If you or a loved one were injured in a bus accident, you do not have to face this trying situation alone. The Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC is here to help. We can file a claim against the parties responsible for your injuries and negotiate a settlement on your behalf.
You may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Call 865-546-1111 now to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our bus accident lawyer in Corryton.
Recovering Compensation for Your Damages
A variety of factors may affect the value of your accident claim. However, you may be eligible to recover a range of damages, including:
- Medical bills (current and future)
- Lost income (current and future)
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
We Help Hold the At-Fault Parties Responsible for Your Injuries
Before we can recover compensation in your case, we investigate how the bus driver, bus company, or another party caused your injuries. We do this by reviewing the circumstances of your accident, starting with events that led to the crash. In many situations, a bus driver’s unsafe actions can cause an accident.
For instance, bus drivers can cause a crash by:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Texting and driving
- Failing to adjust to deteriorating weather conditions
- Failing to obey traffic signals and signs
We Investigate Your Bus Injury Accident
Before filing a claim, we investigate the bus crash to determine who is responsible for causing your injury accident.
We investigate accidents involving:
- Public buses operated by local governments
- School buses
- Private commercial buses, such as Greyhound
- Private charter buses
Bus accident cases can quickly become complicated when a bus company or the company’s auto insurer disputes fault. However, we understand the tactics defendants use to avoid paying damages. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
We Determine Fault in Your Bus Accident Case
We also investigate whether the bus company’s actions contributed to the accident. For instance, the bus company have failed to make repairs to the bus or hired an inexperienced driver.
Additionally, a bus driver may claim that a passenger car driver’s illegal traffic maneuver may have led to the bus crash. If we find that another driver’s negligence contributed to the accident, we may file a personal injury claim with the driver’s auto insurance company to recover compensation for your damages.
As you can see, we examine all aspects of your bus accident, so we can build a solid claim against the parties responsible for your injuries.
If you were in a bus accident, contact a bus accident lawyer in Corryton today at 865-546-1111 for help recovering the compensation you deserve.
We Gather Evidence to Support Your Claim
After identifying the parties that contributed to the crash, we gather evidence to prove how the at-fault parties’ negligence caused your injuries.
Evidence we gather may include:
- Medical records that document the injuries you sustained in the bus crash
- A police report of the bus accident
- Video footage of the accident, if available
- Photos of the accident scene
- Photos of your injuries
- Eyewitness statements
We may also work with subject matter experts, such as accident reconstruction specialists, to determine the cause of a crash and how negligence played a part in an accident.
Using Evidence to Prove Negligence
We use the evidence gathered to prove the following four elements of negligence against the bus driver and the bus company:
- Duty of care: The defendants have a duty to keep their passengers safe.
- Breach of duty: The defendants breached this duty by causing an accident.
- Negligence: The defendants’ negligent actions resulted in your injuries.
- Damages: You suffered damages due to the accident.
Proving negligence and fault is essential to winning your case because Tennessee is a fault state. This means the party found responsible for causing a vehicle crash is liable for paying damages to injured parties.
Negotiating a Settlement for Your Bus Injury Accident
The Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC will file and negotiate your injury claim so you can focus on recovering from your injuries instead of dealing with insurance claim adjusters.
We have extensive experience in negotiating settlements, which means we know the type of defenses at-fault parties and auto insurers use to avoid paying claims.
For example, a local government or regional governmental authority that operates a bus transit system may use sovereign immunity as a defense against personal injury claims. We can fight to remove immunity when a governmental entity is liable for personal injuries in certain instances.
If you were injured in a bus operated by a municipality or regional transportation authority, we may still be able to hold the responsible parties liable for your injuries.
We Can File a Wrongful Death Suit
If your loved one died because of injuries sustained during a bus accident, we can help.
You may be eligible to file a wrongful death suit and recover compensation for your loved one’s funeral expenses, medical bills for treatment of the bus injury, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Please, contact us today at 865-546-1111 to schedule a free, no-risk legal consultation. You do not have to face this trying time alone.
Let Our Bus Accident Lawyer in Corryton Help You
If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a bus accident, the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC can help you recover compensation for your damages.
You only have one year under Tennessee’s Statute of Limitations to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Do not risk losing the opportunity to recover compensation for your bus accident injuries.
Call us today at 865-546-1111 to schedule a free, no-risk legal consultation with our bus accident lawyer in Corryton.