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Bus Accident Lawyer

Bus accident claims most often involved school buses, metro transit systems, or over the road tourism or commercial coach operators such as Greyhound.  

These claims can be complicated by a number of factors, including personal injury or wrongful death claims by multiple victims. While bus operators typically carry large commercial insurance policies, the presence of multiple victims can quickly exhaust available coverage limits. Denver bus accident attorneys therefore often best serve their clients by the timely filing of a damage claim. However, equally important is thoroughly investigating all of the facts and circumstances of a bus accident, and identifying all liable parties, which may include a bus driver, the owner or operator of a bus, another at-fault driver of party, and even your own insurance carrier in cases where a victim is covered by optional uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.  

Bus Accident Attorney in Denver

FIEDLER Trial Lawyers provides passionate, principled and proven representation to victims and families looking for an experienced bus accident lawyer in Denver or the surrounding areas, including Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Ken Caryl, Columbine, Golden, Lakewood, Broomfield, and Arvada.  

Bus Injury Claims in Colorado

For each identified defendant, five elements must be proven: 

  • The defendant had a duty of care. 
  • Defendant breached duty of care.  
  • Breach resulted in harm to the victim. 
  • Resulting harm was foreseeable.  
  • Your injuries were a direct result of the defendant’s breach of duty.  

Because victims are passengers of a bus operator, a personal injury or wrongful death claim will generally involve at least two defendants in cases where a bus operator is not found at primary fault: The bus operator as well as the other at fault parties. While this can provide multiple avenues of compensation for victims and families, it also complicates a claim as defendants and their attorneys work to minimize their own liability.  

In addition to thoroughly investigating all of the facts and circumstances of a bus accident, and identifying all liable parties and their insurance companies, a complete damage claim must be made. Damages may include:  

  • Economic damages: Compensate victims for real economic losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage and the cost of home care or rehabilitation.  
  • Noneconomic damages: Include things like pain and suffering and loss of earning ability. 
  • Punitive damages: In cases where willful or malicious acts cause or contribute to loss, or other actionable causes create loss under Colorado law, additional damages may be pursued.  

Bus accident victims may include: Bus passengers, drivers or occupants of another vehicle hit by a bus, or cyclists, pedestrians or other vulnerable road users, such as motorcycle riders, involved in a collision with a bus. 

Common causes of bus accidents include:

  • Distracted driving on the part of a bus driver or other involved motorist.  
  • Drowsy driving. 
  • Speeding or other violation of law.  
  • Poor maintenance, including tire or brake failure or other mechanical failure on the bus.  
  • Roadway departure or buses that climb sidewalks or curbs.  
  • Collisions caused by bicyclists or motorcycle riders being pinched by a turning bus. 

Because of the complexity of personal injury or wrongful death claims involving Colorado bus accidents, early consultation with an experienced bus injury law firm in Denver is the best thing you can do to protect your rights and the financial wellbeing of you and your family.

Asked Questions

What to do after a car accident?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, there are several important steps you should take to protect your health and legal rights
  • Dial 911 – Emergency Services. Get checked out by emergency responders, even if you think injuries are minor, you should always get evaluated. If the accident involved a motor vehicle, file a report with the police This documentation could be important later on.
  • Document the Scene: If possible, take photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any damage to vehicles or property. Collect contact information from witnesses and others involved in the accident READ MORE…

When involved in a personal injury claim, the process can be very intimidating. Many individuals facing this situation are often dealing with life-altering injuries, high medical bills, financial hardships and find themselves feeling very vulnerable.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer can be beneficial in a variety of situations, particularly when you have sustained significant injuries or damages due to someone else’s negligenceREAD MORE…

After being injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be wondering if you actually need to hire a personal injury lawyer. You would want to consult with an attorney, because in most cases, there will be an opposing party in your case that will be working against you. Choosing the right personal injury lawyer for your case is important to ensure you receive the best possible representation and outcome. Hiring a Denver Personal injury lawyer that specializes in that area of law is crucial, to ensure that you are getting proper representation, and your case is in good hands. Having an experienced lawyer like FIEDLER Trial Lawyers is helpful and provides powerful representation.

Here are some tips to help you choose the right lawyer:READ MORE…

The cost of hiring a personal injury lawyer can vary depending on the lawyer and the specifics of your case. However, personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if they win your case. Here’s how the contingency fee structure typically works and other potential costs to consider:

Contingency Fees: Percentage of Recovery: If the lawyer works on a contingency fee basis, they will take a percentage of the settlement or judgment amount you receive if you win your case. This percentage is typically around 33% to 40% but can vary depending on the lawyer and the jurisdiction.

No Win, No Fee: If you do not win your case, the lawyer will not charge you for legal fees. However, there may still be other costs you could be responsible for (discussed below).RAED MORE…

In a personal injury claim, you may be entitled to several types of compensation, also known as damages, to address the losses and injuries you’ve suffered due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. The types of compensation typically fall into three main categories: economic, non-economic, and, in some cases, punitive damages. Here’s an overview of each:

Economic Damages: These damages are intended to compensate you for actual financial losses resulting from the injury:

Medical Expenses: Compensation for past, current, and future medical costs, including hospital bills, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and any other necessary medical treatment. READ MORE…

The value of a personal injury case can vary greatly depending on several factors unique to your situation. Since each case is different, there is no standard formula to calculate the exact value. However, here are some key factors that generally affect the worth of a personal injury case:
Severity of Injuries: The more serious and long-lasting your injuries, the higher the potential value of your case. This includes considering whether your injuries result in permanent disability or disfigurement.
Medical Expenses: Your case will take into account all medical expenses you have incurred, as well as future medical costs related to your injury.
Lost Wages and Earning Capacity: The case can include compensation for lost income due to time off work and any future loss of earning capacity if your injuries affect your ability to work.READ MORE…

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