Arlington Bus Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bus accident in Arlington, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. A bus accident lawyer from Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can help you fight for damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering after someone else’s negligence leaves you hurt.
How a Bus Accident Lawyer from Our Firm Will Handle Your Case
A lawyer with our firm can investigate the bus accident to get to the bottom of what happened to cause your injuries. We can then use the evidence we uncover to advocate for your rights and seek the money you need and deserve in the wake of a bus accident.
We Can Investigate the Bus Accident
There may be more than one factor that contributes to a bus accident, and we can investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident to get to the bottom of them. The bus driver may have been negligent, resulting in your accident. Some forms of negligence that can result in a bus accident are as follows.
- Drunk or drug-impaired driving: Driving under the influence can limit a driver’s senses, reflexes, and judgment skills, causing accidents.
- Aggressive driving: Speeding, weaving in traffic, tailgating, ignoring traffic signals, and other forms of aggressive driving can lead to accidents.
- Drowsy driving: When fatigued, a driver may have dulled senses and reflexes and may even fall asleep at the wheel.
- Distracted driving: If a driver is paying attention to anything other than the road, they may cause an accident.
Once our lawyer has determined the negligent parties through investigation, they can assemble the strongest possible case to pursue compensation on your behalf.
We Can Negotiate on Your Behalf
Our lawyer can then negotiate with insurance companies for the money you are owed. Insurance companies may try to pay less than injured victims deserve. We can handle the negotiations for you and make sure we are seeking fair compensation.
We Can Advocate for You
If the insurance companies refuse to pay the amount you are owed, then a lawyer with our firm can take your case to court to advocate for your rights. There, a judge or jury will be able to decide on the damages you deserve for your injuries.
Sometimes, insurance companies try to settle after a trial has begun. Either way, our bus accident lawyer can represent you in a trial to seek a court-awarded offer.
Damages in Bus Accident Cases
Because bus accidents can be severe, you may be left with serious injuries that have a long-term impact on your health and happiness. You may receive compensation for both your economic losses and your non-economic losses in the wake of a bus accident.
Economic damages can cover your financial losses, such as your past and future medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, and out-of-pocket expenses caused by your injuries.
If you lost your loved one due to a bus accident, then you can recover economic damages for their medical bills and lost wages between the time they were injured and their passing, as well as burial and funeral costs. You can also pursue economic damages for your loved one’s lost future earnings since they will no longer be there to help support your family.
Non-economic damages compensate you for your intangible losses. These include your loved one’s physical pain and mental suffering, as well as your own suffering due to their injury and passing.
A bus accident lawyer from our firm can give you a better idea of what kinds of damages you can expect from a successful personal injury or wrongful death suit after we review your case.
Statute of Limitations
According to Va. Code §8.01-243 and Va. Code §8.01-244, the statute of limitations on bringing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit after a bus accident is generally two years from the time of the accident. However, there may be circumstances that affect this length of time, such as when you discover your injuries or if you are bringing a lawsuit against a government agency.
We can evaluate how the statute of limitations impacts you after taking a look at your case.
Contact Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Today
At Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, we are committed to fighting for injured victims of negligence just like you. You deserve to focus on your physical recovery after your Arlington bus accident instead of handling the legal fight on your own.
Time is limited, and the clock is running. The sooner you call, the sooner Jim Parrish can get started fighting for the compensation you deserve. Call Parrish Law Firm, PLLC today at (571) 229-1800 to learn more about how our Arlington bus accident lawyers will fight for you and to receive your free consultation.