Have you or someone you love been involved in a bus accident? If so, you’re familiar with the stress and pain that these incidents can cause. Often, victims of bus accidents are left in need of medical attention, financial assistance, and legal counsel. If you’ve been involved in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
The Sacramento truck accident attorneys of Tiemann Law Firm have been successfully representing victims of bus accidents in the Greater Sacramento area for over ten years. At Tiemann Law Firm, our team is dedicated to bringing excellence and hard work to every case we take on.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a bus accident, call our attorneys today at (916) 999-9000 to schedule a free, confidential consultation and to discuss your bus accident details. Don’t allow let anything keep you from seeking compensation—let today be the day you begin pursuing the justice you deserve.
Why You Need a Lawyer
If you’ve been involved in a bus collision, you know how overwhelming these accidents can be. With the medical costs, property damage, and insurance questions these incidents raise, victims of bus accidents are left feeling frustrated and confused as they try to seek compensation for their losses. With one of Tiemann Law Firm’s personal injury attorneys by your side, you can trust that your claim is in more than capable hands. Having handled bus accident cases in the Sacramento area for many years, our team is well-equipped to help you through this challenging time while we help build your case.
Accidents involving public carriers are more complex than those involving regular passenger vehicles because of the greater potential for multiple liable parties in an accident of this type. Not only do bus accidents involve different regulations because of the nature of the work they perform, it is possible that three or four different people or parties could be responsible for the negligence that caused the accident in the first place. Tiemann Law Firm’s team of attorneys is experienced at investigating how an accident came to be, gathering evidence, building a claim or case, and cultivating legal strategies.
To avoid having our clients unintentionally incriminate themselves, Tiemann Law Firm is committed to handling all communication on behalf of each client. We manage discussions with bus companies, insurance representatives, and other involved parties so that you can focus on getting back to your life while we pursue compensation in your bus accident claim on your behalf.
Why Choose Tiemann Law Firm?
When you’re looking at attorneys to help you build your bus accident case, you’ll find few that are as experienced or successful as the personal injury attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm. For years, we’ve successfully represented victims of vehicle accidents in the Greater Sacramento area. Our firm has been recognized by Justia.com, Lawyers.com, and Martindale Nolo. We’ve also received a 5.0 rating from Avvo Lawyer Ratings.
By way of example, one of our leading personal injury attorneys, Kia Jafari, has been practicing law since 2008. Jafari was named among the top 20% of law students in his class at The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and has since been admitted to all courts in California. Jafari’s experience has allowed him to reach millions of dollars in settlements for a number of clients in their vehicle accident cases. In choosing Tiemann Law Firm, you’re putting your trust in our firm’s more than thirty cumulative years of hard work and success.
As part of our dedication to success, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients will not be charged for any of our services until we reach a favorable outcome for them in their bus accident case. An agreed-upon contingency fee is then subtracted from the overall settlement or award. If we don’t win for you, we don’t get paid. We believe that lack of funds should not prevent any accident victim from having high-quality legal counsel while they pursue the compensation they deserve.
Common Types of Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can leave their victims with property damage, serious injuries, and financial burdens. These accidents are more common than you may realize. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported 230 fatalities as a result of bus accidents in the US in 2018. Not only are buses more dangerous because of their size, but their wide turns and frequent stops can cause issues on the road. Some accidents commonly associated with buses are:
- Rear-end collisions
- Collisions with stationary objects (parked cars, signs, guardrails, etc.)
- Pedestrian collisions
- T-Bone collisions
- Rollover accidents
If you’ve been a victim of a collision with a bus, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses.
Bus Accident Injuries
Along with the many types of bus accidents come a wide variety of injuries. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, there were over 15,000 injuries from US bus accidents in 2019. These injuries may include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal organ damage
- Head trauma
- Neck trauma
The Sacramento bus accident attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm have been representing victims of bus accidents for years, helping them to seek compensation for any injuries they’ve sustained. We can help you with your insurance claim against the liable party or entity’s insurance company. If we can’t come to a satisfactory agreement with the insurance company, we are prepared to take your case to trial to obtain the money you deserve.
Compensation and Liability
The components of compensation for bus accident cases are “economic damages” and “non-economic damages.” Economic damages include the cost of property damage, medical bills, and lost income/wages. Non-economic costs include less tangible losses, such as emotional trauma, loss of companionship, disability/disfigurement as a result of an accident, or loss of enjoyment of life. Which factors are eligible for compensation in your claim will depend upon the facts of your particular case.
Another factor in determining compensation is liability. Because California is a pure comparative negligence state, the person who causes the accident is responsible for the damage sustained by the injured party. That also means that if you contributed to causing the accident, you would be held liable to the degree to which you’re found negligent. In most cases, negligence is defined as one’s level of carelessness, thoughtlessness, or recklessness at the time of the accident. What this means to you is that if you’re found to be 25% responsible for the accident, even if your total damages are $100,000, you can only obtain $75,000.
Statute of Limitations
California law mandates that victims of bus collisions have up to two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the other party. While it is possible to file a suit after this deadline has passed, courts can easily dismiss cases that do not fall within this timeline. In order to have the best chance to get the compensation to which you’re entitled, it’s wise to file a lawsuit for your bus accident case within two years of the date of the collision, even if you’re not finished arguing with the insurance company yet.
At Tiemann Law Firm, we’re dedicated to representing our clients with the same commitment and excellence that has led to our success for over ten years. Our clients often have questions about their cases. We’ve answered some of the most common ones for you here.
At Tiemann Law Firm, we believe in providing clients with excellent legal care, regardless of their financial situations. The contingency fee basis on which we operate is a case in point. By using this arrangement, you pay no fees upfront. We will agree upon a percentage of your compensation that we will take from your proceeds at the end of your claim or case. If we don’t win money for you, you won’t owe us anything.
Because of the wide range of damages and injuries that bus accidents cause, every case is different. Each case demands a different level of strategizing, evidence-gathering, and legal counsel, which means that no two cases will have the same process. The severity of your injury and the duration of your medical care will also make a difference, as we won’t be able to complete your claim until you are fully recovered or have been determined to be in a condition where further medical care will not improve your situation. After that, going to trial will likely extend the duration of your case, too. We can’t tell you how long your case will take until we’ve examined the details of your accident and your injuries.
Compensation is dependent on a number of factors, including liability, losses, and insurance policies. The economic damages you may be eligible to recover include medical costs for office visits, hospitalizations, surgeries, physical therapy, prescriptions, etc. You can also likely be compensated for property damage and lost wages/income. You could be eligible to recover non-economic damages like loss of companionship, loss of mobility, emotional trauma, and disability/disfigurement as a result of an accident. The amount of compensation you’ll be able to obtain depends entirely upon the circumstances of your particular case.
Call Tiemann Law Firm Today
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t let a lack of money or knowledge deter you from seeking the justice you deserve. Call Tiemann Law Firm today at (916) 999-9000 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation. We can review your accident details and help you begin the fight for the compensation you deserve.