Spokane Bus Accident Lawyer
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Accidents can happen when riding on public transportation just as they can when driving a car or truck. If you want to know how much compensation you could receive for a bus crash, discuss your case with a Spokane bus accident lawyer.
Being involved in a bus accident can easily be a traumatic experience, and it can also lead to life-altering injuries. If you have been hurt in a public transportation accident, you deserve compensation for your injuries and losses, and a Spokane bus accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can help.
The majority of people ride on buses daily without incident. However, buses can be dangerous when drivers are not paying attention, road conditions are bad, or there are distractions or other factors involved.
School bus accidents are the most common type of bus crash, followed by transit buses and intercity buses. If you or your child were injured in a bus crash, you need a Spokane bus accident lawyer to represent you and ensure that your rights are protected.
Proving negligence is a critical component of any personal injury case, but the process can be more difficult when public transportation is involved. This is because one or several parties could be partially to blame for the wreck.
Your Spokane bus accident lawyer will review your accident and conduct research to identify all negligent parties, which may include the following:
It is critical that your Spokane bus accident lawyer name all parties responsible for the crash in your personal injury lawsuit. Once you file a claim and settle, you cannot go back and sue another party. This means that if the bus driver and bus company could both have been responsible, we will need to name both in the initial lawsuit.
When it comes to filing a personal injury lawsuit, not all public transportation companies are created equal. There are different rules for suing the government compared to a private or commercial entity.
In Washington State, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is three years from the date of injury. However, if you were on a bus operated by the city, county, or school district, you cannot file a lawsuit directly. You must first file a notice of claim and then wait for sixty days before filing an official lawsuit. This makes it important to file well before reaching the three-year deadline.
We can explain the differences between suing a government entity and a private business when you visit our office to speak with a Spokane bus accident lawyer.
Your Spokane bus accident lawyer will help you get the most money for your injuries. To do so, we will ask questions about all of the ways that your injuries have affected your health, emotions, and lifestyle.
We will also work closely with your doctor to determine if and when you will reach a full recovery and if you are going to require ongoing medical care. This is critical for ensuring that you do not settle for less than you deserve.
You may receive compensation for any of the following that apply to your public transportation accident and its aftermath:
We can include any financial or noneconomic losses you have suffered or expenses you have paid when calculating what your injury claim is worth.
The attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates have the experience required to assist you with your case. To discuss the details of yours with a Spokane bus accident lawyer, complete the form below or call us at 1-800-404-9000 to schedule an appointment free or charge.
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