A bus accident is tragic, often resulting in severe injuries and long-term complications to health and wellbeing. For anyone who’s struggling after such an incident, it is best to turn to an experienced Arlington bus accident lawyer for guidance and support. At Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi PLC, we provide exceptional legal service to help our clients manage the most challenging of such accidents.
Set up a free consultation with an Arlington personal injury lawyer now by calling our office. There is no obligation to work with us, but we can answer all of your questions.
How Often Bus Accidents Occur
In 2020, 4,998 large truck and bus accidents occurred in the U.S., resulting in a fatality. The number of accidents with injuries was 102,000, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Noting these intensely challenging situations, where thousands of people had their lives changed due to the negligence of another driver, it is clear that there is a real risk on roadways today. From 2010 to 2020, the following occurred:
- 11% of busses involved intercity buses
- 38% involved school buses
- 35% involved transit-style business
All of these resulted in fatalities. Yet, thousands more people suffered injuries as well. Talk to a bus accident lawyer in Arlington today.
Contact Our Firm Today
Start With a Free, No-Obligation ConsultationFree Case Review
What to Do if You Were Hurt in a Bus Accident
One of the first things to do after you have received medical care for a bus accident injury is to ensure that your information is preserved. It is critical to ensure that you have done all you can to take care of your health. That means going to the emergency room even if you feel okay right away.
Now that you have received immediate medical care, the next step is to determine who was at fault. Our team of bus accident attorneys can help you with this process. We will:
- Gather all information about your case from you, witness statements, and any others in the area
- Secure any video or photographic evidence that may be available
- Determine if there is a need to look into the driver’s toxicology reports
- Find out if the bus company was responsible for the incident
- Determine if poor maintenance on the bus led to the accident
- Consider if other drivers may be partially at fault
Understanding who is to blame allows us to know how to seek compensation for your losses. Even in what seems like a simple case where the accident was caused by the driver, there could be complicating factors. A bus accident attorney in Arlington will fight for your right to compensation.
Get a free case review today. There`s no fee unless we win!
Why Bus Accidents Occur
In Arlington, there are many potential reasons why a bus accident could occur. Some of the most common causes include:
- Driver fatigue
- Inexperienced drivers
- Reckless driving, such as speeding or improper turning
- Blind spot accidents
- Bad maintenance on the bus
Over $500 Million
Recovered on Behalf
of Our Clients
Let Our Attorneys Determine Your Losses
Our Arlington bus accident attorney has the tools and resources to help you navigate the challenges you are facing, and that includes helping you obtain the compensation you need for all types of injuries and losses you have incurred. Here are some examples.
- Medical bills from the emergency care you received
- Treatment provided by surgeons and other specialists
- Bills associated with rehabilitation and recovery
- Costs associated with medications or supplemental care you need
- Reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery when it relates to the incident
- Lost time at work
- Loss of quality of life
- Pain and suffering
An accident with a bus, such as being struck by one or being rear-ended by one, can lead to significant injury and, in many cases, long-term recovery. You may be owed compensation for all of those losses.
Fighting for the MAXIMUM
Money for You
The Most Common Injuries Associated with Bus Accidents
Some of the most common bus accident injuries we see in Arlington include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Dragging-related injuries like road rash
- Spinal column injuries
- Broken bones sometimes shattered bones
- Lacerations and deep cuts
- Internal organ damage
Some people develop long-lasting nerve damage that makes it hard to control pain. Others face years of being unable to do the things they always have because they cannot walk without pain or limitations.
You may also suffer additional types of injury that go beyond the physical types. That may include losses related to a poor quality of life, difficulty with maintaining relationships, the onset of mental health challenges like depression or trauma, or other emotional distress.
Put Montesi`s Power
Lawyers to Work for You
How We Fight for Your Right to Compensation
Often, in a bus accident in Arlington, the outcome will come down to what an insurance company decides you are owed. That could be based on many factors, such as the overall cost of the medical bills you produce. In simple cases, you may only have a few minor medical bills.
Yet, the tragedy occurs when people suffer complications like those listed above and struggle for years, if not the rest of their lives, to recover. That is why we are so passionate about working to defend our client’s right to compensation. We do not let the insurance company reduce your losses or try to blame you for what occurred. Instead, we work hard to ensure that they fully understand what you have lost and what they should be paying you in compensation.
Let Our Arlington Bus Accident Lawyer Go to Work for You Now
At Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC, our team of highly qualified attorneys will work closely with you to ensure your needs are met on an ongoing basis. Let us answer your questions about your accident and who is responsible for it. Whether it was due to a school bus, a metro bus, or any other type of large vehicle, our team will work to ensure you get the best possible outcome in every situation.
Start by setting up a free consultation with our Arlington bus accident lawyer. There is nothing for you to pay to speak to our attorney about your rights and case. Discuss with our team what your next step should be. You pay us nothing for our services if we do not win your case for you. Call us now to learn more.