There are two types of bus accidents; when a bus hits you in your vehicle and when you’re on the bus and it’s involved in an accident. Both can leave you with serious injuries and in need of a Blakely bus accident lawyer. The McLendon Law Firm handles bus accident personal injury and wrongful death suits that involved any of the national, local and regional bus transportation companies. Call us today at (229) 475-1969 to schedule your free consultation.
Were You Injured by any of the Area’s Bus Companies?
You may think that just because the bus wasn’t involved in a major accident, you don’t have a case. That’s not true at all. In fact, there are many cases we’ve handled that don’t include a collision of any kind. A few include:
- Poorly maintained bus interior that led to a slip and fall accident.
- A bus that started moving before you were seated.
- Stopping too quickly leading to an injury.
- Unmarked broken seat.
Many injuries occur on buses every day that don’t include a collision. If you are a victim of an injury because of a reckless or unsafe driver, you may have a case even without a collision. Call The McLendon Law Firm and talk to us about the incident and your injuries, and we’ll let you know if we think we can help you recover damages from your injuries. We are prepared as an experienced MARTA bus accident lawyer.
- All hospital and doctor expenses
- Travel to and from medical appointments
- Rehabilitation (both physical and mental)
- Income lost both historical and into the future as long as you can’t do your job
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
In many cases, we can also include other non-tangible losses like missing out on activities you would have normally attended under a loss of enjoyment of life request. Don’t try to collect a fair settlement on your own. Our services cost you nothing unless we collect on your case. Let The McLendon Law Firm serve as your bus accident lawyer. Reach us by calling (229) 475-1969 to schedule your free consultation today.
An Experienced Blakely Bus Accident Attorney Will Help Your Case
Navigating the complexities of a bus accident (or an accident on any type of public transportation) is more difficult than when you’re simply dealing with another driver’s neglect or mistakes and one insurance company. Fighting for a fair settlement against an entity like MARTA or any of the other bus lines takes experience and knowledge of the law. Here’s why.
- Often multiple parties are injured, which can lead to multiple claims from one accident. The insurance companies may try to bundle the payout resulting in less than you deserve.
- In many cases, more than one party is at fault for the accident, which means more than one insurance company to work with. For the average person, this can be overwhelming.
- When the bus company is owned by an out-of-state entity or a government agency, you may not be able to obtain information vital to your case, but your MARTA bus accident lawyer can.
You need to recover from your injuries, not deal with the stress and complications of a personal injury or even wrongful death claim. Let The McLendon Law Firm help you navigate your bus accident claim.
Bus Accident Wrongful Death Suits
All too often, bus accidents include both wrongful death suits and personal injury claims. Because a bus often has many passengers, no restrains, and it such a large vehicle, death is an unfortunate outcome of many bus accident cases. A personal injury suit may sadly include or turn into a wrongful death suit, and The McLendon Law Firm can help with both. If you lost a loved one in a bus accident, we could help recover their:
- Medical bills
- Reasonable funeral and burial costs
- Lost wages, including future earnings
- Pain and suffering prior to passing
We can also include your losses in the claim, such as loss of companionship and your pain and suffering, including counseling. Call us today at (229) 475-1969 to schedule your free consultation. You pay us nothing unless we collect a settlement or win in trial.
How Long Do I Have to File a Bus Accident Injury Claim?
That depends. If the bus company is owned by a municipality (as many in Blakely are), you may only have six months to file your claim. You need a MARTA bus lawyer today.
My Child Was Injured on a School Bus, Can I Still Sue?
Yes, however, like many of the bus companies in Blakely, the bus is likely owned by the school system or county, so you may only have six months to file your claim. Your bus accident lawyer can help.
Can I Use One Attorney to Help with both My Personal Injury Claim and Wrongful Death Suit?
Yes, however, these will be treated as two separate cases by the attorney so that you receive the most compensation for your losses.
We Will Thoroughly Investigate Your Accident
Because we know that a bus accident isn’t always from poor driving or a driver’s mistake, we’ll investigate the whole accident. If the bus’s maintenance records have any irregularities, there may be a cause to file for damages from the maintenance company. If maintenance was properly performed, but there was a known issue with a part, then the part’s manufacturer could be partially liable for your accident.
The McLendon Law Firm offers free initial consultations, and the work we do on your case costs you nothing unless we win. We want to be your Blakely bus accident lawyer. Call us today to find out if you have a case. Reach us at (229) 475-1969 to schedule your free consultation. Se Habla Español.