Were you seriously hurt in a bus accident? Watch this video on the length of a bus accident case to learn the settlement timeline for most people.
One of the first questions that are often asked of me is what is the length of a bus accident case. My response to my clients at that point is that the case will take as long as necessary in order to maximize the recovery. When you first walk into our office, we generally don’t know what’s wrong with you. We don’t know how long your injuries are going to bother you and whether there’s going to be any permanency to those injuries.
During the process of you getting treatment, gathering medical records and getting the opinions of the medical doctors, we make a determination as to whether the case should resolved with an insurance company or whether it should be put in suit. If put in suit, the case takes longer because we’re in a posture where we have to go through a full litigation process. That process can take a year, sometimes longer depending on how much fighting is going on between the insurance company or the bus company and ourselves.
This is all dependent on whether or not the judge has room for a trial; sometimes calendars are extremely bogged down and we have difficulty getting trial dates. From the standpoint of early on and understanding exactly how long a case will last, we don’t know. We do not settle cases quickly just to get rid of them. We tend to take a little bit longer on our cases so we can maximize the recovery.
The compensation at the end of the day can be worth the wait. We want you to put into perspective that the damages you have right now don’t have to financially ruin you. And sometimes being patient can allow you to get the compensation that your case is worth.
Economic and non economic damages are both collectable in bus accident cases. Your economic damages are things like lost wages from missing work to recover, medical bills, and ER fees. The non economic damages are things like pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of life quality.
An example how these damages work in a situation is if someone gets injured in an accident in their car with a bus. The bus insurance company would be liable for the ambulance ride, surgeries, follow up visits, meds, pain and suffering, and their missed wages.
The Personal Injury Lawyers at Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC fight for the rights of persons who are injured or disabled. We approach each case on an individual basis and personally assist each client with their unique needs. We are involved in every step of the legal process, and ensure that each case receives the time and effort necessary for success.
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