New Jersey Bus Accident Lawyer
You need an attorney who is committed to your case
Many people in Millburn and throughout Essex and Union counties take the bus every day. They are on their way to school, work, or an appointment. They may be taking a trip to a football game or a casino. But it only takes one act of negligence to cause a bus accident that leaves people seriously injured.
As with truck accidents, it can be difficult to identify negligent parties and recover financial compensation. That’s why you need an experienced bus accident lawyer on your side. Bus accident attorney David Leigh of The Leigh Law Firm, P.C. can help. He is dedicated to making a difference by helping the injured recover the financial compensation they deserve.
We will get to the bottom of your bus accident case
There can be many different causes of bus accidents. For example:
- The driver was speeding.
- The driver was texting and not watching the road.
- The driver was operating the bus in a reckless manner.
- The driver was falling asleep at the wheel.
- The bus company failed to make needed repairs on the bus.
- The bus company failed to perform routine maintenance on the bus.
- Tires, brakes, or other parts of the bus were defective.
The result can be a collision that leaves many people hurt, including the drivers and passengers of cars involved in the accident.
But determining fault can be complicated. There are many parties involved in a bus accident. These include the driver, the bus company, passengers, the bus manufacturer, and the manufacturer of parts on the bus. Each party can have their own attorney and their own insurance company.
The cost of a bus accident injury can be high
If you were hurt in a bus crash, medical expenses can add up quickly. You may have been taken by ambulance to a local hospital. There may have been imaging tests, diagnostic tests, surgery, a hospital stay, medication, physical therapy, home medical equipment, and multiple follow-up appointments with doctors.
You may also have been unable to work during this time. There is less income coming in but the medical bills are starting to add up and are becoming overwhelming. This can lead to financial stress and you may wonder how you will be able to pay your bills.
Dealing with negligent bus companies and their insurance companies is difficult
If a negligent party caused your bus accident, you shouldn’t have to pay. But these cases can be complex. First, the negligent parties have to be identified. They may deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility. That puts you in the position of having to prove negligence led to the accident that left you injured.
Then there are the insurance companies. They are not on your side. Their goal is to save money by paying out as little as possible. There are many tactics they use to try to justify paying you less. The insurance company may:
- Question the seriousness of your injuries
- Seek access to your medical history to try to argue injuries were pre-existing
- Send you to a doctor of their choosing for an independent medical exam (IME)
- Blame you for being partially responsible for the accident
- Offer you a settlement that falls far short of covering your damages.
Insurance companies have attorneys on their side, fighting for their best interests. You need an experienced bus accident attorney who will fight for what’s best for you. Attorney David Leigh can help. He knows their tactics well because he used to represent the insurance companies. Now he fights for the injured.
We identify negligent parties and hold them accountable
Our firm takes your bus accident seriously from the start. We investigate the crash to get the facts. We gather evidence, such as any video of the accident, as well as maintenance and employment records owned by the bus company. We carefully review accident reports and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts.
Attorney Leigh builds a strong case that the insurance company has to take seriously and demands compensation. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages if you couldn’t work, and other damages.
You can expect representation from a lawyer who puts in the hard work and hustle needed to move your case forward. Attorney Leigh will negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that meets your needs. If a fair settlement can’t be reached, he’ll be ready to fight for you in court.
Attorney Leigh will guide you through the legal process every step of the way. If you have questions or concerns, he is a phone call away. Our clients get his cell phone number and you can call him directly.
Learn more during a free consultation
The sooner you talk to an experienced bus accident lawyer, the better. If you were hurt in a bus accident in Northern New Jersey, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.