Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a bus crash? Learn what you should know about a bus accident here, then call our Kansas attorney.
1) Mistakes To Avoid After a Bus Accident
We talk to a lot of people who have been in a bus accident in Kansas and have injuries. We often see some common mistakes a lot of people make. One is that oftentimes people just walk right off the bus and don’t even report their injury to someone; they don’t tell the bus driver or anyone else. Another common mistake is people don’t document the evidence that they are aware of or they see. They think that there are records or other people documenting things for them, and evidence ends up getting lost.
Another common mistake is people don’t go get the treatment that they need. They think or hope that they’ll start feeling better soon, so they don’t go to the doctor, or sometimes they’re traveling or there are other things interfering with their ability to get treatment, but it really is important that you stop and go get treatment right away so that you can start to get better, and you can also document that you were in fact injured in that bus accident.
Yet another mistake is people will talk to the insurance carrier and give a recorded statement to the insurance carrier, thinking they can’t do any harm to their case by doing that when, in fact, they can. The insurance carrier’s whole goal in taking your statement is to come up with evidence to delay or deny your claim entirely, and they’re skilled at doing that. You really want to make sure that you do not give a statement to the insurance carrier and get an attorney who can help you through that process.
Finally, probably the biggest mistake that we see people make is that they hire the wrong attorney. You really want to make sure that you have an attorney who is experienced in bus accidents, who is familiar with and knowledgeable about the ins and outs of these types of cases, and experienced in dealing with the insurance carriers who handle these types of cases.
If you have any questions about your bus accident case and want to talk to me further about it, give me a call and I’d be happy to answer your questions.
2) Bus Accident Attorney Fees
We got a call this morning from somebody who had been injured in a bus accident case here in Kansas, and they were concerned about hiring an attorney and wanted to know how much it would cost to hire an attorney to help them with their bus accident case. We can help you with your bus accident case, and it won’t cost you anything. You don’t have to pay a retainer to get started. We’ll never send you a bill. You don’t have to come up with any money. Our fee is what we call a contingency fee, which just means it’s a percentage of the amount that we recover for you from the insurance carrier, and we get paid when you get paid. You don’t ever have to pay me anything out of your pocket.
We will start representing you right away and handle your case until we get a great recovery for you. If you have any questions about this, give us a call and we’d be happy to talk to you about it further.
3) Bus Accident Case Timeline
When people ask us how long it takes to resolve a bus accident case in Kansas, that’s something that’s impossible to answer early on. There really are a lot of things that can determine how long it takes to resolve your case, but the main thing you want to focus on right now is getting better and getting the treatment that you need to recover from your injuries, so that you can get your life back. While you’re doing that, we will be working your case, getting your case put together and all the evidence assembled, and handling all those details so that when you are done with treatment, we can then reach out to the insurance carrier and see if we can get your bus accident case settled.
If the insurance carrier is fair and reasonable, and willing to pay a fair and reasonable amount to settle your case, then we can get your case wrapped up pretty quickly. It’s all dependent on how fair and reasonable the insurance carrier is going to be. If they’re not willing to pay a fair amount for your damages, then we have to be prepared to take your case forward, and possibly even take your case to trial, which will take longer. Regardless of the time involved, our main goal is to make sure we get the best recovery for you and for your injuries. Regardless of how long that takes, we’re willing to do that.
If you have any questions about that or any other questions about your bus accident case in Kansas, give us a call.
Were you or a loved one severely injured in a bus accident in Kansas and have questions about what you should know about a bus accident? Contact our experienced Kansas bus accident lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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