Denver Bus Accident Attorneys
In 2016, 227 buses were involved in fatal accidents in the U.S., according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Every year, thousands of people suffer injuries and/or die in bus-related accidents. If you or a loved one recently experienced a city, charter, school, taxi, Greyhound, or other bus accident and related damages, contact our Lawyers at Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC for a free case review in Denver, CO.
Why Choose Us as Your Lawyer
The experienced lawyers of Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC do not prioritize high case turnover or big profits. Our only mission is to help accident victims in our community. Attorney Eric J. Faddis is a volunteer trial lawyer for Colorado Lawyer’s Committee Hate Violence Education task force and a volunteer judge for Denver Urban Debate League. Our lawyers aim to better the community and help others with their legal knowledge – including assisting bus accident victims through difficult and often scary legal processes. We care about the people, and our work ethic and results serve as proof.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
A typical bus accident involves multiple passengers, a bus driver, a bus company or the city government, a third-party driver, and more than one insurance carrier. If you think you can handle all these factors alone and still achieve maximum compensation, you don’t need an attorney. The odds are high, however, that you may not have the education, training, and experience necessary to properly assert your claim. If this is the case, hiring a lawyer is the only way to balance the scales between you and the defendant. Don’t go up against a major bus company and insurer alone. Hire a lawyer to act as your representative for the best case results.
Bus Accidents Overview
Bus accidents fall under common carrier law, not standard car accident laws. Common carrier laws extend beyond the state of Colorado and into federal territory. These laws state that any individual or business that transports people for a free or offers services to the public must fulfill certain obligations to keep passengers safe. Common carriers have high standards of care and must be vigilant in protecting the safety of passengers. Failure to meet the accepted standards of care, resulting in a preventable accident, is negligence.
As an injured passenger, it becomes your duty to prove the common carrier’s negligence and fight for fair compensation. Otherwise, an insurance company may take advantage of you and offer less than your injuries deserve. If you have common bus accident injuries such as broken bones, lacerations, burns, head trauma, brain injuries, or psychological trauma, hire a lawyer to represent your case. A Denver bus accident lawyer can help with the burden of proof and fight for fair compensation under the circumstances.
Who Is Liable?
In most bus accident cases, the bus company will be liable for damages. Bus companies are typically vicariously accountable for the actions and behaviors of their commercial drivers. If you were riding a city bus, the city may be liable. Claims against the government can have stricter notice and filing deadlines than typical claims—sometimes just six months after the accident. Your initial injury claim should be filed with the bus company’s insurer, after which settlement negotiations would ensue. To protect against the company denying your claim or failing to offer what you think it owes you, contact a lawyer for case assistance.
Contact Us Today
The bus injury lawyers at Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC are waiting to take your bus accident phone call in Denver. We offer free, no-obligation case evaluations to find the underlying cause of your injuries and discuss what your claim could be worth. Let us answer your questions, preserve key evidence, and start the groundwork of your personal injury claim. Contact our firm in Denver to learn more about your bus accident claim with an expert lawyer.