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Filing a Claim for a Bus Accident


Bus accidents are often catastrophic due to the differences in size between most passenger vehicles and busses. When an accident happens, you can be left dealing with injuries, medical bills, and lost income. To make matters worse, you can be battling with the emotional consequences of your injuries. 

The good news is that filing a claim against the responsible parties can help you recover a financial settlement. Read on to learn more about how to file a claim for your bus accident injuries. 

Bus Accident Injuries

The sheer mass and size of most busses mean that getting in an accident with one of them is rarely a minor event. On the contrary—bus accidents often leave motorists, passengers, and pedestrians, with significant injuries. 

The range of said injuries can be significant, including:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Disfigurement 
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Whiplash
  • Blunt trauma

What Damages Can I Recover in a Bus Accident Claim?

Filing a claim against the responsible party can help you receive a financial settlement consisting of both economic and non-economic damages related to your injuries. 

Economic damages are those related to specific financial costs stemming from your accident. Of these, medical bills, hospital fees, and lost current and future income factor heavily. 

Non-economic damages are less tangible, and reflect an attempt to compensate the victim for the less direct ways in which the accident has impacted the victim’s life. 

Some examples include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disfigurement 

Other Considerations for Filing a Bus Accident Claim

The statute of limitations in your state impacts the amount of time at your disposal for filing a bus accident claim. In Louisiana, this deadline takes effect one year from the date of your bus accident injuries. 

Compared to other states, the Louisiana statutory deadline leaves you with little time to make your claim. Consulting an experienced attorney as soon as possible is the best way to avoid the complications of the personal injury statute of limitations. 

Contact a Bus Accident Lawyer Today

Bus accidents cause life-changing injuries. At Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers, we can help make amends. Contact us today for a free consultation. 

Call 225-387-2323 or fill out the form below to get started today.