Spokane Valley School Bus Injury Attorney Helping You Establish Accountability
Is it expected that school districts provide safe transportation to and from schools? As it turns out, this is not always the case. Poor drivers may come to abrupt stops, drive at high speeds and engage in other dangerous behavior that results in serious accidents, such as:
- Front-end collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Right side impacts
- Left side impacts
- Top impacts
Having effectively handled several bus collision cases over the past three decades, our Spokane bus accident attorneys Robert Crary and James Domanico have seen the physical damage our clients have suffered from the above types of accidents. We have represent cases involving children who have been injured while riding in school buses, pedestrians hit by school buses and other drivers injured in school bus crashes.
If you or your child has sustained catastrophic injuries, or your family member has suffered fatal injuries in a bus accident, we urge you to contact our lawyers. We will tirelessly assist you with holding a careless bus driver accountable for the physical and emotional pain suffered. Whether through a fair settlement or aggressive courtroom litigation, we are committed to pursuing full compensation on your behalf.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I sue the bus driver if I’m injured while riding on the bus?
Washington law allows anyone injured in an auto accident to make a claim for compensation against anyone who was negligent and caused the accident. In most cases, the company or governmental department for which the bus driver works can be sued by the victim. If it’s a private company, then they will have insurance, and if it’s the government, they have procedures available to file a claim.
What if the driver who hit the bus has no insurance?
If the driver has no insurance, there are still options available to get compensation. One is to sue the bus company or the government if a public bus. If the driver is even partially at fault, you might be able to get some compensation. Another is to use your own uninsured and underinsured provision on your auto policy, if you have one.
What is the filing deadline for a bus accident in Washington state?
For any personal injury in the state of Washington, the victim has three years to file from the date of the accident. This is if the suit is against a private company. If the claim is made against the government, such as city, county or state transportation departments, then there are separate procedures for notices, filing deadlines and damages caps.
Contact Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S., Today
We invite you to contact the law office of Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S., today at 509-926-4900, or e-mail us, to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
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