Most individuals perceive buses as being safe transportation and this is because they are most of the time. However, what you may have thought would be a normal bus ride turned into something but that. Now you are faced with medical expenses and other costs that you do not have the money for. The insurance company most likely wants the responsible party to pay and you are now facing lost wages due to being unable to work.
Reitan Law Office, PLLC is a highly experienced law firm with decades of experience helping clients through complex legal matters, including bus accidents. You will work with a Mankato personal injury attorney who will walk you through the process and make sure your best interests are protected.
Helping Clients Through All Types Of Bus Accidents
We have helped clients who have suffered from injuries resulting from different types of bus accidents. Here are some of the accident types we have dealt with:
- Car vs. bus accidents
- Truck vs. bus accidents
- Bicycle vs. bus accidents
- Pedestrian vs. bus accidents
You can be injured whether you are on the bus or you are in another vehicle or on foot.
Experienced Legal Help For Victims Of Commercial Bus Accidents
Commercial bus accidents tend to differ from typical car and truck accidents because buses are called "common carriers" and this means they have to be in compliance with state and federal regulations. When filing a commercial carrier lawsuit, the claim can be filed against the bus company, the owner of that company, and even the bus manufacturer if a bus defect was responsible for the accident. It is possible that all three entities can be held liable simultaneously in a personal injury lawsuit.
When you have been in such an accident, you and your Minnesota personal injury lawyer will work hard to bring about the details in your case. You will also need to have your doctor keep thorough documentation of medical issues and you and your attorney will work toward gathering information of eyewitnesses, other drivers, and anyone who was at the scene of the accident. If pictures were taken, that information will be gathered up as well.
The compensation that you will be able to seek includes lost wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. If you lost a loved one in a bus accident, you will also be able to seek damages, such as loss of support. The goal is to focus on recovery and not financial hardship created by the accident.
Contact A Twin Cities and Southern Minnesota Bus Accident Lawyer
Get the compensation you deserve for a bus accident. Contact our firm today at (952) 448-2800 - Chaska, (507) 388-1800 - Mankato, or (612) 424-6011 (Minneapolis). Consultations are free and cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid when you are compensated.