Our New Orleans Car Accident Law Firm Will Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve after a Bus Accident
Every day on the road, drivers encounter school buses, public transportation vehicles and private tour and charter buses. Much larger than passenger cars, buses create an additional risk of serious injury if a collision occurs. Bus accidents endanger not only pedestrians, motorcyclists and other motorists on the road, but also the many passengers aboard, including children, the elderly and commuters.
When you are injured in an accident involving any type of bus, it is important to understand your legal rights. Bloom Legal represents bus passengers and other motorists involved in a collision with a bus. We take on the tough cases and will fight aggressively to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call today to speak with a member of our legal team and learn how our New Orleans car accident law firm can help you: (504) 599-9997.
Your Rights After a Bus Accident
Any time you are involved in a bus accident as a passenger or as another motorist on the road, it is important to determine who is at fault for the collision. If the bus driver was negligent or careless leading up to the accident, victims can pursue a claim for compensation against the driver. You can pursue your claim in court or agree to an out-of-court settlement if the driver or insurer accepts fault and makes a reasonable settlement offer.
In addition to a claim against the driver, you may want to pursue a claim against the driver’s employer. Bus drivers are usually employed by another entity, such as a school district or a motor carrier company. The employer typically has more insurance and deeper pockets and, in many cases, may be held responsible for the accident. A bus driver’s employer may be legally liable based on the company’s own negligence, such as inadequate hiring policies or a failure to enforce Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules applicable to bus drivers. Employers of bus drivers can also be held responsible for the negligent actions of their employees and required to compensate victims harmed by a careless bus operator.
Bus accident cases can be particularly complicated if a government agency is involved. For example, if you were injured by a school bus or public transportation, your claim is against the government. Government agencies enjoy limited protections from lawsuits under sovereign immunity rules so you should understand the special requirements involved with suing the government.
Contact Bloom Legal for Help With Your Bus Accident Claim
At Bloom Legal, we have represented many clients injured in bus accidents. We know the ins-and-outs of these complex cases and can help you determine who to pursue a claim against and how best to recover compensation for your losses. We take care of protecting your legal rights and moving your case forward so you can focus on recovery.
Call or contact a New Orleans auto accident lawyer at Bloom Legal today. Call (504) 599-9997 to schedule a evaluation of your case if you or a loved one was hurt in a bus crash. Our attorneys do not charge legal fees unless we can recover compensation for your injuries and losses, so call now, you have nothing to lose. We serve clients throughout New Orleans, including Jefferson Parish.
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