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If you were involved in a party, city, coach, or other bus accident in Rock Hills, our bus accident team can help. We will review your case at no cost or obligation. We will examine the details and build a strong evidence file that steers your case toward a settlement rather than a lengthy court case. Leave the details and hard work to us.

Our Rock Hill bus accident lawyer will help you navigate the personal injury compensation system. At Schiller & Hamilton, we know how hard it can be to deal with the at-fault party and their insurance company. When our personal injury team is on your side, you will not have to pursue compensation on your own. We will support your right from the start and fight for the financial recovery you need and deserve.

How Much Financial Compensation Can You Receive After a Bus Accident?

The exact amount of recoverable damages will vary greatly from case to case. Even two individuals injured in the same accident may not receive identical compensation amounts. The type of damages our Rock Hill personal injury lawyer will request for you can include:

  • Past, current, and future medical bills
  • Past, current, and future lost wages
  • Treatment-related travel expenses
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Property damage or destruction
  • Diminished property value

These are economic damages. Your recoverable non-economic damages can include physical disability, impairment, or disfigurement. They can also include compensation for your physical and emotional pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment or life.

If the bus accident caused the demise of a loved one, you could be entitled to a range of wrongful death damages. On your family’s behalf, we can request compensation for the costs of their funeral and burial and your loss of their financial and familial contributions.

How Do We Prove the At-Fault Party’s Negligence?

To pursue compensation, you have to prove the at-fault party’s actions were negligent. You do not have to take on this challenging endeavor alone. Our comprehensive investigation will identify that the at-fault party:

  • Owed you a duty of care
  • Failed to provide it
  • Caused your accident
  • Caused you financial harm

To prove these elements, our legal team builds a robust evidence file. To begin with, it will include your bus accident report. The information we glean from it will include key contact details, lists of witnesses, and notes and diagrams from the investigating officer.

We also collect photos, videos, medical records, and the bus drivers’ training and driving history records. The evidence we collect to substantiate the value of your case will include your medical bills, employment records, and property repair or replacement estimates.

Our bus accident lawyer will organize your evidence and submit it to the at-fault party and their insurance company.

How Much Time Do You Have to File Your Personal Injury Lawsuit?

In general, you have three years from the date of the accident to file your personal injury lawsuit, according to S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530. The same statute of limitation gives you three years from the date of a loved one’s demise to file your wrongful death lawsuit.

If your accident involved a city or transit bus, you generally have two years to file your lawsuit against a municipality, according to S.C. Ann. § 15-78-110. Statutes of limitation can be difficult to comply with because several factors can cause them to fluctuate. Our law firm knows these factors and will meet all notification and filing deadlines to avoid the costly consequences of non-compliance.

What Happens if You Miss the Filing Deadline?

The filing deadline is mandatory. It can also be hard to interpret. Things such as the age of the injured party could extend the deadline for years, while other factors could shorten it. Failing to act within the statute of limitations could result in forfeiting your right to financial compensation. The best way to understand and meet these filing deadlines is to let our bus accident attorney handle it for you.

What Does It Cost to Hire a Bus Accident Lawyer to Represent You in Rock Hill?

At Schiller & Hamilton, we will not charge you any upfront costs and nothing out of your own pocket to represent you. When you are injured and need legal representation the most, our bus accident lawyer serving Rock Hill will cover upfront costs and filing fees.

Our fee structure means we do not charge traditional or hourly attorney’s fees. It also means you do not have to wait to start building your case or risk running out of filing time.

We do not receive any compensation until we recover compensation for you. If your case does not result in a financial award, you will owe us no legal fees at all.

See Why Satisfied Clients Recommend Schiller & Hamilton

When past clients recommend our law firm to others, here is what they have said in online reviews:

  • Heather B.: “I was a bit nervous about the process. It could not have been easier. I went in, explained my situation and Bennett and his staff took it from there…I left one VERY satisfied client…I will most definitely be using them again if I am ever in need of legal assistance.”
  • Satisfied Client: “Mr. Schiller was a true professional in every sense of the word…I truly felt cared for. Without a doubt, I have no regrets [about] using such a quality and professional law firm…if the need arises in the future, they will receive my business. Highly recommend this firm.”

Find additional reviews on our testimonials page and learn how passionate we are about pursuing compensation for the clients we represent.

Call for Your Free Bus Accident Case Review

If you or someone you love was involved in a collision with a bus, our Rock Hill bus accident lawyer can help you pursue compensation. We will investigate your accident and negotiate the best possible outcome for you.

Contact one of our case review team members at Schiller & Hamilton to get started on your case today.

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