A Columbus Bus Accident Lawyer Who is Committed to Each and Every Client
You don't hear about bus accidents every day, but when they occur in Central Ohio serious injuries or death can be the tragic result. A bus, like an 18-wheeler, is one of the largest vehicles you will see using the road. When you combine size and speed in an accident, the forces at work can cause significant property damage and bodily harm. The tragic consequences often are similar to trucking accidents.
If you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the Smith Law Office, today: 614-846-1700. Attorney Scott Elliot Smith is prepared to go head-to- head with the insurance companies and pursue maximum compensation for clients. And he knows your case is not just about the money. It's about getting closure. It's about putting your life back to the way it was prior to the injury.
What Are Some of the Causes of Bus Accidents?
One of the most common causes of bus accidents is poorly maintained or out-of-adjustment brakes. As with an accident involving trucking company negligence, a bus accident may include multiple parties responsible for the equipment failure. For example, the bus company might be liable, but we also will examine if a third party, such as a tire manufacturer, shares responsibility.
Another other top cause of bus accidents is driver fatigue. A bus accident caused by a drowsy driver may put entire youth groups, senior tour groups, or families in danger. As with cases involving commercial trucking driver fatigue, the company as well as the driver may have some responsibility. We work aggressively to make sure all responsible parties are held accountable.
Impaired drivers also pose a threat to passengers on a bus as well as other motorists and pedestrians on the road. Drunk driving accidents involving buses can lead to serious injuries and death. With so much at stake, you need someone who knows where to look to get accurate information. You need someone who's not afraid to ask tough questions. You need someone who then knows how to assemble all this data into a strong, solid case designed to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Contact a Columbus Bus Accident Lawyer
We will fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve after a bus accident. Injuries can have a permanent impact on your life and may even lead to chronic pain. Scott Elliot Smith determines the full amount of damages you've suffered as a result of a bus accident. This includes all past and future medical expenses related to your injury. It also includes any lost income if you were unable to return to work, as well as other damages.
The Smith Law Office is supported by more than thirty years of experience in handling all types of traffic accidents. Put his experience, aggressive legal work and compassion to work for you by making an appointment for a free consultation. Call 614-846-1700 or contact us online. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not charge you a penny until we win a financial settlement on your behalf.