for me and worked on my case for over a year, never backing down and never giving up. As a result, she got me the settlement I deserved while her and her assistant Alaina fought for what was right and made the entire process stress-free by dealing with all parties involved, giving me time to recover from major injuries and getting back on my feet after being hit head-on in an auto accident by a distracted driver. I give Sofia two very enthusiastic thumbs up and highly recommend her to handle your case!
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