Were you injured in a bus accident in Columbus or any of the surrounding communities? You may be eligible for compensation. A Columbus bus lawyer from Bressman Law can help you take on the responsible party and win damages, whether you were:
- A passenger of a bus that crashed
- A driver or passenger in a vehicle in an accident with a bus
- A pedestrian or bicyclist hit by a bus
At Bressman Law, our team (led by our founding partner David Bressman) fights for the rights of injured clients in the Columbus region. We have a long and successful track record of winning big monetary awards for accident victims. Our reviews confirm that clients love David and his team because they offer first-rate service and get the job done. We want to make you our next happy client. Our firm offers a free, no-obligation case evaluation and does not collect a fee until you get paid.
To receive a free consultation with a member of the Bressman Law team today, call us at (614) 538-1116.
How Your Bus Accident May Have Occurred
Bus drivers must accomplish several prerequisites to do their jobs, including:
- Obtain special licenses
- Pass driving tests and background checks
- (Potentially) submit to drug and alcohol testing
However, there is still no way to reduce the chance of a bus accident to zero. When buses get into collisions, it is often the other person in the accident who suffers the worst damages. Bus passengers are also at risk, as many city buses lack seat belts and air bags.
Regardless of the circumstances of your Columbus bus accident, the personal injury lawyers at Bressman Law want to make sure you recover the compensation you deserve. We take on the responsible parties and help you collect compensation from them and their insurance companies.
You May Have Been a Bus Passenger in an Accident
If you were a passenger in a bus that crashed—and you suffered injuries in the collision—we can help you pursue compensation against a number of potentially liable parties. As a passenger in a bus, any safety you gain from the vehicle’s relative size to other cars on the road is canceled out by the lack of protective features like seat belts and airbags.
It is therefore essential that the bus driver takes every precaution to avoid a situation where passengers have the potential to get injured. We will:
- Investigate the accident
- Identify any negligence that contributed to the crash (along with who was responsible)
- Collect evidence
- Build a compelling case on your behalf
We are prepared to help you in any way we can.
You May Have Been the Driver of a Vehicle Hit by a Bus
If you were driving a bus when involved in an accident, we will determine liability. Even if you believe or were told that you were partly at fault for the accident, you may still be eligible to recover compensation. Do not avoid calling a lawyer because you are worried the wreck was your fault or partly your fault. We will evaluate your case, let you know if you are eligible for compensation, and then help you collect it.
You May Be a Pedestrian or Bicyclist Who Was Hit by Bus
There are dangers to be aware of as a pedestrian, and therefore many Ohio pedestrian laws. If you were traveling by foot, bicycle, or another non-motorized means of transportation when you were struck by a bus, we will fight for the compensation you deserve. To learn more about David Bressman and his team at Bressman Law, and for a free Columbus bus accident consultation, call us today at (614) 538-1116.
For a free legal consultation with a bus accident attorney in Columbus, call (614) 538-1116
We Can Help You Hold the Responsible Parties Liable
Upon taking your Columbus bus accident case, David Bressman and his team at Bressman Law will launch a thorough investigation into what happened and who was responsible. Once we have identified all of the liable parties, we will start the next phase of our investigation, which involves collecting evidence to build our case against those parties.
The parties liable for your Columbus bus accident may include the following:
- The bus driver
- The bus company
- The municipality that runs the bus system
- Another driver
Any number of additional parties who are involved should be held responsible. We will seek out these parties and hold them liable.
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Potentially Liable Compensation in Your Columbus Bus Lawyer Accident
Columbus bus lawyer David Bressman and his team will fight for a settlement or award that includes compensation for your:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
You may be able to obtain more compensation, if you qualify.
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The Statute of Limitations Could Endanger How Long You Have to Take Action
The Ohio statute of limitations on most personal injury cases in (including bus accident claims) is generally two years under OH § 2305.10. It can vary, however, based on a number of factors. Whether you realize it or not, your case may have unique circumstances that affect your filing deadline. To avoid any statute of limitations, speak with a Columbus bus lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. Bressman Law can file a quick lawsuit—if necessary—to keep the timeline from expiring and invalidating your case.
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Bressman Law is ready to get to work on your Columbus bus accident case today. We will fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve. To speak with a member of our team and receive a free case evaluation, call (614) 538-1116.