Bus Collision Attorney

Bus Collision Attorney in Auburn, WA

Whether you were injured as a bus passenger or are the victim of a vehicle collision with a bus, we can help. Claims against government agencies, such as King County Metro or Sound Transit, involve special rules, timelines and procedures. One misstep may cause you to forfeit your right to compensation. We'll navigate the process for you.

Our Bus Accident Attorneys will fight for your rights. 

Due to the nature of bus accidents, there are multiple parties that may be held liable for damages:

  • The driver of the bus
  • The bus management company
  • Manufacturers of the bus equipment
  • Additional negligent drivers who are involved
  • Government entities if it is a public bus

The Personal Injury attorneys at Ayan Law Office understand the complexities of bus accident cases. By hiring Ayan Law Office, you can rest assured that your claim is being properly handled, especially at a time when you should be focused on healing and not bureaucratic red tape.

Our attorneys will navigate the claims process for you and fight vigorously against the at-fault parties to ensure you the maximum compensation you deserve.

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When Should I Hire a Bus Accident Attorney?

Since you are reading this, the answer is likely NOW!  It’s always best to call a bus accident lawyer sooner rather than later, preferably as soon as possible after being injured in a bus accident. Once hired, a bus accident lawyer cuts off all communication between you and the insurance adjuster to ensure that nothing you say can be used against you.  Insurance companies often pressure claimants into a quick settlement to avoid paying what you deserve. 

It’s also vital that you hire a bus accident attorney early so that we can investigate the accident, establish liability and preserve evidence.  Hiring a bus accident lawyer as soon as possible will ensure that your legal rights are protected from the beginning and that we can fight for the compensation that you are entitled to and deserve.

Our initial consultations are free so you have nothing to lose.

The attorneys at Ayan Law Office have handled cases involving all types of injuries with some of the most common being:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Lacerations, burns and scarring 
  • Torn cartilage and ligaments
  • Vertebral disc injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Disfigurement

Monetary awards, whether reached by settlement or awarded at trial, may include compensation for the following:

Economic damages:

Property damage, past & future medical bills, past & future income loss, and reduced earning capacity.

Non-economic damages:

Pain & suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, disfigurement, disability and in some cases, loss of consortium.

Wrongful Death Law

If the injuries result in death, Washington law allows survivors of the deceased person to file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for their loss.  Family members who may be able to pursue a wrongful death action include:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Siblings or parents if they were financially dependent on the deceased

Our attorneys will ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable for taking your loved one’s life.

What Should I Expect After Hiring an Accident Attorney?

Our hope is that you will feel less stressed knowing that you can focus on your health while we focus on your claim. Your priority should be recovering from your injuries, not battling with an insurance company. 

Once hired, we will take over all communication with the insurance company.  Our attorneys will keep you informed and help you in any way we can.  We will take the time to understand how the injuries are impacting you and your loved ones so that we can fight for the maximum compensation that you are entitled to and deserve.  Your monetary award may be the result of rigorous settlement negotiations or awarded at trial. We won't stop fighting until you are satisfied.  

Time Limit

The Washington statute of limitations for most (but not all) personal injury cases is 3 years.  This means that your claim must be settled or a lawsuit filed within 3 years of your injury or your case will be barred.  Contact a bus accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident to ensure that your claim is not compromised.

Comparative Negligence

Under Washington law, you can recover compensation for your injuries even if you are partially at fault for the accident. Your monetary award will, however, be reduced by your percentage of fault. Our bus accident lawyers can help fight against a comparative negligence claim in order to maximize your compensation.

What to do After a Bus Accident In Washington

With so much at stake, it’s important that your claim is well-documented to meet the burden of proof.  When possible, documentation should begin at the scene of the accident.

Call for help

If you or anyone at the scene of the crash needs immediate medical attention, do not hesitate to dial 911.  It is always better to be safe than sorry. Insist on medical attention as necessary.

Document what you can

Take photos of the scene to the extent possible.  Get contact information for other passengers and witnesses. Document what you can about how the crash and your injuries occurred.

Contact an Attorney

Lastly, speak to an attorney before making any statements or signing documents from any entity, including insurance companies and other parties.

That’s where we come in.  Contact us now for a free consultation.

Steps to follow as a motorist involved in a bus crash.

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We provide legal counsel in Kent, Auburn and Federal Way, WA and the surrounding communities.

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