Seattle Bus Accident Lawyer
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When you’re riding a bus, you have no control over your safety. If someone else caused a bus wreck that injured you, a Seattle bus crash lawyer can help you recover compensation.
Seattle is a city of buses. From school buses every morning and afternoon to the Night Owl bus service late at night, you can’t go more than a few minutes without seeing a bus on our streets.
With such a large number of buses comes an inherent risk of bus crashes. Unfortunately, these accidents are usually serious, leading to numerous injuries involving multiple victims. Often, these victims are unsure of how to recover the compensation they need to cover their accident-related expenses.
If you’re in a similar situation, it’s time to get in touch with a Seattle bus accident lawyer. The attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates are equipped to handle all sorts of bus accident injury claims, and we have a strong track record of helping victims like you get the compensation they deserve.
When you’re riding a bus, you don’t have to pay attention to the road. You put your safety in the hands of the bus driver while you nap, catch up on email, or read a book. That’s part of the convenience of public transit, but it’s also part of the reason that many bus accident victims in Seattle don’t know what exactly caused the crash that injured them.
Not knowing the cause of your bus crash creates a problem. You need to know the cause of your accident in order to identify who is responsible. If you can’t identify who is responsible, you won’t be able to list the proper at-fault parties in your claim for compensation—a mistake that could cost you the compensation you need.
Your attorney will examine all the available evidence to pinpoint the exact cause of your crash and zero in on the at-fault party. The following are some common at-fault parties in Seattle bus accidents:
Generally, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years in Washington state. If you’re pursuing compensation from a private bus company, a bus driver, a vehicle manufacturer, or the driver of another vehicle, you will have three years from the date of the accident to file your claim.
However, requirements like this change if you need to seek compensation from a Seattle government agency, including school districts, for your bus accident. Suing a government agency comes with different requirements, including filing notices and waiting periods, which can complicate your claim.
That’s one reason why it’s important to work with an attorney when you have been injured in a bus accident.
Any hardship tied to your bus accident, whether it’s financial or emotional, should be accounted for in your claim for compensation. Your attorney can help you make sure your claim fully accounts for all of your damages, which might include the following:
Typically, bus accidents are a confusing, painful mess. When you’re injured in such a crash, sorting through the details is going to be all the more difficult as you deal with the pain of your injuries.
Ease the difficulties ahead and boost your chance of recovering compensation by working with a Seattle bus accident lawyer. Call Craig Swapp & Associates at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free consultation.
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