Our Michigan bus accident injury lawyers represent clients injured in mass transit accident cases. These bus accident cases involve all different types of buses, including public buses (like SEMTA, Detroit Department of Transportation, The Ride, Ann Arbor Transportation Authority), school buses, and private charter buses (like Greyhound).
Types of Michigan Bus Accident Claims
Lawsuits are often filed for passengers of buses who are injured due to the negligent driving of the bus driver or a defect on the bus. Other cases are filed by individuals who were not on the bus, but rather were in other cars, on motorcycles or bicycles, or pedestrians and were injured due to the negligence of the bus driver. Cases are typically filed against the negligent bus driver and the company or city that owns and operates the bus.
It is important to hire a bus accident attorney immediately after the accident to begin the investigation of the claim. The bus company and operator often deny fault for the accident and it is necessary to interview witnesses and take photographs as soon as possible after the accident.
Common Injuries from a Michigan Bus Accident
Catastrophic injures are potential outcomes of bus accidents due to the large size and weight of the vehicle. Some of the most common injuries include the following:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones and fractures
- Back and neck injuries
- Shoulder & knee injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
What should I do after a Bus Accident?
It is important that you contact our law firm immediately after your bus accident. The bus company investigators may try to be in contact with you and have you sign documents and waivers so that you cannot sue them for your resulting injuries. This could be a huge mistake and can completely destroy to your case.
A bus company insurance adjuster may also try to take a recorded witness statement from you. We highly recommend you do not speak to an insurance adjuster or investigator until you speak to our our attorneys. This will help protect your legal rights to a settlement.
Do I get Michigan No-Fault Benefits if I was an injured Bus Passenger?
Every bus passenger is entitled to Michigan No-Fault insurance benefits. This means that regardless of who was at fault in the accident, injured victims can recover insurance compensation for their medical bills, wage and income loss, and more. You are entitled to these benefits even if you did not own a car or have your own auto insurance policy.
You can receive this insurance benefits by filing a written application. This form should be provided to you by your insurance agent, or the adjuster assigned to your claim. However, if you are confused, our attorneys can help you file your claim for No-Fault insurance benefits.
How Much are Bus Accident Settlements?
The amount of your bus accident settlement depends on a number of factors. These include:
- How the accident happened
- The types of injuries you suffered in the accident
- The medical treatment provided for your injuries
- If you have any visible scars or disfigurements from the accident
- The type of disability that you suffered from the accident
- Whether your injuries are permanent in nature
- How the accident has impacted your ability to lead your normal life
- If you suffered any lost wages or have a future loss of income
If there was a death in the bus accident, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. These cases seek compensation for the pain and suffering of the victim from the time of accident until death, the loss of society and companionship of the family members, loss of income and support, and funeral and burial expenses.
Our attorneys will get the accident report and all of your medical records to evaluate your case and the settlement amount range for your case. We will discuss our evaluation with you and explain our thought process. We will then work hard to get you the best possible settlement for your case.
No Lawyer Fee Unless You Win Your Bus Accident Case
We will discuss your case with you and represent you under our No Fee Promise. This means there are no legal fees whatsoever until we win or settle your case. Our attorneys have significant experience in these types of cases and a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for our injured clients. Call today for your free, no obligation
Our No Fee Promise on Michigan Bus Accident Cases
You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
- Phone calls are always free
Start Your Michigan Bus Accident Claim
Our excellent team of Michigan lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page
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- Call (866) 280-4722 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Michigan bus accident lawsuit claims. Call now to get information on your case and find out how to win a settlement.