Representation for Bus Crash Victims
In October of 2013, a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) bus crashed on Colorado 82. In September of 2018, District Judge John Neiley ordered RFTA to pay almost $150,000 in legal fees to the two co-plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit. The RFTA was found by a jury to be 50 percent responsible for the crash, writes Jason Auslander of The Aspen Times. Bus accidents, unfortunately, do happen. If you, a friend, a family member, or another loved one is involved in such an accident, you are likely to need the assistance of a bus accident legal firm.
Tenge Law Firm, LLC knows personal injury law. Providing services since 1992, the firm has decades of experience in representing victims of injury due to bus accidents. Tenge associates aspire to give victims support when facing large insurance companies and massive corporations; Tenge Law Firm, LLC does what is necessary to achieve justice for their clients.
Our Case Results
Denver personal injury cases can be straightforward at times; more often, however, these kinds of settlements are involved, complicated, and drawn out over a long period of time. Here at Tenge Law Firm, LLC, we work diligently to ensure that our clients get the maximum recovery they deserve. While each case is unique and it’s not possible to guarantee a specific outcome based on past results, some examples of the successful cases we have handled include:
- A case in which a client, injured in a construction accident due to a subcontractor’s negligence, received $1,100,000 for his injuries which caused him to suffer severe Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
- Another client was riding her motorcycle when a truck pulled out in front of her. The motorcycle driver sustained broken bones and traumatic brain injury. Tenge Law Firm, LLC recovered $1,025,000 for this client from the truck driver’s insurance company.
- When a client was rear-ended and sustained lower back injuries, which required several spinal surgeries, Tenge Law Firm, LLC collected $812,000, in part from the client’s insurance company and also from the other driver at fault’s insurance company.
Bus Accident Injuries
Just as in other types of vehicle accidents, a bus collision can result in numerous complications based on the severity of the crash. Naturally, the weather conditions, the speed at which drivers were going, negligence on the part of the driver, and other factors can determine what kind of injuries occur from the accident. Physical injuries can include:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Amputation and disfigurement
- Orthopedic conditions
- Neck and back issues, and more
Who Is at Fault in Bus Accident Cases?
Responsible parties can vary depending on the facts of each case. Sometimes, bus accidents can be caused by third parties, such as other vehicles that did not follow the traffic rules.
Other times, the bus driver may be at fault due to distracted driving, driving under the influence, or not following traffic rules. In Iowa, a bus driver was found to be liable when the driver’s Sioux City bus hit an SUV driven by Chad Plante at an intersection. Plante was in a coma for weeks and completed months of rehabilitation after suffering broken legs and brain injuries. The bus driver was found at fault for failure to obey a traffic control device. In another case in Colorado, an RFTA bus swerved to move around a slow-moving tractor; this quick movement caused six passengers to be ejected from the bus. The jury found the driver to be 50 percent at fault for the accident.
Cases can be more complicated if the bus driver was at fault, because many buses are government-owned and operated. Cases against the government are complex, and often involve a shorter window of opportunity to file. For more information about your bus accident injury case, contact Tenge Law Firm, LLC today.
Damages for injuries brought about by a bus accident can include:
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship
- Compensation for medical bills
Denial of Liability
In most cases, workers’ compensation carriers, employers, and insurance companies try to wrangle out of their compensation payments. It is in these cases when hiring an experienced attorney could become necessary. Those who face liability for the damages in a bus accident case may attempt to:
- Coerce you into signing a release form
- Delay your claim until policyholders just give up (70 percent of denied workers’ compensation claims are eventually paid)
- Use confusing language in insurance documents
- Cancel your insurance retroactively
- Drop your policy based on a claim inquiry
How Much Will a Denver Bus Accident Injury Lawyer Cost?
When you choose the team at Tenge Law Firm, LLC, consultations are free. During your consultation, a member of our firm will discuss your case with you and share with you the blueprint of how your case could be handled. Often, your case can be taken on what is called a contingency basis. This means that you will pay the firm no attorney fees until your case is settled or a judgment is obtained.
If you suffer injuries due to a collision involving a bus, it may be time to call Denver bus accident attorneys as soon as possible. The Tenge Law Firm, LLC has fought for others who were injured in bus accidents: they know the ropes, and also know how to present a case to get you the compensation you deserve. Every case is different, and the Tenge firm knows how to tailor a legal strategy that can support your compensatory goals. After practicing personal injury law for 26 years, you can trust that the Tenge Law Firm, LLC has what it takes to help you. Contact the firm online today or call us at (303) 502-5587.