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Villa Park Bus Accident Attorneys

Villa Park Bus Accident Attorneys

Whether your car is in for repairs, you want to avoid the hassle of finding a parking spot, or you’re just looking for a stress-free commute into town, California’s buses are one of the easiest ways to travel. However, public transport isn’t without its risks; serious wrecks can and do happen with some victims suffering catastrophic injuries. If you were injured on the road, turn to our Villa Park bus accident attorneys for guidance and representation. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ve handled claims for thousands of clients, including personal injury and wrongful death cases. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to find out more.

What Are Signs That I Have a Strong Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury claims can be incredibly complicated, so it’s not always easy to tell whether you have a convincing case. Even minor weak links in your case could be exploited by the insurer and other opposing parties to challenge your claim. At HPIL, our attorneys will give you an honest assessment of your case during your initial consultation, pointing out any potential weaknesses and discussing your options for dealing with potential disputes down the line. Below are a few signs that you may have a strong case: 

  • You Did Not Play a Role in Causing the Accident: Unless you were deliberately distracting the bus driver, it’s likely you didn’t play a part in causing the wreck. However, there are other ways you could be held liable. For instance, if you failed to take sufficient steps to mitigate damages after the accident—for instance, you didn’t follow your doctor’s orders—your financial award could be reduced.
  • Eyewitnesses Can Corroborate Your Version of Events: Anyone who saw the collision happen could help you prove liability and damages. As such, if you can, you should note down the contact details of the other passengers onboard and any bystanders who may have seen the accident occur. Your lawyer may want to interview these individuals to determine whether their deposition could help strengthen your case.
  • You Sought Immediate Medical Treatment: If it seems like you didn’t suffer any serious injuries, you might be tempted to forego a visit to the doctor. However, skipping this step could mean a potentially life-threatening condition goes undiagnosed. It could also lead to disputes when you file your personal injury claim. As such, you should seek medical attention immediately after leaving the accident scene. A prompt diagnosis won’t just help you avoid the issues listed above, but it might also make it easier for your lawyer to connect your injuries to the bus accident.

 

How Our Bus Accident Attorneys Can Help with Your Personal Injury Case

Before calling a law firm in your area, you will want the assurance that hiring an attorney is the best move for you and your loved ones. Ultimately, an attorney is here to handle the logistics of your claim, from compiling the necessary evidence to building your case to negotiating a fair settlement with the insurer. However, not all attorneys have the knowledge and resources required to help simplify proceedings and achieve a successful outcome in your case. While our lawyers cannot promise you a specific outcome for your bus accident claim—no law firm can—we have decades of combined experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases. Here are a few ways we might be able to assist you with your claim:

  • Estimate a Fair Settlement: Accident victims often underestimate the impact a road wreck can have on their financesWhile there are many obvious damages, such as your medical bills and repair costs, expenses aren’t just limited to the digits printed on your receipts. For instance, if you couldn’t work due to your injuries, you might be able to pursue compensation for lost wages. Your attorney can also discuss your circumstances to assess whether you have a case for economic damages such as emotional distress, humiliation, and pain and suffering. Additionally, we may consult with expert witnesses, such as economists and medical specialists, to help approximate the value of your losses and prove such damages.
  • Investigate the Bus Accident: While the bus company and its insurer will likely conduct their own investigation into the accident, you should not rely on their findings. The at-fault parties have a strong incentive to represent information in a way that minimizes their liability and thus reduces the amount they pay out. At HPIL, we can help investigate the accident, identify the liable parties, and prepare your claim for settlement negotiations or trial if necessary.
  • Oversee Settlement Negotiations: Negotiating a claim can be a time-consuming task. Not only may you need to respond to numerous requests from the insurance company but reaching an agreement can also be a persistent back-and-forth that will take your attention away from other matters. Our attorneys can grab the reins, negotiating a fair settlement on your behalf so you can get back to focusing on your recovery.

 

Speak to a Villa Park Bus Accident Attorney Today

We are available 24/7 to take your calls. Dial 1-800-GO-HARRIS or click through to our contact form HERE to schedule your free case review.