When a bus driver causes a South Carolina injury accident, recovering compensation for your injuries and other damages is often more complex than a car accident. The rules for filing a claim or taking legal action vary depending on who operated the bus, and the process to file for compensation may be complicated. A bus accident lawyer in Moncks Corner, SC, may be able to help you identify the liable party and prove your case.
The Moncks Corner, SC, bus accident team from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers will review your case for free today. We can help you understand your rights and build a case to try to win a settlement or verdict for you. We will meet you at home, in the hospital, in our Moncks Corner office, or at another Moncks Corner location near you.
Call us today at 843-407-0300 to speak with a member of our team about your case.
Damages Available After a Moncks Corner, SC, Bus Accident
There is no way to know how much your case may be worth until we collect documentation of your full range of losses and expenses. However, we can help you understand the types of damages you may be able to recover if we can recover a settlement or win a verdict in your case. Based on other personal injury cases we handle, some of the most common types of damages our clients receive include:
Medical Care and Related Expenses
- Ambulance transportation from the scene, including airlifts
- Hospitalization, medical care, and other treatment costs
- Inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy
- Prescription drug costs, including pain management
- Ongoing and future care costs, often estimated by experts
- Any necessary medical equipment
- Mobility and accessibility aids such as wheelchairs
Other Accident-Related Costs
- Lost wages from the time you were away from work
- Diminished earning capacity if you cannot return to work
- Lost retirement and other benefits
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle when necessary
- Repair or replacement of personal property damaged in the crash
- Other out-of-pocket costs related to the accident, your injuries, or your treatment
Your Non-Economic Losses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Mental anguish
- Other emotional or psychological losses related to your trauma
Determining Liability After a Moncks Corner Bus Accident
Liability is not always clear-cut after a Moncks Corner bus accident. Unlike when an individual in a passenger car causes a crash, the bus driver may not be the only party legally liable.
We can help you understand how to navigate the claims process based on the specific facts of your case. We are not afraid to take on any corporation or government agency to try to collect compensation for you. We can handle:
Accidents Involving TriCounty Link
TriCounty Link provides public transit services for Moncks Corner, as well as greater Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. The public agency that operates TriCounty Link may be liable when:
- An accident occurred while you were riding a TriCounty Link bus.
- A TriCounty Link bus hit your vehicle.
- A TriCounty Link bus hit you while you were on foot.
Moncks Corner School Bus Accidents
If you or your child suffered injuries in a crash caused by a Berkeley County School District bus driver, or a driver from another local school district, we are here to help. We can also help you file your claim if the accident occurred because of a bus driver from a local private school.
Moncks Corner Accidents Involving a Privately Owned Bus
When the driver of a privately owned coach or bus causes an accident, we may be able to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against their employer and/or the owner of the bus. We only have a limited time from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in this type of case, so it is important to call us right away to discuss your options.
Let Us Help with the Moncks Corner, SC, Bus Accident Claims Process
Our team needs to investigate your accident case. This investigation will include identifying:
- The negligent party
- The negligent act that caused the crash
- Who is liable for your damages
This investigation gives us the chance to build a solid case that will support our claim and can withstand the scrutiny of litigation if filing a personal injury lawsuit becomes necessary.
If a Private Party Is Liable
If a private party is liable for your injuries, we can try to negotiate a fair settlement agreement with the insurance company. If this is not effective, a personal injury lawsuit may be necessary.
If a Government Agency is Liable
If a government agency is liable, we must follow a strict process to try to recover the compensation you deserve. We know how the South Carolina Tort Claims Act (SCTA) affects these cases, and how to navigate the administrative claims process to win the payout our clients deserve.
There are stringent deadlines in place in these cases, so it is paramount you call us as soon as possible after a crash if you believe a government agency may be liable. Only once we exhaust the opportunities available through the administrative protocol can we file a personal injury lawsuit against the agency.
Talk to a Bus Accident Lawyer in Moncks Corner, SC
A bus accident lawyer in Moncks Corner, SC, from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you take on any corporation or government agency to help recover compensation. Our team offers free, no-obligation case reviews.
Call us today at 843-407-0300 to schedule your complimentary evaluation.