For over 36 years, the accident injury law firm of Montlick & Associates has been helping victims of bus crashes obtain justice by aggressively pursuing the compensation they deserve after being injured by a negligent driver. With billions of dollars in recoveries for our clients, Our Experience Pays!™*
If you or a member of your family has been injured in an accident, speak with Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, today for your free case review and consultation.** Contact us Nationwide 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or by simply dialing #WIN (#946) from your cellphone. You may also visit us at Montlick.com and contact us through our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.
WARNING: Failing to comply with a statute of limitations will permanently bar your right to a recovery.
Each state has enacted their own statutes of limitations for personal injury cases, which vary depending on where your accident occurred. Statute of limitations set forth the number of years, from the date of the accident, in which a victim or the family of the victim may bring a personal injury case. However, there are exceptions that can greatly shorten or even lengthen the deadline! By way of example only, certain types of traffic accident cases against state or federal government entities can have much shorter deadlines. In some bus accident cases, there could be a combination of different types of injury claims that may involve different time frames, multiple defendants, and/or the laws of more than one jurisdiction. Also, in some states, the statute of limitations (or legal time deadline) could be extended when the personal injury case involves a minor child. An attorney can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened to you and determine which statutes of limitation are applicable to your case.
Additionally, these legal doctrines and rules can be ambiguous or subject to narrow exceptions depending on the specific law and facts, so you should seek immediate legal advice to find out which rules may apply to your potential case. An experienced attorney who carefully analyzes the facts of your situation can advise you of your obligations and the applicable deadlines in your case. Failure to comply with any critical deadline will result in permanent bar to your right to compensation.
In addition to legal deadlines, there are other reasons not to delay. For example, most auto insurance policies contain their own contractual notification deadlines that, if allowed to lapse, can result in a denial of coverage. Additionally, witnesses can eventually forget what happened, and important evidence, such as items at the scene or video footage, can also disappear. Our bus accident attorneys take the required actions to preserve all-important legal deadlines and insurance notification deadlines on behalf of our clients.
In some bus accidents, there may be several parties who may be responsible for personal injuries caused in a busing accident. It is always important to identify all potentially responsible parties after a bus accident, because there may be multiple parties who share liability for your injuries. Montlick and Associates works hard for each client to identify all potential defendants and avenues of recovery, which may include, without limitation, the following:
Montlick and Associates has been representing bus accident victims since 1984, and we fight hard on behalf of each client in order to maximize the value of their cases. If you or a member of your family has sustained serious injury in a bus accident, call us for your free case review and consultation. Our attorneys stand ready to examine your bus accident case to determine the appropriate parties responsible, as well as all potential avenues of recovery.
Each state imposes its own unique “duty of care” on public and commercial entities that own and operate bus lines. However, generally, bus operators are required to operate their vehicles with reasonable care. Failure to do so amounts to negligence, and they are generally liable for the damages they cause. Bus drivers must be provided with adequate training and are required to comply with appropriate traffic and State and Federal safety laws and regulations, including special regulations that apply to passenger bus carriers. Even the slightest fault on the part of a busing company or its bus driver may be a basis for liability if a passenger is harmed despite the fact that the injury was caused, in part, by another party.
Retaining a personal injury attorney can be a critical step to obtaining compensation for your injuries. For example, insurance companies will often initially attempt to speak with victims in an effort to obtain information to deny or minimize their claims. Our attorneys shield our clients from such insurance traps and pitfalls. Additionally, bus accident victims may not understand that their own car insurance policies could provide additional uninsured/underinsured motorist as well as Medical Payments (MedPay) and/or Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage for their injuries (even when their own vehicles were not involved in their accident). Our attorneys work to identify all viable avenues of recovery, and in the past, we have been successful in discovering additional defendants and insurance policies that our clients were not aware of, or that liable insurance companies did not disclose. Montlick & Associates fights hard, on behalf of each client, to identify all potential avenues of financial recovery in order to maximize the value of our clients’ cases under the law.
Our caring and experienced traffic accident attorneys fight hard to get our clients the compensation they deserve. No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away.
For your Free Consultation contact Montlick & Associates, Nationwide 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or by simply dialing #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone. We also can be contacted at Montlick.com where you can submit a Free Case Evaluation Form 24/7 or utilize our 24-Hour Live Chat.
*Dollars recovered are cumulative and not indicative of individual case results. Each case is unique. Results depend on the facts and applicable law.
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