Bus Accident Lawyers in Indiana
A law firm with a long history of helping the injured
Buses can be seen every day throughout Indiana - on streets and highways, at schools and stadiums. They're an efficient way to transport large groups of people. But when there's a bus accident, large groups of people can get hurt. The experienced bus accident attorneys at Vaughan & Vaughan fight for the rights of the injured.
Like truck accidents, the injuries suffered in a bus accident can be very serious. This includes bus passengers as well as the drivers and passengers of other vehicles hit by a bus. If you are injured in a bus accident caused by negligence, you have the right to recover financial compensation. But getting that money can often be complicated.
Determining who is at fault after a bus accident is difficult because so many different parties are involved. These can include:
- The driver of the bus
- The driver of other vehicles involved in the crash
- A private company that owns the bus
- A local government that owns the bus or is responsible for maintaining the road
- A company responsible for maintaining and repairing the bus
- The bus manufacturer, or manufacturer of any defective parts on the bus
Experience gets results
Each of the parties involved in the accident may have separate insurance companies, as well as their own attorneys. Determining negligence and who is responsible for providing compensation can be a complicated and lengthy process. Bus companies, manufacturers and insurance companies will all likely put up a hard fight to avoid taking responsibility.
That's why it's important for you to have an experienced Indiana bus accident attorney on your side. Our firm has been fighting for the injured in this area since 1913. We know how to handle complex accident cases. We know how to build strong cases hold negligent parties accountable. And we have a record of getting results through negotiated settlements and jury verdicts.
What's the secret to our success? We conduct our own investigation into the bus accident. Our legal team knows where to look for evidence that proves negligence - including evidence in possession of bus companies. We review all relevant documentation and interview witnesses. And if needed, we consult with accident reconstruction experts who can help us better understand what happened.
We demand justice for bus accident victims
We determine the total amount of damages you suffered in the bus accident. This includes your medical expenses for treatment. You may have needed surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and home health care. Other damages may include lost wages if you couldn’t work and pain and suffering.
There's a lot of money at stake in bus accidents. That's why insurance companies often do what they can to keep payments as low as possible, especially if multiple people were hurt. That's not acceptable. We know the tactics the insurance companies use to avoid responsibility and how to overcome them.
Insurance companies may question the seriousness of your injuries. They may seek access to your medical history to look for evidence your injuries were pre-existing. Or they will make a lowball initial settlement offer, promising quick payment. They’re hoping you’ll just take what they want to give you and go away. We think you deserve better.
Because we spend time building strong cases, insurance companies often agree to reach a settlement. But we are not interested in a quick settlement that saves them money and leaves you shortchanged. If their offer does not meet your needs, we will fight for you in court.
You need legal advice backed by experience
Do you need an attorney? There’s no requirement to have one when seeking financial compensation after a bus accident. But the insurance companies have attorneys, and they are not concerned about what’s best for you. You need a lawyer who is familiar with insurance company tactics to limit your compensation and will fight for your best interests.
It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible after a bus accident. Under Indiana law, you have two years from the date of the crash to take legal action. But it can take several months to build a strong case. And over time, evidence gets lost or destroyed and witnesses forget important details.
If you've been hit by a bus or injured in a bus accident in any way, we can help. Call 765-742-0056 for a free consultation with an experienced bus accident attorney. We'll listen to what happened, answer your questions and review your options. Contact us today.