Public transportation has to be safe. When you get onto a bus, subway, or some other form of metro transportation, you have a certain expectation. You expect to get where you’re told you'll get to on time safely. These forms of transportation are built to be affordable so that anyone can use them. Unfortunately, just like any other form of transportation, they could be involved in an accident.
These can be particularly damaging accidents, unfortunately. If you’re in a vehicle that’s hit by a bus or something similar, it can cause all kinds of damage. Buses and other forms of public transit are large, massive, and dense - far bigger than the average car. By that same token, if you’re on a bus or metro when it’s in an accident, you could be severely injured. You probably don’t have seatbelts or airbags. You might even be standing when the accident occurs.
It’s natural to feel like, if you’re injured in an accident involving buses or some metro form of transportation that there’s nothing you can do. After all, you paid to get on. These are usually run by municipalities. So, as a regular citizen, you might feel powerless. However, that’s not the truth. If you’re injured in an accident involving a bus or metro, the Benjamin Law Firm can help. We can work to make sure that you receive as much compensation as possible.
The Injuries You Could Suffer
Over the years, we’ve been able to help so many people to receive compensation for having been injured in an accident involving a bus or metro. The sad truth is that there are more of these accidents than the layperson might realize. It is, unfortunately, more likely than you might think. The fact that it is distressingly common makes it all the more important that you receive compensation for your injuries when it happens to you.
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To that end, we’ve helped many different people who have survived a wide range of injuries. For example, perhaps the most common injury that we’ve helped with in these kinds of injuries is whiplash. After all, on public transportation, you have no control over the vehicle. It’s highly unlikely that you’re looking out at the road, bracing for impact (if that were even possible). That can lead to so many of the injuries that we associate with bus accidents, such as dental injuries, facial ones, and the like.
While many of the injuries that come from these kinds of accidents are, fortunately, minor, (such as cuts and bruises) they also include more serious ones, such as broken bones or even brain injuries. Unfortunately, we’ve seen plenty of clients who suffered debilitating back or spinal cord injuries. We’ve helped them to work through their cases and receive the compensation that they deserve.
Indeed, some of the best advice we can give you, if you’ve been injured in a bus accident (or really, any kind of accident) is to get medical care. You may not feel like you have to. That’s particularly true if you suffered minor injuries or no injuries at all. However, it’s still in your best interest to do so. We literally cannot tell you how many times someone was in an accident involving a bus, thought they had no injuries, and only found out months later that they actually did suffer something terrible, when it finally manifests itself. By going to get medical care early, you can head that off.
What You Could Lose - and How We Can Help
As you might imagine from reading that list of injuries, that can lead to significant problems for your life. That’s why, here at the Benjamin Law Firm, we do everything we can to help you to collect as many damages as possible. A bus accident, even a “minor” one, is a traumatic event. It’s not something that someone lightly forgets. So, it’s in your best interest (to say nothing of the best interest of the people who rely upon you) to get the damages that you’re entitled to. They can not only make the aftermath of a bus accident easier, but they can also make it easier on you and yours in the long run, too.
For example, we can help you with immediate healthcare. We know that no one, even the person who counts every penny, truly prepares for a bus accident. Hopefully, you have great health insurance. However, we know that many do not. So, even after you’ve been injured in a case such as this, there might be a feeling of “I can’t go to get medical care.” That’s a bad idea. That makes a bad situation worse. We have a solution.
As you probably know, we work on contingency. That means that we only get paid when you do. So, if you don’t win your case, if you don’t get a settlement, then we don’t get anything. It’s always in our best interest to represent you as well as we can. That said, we also know many medical care providers in the area. They’re able to treat you on contingency as well. That means they can take care of you for the money that will come out of your settlement.
On that same topic, that’s one of the damages that we’ll most likely claim: to cover any doctor visits, hospitalization costs, that kind of thing. That’s true of any urgent or emergency care as well as any long-term effects, too. Unfortunately, bus accidents can lead to lasting problems, the kind that don’t go away after a few minutes. We can work to make sure that you get the care you need going forward.
Work and Your Future
To put it lightly, being in a bus accident can make it difficult to do your job. Unfortunately, in many cases, it can make it impossible to do your job. You may not be able to go back to work for some time. Or, you might not be able to work in the same capacity or even the same job. So, we’ll do everything we can to make sure that you get your lost wages for the time that you missed at work due to a bus accident.
Additionally, we can work on getting you the “future wages” you may miss out on, too. If you’re unable to return to work in the same capacity, we can get you the money that you would have made had you been able to continue working as you had. Your financial future shouldn’t be ruined because someone crashed a bus or metro transportation. That’s where we can come in.
Determining What Happened and Making it Work for Your Case
One other thing we can offer: a professional investigation. That’s the level of resources that we have at the Benjamin Law Firm. So, they can figure out exactly what happened. Then, we can use that evidence to hold the proper parties responsible. For example, in a bus accident, yes, the driver is probably responsible. They’re the one driving the bus. However, they might not be the only party responsible.
Perhaps the bus hasn’t been properly maintained. Maybe the company didn’t do a good job with the brakes, or it hasn’t been well taken care of, or perhaps they didn’t properly train the driver. All of these would make it so that others, in addition to the bus driver, would be at fault for what happened. In those cases, we would make sure that they were included in the case as well. It’s one more way that we can ensure our clients get as much compensation as possible.
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If you’re reading this and you’ve just been in a bus/metro accident (or really, any kind of accident) then you’re probably hearing from the insurance claims adjuster. They no doubt have all sorts of good ideas about what you should do, what you should sign, etc. Don’t listen to them. They aren’t there to help you. They’re there to help the insurance company. Their goal is to make sure that you get as little as possible (if anything). Our goal is the opposite. When you sign with us, you won’t have to deal with the insurance company anymore. Instead of being out there on your own, left to fend for yourself, we’ll, quite literally, have your back.
That said, we understand how, if you’ve just been in a bus accident or something similar, the last thing you might want to do is reach out to an attorney. Figuring out how you’re going to do your job, what you’re going to do for money, how you’re going to recover, all that kind of thing is incredibly difficult, and it can seem like there’s just no time in there to contact attorneys. However, we can help with all of that. We can make the entire process easier. Moreover, we can take your case and get you the compensation you deserve. To start the process, you can schedule a consultation with us today.