Bus Accidents

Bus accidents can be catastrophic and destructive. Bus accidents are significantly more likely than car accidents to cause serious injury and death. Additionally, buses are usually carrying large numbers of passengers, adding to the level of danger. When a bus is operated negligently, it is a recipe for disaster. As such, bus accident cases require a special level of skill and care.  A bus accident attorney at CGH can help you navigate what can be a trying time for you or your loved ones.  They will fight for you every step of the way.

Bus drivers and bus companies owe a heightened duty of care compared to the average driver. This means that because a bus is used by is used to transport people, we expect that its driver will be even more careful than the average reasonable car driver. This can be useful as it is easier for the injured party to prove liability.

At the same time, bus accidents can be more difficult because of insurance adjusters. Buses are often owned by companies with very large insurance policies and as such accidents represent significantly more risk than the average car accident involving individuals. Insurance adjusters will often come to the scene immediately to begin building a case to deny liability and limit your ability to recover for your injuries. People injured in bus accidents may be entitled to recover damages both for bodily injuries and injuries to their property. Bodily injury claims may include past and future medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, physical impairment, and other types of damage. A bus accident attorney will work tirelessly to get you every dollar that you deserve.

When a bus driver causes an accident and you sustain injuries, you are entitled to recover the cost of your damages from the bus company’s insurance company. Because of the nature of its business, the insurance company is not on your side. It has no interest in helping you. It has no interest in fairness. The insurance company survives on profit. And giving you less money means more profit, regardless of whether the money it offers you is enough to compensate you. When you’re dealing with an insurance company, you need the advocacy of the lawyers at CGH.

We guarantee our work by working on a contingent basis for all injury and accident cases. This means that you pay legal fees only if we win. The majority of our clients find themselves in hard financial times after they have been injured, and contingent fees give our clients peace of mind by substantially limiting the financial risk of pursing a claim. Additionally, we offer free consultation. This means that we will discuss your case with you to determine if you have legal rights before you ever make a decision about whether to hire CGH.

At CGH, our representation includes prompt, personal service. We treat you like a close friend rather than a stranger, and it shows in the results of our work. Because of our personal approach to your case, we advocate relentlessly for your interests and will never settle for an outcome that is less than you deserve.

We plan from Day 1 as though your case will go to trial. In practice, most cases settle. Yours might, as well. But because of that, many injury attorneys prepare their clients’ cases as though going to trial is not a possibility. They look for settlement only, and they leave their clients unprepared to take on the insurance company when trial happens. That will never happen at CGH. We are devoted to securing successful verdicts, and we prepare for trial every step of the way. Relentless and thorough trial preparation commands the respect of the insurance company’s lawyers and maximizes the chance of getting a just settlement. When a settlement is not reached, we go to trial prepared to win.

Call a bus accident attorney at CGH today!