|If a bus crashes into your car, you are eligible to recover compensation. Contact our North Augusta injury lawyers to learn about filing a bus accident claim.|
|How do I file an injury claim if a bus crashed into my car?|
I was recently contacted by a man from South Carolina who was injured as a result of a bus running a red light and broadsiding his vehicle. Some of his first questions were, “How do I go about bringing a claim? What do I do? How is this similar to a typical car wreck? How is it different?” My response to that would be that bus accident claims are similar to other types of automobile accidents, in the sense that they are all personal injury claims, and you’re entitled to be compensated for the damages that you’ve sustained as a result of someone else’s negligence.
They’re different, though, in the sense that, oftentimes, with buses, they’re operated by municipalities, counties and states. Those types of claims have issues of sovereign immunity, and they have caps on the amount of money that you’re able to get. In terms of those caps, how do you go about maybe filing a claim against your own underinsured carrier, if there’s not enough money there to compensate you for the damages that were caused by the negligence of the bus driver?
I would just say that, early on in any case, if you’ve been injured as a result of a bus, contact an attorney as soon as possible. Make sure you find an attorney that has experience in handling bus accident cases, an attorney who is a trial lawyer and who has not only filed claims, but also gone through the litigation process and even carried out jury trials. Bus accident claims are different, and if anyone out there has been the victim of a bus accident, please give us a call. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to someone else's negligence and have questions about filing a bus accident claim? Contact the experienced North Augusta bus accident lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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