Portland Charter Bus Accident Attorney
A charter bus can be an affordable way to cross long distances, such as taking a trip across state lines or a group trip. Charter buses are coaches usually hired by an organization, such as a school or employer, to transport a group of people to a destination. Charter buses are available for rent and driven by someone who works for the charter bus company. Every year, many charter buses are involved in traffic accidents around the US. If you or a loved one has injuries from a charter bus accident, contact the Portland charter bus accident attorneys at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC for a free consultation. The bus company or another party may owe you compensation.
Why Clients Choose Us
- Our attorneys have years of experience aggressively pursuing compensation for clients.
- Our past case results include an $18 million award for a fatal Greyhound bus accident.
- Our Portland bus accident law firm is committed to excellence in how we treat our clients and handle cases.
- Our attorneys are willing to go to trial for their clients when necessary.
- Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, with $0 charged to clients out of pocket.
When to Hire a Portland Charter Bus Accident Lawyer
During a charter bus accident claim, the bus company’s insurance provider will not be on your side. Its main goal will be to save money on your claim by convincing you to accept a lowball settlement offer…or no money at all. Insurance companies use many tactics to achieve this goal, including delaying claim processing, denying a valid claim and alleging your comparative fault. Forcing an insurance company to handle a claim fairly often requires help from an attorney. It is especially important to use an attorney if you have serious or catastrophic injuries. A bus and truck accident lawyer in Portland can negotiate with the insurer on your behalf for maximum compensation from the liable party.
Who Is Liable for Your Damages?
Someone could be liable for your charter bus accident if that party was negligent or reckless. A negligent charter bus driver, for example, could be liable for a related crash. In most cases, the bus company will be responsible for its drivers and fleet. Currently, over 100 charter bus companies serve passengers nationally throughout the US. Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC can go up against any of the major national companies on your behalf.
- Coach USA
- Jefferson Lines
- Lux Bus America
- National Charter Bus
- Peter Pan
- USA Bus Charter
Identifying the correct defendant is only one of the steps necessary to obtain financial compensation as an injured victim. Your personal injury lawyer will also need to gather evidence to prove negligence or fault. Evidence can include police reports, photographs, eyewitness statements and bus accident reconstruction. Partnering with the national law firm of Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC could help you prove your case and obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.
What Compensation Is Available for a Charter Bus Accident?
Injuries from a charter bus accident can change your life. You may have to spend days or weeks undergoing medical care and rehabilitation, during which you will have to miss work. The medical expenses and lost wages alone could run into the thousands. Your injuries could have a lasting effect on you, such as a temporary or permanent disability. It could impact your health, enjoyment of life and relationships. A successful bus accident claim could reimburse you for all of these damages and more. An award could cover your past and future medical care, lost income, physical pain, emotional suffering, property damages, legal fees, and punitive damages.
Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
Most charter bus accidents are preventable. If you believe someone’s negligence caused your bus accident, contact the lawyers at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC to arrange a free consultation near you. Someone may owe you financial compensation. Call our Portland charter bus accident attorneys today at (503) 226-6361 to discuss your case with our attorneys at no cost or obligation. Our national charter bus lawyers are here for you in your time of need.