When you get on the bus, you are placing your safety in the hands of the driver. Washington law deems buses and other high capacity vehicles as “common carriers”, and holds those who are responsible for transporting passengers to the highest degree of care for the safety of its passengers. However, not all of those injured in a bus accident are eligible to receive compensation. Washington’s Law Firm can help determine if this standard of care has been breached, and who, if anyone, was legally at fault.
What Can Be Recovered In A Bus Accident Claim
We will begin working on your case immediately to determine what, if any, recovery our client is entitled to. Recovery can include benefits such as:
- Past and future medical expenses related to the injury caused including surgeries,
- hospital stays, chronic pain and suffering, and funeral expenses, if applicable;
- Lost wages due to missed time at work, if applicable;
- Loss of past or future earning potential, if applicable; and
- Other forms of economic and noneconomic loss, if applicable.
Washington’s Law Firm Is Dedicated To Helping The Injured People Of Washington
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Over time, witness memories fade, video footage disappears, and records can be lost. Washington’s Law Firm can make sure evidence of the accident and responsible party is preserved and your claim is framed correctly from the beginning. The statute of limitations for bus crash injury claims is generally three years in Washington State. However, there are additional and sometimes tricky requirements for those who seek compensation from government agencies including school districts. These additional requirements can elongate the litigation process and, if not met, can potentially cost you all of the compensation you would otherwise be entitled to. The bus accident lawyers at Washington’s Law Firm are ready to give you a free evaluation. Depending on fact-specific circumstances, Washington’s Law Firm may acquire co-counsel in order to combine our resources so that the client can best be served. Call us today to see if you may be entitled to recover for your injuries. It’s free, confidential, and no obligation. We charge nothing up front – and only get paid if you get paid.