San Antonio Bus Accident Lawyer
Were you recently injured in a public transportation crash? Bring the negligent party to justice by hiring a San Antonio bus crash lawyer to seek compensation for your losses.
If you have been involved in a bus accident, you might be confused about how to obtain compensation to cover the injuries you sustained. Do you sue the driver, the bus company, or someone else? Can you even recover the damages? Working with J.A. Davis & Associates, LLP can answer these questions for you.
Our qualified attorneys will build a compelling personal injury claim by examining which party or parties should compensate you and computing an equitable value for your injuries. A San Antonio bus accident lawyer can help you successfully receive the compensation you deserve.
Fault in San Antonio Bus Accidents
Numerous individuals and companies are tasked with ensuring the safety of a bus. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is responsible for operating over 135 public transportation systems across the state.
Ultimately, it is TxDOT’s responsibility to maintain the safety of its carriers and employ responsible individuals to manage these systems. A carrier operator will almost certainly be named in your claim if any decision it made in these areas was careless and put passengers in danger.
The bus driver also carries enormous responsibility in transporting large numbers of passengers. If he or she is using a cell phone or is otherwise distracted, driving while impaired, or making poor driving decisions like speeding or failing to signal, the driver can not only be cited as liable in your case, but may also face disciplinary action.
San Antonio or even the state of Texas could also be liable for your injuries if dangerous roadways were the cause of your bus accident. Deep potholes, improperly sectioned construction zones, and fallen debris are all the responsibility of the government to address so they do not pose a threat to drivers.
If the government will be the defendant in your case, we will need to work swiftly because the statute of limitations for personal injury claims against the government is just six months from the date of your accident.
Your San Antonio bus wreck lawyer will be able to investigate the specifics of your crash to determine who is at fault and responsible for compensating you.
Common Injuries in Bus Crashes
Because public transportation systems carry many passengers, the risk of injury increases in the event of an accident. Some of the more commonly seen injuries in San Antonio bus accidents include the following:
- Broken bones
- Deep cuts
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Emotional trauma like post-traumatic stress disorder
Even if you are feeling fine after the accident, it’s important that you are evaluated by a medical professional. Not all injuries are immediately obvious; such is often the case with concussions or organ damage.
It will also be a big help to your personal injury claim that you have documented medical records from right after the accident. Many times, the defendant will attempt to suggest that your injuries didn’t stem from the accident and that they arose after the fact for some other reason.
What Is Your Claim Worth?
You already know the person or people who caused your injuries will be responsible for compensating you for your losses. But you may not be aware of how we come to a fair dollar amount or what we take into account when doing these calculations.
To begin, the extent of your injuries will have an impact on the size of your compensation award. The more severe your bus crash injuries are, the more your claim will be worth. This is because critical injuries will have a significant influence on life as you knew it prior to the accident.
More than likely, you will have increasing medical costs associated with your injuries, including a lengthy hospital stay, the cost of prescription medications, medical equipment, copays from your doctor visits, and changes made to your home to accommodate medical equipment like a wheelchair ramp, a shower seat, or a hospital-grade bed.
In addition, we will consider your lost wages and earning potential, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of companionship and love, and loss of enjoyment of life when we make our final calculation of the value of your San Antonio bus accident claim.
These are just a few example of damages that should be taken into consideration, and each injury will have its own impacts on your life. Your lawyer will be able to go over the details of your accident and injuries to ensure we examine the total effect on your life.
Speak with a San Antonio Bus Accident Attorney
When you are ready to hold the people responsible for your injuries accountable for their negligence, contact an experienced J.A. Davis & Associates, LLP attorney. We will work diligently to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to in a timely manner.
To schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with a San Antonio bus accident lawyer today, fill out the form below or give us a call at 210-732-1062.