Can you settle a bus accident case out of court? In many cases, yes, a New York bus accident lawyer can help you secure compensation through an insurance settlement. This settlement can allow you to get damages for your medical bills, lost pay, pain, and suffering.
Our team at the Morelli Law Firm can investigate your accident and negotiate with insurance agents for you. If the insurance company refuses to treat you fairly, we can discuss other options, like filing a lawsuit.
Call or complete our online contact form to learn more.
When Can You Settle a Bus Accident Claim?
You may have a chance to settle any bus accident claim. Generally, insurance companies make a quick settlement offer after a wreck, hoping that individuals will take a deal that fails to properly cover their losses.
Once you accept a settlement, seeking additional compensation becomes much more challenging. Therefore, we recommend that you allow a New York car accident lawyer to review any paperwork provided by the insurance company.
We can review the settlement and push back if the initial offer fails to address all of your expenses.
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What Compensation Can You Get with a Settlement?
Settling out of court can allow you to secure funds to cover all of your losses in some situations. Your attorney can work to bring you funds for your:
Bus accidents often leave individuals with severe injuries, including concussions, damage to internal organs, and broken bones. We track all of these expenses and help clients seek compensation for:
- Emergency care and hospitalization
- All necessary diagnostic tests and procedures
- Medications, physical therapy, and rehabilitation
You may also get funds to cover assistive devices, like a wheelchair, and the travel costs to reach medical facilities.
Lost Wages and Diminished Earning Potential
You may miss days at work during your recovery from a bus accident. We’ll track your lost pay, raises, and bonuses, factoring these expenses into your bus accident settlement.
We also consider your lost earning potential if the accident left you with a disabling condition that prevents you from getting back to work.
Your vehicle may sustain extensive damage if struck by a bus. We can focus on settling your claim with damages to cover vehicle repairs. You may receive the costs for a replacement vehicle if the bus totals your car.
Pain and Suffering
Finally, your settlement may provide funds to cover your non-economic losses. These expenses include your emotional pain and suffering. We know how to appropriately calculate these damages on your behalf.
When Shouldn’t You Settle a Bus Accident Claim?
Your lawyer may recommend that you settle a bus accident claim out of court if the insurance company fairly negotiates to cover your losses. However, sometimes, insurance agents refuse to treat our clients fairly in an attempt to protect their bottom line.
In these circumstances, we recommend that you file a personal injury lawsuit against either the bus driver or the bus company. We may also look at the liability of other drivers involved in the accident to help with your claim.
How Long Does it Take to Settle a Bus Accident Claim?
The time necessary to negotiate with insurance companies after a bus accident varies. Often, we wait to settle until you’ve recovered from your injuries so we know the full extent of your losses before signing any paperwork.
Once you recover and we understand your expenses, we can aggressively negotiate on your behalf. The process may take a few weeks to several months. In some cases, negotiations stretch longer than a year.
Generally, it takes longer to file a lawsuit than to settle after a New York bus accident.
What Do Lawyers Charge to Settle Bus Accident Claims?
Our legal team handles personal injury claims on a contingency basis. Therefore, we receive a percentage of your final financial award as payment for our legal fees. We only receive this payment after resolving your claim.
The contingency system means the price for our services varies on a case-by-case basis. We’re ready to discuss these charges with you today.
We focus on bringing our clients maximum damages after bus accidents and recently secured
$3.5 million for a woman struck by a New York City Transit Authority bus. Find out more by reviewing our case results.
Speak to Us About Settling Your Bus Accident Claim
Can you settle a bus accident case out of court? In some cases, yes, a lawyer can bring you damages for a bus accident without filing a lawsuit. Our team at the Morelli Law Firm stands ready to negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.
Find out more by calling or completing our online contact form.