Attorneys investigate the causes of wrecks in order to find the liable party and help their clients secure maximum compensation. So, how does a bus accident lawyer investigate the cause of the accident?
A New York bus accident lawyer from our team at the Morelli Law Firm may speak to witnesses, get a copy of your accident report, look for video evidence, and work with bus accident experts. You can learn more about the specifics by calling or completing our online contact form.
How Does a Bus Accident Lawyer Investigate?
Our team uses several different techniques to investigate the causes of bus accidents. Depending on your specific needs, we may:
- Find and interview all eyewitnesses, including the bus driver and passengers
- Get a copy of the police report about the wreck
- Look for photo and video surveillance footage
- Visit the scene of the accident
- Look at the bus driver’s record
- Work with bus accident experts
You can give your lawyer the best chance of gathering sufficient evidence by contacting them immediately after an accident. Moving quickly allows your lawyer to speak to witnesses before they forget what happened and visit the scene of the collision before evidence disappears.
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Can You Help Your Lawyer Investigate?
You can collect evidence that may support your bus accident claim before leaving the scene of the wreck. If possible, take time to get pictures of:
- Your injuries
- The damage to your vehicle, if applicable
- The position of all vehicles in the accident
- Any hazards that contributed to the wreck
You can also get contact information from all witnesses. Finally, we recommend quickly writing down what you remember about the accident. Injuries and stress can make memories fade, so it’s important to physically write down what happened.
How Does a Lawyer Use Bus Accident Evidence?
We use the evidence we collect after a bus accident to demonstrate that:
- Someone else owed you a duty of care
- They failed to uphold their duty
- They took an action that directly caused the bus wreck
- The bus wreck directly led to your injuries and financial losses
Depending on your circumstances, we may focus on settling your claim out of court with the insurance company. We know how to negotiate and understand the strategies that work to handle these claims for our clients.
If the insurance company fails to treat you fairly, we may also help you file a lawsuit. You can find out more with a New York personal injury lawyer.
Do Bus Accident Lawyers Investigate Your Injuries?
Your bus accident lawyer will investigate the extent of your injuries and other losses to determine the value of your claim. Depending on your situation, we may collect documents related to your:
We assess all the medical care you require after a bus accident. We can collect bills related to your:
- Emergency medical care
- Ambulance ride
- Stay in the hospital
- Medical tests and procedures
- Prescription and over-the-counter medicines
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
We understand the catastrophic injuries associated with many bus accidents, like broken bones and concussions. We’ll collect documents and notes from your doctors to establish the extent of your losses.
You may also qualify to receive funds for your lost wages, bonuses, and raises after a bus wreck. We’ll look at old pay stubs to investigate your average pay and gather details about how much work you missed.
Pain and Suffering
Finally, your bus accident lawyer will investigate and calculate the extent of your non-economic damages, like your mental anguish and emotional pain. We take the time to research every way your accident impacted your life.
Why Pick Us to Investigate Your Bus Accident?
Our team at the Morelli Law Firm has over forty years of combined experience handling personal injury claims for clients like you. We’ve developed investigative strategies that work, allowing us to aggressively pursue damages on your behalf.
We treat you seriously, listen to your concerns, and answer any legal questions you have throughout the course of your claim. We’ll also deal with insurance agents on your behalf.
We also have a record of successfully resolving bus accident claims, recently bringing a family $12 million after a fatal accident involving an MTA bus. You can learn more about our reputation for success by reviewing our case results.
We’re Ready to Investigate Your Bus Accident
How does a bus accident lawyer investigate the cause of the accident? Our team at the Morelli Law Firm can interview witnesses, visit the accident scene, get a copy of the police report, and work with bus accident experts.
We’re ready to build a solid claim on your behalf. Find out more by calling or completing our online contact form.