Were you injured on public transportation? Read these 4 bus accident recommendations for you, then call our McAllen lawyers for a free review.
1) Choosing the Best Attorney For You
When it comes to selecting the best attorney for your bus accident case, you should ask these four questions. One, are you a personal injury trial lawyer? A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer who only handles personal injury cases. They don’t handle divorces, bankruptcies, or criminal cases. Two, are they a trial lawyer? In other words, will this lawyer go to court with you to represent your case in front of a judge and jury? Third, does the lawyer have experience and success in this area of law? They should be able to talk to you about their successes, the cases they’ve been involved in, and the verdicts or results they have gotten. Fourth, are they board-certified? This is one of the highest honors in their area of practice. In this state, only three percent of the lawyers are board-certified personal injury lawyers.
2) Settlement Timeline
Generally, a bus accident case will take anywhere from one year to 18 months to settle. It depends on four things, basically – how badly you were hurt, how long it will take you to heal, how fair the insurance company will deal with you, and how long the court will make us wait before we can have a trial.
3) Claim Value
Bus accident injury claims are determined the same way you’d determine the value of many other claims. You look at the injuries the person suffered, the medical bills that have been incurred, and the procedures that need to be done in the future to resolve this injury.
You must also look at other factors, such as the mental anguish a person has suffered and the likelihood of it recuring in the future. You must determine what impact the accident has had on the person’s life, such as is whether they’re able to work like they used to, whether they’ve had lost wages or will lose wages in the future. It’s also important to account for any physical impairment or disfigurement the person will be burdened with going forward.
One of the benefits of retaining an experienced bus accident lawyer is their ability to include all relevant factors when requesting compensation for your damages.
4) Case Timeline
The answer is not straightforward, because your bus accident claim’s timeline will depend on a few factors.
The type of injury you’ve suffered and how serious it is will affect how long it will take you to heal, for instance. In addition, your claim’s timeline will depend on whether the insurance company is willing to resolve your claim with a reasonable settlement offer. If they’re not, you’ll need to litigate the case in court to receive fair compensation for your damages.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured on public transportation and have questions about these 4 bus accident recommendations for you?
Contact our experienced McAllen bus accident attorneys at the Law Firm of Ricardo A. Garcia today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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