You will need an experienced Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer to help you and provide legal guidance when filing a bus accident claim. There are many parties involved in these types of accidents, including the bus driver, busing company, equipment manufacturers, and other passengers of the vehicle. An experienced attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve and alleviate your stress during this difficult time.
Filing a Bus Accident Claim | First Steps
In order to go forward with a bus injury claim, the first thing that you need to do is report the claim to the bus company. I would report it to the bus driver while you’re still on the bus. They should provide you with either a form, a claim number to call, or the exact process that you need to follow. Once you have done that and given the most basic information including your name, the date, time and place of the incident, the next step should be to contact an attorney who has handled bus cases before. That attorney will then be able to guide you, and help you process the claim. If you’re unable to resolve the claim with the bus company, that lawyer will know how to investigate the claim, prove your case, and prove your injuries and damages at trial.
Filing a Bus Accident Claim | School Bus Injuries
If a child is injured in a school bus accident, people often want to know whether they can hold the child’s school responsible. While there’s a possibility that that school may have certain responsibility, it’s more likely that the bus company does. Bus companies that transport children must have insurance, they must do background checks of their drivers, and their driver’s must follow very specific protocols and procedures. Often what we find is when these incidents occur, the bus company or the driver failed in some way to keep your child safe. It’s important to contact a lawyer who knows what questions to ask and how to investigate a school bus incident.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a bus accident and have questions about the steps in filing a claim? Contact our experienced Pittsburgh bus accident lawyers at Accident & Injury Law Group today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation.