If you have been injured in a bus accident in Indiana, you may be able to utilize Indiana law to hold the responsible party accountable for your losses. Whether the accident happened during rush hour downtown—or even to your child, in the early morning hours on a school bus—you could be entitled to a personal injury claim.
The accident may have occurred due to negligence on the driver’s behalf, or from improper maintenance on the bus itself.
There is also the possibility that the crash was caused by another driver on the road. The basis of how your personal injury claim is presented will depend on the circumstances surrounding the accident. Along with that, it’s important to note that the state of Indiana will occasionally allow the victim of a personal injury case to receive both economic and non-economic damages. This means that both your monetary losses resulting from the accident and your non-monetary losses, such as your pain and suffering, could be considered when determining your final compensation agreement. While nothing can undo the damage caused by the accident, an appropriate settlement amount could go a long way for helping you or your loved one recover.
Duepner Law offers free consultations for personal injury cases. There is no fee unless we recover a settlement for your claim.
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Indiana Attorneys for Bus Accident Injuries
Whether a person boards a charter bus for a special occasion or is using mass transit to visit relatives out of town, we’re essentially trusting that the vehicle is in proper working condition and that the driver is appropriately licensed. Nevertheless, accidents do happen, and bus passengers can end up being injured due someone else’s negligence.
Indiana bus accident claims include events while riding IndyGo, school buses, and private bus lines, such as Coach or Greyhound.
You may also have a valid bus accident personal injury claim if the collision took place while traveling on a tour bus, charter bus, airport or hotel shuttle bus, or any other public transportation bus. No matter the situation, it’s always important to explore your legal rights as a victim, and whether the insurance companies or responsible parties owe you compensation or additional funds for your claim.
Our personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation. If we take your case, you will pay nothing unless we recover an injury settlement on your behalf.
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Types of Bus Accident Claims
The injuries that passengers might sustain during a bus accident can range from minor to fatal. While everyone’s personal experience will vary after a bus accident, some of the most common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Lacerations and scarring
As a bus accident victim, the recovery process may take days, weeks, months, or much longer. In extreme situations, you or your loved one could be facing life-altering injuries. No matter the severity, you or your loved one may be struggling to foot the bill on the medical expenses related to those injuries, or cope with lost wages. There’s also the risk that your injuries may have permanent impacts on your quality of life. You could be facing that financial burden on your own without a fair settlement. The other parties involved in the accident will likely be seeking legal counsel. So should you.
Working with us is completely free if we don’t win. By taking on your case, we can help you and your loved ones secure what you’re owed.
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Determining Fault in the Bus Crash
We expect the bus drivers who are entrusted with safely transporting passengers to have completed their necessary training and that they know how to drive safely. Yet even with the proper certification, some drivers can be incredibly careless or lack the patience necessary for driving responsibly. A summary of the types of accidents that a bus driver could cause include:
- Distracted or impaired driving
- Speeding above posted limits
- Speeding during poor weather
- Following too closely
- Sudden lane changes
- Weaving through traffic
- Turning without looking
- Failure to yield
- Driver fatigue
- Inadequate training
In addition to the accidents caused by the bus drivers themselves, bus accidents can also be caused by equipment failure, rather than loss of control due to driver error. As such, the fault may rest with the bus equipment manufacturers, the bus mechanic, or even the bus management company as a whole.
Some claims may require personal injury attorneys to pursue legal action against a government organization. Any injuries you may have sustained while riding on a public bus line could be grounds for holding a municipality liable, especially when the bus accident involved both a public transportation vehicle and unsafe road conditions.
Contact the Attorneys at Duepner Law
At Duepner Law, we work hard to help our clients receive the financial compensation they need to continue their healing process after any motor vehicle accident. If you’re wondering about what the next steps might be after a bus accident, please don’t hesitate to call our office for a free, initial consultation. A preliminary phone call will help us determine the viability of your claim and how we might proceed in regards to representation.
Please contact us for a free consultation. By taking on your case, we can help you secure what you’re owed after the accident
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