Bressman Law has been serving Ohio for more than 25 years. During that time, we have learned what works when negotiating a settlement and what doesn’t.
A Cincinnati bus accident lawyer from our firm can begin working on your case today. We do not charge any fees unless we win your case.
What Can I Expect from Working with Bressman Law?
When we first started helping injured people, we built our firm on three things: transparency, experience, and communication. During our partnership, we will put those three values to work for you––and more.
You will Know Everything About Your Case
We do not believe in keeping clients in the dark about their cases. We want you to fully understand your legal options so that you can make informed decisions moving forward.
We will advise you on the following:
- Whether a settlement offer is fair
- Whether you have a valid case
- Whether filing a lawsuit would be feasible
- What legal measures could help you
- What you should (or should not) say to the insurance representative or in court
From the beginning of our partnership, we will also clearly spell out the details of our contingency-fee arrangement. As payment for our help, we will take a percentage of your settlement. You will know this percentage and agree to it in writing before we get started.
We Have Years of Experience
Not only do we have more than 20 years of experience, but our firm has won settlements both in and out of the courtroom.
Some of our settlements and verdicts include:
- $1.6 million for a family injured in a car accident
- $1.45 million for a case where the insurance company offered nothing
- $850,000 for a motorcycle accident where the injured party needed surgeries
- $450,000 for a truck accident where the injured party needed intensive care
We also secured a settlement of $130,000 for a passenger who was injured on a shuttle bus. Whether you were injured as a bus driver, passenger, motorist, or pedestrian, we can help you. See our case results here.
We will Keep You Updated on Your Case
We want you to know everything about your case’s progression as it unfolds. While working with us, you can expect regular updates on your case, including:
- Explaining potential settlement offers
- Sharing correspondence from the insurance company
- Contacting you over the phone, via email, and through text message
You will not need to play phone tag with us. We will promptly respond to your questions and concerns. You will know everything about your case from the moment it begins to the moment it reaches its conclusion.
Recoverable Damages in a Bus Accident Case
You could have extensive damages from your bus accident in Cincinnati. Our team is prepared to build a case that helps you recover compensation for all of them.
Some compensable damages in your case could include:
Your healthcare expenses are likely at the forefront of your mind right now. A Cincinnati bus accident lawyer on our team can help you recover damages for the following:
- Intensive care
- In-home nursing
- Life support
- Bone setting
We can also estimate the cost of healthcare expenses that you can reasonably anticipate in the future. That way, your settlement will account for your past, present, and future hardships.
Lost Income and Loss of Future Earning Capacity
Severe injuries can impede your ability to work. During your recovery period, we believe that your focus should be on your injuries––not how you will account for lost time at work.
We can include the following in your case:
- Employee benefits
We can also account for any lost promotional opportunities in your case.
Pain and Suffering
Your emotional and physical pain are compensable. We can calculate the cost of your pain and suffering based on:
- The severity of your condition
- Your expected recovery period
- How much time you missed from work
- Whether you lost a limb or bodily function
- Your mental anguish
We can also look at the outcomes of cases similar to yours to get an idea of how much yours is worth.
Property Damage Costs
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says that the average bus can weigh several tons more than a passenger vehicle. If you were injured as a motorist, your car might no longer be drivable.
We can include the cost of the following in your claim:
- The cost of replacing your vehicle
- The cost of repairing your vehicle
- The cost of using rideshare services
We can also evaluate the details of the liable insurance policy to learn more about your coverage options.
You Have a Limited Time to File a Lawsuit
In general, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. This is covered in more detail under Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §2305.10.
A Cincinnati bus accident lawyer can determine whether this statute applies to you based on multiple factors in your case. You could have less time to act if the bus that hit you was owned and operated by the government.
Most of the cases that we handle do not go to court. Usually, we are able to compel the insurers to pay what injured claimants are owed. However, we do not have a problem going to court if it is necessary.
Call Bressman Law for More Information
Our team can provide more information about your case as soon as you give us a call. During your free case review, you can talk to our team about your case’s prospects and what you can expect while working with us. We can answer your questions about:
- How long it will take for your case to settle
- How much you can get for pain and suffering
- What evidence we will use to prove your case
- How we can deal with the insurance company for you