Bus Accidents & Wrongful Death Lawyers
Have You Lost a Loved One or Been Injured in a Bus Accident?
You can take legal action to remember and honor the memory of a loved one who lost their life due to circumstances outside of their control and due to someone else’s mistakes. Talk to Daly & Black, P.C. about filing a wrongful death claim against the party whose negligence took your loved one from you. We know that you are going through a lot, which is why we approach each case carefully and mindfully. Using our extensive and nationwide experience with high-value cases like wrongful death lawsuits, we can find a balance between keeping your case moving and respecting your wishes.
A successful claim can bring compensation, justice, and closure. Call (888) 777-1839 to find out more.
What is a Wrongful Death?
The legal definition of wrongful death can vary slightly depending on where you call home in the United States. The overall concept, though, is that a wrongful death occurs when someone passes away due to negligence that could and should have been avoided if the liable party had acted as another person reasonably would have done in the same situation.
For example, a fatality caused by a drunk driver is a wrongful death in nearly all situations. A reasonable person would not get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. In doing so, a drunk driver engages in an egregious act of negligence that will cause a wrongful death should a fatal accident occur.
Bus Accidents Have the Potential to Be Catastrophic
Despite the safety features that protect bus riders, some of the same things lead to devastating injuries and property damage when they do crash.
- Size and weight: When a bus collides with another vehicle or pedestrian, the injuries are more severe, and they’re more likely to cause fatalities. Buses are much larger and heavier than most passenger vehicles, so the impact causes significant damage.
- Lack of seatbelts and structural reinforcement: Most buses don’t have seatbelts. If there’s a rollover crash, occupants are at risk of being thrown out of the bus or against the bus walls. Bus roofs aren’t reinforced like car roofs, so they can crumple and cause crush injuries.
- Speed: When a bus impacts a moving vehicle, its occupants face lower g-force than usual. But when a bus collides with a stationary object, the g-forces are potentially very high, leading to serious and fatal injuries to the occupants.
Compensation for a Wrongful Death
At the base of every wrongful death claim is a pursuit of fair compensation for losing a loved one. No amount of money will ever be able to replace them or even act as an adequate apology, it’s true. However, it is also true that you can focus better on your grieving and your family’s future if you are not simultaneously worried about making ends meet.
When you choose to work with a wrongful death attorney from our law firm, we will strive to secure every penny of compensation available to you. It is our goal to have your case end with reassurance that you will be in a financially stable position again.
Compensation that could be available in your wrongful death claim includes:
- Cost of final medical and palliative care for the deceased
- Income the deceased would have earned in life had the accident never happened
- Pain and suffering endured by the deceased due to their fatal injury or illness
- Emotional trauma experienced by loved ones
- Loss of day-to-day value the deceased brought, such as cleaning the family home
- Funeral and burial costs
As with many parts of the law, compensation availability through wrongful death claims and lawsuits varies from state to state. Some of the types of compensation listed above might be unavailable, but there could also be additional types unlisted. The best way to learn about the compensation you can pursue based on where you live is to call (888) 777-1839 and speak with our wrongful death attorneys who assist clients nationwide.
Our Strength, Your Case & Your Victory
Daly & Black, P.C. is committed to giving our wrongful death clients the best chances possible when pursuing compensation and justice in memory of a loved one who passed away too soon. We bring strength, experience, and real-world knowledge of the law, both at a federal and state level. You bring your case to us, and we take care of the rest. This is how it should be, and it is how we have secured so many successful settlements and verdicts for our clients in our many years of practice.
Contact us today if you want to know more about wrongful death cases.
At Daly & Black, we never take a case we do not believe we can win, we receive nothing until we win, and we make no settlement of any nature without our client’s approval. Our attorneys leverage results - not time.