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Taylorsville Bus Accident Attorney

Fielding Law Salt Lake City Bus Accident Lawyer

Traveling by bus is said to be among the safest means of travel that there is. Of course, that doesn’t mean that they never have accidents. Each year millions of people travel by bus—whether a bus for public transportation, a school bus, charter bus, or a tour bus. When we consider the sheer volume of buses on the roads, it is no statistical amazement that car accidents involving buses do occur. 

Have you been injured in a bus-related accident? Are you dealing with physical, mental, and emotional pain since the accident? Are you experiencing the stress of watching medical bills and the expenses of daily life necessities pile-up while you have not been able to work due to the bus accident? Having legal representation will significantly aid you in receiving compensation for injuries and damages that you are entitled to. Fielding Law in Taylorsville, Utah can help you in fully recovering from this difficult experience.

Causes of Bus Accidents

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, bus accidents occur far less frequently than motor vehicle accidents, and the damage caused by a bus accident can be much more serious and costly. Bus accidents can involve not only the driver and passengers on the bus but also pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers in other vehicles and their passengers. They can potentially be seriously or even fatally injured.

There are several potential causes of the bus accident that need to be examined to determine liability and who you should seek damages from. Some of the most common reasons for bus accidents are the following:

  • The driver was intoxicated, or under the influence of drugs;
  • The driver was drowsy or fatigued;
  • The driver was distracted;
  • The driver lacked experience or was not sufficiently trained;
  • Maintenance to the bus was not properly cared for;
  • The bus was improperly loaded;
  • A traffic violation, such as failing to yield, speeding, tailgating, or improper lane change;
  • Design or manufacturing defects;
  • Extreme weather. 

Bus Accident Cases are Complex

Bus accidents are often extremely complicated; this is especially true when multiple factors contributed to the cause of the accident. Here are a few factors that make a bus accident claim so complex.

  • When there are multiple collisions involving a bus, with three or more vehicles, there can be multiple parties responsible for the accident. This means that there will be multiple levels of potential liability to navigate.
  • Bus companies usually have high-limit insurance policies that protect their drivers and any victims involved in an accident. It becomes complex, however, when multiple people were injured in the bus accident and these limits are reached. If this occurs, you may need to pursue compensation from the bus company, the driver, or another entity that was responsible for the crash.
  • If you were riding on the bus at the time of the accident, depending on where you were seated, you may or may not have been an eyewitness of the accident. However, there may be multiple witnesses who can be useful to your case.  Eyewitness testimony can be used to prove liability in an accident and to defend you against any counterclaims.
  • There are federal laws in place for bus companies that need to be analyzed for your case regarding the vetting of drivers, hours of service, maintenance, insurance, as well as other regulations.
  • Laws associated with a bus accident could be even more difficult and convoluted if the accident occurred within a city, especially when there were city or state employees involved.
  • Also, the extent of financial hardships the accident has caused you. You may have experienced significant injuries and have extensive medical bills. The accident may have caused you short- or long-term disability and you are unable to work to earn an income.

 A Lawyer Is a Powerful Tool in a Bus Accident Case

Given the complexities involved in a bus accident case, it is in your best interest to have legal representation to help you receive fair compensation. Since experiencing the bus accident injury, you may be feeling confused and helpless when it comes to determining which party involved in the accident was liable, who should you pursue for damages, or whether or not to sign papers about your case.

Bus companies have large, intimidating insurance companies and big-time lawyers defending their interests. You require a strong, knowledgeable force on your side defending your interests. You need to understand your responsibility and limitations. Especially when you are up against large corporate companies or government employee unions, your success may be minimal if you decide to undertake the case on your own.

Consequently, having an attorney that is fully informed of these unique laws and that understands the best and most efficient methods of investigating the case is imperative. Such an attorney can ascertain the facts of the accident and interpret the data correctly. Once the circumstances surrounding your accident have been fully uncovered, an experienced attorney can prepare a legal strategy that will enable you to receive the most advantageous result.

The attorneys at Fielding Law in Taylorsville, Utah are just such attorneys. They can provide you with meaningful assistance in navigating the legal complexities of your bus accident and will engage in settlement discussions on your behalf. Fielding Law will be a powerful tool to fight for you to receive the maximum fair compensation.  

Injuries that Receive Compensation

If you were injured in a bus accident, you may be able to be compensated for your injuries.

The compensation for your injuries could include payment for past, present, and future medical expenses connected to the bus accident. Also, not to be minimized, is the emotional pain and suffering a bus accident can cause which can also be compensated for in a lawsuit.

Fielding Law Will Help You

Part of the reason we take the bus is so that we can sit back and relax while we let the driver get us to our destination. Similarly, you can focus on healing physically and emotionally from the bus accident while the legal team at Fielding Law strives to help you reach your destination of gaining the legal compensation you are entitled to.

You are not a lone rider in this journey to justice. The attorneys at Fielding Law in Taylorsville, Utah are knowledgeable and adept in handling bus accident cases. We are well acquainted with bus accident claims and the laws pertaining to them. Fielding Law is on your side and wants to help you. Contact us today to aid you in recovering all that you justly deserve after the bus accident.

During the course of my career, which has involved a clerkship for a federal judge, working for one of the largest law firms in the world, and now working as a litigation partner at a growing full service law firm, I have seen thousands of lawyers in action, and I can say without reservation that Michael Fielding is one of the best I have come across. He is extremely bright, hard-working, and committed to getting the best possible results for his clients. He also practices law the right way – with professionalism, integrity and an attention to detail. If you hire Michael, you can have confidence that you are in good hands.” – Joseph Callister

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