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SEATTLE BUS
ACCIDENT LAWYER

Many of us rely on buses every day to get to and from work and to run our errands. If you have been injured in a bus accident because of another party’s negligence, work with a Seattle personal injury lawyers at the Khan Law Firm to file and pursue a personal injury claim.

Common Injuries from Bus Accidents

Bus accidents, like other types of vehicle accident, can be the result of various factors. Some of these factors are nobody’s fault. For example, if your accident occurred because of adverse weather conditions. Other accidents are caused by negligence, such as a vehicle malfunction, disregard for posted traffic rules, poorly maintained roadways, and negligent behaviors like driving drunk or text messaging while driving. Negligence on the part of the bus driver or on the part of another driver can be to blame for a bus accident.

In a bus accident, a passenger can suffer a minor injury or a major, life-altering injury. In some cases, passengers are killed in bus accidents. Examples of injuries that can be sustained in bus accidents include:

  • Broken bones. A bone can suffer a small fracture or be snapped in half in an impact with a vehicle or equipment inside the bus in an accident;
  • Strains and sprains. These are injuries to the tendons and ligaments that surround the bones and make movement possible. When a ligament is stretched or torn, the injury is known as a sprain. When a tendon is stretched or torn, the injury is known as a strain;
  • Burns. Impact with a hot engine or the hot pavement can cause a victim to suffer a burn, which can have severe complications;
  • Lacerations. Shards of glass from broken windows and cuts from impact with sharp objects inside the bus can cause victims to suffer cuts, also known as lacerations. A cut can have complications like infection or cellulitis; and
  • Traumatic brain injuries. When the head suffers an impact with the ground or another object, a traumatic brain injury can occur. Traumatic brain injuries can be especially dangerous because they often do not have physical symptoms. Instead, they have symptoms like confusion, sensitivity to light and sound, and mood swings.

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CAUSES OF
BUS ACCIDENTS

The cause of a bus accident can determine the severity of the accident and by extension, the severity of the injuries sustained by its victims. A bus accident can involve other types of vehicle, such as a car, a motorcycle, a bicyclist, or a train. Bus accidents can also occur as the result of poorly maintained or designed roadways and vehicle malfunctions. A few examples of bus accident causes include:

  • Driver negligence When the bus driver or the driver of another vehicle drives distracted, drunk, drowsy, or with a disregard for the posted traffic laws, a collision can occur. This collision can be between two vehicles or between the bus and a stationary object, such as a building or a highway divider;
  • Bus malfunction In some cases, parts on the bus such as the starter or the brakes can malfunction, putting the bus into a position where it can be involved in an accident. When this occurs, the bus’ manufacturer could be liable for your damages; and
  • Roadway hazards Degraded infrastructure can pose a serious risk to heavy vehicles like buses. Likewise, roadways that were designed with smaller vehicles in mind can be dangerous for buses, which can roll over or create a blind spot when forced to drive through certain kinds of turn and angles.

At the Khan Law Firm, our team has seen it all. No matter what caused your bus accident, we can determine the best way to procure the necessary evidence to support your claim and pursue monetary compensation for your damages. We can determine which party was negligent and develop an effective strategy to help you get the money you deserve.

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What to Do After an Accident

When you are involved in a bus accident, the first thing you need to do is gather any relevant evidence that you can use later to support your personal injury claim. This can include photographs of the accident, contact information for witnesses to the accident, and a copy of the official police report for the accident. If you are in need of immediate medical care, call 911 to get to a hospital immediately. Otherwise, seek medical attention for your injury as soon as you can after the accident.

As the claimant, there are steps you can take to help your claim be successful. These steps include the following:

  • Following your doctor’s instructions for recovery. This includes undergoing the treatment he or she orders and avoiding any behaviors he or she tells you to avoid, such as lifting objects over a certain weight;
  • Providing all the evidence you can to support your claim, such as your medical record and the photographs you took at the scene of the accident; and
  • Following your lawyer’s instructions. Do not speak with the insurance company handling the claim until you have first spoken with your lawyer to ensure that you do not say something that could invalidate your claim. Follow your lawyer’s guidance through each step of the personal injury claim process.

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How an Attorney Can Help You Recover Damages

Our Seattle bus accident lawyers at the Khan Law Firm have substantial experience working with bus accident victims to pursue compensation through personal injury claims. Our team can help you with your claim in the following ways:

  • Helping you gather relevant evidence to support your claim, such as testimonies from expert witnesses and a digital reconstruction of your accident;
  • Organizing your evidence in order to effectively use it to support your claim;
  • Negotiating with the insurance provider handling the claim to secure a fair, appropriate settlement amount for you; and
  • If necessary, pursuing litigation to settle your claim.

Contact our firm today to set up your free legal consultation with us. We are here to answer your questions about the personal injury claim process and guide you through each following step. Do not wait to contact our firm and start working with a member of our team. You only pay us if we secure a settlement for you.