Have you or a loved one suffered injuries in a bus accident? The large size disparity between buses and other vehicles can elevate the chances of severe injury or property damage. If bus driver negligence caused your accident, the cost of medical care and repairing the property damage should fall on the bus driver, not you. A bus accident lawyer can take your case and fight for your right to demand compensation.
Schiller and Hamilton Law Firm has more than 20 years of experience helping South Carolina accident victims get the compensation they deserve. When someone else’s negligence upends your life, you have a right to hold them financially accountable for your damages. Our personal injury team can help you make a full recovery and advocate for your interests at this critical time.
How Can Our Bus Accident Lawyer Help You?
A personal injury case involving a bus accident can be complex for several reasons. First, you must prove the bus company’s negligence caused your accident before you can demand damages. Most bus companies will have a large, well-funded insurance company that can use stall tactics like denying liability or slow-walking your case. Its goal is usually to make the smallest payout possible or no payout at all.
This is where a bus accident lawyer from our firm can make a difference for you. We’re not in this to protect quarterly profits for our stockholders and board of directors. Schiller and Hamilton will prioritize your interests. That starts with gathering the evidence that the bus driver or another party was at fault in your accident. Our evidence-gathering process may include:
- Talking to witnesses (e.g., bus passengers, bystanders, and police officers who responded to the accident) to reconstruct what happened.
- Requesting any available video footage, such as bus-mounted or publicly owned traffic cameras, that can show the lead-up to the accident.
- Requesting the official police report for the accident
If all this evidence points to liability or negligence by the bus driver, we can demand damages on your behalf. After we make our damage demand, your bus accident lawyer will represent you in direct negotiations with the bus company or their insurer. If we don’t reach a settlement that fairly compensates you for your damages, we will take them to court.
Our Bus Accident Lawyers Get Results
You have many options when choosing a lawyer after a bus accident, but you only have one chance to hold the negligent driver accountable. Bus companies and their insurance carriers have a strong financial incentive to limit the payout they make after an accident. That’s why choosing an attorney with a proven track record of winning big cases and performing for their clients is important.
Schiller and Hamilton have that track record. Schiller and Hamilton is a proud member of the multimillion-dollar advocates forum. This exclusive group of attorneys has won verdicts or collected settlements for $1,000,000 or more on behalf of their clients. Of all the personal injury lawyers in the country, less than 1 percent of them are members of this prestigious organization.
What Are the Potential Damages in a Bus Accident Case?
Even at relatively slow speeds, a bus that weighs several tons can do significant damage in an accident. It’s not uncommon for bus accident victims to suffer serious bodily injuries and need major vehicle repairs. Because of this, the economic damages involved can be significant. Economic damages are the total expenses you incur after your accident. They typically include expenses such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and benefits
- Repair cost for your damaged property
- Rental car or replacement transportation expenses
- Cost of transporting your vehicle from the accident scene to repair facilities
- Ambulance or medical transportation costs
If your bus accident leaves you with a permanent disability, such as a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury, your economic damages may also include reimbursement for a lifetime of lost income and the cost of long-term care.
South Carolina law also allows accident victims to demand non-economic damages after a bus accident. Accident victims can demand non-economic damages for physical pain and the other suffering they endure because of the accident. Permanent disfigurement or emotional distress brought about by being unable to continue on with life as it was before the accident would also qualify as non-economic damages. Our bus accident attorneys will pursue economic and non-economic damages in your case.
How Much Is Your Bus Accident Case Worth?
The full value of your bus accident case’s economic and non-economic damages will be specific to your situation. Variables such as the total cost of your medical bills, how much money you lose in earnings, and the degree of pain and suffering you endure will be different from any other bus accident cases we fight.
If you are interested in learning the potential value of your case, a bus accident attorney from our firm would need to consult with you first. Schiller and Hamilton offer free consultations in bus accident cases. Reach out to our team, and we may be able to give you an idea of how much we would demand in your case.
Get a Bus Accident Lawyer for No Upfront Costs – Call Us for a Free Consultation Today
Schiller and Hamilton understands that a legal bill is the last thing you need when you are recovering from a bus accident that has left you with injuries and property damage. You shouldn’t have to pay money up front to collect the damages you deserve after being hit by a bus. If we take your case, it will be on a contingency basis.
Our bus accident attorneys will fight your financial recovery from start to finish, but you won’t have to pay any upfront costs. In fact, you’ll only be billed for our services if we recover compensation for you. We won’t bill you if we don’t collect a settlement or win a judgment. We want to fight for you, and we’re willing to do that on a pay-for-performance basis. Call Schiller and Hamilton today. We’ll fight for you until the end.