School districts and school bus drivers are entrusted with the significant responsibility of safely transporting many students to school and back home at the end of the day. The Colorado Springs bus accident lawyers at The Fang Law Firm know that school buses provide essential services to parents and their children, and unfortunately, school bus accidents and resulting injuries sometimes occur.
People involved in school bus accidents as bus passengers or as occupants of another vehicle involved in the accident face a heightened risk of severe injuries, in part, due to the size and mass of school buses. Additionally, many school buses are not equipped with safety belts, so passengers have nothing to hold them in their seats, and buses have a tendency to roll over in accidents.
We have represented personal injury clients for more than a decade, and our Colorado Springs bus accident attorneys are dedicated to securing maximum compensation in every case. Our practice has a 98% case success rate because our attorneys provide undivided time and attention to every personal injury matter that we take on.
School bus accident cases often involve government entities and their insurance companies. Our attorneys know how to handle claims against the government, and they know the applicable procedures and requirements that must be complied with to succeed in this type of personal injury claim.
Our compassionate injury attorneys in Colorado Springs understand the difficulties that injured clients and their families face after sustaining injuries in a school bus accident. We know that finances may be tight, especially if you are unable to work and you have extensive medical bills. We will help in every way that we can, and we will handle all legal matters so that you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
There are several potential defendants in school bus accident cases, depending on who caused the accident. If bus driver negligence caused the accident, you might have a claim against the driver and his or her school district employer. If the driver of another vehicle caused the accident, your claim would be against that driver. Other liable parties may include those who are responsible for maintaining the school bus or the vehicle manufacturer.
The first step in pursuing a school bus accident claim is to determine who caused the accident and who is responsible. Our Colorado Springs accident lawyers will investigate the accident and speak with witnesses. They will review accident reports and other evidence to determine accident fault. They will ensure that all filing deadlines are met, including notice requirements for claims against the government.
School bus accidents often involve more than one defendant. Our bus accident lawyers will negotiate with defendants and their insurance companies to reach a settlement agreement without going to trial. If they cannot reach an agreement that provides you with the compensation that you deserve, they will pursue your financial recovery in court.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a school bus accident, contact The Fang Law Firm to schedule a consultation and case evaluation at no cost or obligation to you. Our attorneys will meet with you in person or over the phone to go over the accident and injuries that you have sustained. We will answer any questions that you have about the legal process and potential compensation for your claim.