Bus Accident Lawyer - Injury Compensation Claim
Our bus accident lawyers have a track record of successful personal injury verdicts and settlements. We will give you free advice on how best to pursue your bus accident claim in Canada and what actions you should take to preserve your legal right to receive compensation for personal injury and loss. Our bus accident lawyers use a contingency fee arrangement which means that if you don't succeed in receiving a settlement then your lawyer won't get paid. If you are the innocent victim of a bus accident then you should be able to obtain a settlement. If it wasn't your fault then someone must pay you compensation for injury.
If you are involved in a crash whilst traveling on public transportation your legal position relating to compensation for personal injury is improved when compared with an ordinary car accident. A bus is a 'common carrier' as are trains and planes and the owner is obliged to use a high degree of skill whilst carrying out the duties of public transportation. If a bus accident occurs because the carrier was not in compliance with safety regulations, then the carrier may have total liability for personal injuries.
If you are the innocent victim of a travel accident then you should be able to claim compensation for personal injury. For free advice from a bus accident personal injury lawyer just complete the contact form or call the helpline or email our offices and a specialist personal injury lawyer will discuss your claim on the telephone with no further obligation and no charge.
There are a number of things that an experienced bus accident lawyer will advise regarding preservation of evidence to ensure that liability is established and compensation is maximized including:-
- write down your name and address for the bus driver to pass on to the bus company
- obtain the drivers full name, address and insurance details - note any visible ID
- record the route number and registration plate of the bus
- write down the contact details of others involved in the accident
- draw a before and after diagram showing the vehicles, people and property
- record date and time, street, city and weather and road conditions
- obtain the name, address and telephone numbers of any witnesses
- if you were a passenger ensure that you retain your bus ticket
- obtain details of the insurance company and policy number of all the parties involved
- make a note of the registration number, make and model of all the vehicles involved
- take photographs of the damage to the vehicles and the road layout.
- Visit a Doctor to document any injuries and take photographs of any visible injury
- if the police are involved in the bus accident obtain the officers name and number
Bus Accident Lawyer
Our bus accident lawyers offer expertise that is second to none and our bus accident lawyers deal exclusively in claims involving physical injury. We will give you clear unequivocal advice about your chances of success and the anticipated value of your bus accident compensation claim. If after talking to us you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged anything at all. If you would like to talk to a bus accident lawyer without obligation then just call the helpline or email our offices or complete and send the contact form and a bus accident lawyer who deals exclusively in accident claims will phone you with advice at no cost and information on how best to preserve your legal rights to claim compensation for your injuries.
Bus Accident Safety
- Don't wait for a bus in or near the street; stay safe on the sidewalk.
- Always enter the bus through the front doors.
- Never stand in the stairwell or in front of the yellow line near the driver.
- Don't stand near the doors while the bus is moving.
- Avoid conversation with the operator while the bus is in motion.
- Always wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before exiting.
- Stay seated while the bus is in motion unless you are holding on to a handrail.
- Never cross in front of or behind a bus. Drivers cannot see you.
Statute of Limitation in Canada
The time period during which legal action for claiming compensation can be commenced is restricted and is governed by various rules usually referred to as 'The Statute of Limitation'. The expiry of the 'Limitation Period' prevents the commencement of a legal action and extinguishes the legal right to claim damages. Each province in Canada has its own general limitation statues and there may also be other relevant provincial and federal statutes which apply to different types of claim. Limitation periods are usually strictly enforced to ensure certainty and finality to the legal process, however there are often exceptions relating to children and the mentally disabled. Generally speaking the limitation period only starts to run when the relevant facts have been discovered, or ought to have been discovered by a reasonably diligent applicant. Limitation matters are often complex legal issues and it is essential that qualified legal advice is obtained without delay in regards to these time periods due to the ever changing nature of the legislation.