Were you or a loved one injured in a bus accident? You may be facing medical expenses, lost pay during your recovery, and other costs. You may able to file a claim against the bus driver or bus company for your damages.
Miller & Associates, PLLC represents victims of bus crashes in Kingwood, Texas. We may be able to help you file a lawsuit against the at-fault party and pursue recovery for your expenses and non-economic damages.
To schedule an initial consultation with a bus accident lawyer in Kingwood, TX, contact us today at 713-850-8600.
Types of Bus Accidents Our Law Firm Handles
Our legal team works on a wide range of bus accident cases, including:
- Driving under the influence (DWI)
- Defective or worn out parts
- Driving while distracted
- Unsafe road conditions
- A negligent third-party driver
To find out more about the bus accident cases we handle, call our law offices at 713-850-8600. We can review your case to determine your legal options.
Determine Who is Responsible for Your Bus Accident Injury
Liability for your injuries depends on the circumstances of bus accident, including who caused the accident and where the accident occurred. We may pursue the following parties for your damages.
The driver may be liable if they failed to practice good judgment or were not adequately trained to operate a bus. The driver may also have been driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The bus company is responsible for maintaining the bus and ensuring it can operate safely. The carrier may be liable if they were negligent and failed to provide maintenance on the bus.
Bus Manufacturing Company
The bus manufacturer may be held responsible if they designed a defective part that caused the bus to malfunction.
Another driver might be responsible for your injuries if they collided with the bus or caused to the driver to run off the road. The driver may have been distracted or violated a Texas traffic law.
A D. Miller & Associates, PLLC bus accident lawyer in Kingwood, TX, can review your case and help determine who was at fault for your injuries.
If you have questions about your bus accident case, contact us for a free consultation at 713-850-8600.
The Role a Bus Accident Lawyer Plays in Your Case
Our legal team can manage your case and represent you in the following ways:
Handle All Documents and Legal Processes
A D. Miller & Associates, PLLC attorney can organize all documents and paperwork and ensure you follow all legal regulations. We can prepare your case and contact the at-fault party or the insurance company on your behalf.
Represent You in a Class-Action Suit
A bus accident lawyer in Kingwood, TX, can represent you even if you are involved in a class-action suit against the bus company. Our legal team will fight for your right to a settlement, so you can recover medical expenses, lost wages, or other damages.
Establish Proof of Liability
We may be able to gather evidence that shows how the at-fault party caused your injuries. The evidence we may seek out includes:
- The accident report filed at the police station
- Verbal or written statements provided by eyewitnesses
- Any photos or videos that recorded that accident
- Photos or recorded video of the accident location to show unsafe conditions
- Complete documentation of your medical bills, reports, and receipts
- Any temporary or permanent income you lost during your recovery
Discuss Your Case With Specialists
We may enlist accident reconstruction specialists or medical experts who can confirm liability and the severity of your injuries.
Resolve Your Claim With the Insurance Company
We may contact the liable party’s insurance company to work out a resolution including settlement for your damages.
Pursue Your Case in Court
If the insurance company refuses to work with you, we will file a lawsuit and have your case heard by a judge or jury.
What You May Claim in a Bus Accident Case
You may be able to claim your financial losses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages you experienced after the accident. Some losses we may be able to recover include:
Out-of-Pocket Expenses for Medical Treatment
Medical expenses from your accident might have included:
- Hospitalization or emergency room bills
- An operation due to your injuries
- Physical or rehabilitative therapy
- Follow-up visits to your doctor
- Additional medical procedures
- Prescription medications
- Support devices such as crutches or a wheelchair
Lost Income While You Were Out of Work
If your injuries resulted in missed time at work, you may able to pursue compensation for lost pay or benefits.
You may also qualify to claim non-economic damages such as permanent disability, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Filing a Claim Within the Statute of Limitation in Texas
The statute of limitations gives you two years to file a claim. According to the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Title 2 § 16.033, if you fail to file a claim within the allotted time, you may be disqualified from filing a claim.
Therefore, you need to file a claim against the at-fault party within two years of the date of the accident.
Our Legal Team is Here to Assist
A bus accident can have severe and lasting consequences. You may not know your legal rights or how to file a lawsuit. A D. Miller & Associates, PLLC bus accident lawyer is here to help. You do not have to face the burden on your own.
We offer a free, no-obligation case review to answer your questions and go over our legal options. To schedule your consultation, call 713-850-8600 today.