Were you or a loved one injured as a result of a bus accident? You don’t have to take on a large insurance company on your own. At Schiller & Hamilton, we understand the legalities and nuances of building the strongest possible case for you. We can fight hard to recover compensation for your medical treatments, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
Our Beaufort personal injury lawyers can help you obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve. We can take on the insurance company—big or small—and advocate for you. We can review your case details in a free consultation, providing legal guidance and direction to help you effectively navigate the legal financial recovery process.
Financial Compensation After a Beaufort Bus Accident
Our bus accident lawyers can pursue both economic and non-economic damages on your behalf. Economic damages are typically supported with bills, receipts, and other documents. They vary from case to case and can include:
- Past, current, and future medical bills
- Treatment-related travel expenses
- Assistive medical devices
- Rehabilitation and therapy expenses
- Past, current, and future income loss
- Loss of future earning potential
- Property damage or destruction
- Diminished property value
You can also recover a range of non-economic damages which can be challenging to prove on your own, including:
- Physical disability
- Physical impairment
- Lasting disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If a bus accident caused the loss of a loved one, your family can recover wrongful death damages that include funeral and burial expenses, and loss of your loved one’s financial and household support. We take time to clarify who can file a wrongful death action and which family members can receive financial compensation.
Time Limits That Affect Your Beaufort, South Carolina Case
All civil lawsuits have a statute of limitations (or filing deadline) that determines how long you have to file a lawsuit. In South Carolina, S.C. Ann. §15-3-530 generally gives you up to three years to file your personal injury lawsuit. It also generally gives your family’s representative up to three years to file your wrongful death lawsuit.
If your accident involved the Beaufort Area Transit System or another public transit bus, S.C. Ann. § 15-78-110 generally only gives you up to two years to file your lawsuit. In addition, the statute of limitations can be difficult to understand and comply with since it can fluctuate.
Our Contingency Fee Basis Can Help You File Your Lawsuit on Time
At Schiller & Hamilton, we take on personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we absorb all the expenses required to build your case. You won’t have to pay any upfront or out-of-pocket costs. If we obtain a settlement or court award for you, our fee simply comes from a percentage of that compensation package.
Our fee structure means you can breathe easier and put our law firm to work for you right away, which can help you avoid an expired statute of limitations.
For a free legal consultation with a Beaufort Bus Accident Lawyer call 1-803-366-0333
We Can Investigate to Identify the Cause of Your Bus Accident
A bus accident can have a variety of causes, including mechanical failure, driver behavior, and faulty road and weather conditions. When our Beaufort bus accident lawyers accept your case, we can identify the at-fault party or parties based on the following elements of negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
Common causes of bus accidents include driver behavior, such as distracted or fatigued driving and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Bus accidents can also be caused by driver inattention or insufficient training.
Our Schiller & Hamilton team can investigate every aspect of your crash and pursue compensation from the appropriate party.
Types of Bus Accident Cases Our Attorneys Represent
Our law firm values our clients. We work hard to build strong cases for victims of many types of bus accidents, including:
- Public transportation buses
- Coach, charter, and tour buses
- Airport and hotel shuttle buses
- Public and private school buses
Leave evidence collection and all the hard work of preparing your case to us. While you focus on getting better, we can focus on your financial recovery.
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How a Beaufort Bus Accident Lawyer Can Help Your Case
We know how frustrating and stressful it can be to wait for news on the progress of your case. Our legal team can update you promptly on any case developments. In addition, we can:
- Obtain your bus accident report
- Request accident reconstruction
- Handle all case-related communication
- Compile evidence that supports your case
- Prove there could be multiple liable parties
- Complete and submit insurance claim forms and required court filings
We can negotiate hard to resolve your case with a settlement and aren’t afraid to take your case to court for final resolution, if necessary.
Five-Star Reviews for Our Schiller & Hamilton Team
When past clients refer others to our client-focused team, they leave glowing online reviews like the following:
- “They handled my case fantastically. I was in a terrible situation, and they saw me through. They are so great. I’m using them for another legal case and even referred them to my boyfriend’s mother!” – Crystal M.
- “I give this law firm a 15 out of 10. They were very friendly and helpful and wanted to help me more than he wanted to help himself. Ben is a really good guy.” – Cory S.
Read additional reviews on our testimonials page and see why you can rely on our law firm for individualized legal guidance and support tailored to your specific needs.
Get a Free Review of Your Beaufort, NC Bus Accident Case
At Schiller & Hamilton, we can review the details and merits of your case at no cost to you. Our Beaufort bus accident lawyers can investigate your case and fight hard for financial compensation so you can start rebuilding your life. Contact our office and reach out to a team member to get started today.