Columbus Bus Accident Lawyer
Buses provide transportation around Columbus every day. Many people take advantage of METRA buses and school buses carry our students through the city during the fall, winter, and spring. Any one of these vehicles can cause an accident resulting in serious injuries for other drivers or bus passengers.
You need to get immediate help on your side if you are the victim of a bus accident. Getting compensation for your injuries can require a tough fight with the bus company and their insurance agents. Losing your case can mean you are left with high medical bills you do not deserve.
The legal team at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, is ready to take on your case today. We have experience helping bus accident victims get the damages they deserve. We can help you if you were injured in any bus collision, including:
- School Bus Accidents
- Airport Shuttle Bus Accidents
- METRA Bus Accidents
- Tour Bus Accidents
Injuries and Bus Accidents
Buses are generally much larger than other vehicles on the road. The size of a bus makes it more likely to seriously injure other drivers, pedestrians, or passengers during an accident. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that the number of buses involved in fatal crashes has been increasing in recent years.
Wrongful deaths are not the only risk associated with a bus accident. You may also suffer serious injuries if you are in a collision with a bus. We can help you get the compensation you deserve if you are suffering from:
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Broken Bones
- Trauma to the Head, Neck, or Spine
- Internal Injuries
- And More…
Note that – in some cases – injuries from a bus accident may take time to appear. You should make sure that you get immediate medical treatment, as this may make it easier to spot issues such as memory loss, concussions, and other cognitive issues that could otherwise be missed.
You deserve compensation after a bus accident no matter how you were injured. Our expert bus accident lawyers believe in fighting to make sure you get the maximum damages for your medical expenses, lost income, and any pain and suffering you experienced.
Understand the Causes of Bus Accidents
Every bus accident is different. However, many of these collisions are caused by the same things. In our years of experience, we have found that bus drivers are responsible for many accidents, usually because they broke a traffic law by:
- Driving Under the Influence
- Driving Recklessly
Bus drivers also cause accidents if they are confused while driving in congested areas during busy times of day. Fatigue and distracted driving are often contributing factors to bus accidents.
We can also help you win your case if the bus company was to blame for the wreck. Bus companies may be responsible for your accident if they:
- Performed Improper Truck Maintenance
- Overloaded a Truck
- Hired Inexperienced Drivers
Your accident could also be caused by defective parts within the truck. In this case, we could help you fight the company that produced the parts to get compensation for your injuries. You may even have a case against the city of Columbus if faulty road maintenance led to the bus accident.
Getting the Compensation You Need after an Accident
You increase the chances that you will get the compensation you need after a bus accident by reaching out to a legal professional right away. The skilled lawyers at PMHP Law can take on your case today. We will work to resolve your case through:
Negotiations and a Settlement
We may be able to negotiate with the busing company and their insurance agents to get you a settlement that covers your medical bills and other debt. We refuse to accept subpar settlements for our clients.
Lawsuits and the Court System
If we cannot bring you a fair settlement, we will take your case to court. We know what strategies work to win lawsuits in front of a judge and jury. We have the resources to build a solid case, supported with evidence, expert witnesses, and skilled legal arguments.
Let a Trusted Bus Accident Lawyer Take Your Case
We know that it can be difficult to know where to turn after a bus accident. The lawyers at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, strive to provide sterling care to all of our clients. We can go over your unique situation right now with a FREE consultation. Our Columbus bus accident lawyers will immediately provide you with advice and assistance.
Start getting the help you need by filling out our online contact form or calling (855) 329-7144.