Buses provide a crucial transportation service to commuters and other travelers. However, the size and weight of a bus could make it a substantial risk to other vehicles on the road when there is an accident. Fortunately, an experienced Marshall County bus accident lawyer is available to assist those who have sustained injuries from bus accidents in obtaining compensation.
A trusted personal injury attorney could help to investigate a mass transit accident by reviewing photos and videos of the crash, examining witness and police statements, and consulting medical records. Our team could use the results of this investigation to build a strong case to prove liability for your injuries, which we could then take to court or use to negotiate with the insurance company for a payout. Call our firm today to learn more.
As per Mississippi Code § 11-46-9, public entities (such as transportation authorities) may be held liable for injuries caused by the actions of their employees (such as bus drivers) in the course of their duties. Bus accidents are more complex than regular car accidents, and obtaining an experienced personal injury attorney is important to help protect your rights.
Bus operators must follow a strict code of conduct in operating a commercial bus line. This detail could make establishing liability a complicated process, and an experienced Marshall County bus accident attorney could assist with this case.
There are other important laws concerning buses and bus accidents. M.C. § 63-3-707 provides requirements for school bus drivers in the state. If a child is injured in a school bus accident, our team could examine licensing and training records to verify whether the driver and bus operator were complaint.
Similarly, M.C. § 63-7-59 provides requirements for commercial bus drivers. If it is established that a bus driver does not have a commercial driver’s license, this could be prima facie, or clear, evidence of liability for any injuries sustained in an accident. A lawyer could advise as to the full range of applicable laws and how they apply to the facts of an individual case.
Because cases often settle out of court, it might be tempting to try to negotiate with the insurance company for a payout without the assistance of legal counsel. This is inadvisable as insurance companies could be prone to giving low settlements that tired and stressed individuals take, which drastically undervalues their case. Insurance representatives may also try to get the injured party to make statements against their own interest, which the company could then use to negate or reduce its liability.
An experienced Marshall County bus accident attorney will likely have encountered these tactics and knows how to address them. They could also put together a comprehensive tally of damages to try to receive the highest possible settlement amount.
After experiencing a bus accident, you may feel overwhelmed with what steps you should take next. Do not try to face the legal system on your own when a skilled Marshall County bus accident lawyer is available to discuss your case. Contact Reaves Law Firm, PLLC, today for a free consultation.