What Injuries Did You Experience?
The types of injuries you were diagnosed with will have an impact on the amount of compensation you are awarded. It is not necessarily the type of injury you were diagnosed with so much as how your injuries have affected your life. Examples of injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Broken and fractured bones
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Organ failure and internal bleeding
- Neck injuries and whiplash
- Back injuries, including herniated discs
- Loss of limbs and paralysis
Who’s At Fault in a Bus Accident?
The type of bus accident you were involved in, how the accident occurred, and other factors can all have an impact on who is to blame.
Generally, bus drivers who operate their buses in an unsafe manner can be held accountable. Not only can the bus driver be held accountable, but the bus company who employs them as well. School districts, public transportation agencies, and government or business agencies can all be held accountable for the actions of their bus drivers.
In instances where bus parts may have malfunctioned or were defective, bus maintenance workers, safety inspectors, the owner of the bus, and the bus company could be responsible if the bus has not been serviced as it should have been.
What to Do if Your Kid is Injured in a School Bus Accident?
If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, the steps you take to help them obtain compensation may not always be clear. Fortunately, as soon as you have a bus accident attorney on your side, you can focus on getting your child the medical help they need while we work on the legal details of your bus accident claim.
School bus injuries are more common than you might think. If the school bus driver was not operating the bus safely, not only can they be forced to compensate your child for their damages, but the school district that employs the bus driver may also be liable. We will be prepared to negotiate with the school district unless or until we are forced to bring your case to court.
What’s the Process for Filing a Bus Accident Lawsuit?
After being involved in a bus accident, you may wonder what your next steps should be. Here is a general idea of what to expect after you hire a bus accident attorney to take on your personal injury claim:
- Your lawyer will investigate liability
- We will gather the evidence needed to prove negligence
- Your attorney will go over your damages to evaluate your claim
- Your bus accident lawyer will file insurance claims and legal documents
- We will negotiate with the insurance company to obtain a fair settlement
- Your lawyer will prepare to bring your bus accident claim to court if an insurance settlement is not available or enough to cover your losses
Can You Sue Government Entities?
Yes, you have the right to sue government agencies in limited circumstances. For example, according to the Texas Tort Claims Act, you have the authority to pursue claims against public transportation agencies and school districts alike when motor vehicle negligence contributes to your injuries.
However, you should be aware that under Texas law, there is a maximum limit of $300,000 per accident and $100,000 per person that can be paid out in economic damages.
What Damages Could You Recover?
Your accident could have resulted in both monetary and non-monetary damages. Some examples of these losses could include:
- Skin scarring
- Reduced quality of life
- Property damages
- Medical costs
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished earning
- Loss of consortium
Get Help From a Bus Accident Lawyer at Kemmy Law Firm Today
The impact your bus accident injuries could have on your life is undeniable. Fight for the compensation you need to recover with the bus accident lawyers at Kemmy Law Firm. Schedule your free consultation today by calling (844) 334-4388.