Were you or a loved one injured in a bus accident in Arlington, VA? A bus accident lawyer from Regan Zambri Long can help you and your family collect the compensation you need to move forward from your injuries. Senior Attorney Partner Patrick Regan has taken on numerous bus accident claims, winning millions of dollars for his clients. He’ll take that experience and put it to work for you.
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Thousands of riders utilize the Metrobus and the ART Bus systems daily, and students rely on school buses to get to class, making accidents all the more likely. Knowing what to do after a bus accident can be critical and is not something you should take on alone. For a no-obligation, free consultation, contact the Arlington bus accident lawyers of Regan Zambri Long by calling 202-960-4596.
No two bus accidents are the same, making it critical to have a legal team who can investigate the cause of the bus accident you were involved in. According to 2021 data from the Virginia Highway Safety Office, there were 399 crashes involving buses. Of those collisions, eight were fatal.
While there can be multiple factors at play that lead to the collision, some of the most common causes of Arlington bus accidents include:
It’s important to know that multiple parties can be at fault for a bus accident, and it may not always be the driver. In fact, in the same 2021 data, of the 408 driver actions reported that were involved in a collision, nearly 60% had nothing to do with the bus driver at all.
You need an Arlington bus accident lawyer from Regan Zambri Long to investigate the cause of the bus accident and determine who is at fault.
Along with the cause of the accident, what type of bus you were in or collided with can also determine liable parties. At-fault entities may include:
If you are a passenger on a bus and are involved in an accident, it can be challenging to know who is at fault for the collision. This is why it is imperative to have an Arlington bus accident lawyer by your side so you can investigate the accident, determine liability, and represent you.
For a free consultation, contact Regan Zambri Long online.
Bus accidents often leave victims with severe injuries and a lifetime of financial struggles if they are not compensated adequately. But with the help of an Arlington bus accident attorney from Regan Zambri Long, you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include:
Non-economic damages you may be entitled to include:
In some cases, you may also be able to collect punitive damages.
Because the parties involved in the accident may involve government-owned entities, it is critical to work with a law firm with experience in bus accidents as this can change the types of compensation and amount you are entitled to.
In addition to who was involved in the accident, the severity of your injuries can also dictate the amount of compensation you are entitled to. This is why you need to keep a record of all medical treatment given and long-term treatment plans as these costs will be used to calculate compensation.
For most personal injury claims in Virginia, the statute of limitations to take legal action is two years from the date of the accident. However, depending on who your accident involved, those timelines may be shorter.
For example, in accidents involving public entities such as the ART Bus or WMATA, the statute of limitations is much shorter. If you are hurt in a crash involving a bus operated by Arlington County, you have to file a written summary to file suit within six months of the accident. For accidents involving WMATA, you have up to one year.
If you are unsure of the timeline that applies to your claim, contact Regan Zambri Long right away. We will work efficiently to ensure that you do not miss your filing deadline to recover compensation. If you miss the filing deadline, you forfeit your right to recover compensation.
If you or a loved one were hurt in a bus accident in Arlington involving a government-owned or private bus, know that you have options for financial recovery. Senior Attorney Partner Patrick Regan has successfully handled more than 25 bus accident cases and rail cases throughout the Washington Metropolitan area, winning tens of millions of dollars in damages for his clients.
Not all personal injury attorneys have the experience required to take on the WMATA or Arlington Transit, nor do they have the capabilities to handle complex cases– but we do.
For a no-obligation, free consultation, contact the Arlington bus accident lawyers of Regan Zambri Long by calling 202-960-4596 or connecting with us online.