New Hampshire Bus Accident Lawyer
Aggressive Advocacy for Bus Accident Victims Throughout the State
Every day, New Hampshire residents take public transportation to get to work, run errands, or simply get around town. And while it is often touted as a more environmentally friendly and safer mode of transportation than driving, serious accidents still occur. Bus accidents, in particular, may result in severe injury due to the fact that buses are often overcrowded or lack adequate safety features.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a bus accident? You may be eligible to receive compensation for the damages you have suffered, including medical expenses and hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Don’t wait to consult a legal professional. Our legal team at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. represents bus accident victims with catastrophic injuries, helping them recover the full compensation to which they are entitled.
Suing After a New Hampshire Bus Accident
Pursuing a legal case after you have been injured in a bus accident may seem too difficult to take on alone as you heal from your injuries; fortunately, an attorney can handle any legal pains and problems on your behalf. This way, you can focus on recovering from your injuries, while we focus on recovering your maximum compensation.
That being said, the first step toward compensation is to determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit, against whom you can file it, and for how much you are entitled to sue.
Determining Eligibility & Liability in a Bus Accident Case
More often than not, New Hampshire accident victims are eligible to take legal action after suffering injuries because of the actions of another. For bus accidents, this would simply mean that you did not cause the crash yourself but someone else did; in other words, the accident was preventable but no fault of your own.
It follows that the question of against whom you can file a lawsuit is answered once you determine who is liable for the bus accident. For example, if a bus driver or other motorist on the road was negligent and a crash resulted, then any injured bus passenger or pedestrian may sue them. Similarly, if the accident was caused by a malfunctioning bus part, the injured party may sue the bus manufacturer, designer, or retailer. In some cases, a city, county, or state agency may even be liable.
What Are The Most Common Causes of Bus Accidents?
It is crucial to identify not only who caused the accident but how they caused it — a suspicion will not serve as sufficient evidence in a court of law. A bus accident attorney can assist you in determining the cause of the bus crash by utilizing existing evidence and locating additional evidence through various investigations, such as accident reconstruction.
Often, a bus accident can be attributed to the following types of negligence:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Poor Weather Conditions
- Operating a bus/vehicle under the influence of alcohol
- Transporting passengers in a poorly maintained bus
- Defective bus parts, such as the engine, brakes, etc.
Calculating the Value of a Bus Accident Case
Every bus accident case will be worth a different amount of money depending on its specifics, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the expected recovery time. Thus, the worse the injury, the higher the value of the case and, sadly, the more likely the at-fault party will attempt to deny any wrongdoing on their end.
Don’t let the negligent party take advantage of you. Hire a bus accident lawyer to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled, which may include the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Missed time from school or work
- Short- or long-term disability accommodations
- Vehicular property damage
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of earnings (past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish/emotional distress
Call a New Hampshire Bus Accident Lawyer Today
At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., our lawyers are prepared to help you in your bus accident case. Over our 40 years of practice, we have helped recover millions of dollars for our clients, affording them the financial support they need to move past what happened. What’s more, our results-driven approach is tailored to every single one of our clients to ensure that their unique needs are addressed.
Contact our New Hampshire bus accident attorneys online or by calling (888) 801-9916 to get started with a free consultation today.
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