When a bus accident occurs, passengers and occupants of other vehicles can both suffer injuries. Bus drivers have a responsibility to keep those on their buses and others on the road safe. When careless or reckless mistakes and injuries occur, the driver and their employer are legally responsible.
If this happens to you or your minor child, a Spartanburg bus accident lawyer from Hammack Law Firm will examine your case and help you determine what to do next. We help accident victims in Spartanburg County and other nearby areas pursue compensation for the injuries and other harm they suffered, beginning with a complimentary consultation.
We Help Spartanburg Bus Accident Victims Pursue Justice Through Compensation
If you were hurt in a Spartanburg bus collision caused by the bus driver or another motorist, you should not have to cover the financial losses, expenses, and intangible damages you suffered on your own. Under South Carolina’s personal injury laws, we will hold those legally liable for the crash responsible.
We develop and file insurance claims for our clients, usually settling these cases without going to trial. We prepare each one like it is going to court, though. This gives us a stronger case, and we are ready if we need to sue to secure a fair financial recovery.
The damages recoverable in a bus accident case depend on your injuries, expenses, losses, and the circumstances of the accident. However, they often include:
- Medical expenses and related costs
- Any future treatment or care necessitated by the injuries
- Financial losses, including loss of income if you missed work
- Diminished earning capacity if you do not return to your previous job
- Property damages, as applicable
- Related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible losses
Seeking Wrongful Death Damages if Your Loved One Passed Away
If your child died from injuries sustained in a school bus accident or your spouse died after being struck by a city bus while crossing the street, we may be able to recover wrongful death damages in your case. Please accept our condolences if this has happened to you and your family.
We understand that no amount of compensation will make up for the tragic loss of your family member. However, it can make it easier to make ends meet and focus on remembering and honoring your loved one.
Wrongful death damages could include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical bills for the decedent’s medical treatment
- Out-of-pocket expenses from the accident
- Income losses related to your loved one’s death
- Loss of services and other economic costs
- Intangible losses suffered by surviving family members
For a free legal consultation with a bus accidents lawyer serving Spartanburg, call 864-326-3333
Hammack Law Firm Gives Each Case the Time and Attention It Deserves
The bus accident attorneys from Hammack Law Firm go out of their way to build relationships with each client. We understand how stressful, scary, and uncertain this time is for many families, and we want to be a source of calm, compassionate reassurance. We will handle your legal claim while you heal.
We are here to address clients’ concerns any time and help them know what to expect. We seek financial compensation for every single client we represent because we know the financial stress of an accident can be challenging and even debilitating. We have dozens of Google Reviews that reflect our efforts to ensure our clients know we care about them and the outcome of their cases. As one former client said:
“This was by far the best experience I’ve ever encountered with a law firm. Lynn Dunn was such an awesome and sweet person who made the process a breeze. I was thoroughly pleased with the firm that treated me like one of their own.”
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Who Is Liable for a Spartanburg Bus Accident?
When we handle your case, our Spartanburg personal injury lawyer will launch an investigation and gather evidence to determine:
- Who and what caused the accident
- The identities of the liable party or parties
- The value of your damages
- What we need to do to seek and secure fair compensation
When a bus driver’s carelessness or violation of a traffic law causes a crash, they generally are not the only party we will hold accountable. Under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior, it is not the individual driver who is solely responsible for most bus accidents. Most drivers work for a company or agency that we will hold vicariously liable in these cases. This could include:
- The Spartanburg Area Regional Transit Agency (SPARTA)
- A Spartanburg County school district
- Another nearby school district or private school
- A private company, such as a tour company or transportation company
Our team will not back down from any corporation or agency, regardless of their size or standing in the community. If our client deserves a payout based on the facts of their accident case, we will force more from the insurance companies and get justice for the accident victims.
You can trust Hammack Law Firm to protect your rights and take the necessary steps to win your case. We work based on contingency, so we do not charge you any attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.
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How Long Do I Have to Begin the Claims Process?
While there is no deadline for filing an insurance claim in a bus crash, there are other timelines we must be aware of and follow. Following these timelines will ensure you retain the right to pursue compensation.
- You generally have only three years to sue under S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530.
- You may have less time to act if the liable party is a government agency.
- The rules may differ if the victim is a child.
When we meet with you to assess your case, we will review the potentially liable parties and determine the timeline that is likely to apply. In some cases, you may only have a few months following a crash to begin this process.
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Let Us Review Your Spartanburg Bus Accident Legal Options with You Today for Free
At Hammack Law Firm, our team is ready to discuss your rights and next steps with you for free today. We provide complimentary case consultations and assessments, helping bus accident victims understand their legal options for pursuing justice.
Call 864-326-3333 now to get started.