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Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit against a Bus Company

Lawsuit Filed Against Bus Operator With Poor Safety RecordHiring an experienced bus accident attorney is the last thing a bus company wants the families to do when a loved one has died in a fatal crash while riding one of their buses. In fact, bus companies will do whatever is necessary to convince family members of deceased victims to accept a quick settlement.

However, this effort by the bus company is usually a “low ball” offer, and not the true value of the case, based on the injuries and damages involved. The bus company recognizes that if the victim hires an attorney and takes the case to trial it could cost them substantially more. However, victims suffering injuries or have died because of the negligent actions of the bus company and/or the driver are entitled to receive fair compensation for their injuries, pain, suffering and damages (view our bus accident page here). The families of deceased victims are entitled to recompense for their loss.

Every year, bus accident victims or their families hire attorneys to achieve a larger verdict or a higher amount through an out-of-court settlement. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have represented bus accident clients. These reputable attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of the devastating financial and physical consequences that a bus accident caused their clients and family.

A Bus Accident

Unfortunately, bus accidents are a frequent occurrence across the nation’s highways and streets. Putting their trust in bus companies, many passengers have suffered severely from their injuries, or died when involved in an accident. Because of the speed and size of a bus, any accident or collision can cause extensive damage to property, severe injuries, permanent disability and fatalities.

The complexity of a bus accident can be challenging to litigate. However, skilled bus accident attorneys can determine all responsible parties that are likely at fault for the accident. In any given bus accident case, responsible parties could include:

  • The bus driver
  • Bus and bus equipment manufacturer
  • Bus management company
  • Other negligent motorists
  • One or more government entities (if a public transport bus)

Often times, the attorneys can build a solid case to support the claim based on a variety of factors involved in the accident. Typically, collision in a bus happens for a variety of reasons that could include:

  • Reckless driving
  • Poor visibility and/or weather conditions
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Improper bus maintenance
  • Defective equipment on the bus
  • Dangerous roadway

Even if it is obvious that the accident is the bus driver’s fault, the bus company, management team, and even the bus manufacturer might also be responsible for the accident. This could be through ineffective or improper training of the driver, hiring inexperienced drivers, faulty equipment, or defective designs.

Financial Recompense

Any bus accident can be life altering to all the victims involved. Often times there are extensive medical bills, loss of income, and untold property damage along with ongoing pain and suffering. In the event that the bus collides with the truck, another bus or solid structure, the massive moving weight involved in the accident can lead to catastrophic effects on all the people involved.

When a bus is involved in an accident, it is usually a traumatic, unexpected event. Even if victims are not physically injured, they often need to deal with high levels of emotional anxiety and distress. When death occurs, all responsible parties could face criminal charges. Family members of the deceased victim also have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit for financial recompense.

Experienced Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC offer knowledgeable legal representation and counsel. They fight for the rights of the family under a wrongful death lawsuit to achieve financial compensation. The efforts of the attorney can help achieve enough money to cover extensive medical bills associated with the accident, burial and funeral costs, future lost earnings, lost companionship and/or consortium along with money for pain and suffering.

The attorneys can handle every aspect of the entire wrongful death lawsuit process through the court system, and achieve financial recompense through an out-of-court settlement, or at trial.