If a serious bus accident left you with medical bills, pain, and suffering, and lost income, call the Gulfport bus accident attorneys at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC. We will use our decades of experience to protect your legal rights and get you the compensation you need to move forward with your life. Call us today at (228) 872-8752.
At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, our bus attorneys are:
Driven to succeed; and
Compassionate and empathetic.
Contact Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, today and schedule your no-obligation case review. We will walk you through the claims process, answer your questions, and advise you of any legal options you have available.
How Our Experienced Gulfport Bus Accident Attorneys Can Help
Bus accidents are different from car accidents and commercial truck accidents. Bus accident attorneys understand these differences and work tirelessly to recover compensation and closure for victims of these often devastating accidents.
When you work with the Gulfport personal injury attorneys at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, you get more than an attorney to represent you in settlement negotiations. You get a legal advocate who will go the extra mile for you and your claim, including, but not limited to, doing the following:
Investigating the scene of the accident;
Working with needed expert witnesses and accident reconstructionists;
Retaining a private investigator;
Identifying and interviewing eyewitnesses;
Filing your civil suit;
Assessing your total losses;
Demanding an appropriate settlement; and
If settlement proves impossible, taking your case to court.
Call the legal team at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC to discuss our many services. We have the resources and manpower necessary to pursue even the largest bus companies and protect your rights after a bus accident.
Liability for Bus Accidents
There are several types of buses traveling city and state roadways. Buses are characteristically larger and heavier than passenger vehicles and are rarely equipped with the same safety features.
Vehicles classified as buses include, but are not limited to:
Passenger vans that carry 15;
Public transportation buses;
Church buses; and
Hotel and airport shuttle buses.
While responsibility for an accident often lies with the bus driver, other parties can face responsibility for a bus crash. These may include:
Employers for negligent hiring practices;
Manufacturers, sellers, or rental companies for defective buses;
Manufacturers or sellers of defective bus parts;
Third parties contracted to maintain or repair buses;
A government agency responsible for a defective roadway; and
A property or business owner where the accident was due to their dangerous premises.
Bus Accident Injuries
With many buses lacking standard safety equipment, there is a wide range of injuries resulting from a bus crash. Some injuries are minor and include only small cuts or bruises, while other injuries are catastrophic and life-changing.
Common bus accident injuries are:
Spinal cord trauma;
Traumatic brain injury (TBI); and
Bus Accident Compensation
The type and extent of a victim’s injuries, along with their prognosis for recovery, helps to determine the amount of the bus accident settlement. Typically, bus accident damages include current and future accident-related expenses, and the following:
Accident-related medical bills;
Future medical costs;
Lost wages, both past, and future;
Pain and suffering;
Lost earning potential; and
If applicable, wrongful death.
Contact a Bus Accident Lawyer in Gulfport
If you suffered severe harm or lost a loved one to a bus accident, contact the bus accident attorneys at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC to discuss compensation for your injuries and how to hold the bus driver, bus company, or any other liable parties responsible for your losses. Call our office in Gulfport at (228) 872-8752 and set up your free claim review as soon as possible.