Bus Accident Questions
If you have been injured in a bus accident, you are probably wondering if you’re eligible to receive compensation. Here are some common bus accident questions from our clients. Contact our experienced Virginia bus accident lawyers today to schedule a free consultation. Let our experience work for you.
Bus Accident Questions | What Mistakes Should I Avoid?
Bus accident claims have a variety of special requirements because buses are often operated by government entities. As a result, it’s very important that you seek legal counsel immediately in order to avoid failing to notify the state or county that operates the bus system of your claim in writing promptly enough. Some of those time limits can be as short as six months following the date of your crash.
Getting proper counsel to write that notice and write it correctly according to all of the technicalities in the statute of notification is extremely important. Other mistakes that we often see are not filing a claim with the bus operator quickly enough so that they have a record of your involvement in an accident on their bus and are on notice to preserve evidence about your case. Other problems that we often see or mistakes that are made are that people do not seek counsel quickly enough to muster all the evidence involved in how the crash occurred because bus crushes like any other crash is dependent on proving someone was negligent or legally at fault to cause the accident. For all of those reasons, it’s very important for you to avoid those mistakes by retaining counsel quickly.
Bus Accident Questions | How Do I Choose the Right Attorney for Me?
We at the Strong Law Firm recently resolved a case on behalf of a client who wanted to pursue a claim for personal injuries against the metro bus system. We were selected by our client because of our prior experience in handling claims against the metro system. That system is one of the most difficult organizations to pursue for personal injury claims in the entire state of Virginia. The reason for that is simply that they’re subject to a special pact under Virginia law that allows a limitation of the claims and the evidence that can be used against them.
In our case, the passenger struck his head on the back of the bus wall because the bus was actually rear-ended by another metro bus because the driver of the following bus fell asleep at the wheel. Believe it or not, under the law in Virginia, we were not allowed to introduce testimony about the training practices and vetting practices used by the metro system to determine the fitness of its drivers to get behind the wheel of a bus. In those cases, it’s extremely important if you have a claim against a metro bus that you contact a thoroughly experienced legal team to represent you in going after the bus company. I’m glad to report that we had a very successful recovery against the metro system for our client.
Bus accidents are complicated. To learn more about your potential claim and how you can protect your legal rights, call our experienced Virginia bus accident lawyers today to schedule a free confidential consultation.