Bus Accident Injuries

Paulozzi Co. LPA is a top rated injury firm that has represented bus accident victims for over 25 years. Ohio has more than its share of bus accidents given the increasing popularity of mass transit in this area of the country. In bus related accidents, there is a good chance that the passengers and drivers of all involved vehicles will be seriously injured. A careless bus driver can easily cause an accident with an improper turn or a lane change without a signal. Likewise, another driver can be at fault for the same reasons. Whether you are an injured passenger or driver, we have significant experience in representing bus accident victims to ensure their full compensation for all damages due to medical expenses, rehab, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

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Injuries resulting from a collision with a large vehicle like a bus may be severe and could cause extensive damage, both to vehicles and passengers and drivers alike. Transportation of the victim to a hospital E.R. via ambulance is an expensive but often necessary financial loss, as well as all of the other necessary medical treatment. All required medical treatment options should be available to the victim, especially when the accident is caused by the negligence of another entity or individual.  Injuries common to bus accident victims include:

  • Concussions and other brain injury
  • Sprained muscles and ligaments
  • Spinal cord injury resulting in Paraplegia/Quadriplegia
  • Internal bleeding
  • Coma/ventilation
  • Damaged internal organs

Our firm is ready to demand justice from the legal system against any negligent parties and insurance companies. To ensure that your life is restored and health rehabilitated, we do everything that is required to represent your interests when dealing with bus companies, insurance companies or other negligent parties. For clients without medical insurance, we can arrange for a doctor’s care financed by lien, regardless of the cost or extent of the treatment.

To ensure proper and fair compensation, we employ professional investigative services to gather evidence about your bus accident and prove the fault of the negligent party and not yourself. Our investigative team can establish facts and often uncover video supporting your case. The investigators are also used to gather and organize any witness testimonies that help piece together the timeline of events to reveal the unsafe or reckless driving by the negligent party and proving your injuries. We also often arrange expert testimonies regarding the nature and extent of the injuries and probable duration of any prolonged recovery period.

Some of the common acts of negligence related to bus accidents include:

  • Failure to properly signal before lane changes
  • Distracted or careless driving habits of the bus driver or other vehicle
  • Failure to yield right-of-way to a pedestrian victim

The terms, conditions, and coverage limits of all involved insurance policies can be very confusing.  We are very familiar with nuances of insurance law and we will pursue your right to compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and all other damages. Negligent parties may also be held responsible for lost wages from the inability to work attributed to the bus accident. To better assist in the recovery and rehabilitation of our clients, all negotiations with insurance companies and negligent parties are handled professionally and as expeditiously as possible. We understand the insurance policies of the bus companies and all other motor vehicle carriers, and strive to obtain full and fair compensation for our clients. Our firm works on a contingent fee – there is no money out-of-pocket for the client, and the firm is not paid unless a settlement or verdict ruling in our client’s favor is received.

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You need to feel confident in selecting an attorney who is right for you. We will talk with you and listen to your concerns, and relieve some of the uncertainty and stress you are under. Our free consultation is an opportunity for you to discuss your injury case with us and obtain solid information and advice. We will inform you of your rights and advise you what is the best course of action relative to your claim, even if you decide to not retain our services. It is important that you contact an injury attorney as soon as possible to prevent evidence being lost, witnesses disappearing, and deadlines for filing lawsuits expiring. Contact us today so we may answer your questions.