Buses are a great mode of transportation. They are economical, and can reduce the number of vehicles on the road which benefits everyone. Unfortunately, like any other motor vehicle on the road, there can be accidents. Bus accidents are relatively common and can cause serious injury and damages. If you have found your way to this page, you have most likely been injured in a bus accident. If your injuries need medical treatment, then you may be eligible to bring a bus accident claim. Our Texas bus accident attorneys are here to guide you through the process of your legal case and get you the best results possible. After you read a little bit about your case, please call our office to set up a free case evaluation with our experienced attorneys.
Bus Accident Statute of Limitations
You will be given an allotted amount of time to bring your claim or have it settled in civil court. In Texas, you have two years starting from the date of your accident to do so. If you do not get your case brought by that time, you will no longer be eligible for compensation. We always encourage potential clients to call us right away and never wait to do so. There are benefits to calling an attorney right away. The first being that you will have someone working towards getting compensation for you so that you can focus on getting better. You also want someone on your case right away so that your evidence from the scene of the accident is protected and doesn’t disappear, which sometimes happens, and your witnesses get interviewed before they have a chance to forget important details about the case. When you are seeking full and fair compensation, it is vital to hire an attorney right away so that you do not put them under an even tighter deadline. Two years is not a terribly long time and these cases take time. If you act quickly, there will be enough time to build a strong case for you and ensure you have the best chance at a full compensation award.
Important Steps for a Successful Bus Accident Case
The ultimate, most important step for any personal injury case is to seek competent medical attention. You need to get your injuries treated as soon as possible. You should never wait. You may have a lot of adrenaline running through your body after the accident which would mute the pain, but you have to tend to your injuries. Waiting to see if they go away with some time is unwise and ill-advised. If you wait, there are two major consequences that may happen. One, you may be at risk for worsening your condition which would only prolong your recovery time. Second, if the insurance company wants to, they could look at that gap in treatment and say that you weren’t badly injured enough to need compensation or that your injuries were from something other than that bus accident. That is a way they try to reduce or eliminate your claim. We do not want that to happen to you, so we urge you to see a doctor, go to the emergency room, or urgent care center right away to get treatment for your injuries.
Avoid Talking to the Liable Party’s Insurance Company
A successful case does not involve a conversation with the liable party’s insurance company. Very shortly after your bus accident, you will most likely receive a call from the insurance company that represents the responsible party. This might be the driver of the bus, the bus company itself, or another vehicle operator on the road who caused your bus accident. When they call you, the insurance adjuster will tell you that this is routine and will help you resolve your case sooner. What they do not mention is that the questions they ask are geared toward getting you to say something wrong. If they can get you to say one wrong thing, they will be able to reduce the amount of compensation they owe you or try to throw out your case altogether. When you get this call, it is best to avoid it. You are not obligated by law to take this call. You should have your attorney take over all communication with the insurance company as to protect your rights to full compensation.
Contact Our Office Today for a Free Consultation
If you are looking for dedicated, experienced, and supportive representation, please call our Texas bus accident attorneys today to set up a free consultation. We will go over the details of your case, talk to your witnesses, and protect your evidence to build as strong a case as possible. If you want to see a full compensation award, please call us today.