Though buses are a vital means of transportation for many people in Washington D.C., they are also the cause of many serious accidents and injuries. From national bus lines to school buses, these collisions have serious, if not fatal, consequences for the drivers, passengers, nearby cyclists, and pedestrians involved. If a bus accident has left you to deal with severe injuries, extensive medical bills, and financial strain, you need a lawyer to fight for your rights.
The attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO have over three decades of experience fighting for injury victims. We truly understand how the consequences of an unexpected and devastating bus accident can damage your life, relationships, career, and ability to support your family. Through providing quality legal support to all of our clients, we aim to make sure that you have the resources that you need to recover and move forward with your life.
Having won over 750 million dollars in favorable legal outcomes for our clients, we understand the importance of results. Following an accident, you may feel like your financial security is hanging in the balance, and we are here to help make sure that you get the money you need to pay your bills and move on with your life.
By investigating your case, identifying all sources of compensation, and fighting relentlessly for you, we aim to make sure that the at-fault parties are held accountable for what has happened. When a bus accident threatens your life, the lawyers at CHASENBOSCOLO are ready to support you. Call us at (301) 220-0050 today to speak with a member of our team about your situation.
Do I Need a Washington D.C. Bus Accident Lawyer?
In the aftermath of a bus accident, recovering the compensation that you deserve can be complicated for many reasons. If you are not familiar with the claims process, you could face unnecessary delays from the at-fault party’s insurer. When you struggle with exorbitant medical expenses, time spent away from work, and significant physical injuries, you need results. A lawyer will help make sure that your claim is on track and that the at-fault party’s insurer and legal team are not delaying payment.
Additionally, victims of serious bus accidents are often offered a lump sum settlement from the at-fault party. Lump sum settlements are often extended to victims in attempts to reach a quick resolution to the matter. While a quick offer may seem encouraging, if the settlement that you are offered is wholly unsuitable for the losses that you have experienced, it is not in your best interest to accept it. A seasoned lawyer will conduct an independent investigation into your case in order to determine your past, present, and future accident-related expenses.
The settlement offered by the at-fault party should take all of these factors into account. Additionally, your lawyer can be a much-needed source of support and guidance in the time following an accident. The truth is that injuries are accompanied by a surprising amount of paperwork and administrative tasks like dealing with your health insurance, filing your injury claim, and creating payment plans to manage your accident-related expenses. A lawyer can help you organize and prioritize so that you can focus on your healing.
Why Hire CHASENBOSCOLO to Handle My Case?
The team at CHASENBOSCOLO understand that when you are looking for a lawyer to take your case, you are looking for someone who cares. Over three decades working within the Washington D.C. community, we have seen the various ways in which serious bus accidents impact the lives of victims. The prospect of ongoing accident-related expenses and permanent injury is a heavy burden to shoulder alone.
While we can’t turn back time, we are confident that we can help you seek justice for what you’ve been through. Having won over 750 million dollars for our clients over the years, our bus accident lawyers are ambitious when it comes to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.
Managing partners, Barry Chasen and Benjamin Boscolo lead the firm with countless prestigious distinctions and honors. Our attorneys prepare every case for trial. Consistent successes have given us a reputation amongst the insurers and attorneys that we go up against. When they understand that a CHASENBOSCOLO lawyer is handling the case, they know we mean business.
Although we are proud of the results that we obtain for our clients, our focus is always on how we can best serve our clients. When you hire us, we treat you like family. We know how isolated, overwhelmed, and desperate you feel in the days and weeks following a bus accident. Though this may be uncharted territory for you, rest assured that our lawyers understand how to help you fight for the resources you deserve.
Bus Accident Cases We Handle
A unique set of circumstances accompanies each bus accident. In many instances, depending on the type of bus, whether it belongs to a public fleet, a school district, or a privately-held company, the liable parties differ. The attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO work on bus accident cases involving the following:
- Public transportation
- National bus lines
- School buses
- Charter buses
- Driver error
- Driver negligence
- Bus defects
- FMCSA violations
- Negligent hiring practices
Depending on who is responsible for the incident, the time limitations may differ in pursuing compensation. Our lawyers have a well-established understanding of when and how to pursue justice, no matter who is responsible.
We can help you file against:
- Bus drivers
- Bus carriers
- School districts
- Government entities
- Mass transit
- Other drivers
To understand who is responsible for your injuries and how much you are owed, it is crucial that a thorough investigation is conducted into your case. We are ready to put our experience and extensive resources to work for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve been injured from a bus collision, you are undoubtedly facing serious challenges. Whether you are coping with serious injuries, financial stressors, extended time spent away from work, or excruciating pain, a bus collision lawyer from CHASENBOSCOLO is ready to help. When you’re looking for the right lawyer, we know you have questions, and we are prepared to address your concerns. Read over some frequently asked questions and reach out to a member of our team today at (301) 220-0050.
What are the most common causes of bus accidents in Washington, D.C.?
The events surrounding each and every bus collision are unique. The cause of a bus accident may involve behavioral or environmental factors or a combination of the two. Bus companies or carriers may fail to maintain their vehicles and perform timely inspections, they may have poor hiring standards and employ unsuitable drivers. The blame may fall, in part, to the driver if they were distracted, fatigued, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In some instances, inclement weather creates conditions in which accidents are more likely if a driver isn’t either skilled or fails to drive to conditions. Blind spots, left turns, fires, and other drivers can also cause serious bus accidents.
What type of compensation could I be owed if I was hurt in a bus accident?
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries from a bus accident, the compensation that you collect will reflect the financial and non-financial hardships that you have endured. It is common for accident victims to experience emotional trauma as a result of being involved in such an intense ordeal. As such, non-financial factors can include pain and suffering, and emotional distress. The financial damages awarded will likely take into account both medical expenses and lost wages. Additionally, if your injury has permanently impacted your ability to make a living, the compensation sought by your lawyer will take this into account.
Can I file a lawsuit if I lost a loved one in a bus accident?
Yes, if your loved one passed away after being involved in a bus accident, you can hold the liable party accountable through a wrongful death claim. People who can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a deceased loved one include the surviving spouse, domestic partner, or next of kin family members such as a child, parent, or sibling. Damages awarded for a wrongful death claim include funeral expenses, medical expenses incurred before death, wages that the deceased would have earned had they survived their injuries, and other non-economic support like loss of support and companionship.
Contact a Washington D.C., Bus Accident Lawyer Today
Serious auto accidents can completely change the trajectory of your life. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a bus collision, you need a lawyer who understands how to fight and win. While you cannot control what has happened to you, you can control how you respond. Trust your case to one of the experienced Washington, D.C. injury lawyers at CHASENBOSCOLO. Our No Fee Guarantee ensures that unless we achieve a favorable outcome on your behalf, you do not owe us a dime. Call us at (301) 220-0050 today to get started.