How Can a Rhode Island Bus Accident Attorney Help You?
If you didn’t cause the accident or were a passenger on a bus that wrecked and got hurt, you may have the right to file a claim for damages for your losses. Personal injury claims — which is what a bus accident lawsuit would fall under — are intended to restore you to the financial state you were in before the accident.
Our Rhode Island bus accident law firm offers comprehensive, skilled legal representation for bus accident victims. We can:
1. Prepare a Case Against the Other Party or Parties
We conduct an independent investigation into the cause of the accident. This includes:
- Reviewing the official police accident report
- Interviewing witnesses, passengers on the bus, and the driver
- Auditing the bus company’s safety and maintenance records
- Inspecting the driver's personnel file, licensing, and certification
- Reviewing any photos or videos of the accident and the scene
We also use expert witnesses to build a strong case against the other party.
2. Deal with the Insurance Company for You
Don’t be surprised if an insurance adjuster representing the bus company, the municipality operating the bus line, or another driver approaches you soon after the accident. If you were driving your private vehicle when you were in the accident, you will need to report the accident to your insurance company and explain what happened.
However, you aren’t required to say anything to the other party’s insurance company, and it’s usually best not to say anything. Refer them to your Rhode Island bus accident lawyer so your words cannot be construed as admitting you were to blame for the wreck.
3. Negotiate a Fair Settlement
Our skilled negotiators properly value your claim and fight to get the maximum settlement for your case. With our years of experience handling bus accident cases, we know how to fight hard for your compensation.
4. Work with a Third-Party Arbitrator
We prefer to take whatever avenues we can to prevent a lengthy court case. So if we can’t reach a settlement, we’ll work with a neutral party in arbitration to reach an agreement outside of court.
5. Represent You in Trial
If the other party won’t settle or arbitration fails, our Rhode Island bus accident attorneys are fully prepared to take the at-fault party to trial. Our attorneys have a long history of success in court, and we’re ready to fight for your rights before a judge.