Have you been injured in a car accident?

Our Car Accident Help site is designed to be a one-stop source for anyone who has suffered personal injuries in a car crash. It is also a helpful resource for someone whose loved one has been injured in an Oklahoma car crash. Speak to one of our representatives at (405) 285-4357 if you have any questions, or fill out our form to get your free, instant, no obligation accident analysis. We have Oklahoma car accident attorneys on staff who know the law and can defend your rights.

Oklahoma Bus Accident Attorneys

File a Claim After a Collision with a Bus

Buses, because of their large size and lack of maneuverability, pose significant threats to other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. Even bus passengers can be at serious risk in the event of an accident. No matter how severe, being involved in a bus accident can be a traumatic incident, and it can be difficult to know what to do next.

Common Carriers and Liability in Oklahoma

First off, it is important to note that under Oklahoma law, any bus system that transports passengers, no matter whether they are public or private, is known as a "common carrier". This includes public transportation, charter buses, long distance bus lines, privately rented buses, prison buses, and school buses. It is the responsibility of the company that owns and/or manages the bus to follow all applicable laws and maintain the safety of passengers and nearby motorists and pedestrians. The company can be held liable for any damages arising from an accident that was caused by negligence on the part of the driver or an oversight of the management company.

Common Causes of Bus Accidents

In most cases, an accident is due to the actions of one of the drivers involved, but in certain instances, a faulty or defective part, poor oversight, bad design, or negligent repair job could be the cause. The most common causes are as follows:

The wide variety of causes of and the many possible parties involved in a bus accident mean that resolving these cases can be a very complex process. While the law is meant to protect victims, bus companies, whether public or private, will be represented by large insurance companies that will do their utmost to help their clients avoid making expensive payments.

One example of the complexity is cases in which a government employee caused the accident. If the driver was operating the vehicle in an official capacity, then the government agency that oversees the vehicle will be responsible for answering any claims. However, if the driver was off duty, then this will complicate your case. The government’s insurance agency may attempt to deny liability, leaving the driver uninsured or unable to compensate you for the damages and injuries they caused.

You might also have been injured as a passenger on the bus that was involved in the accident. It will be of critical importance to determine who was at fault in the accident, whether it was the driver of the bus, the driver of another vehicle, or some third party. It is important that you do not sign anything presented to you by the bus company or an insurance company until you consult an Oklahoma car accident lawyer and determine the full compensation you are entitled to.

It is also important to note that bus accidents fall under a strict statute of limitations. Under Oklahoma Statutes section 12-95, persons injured in an accident have two years from the time they became aware of their injuries (which in most cases would be at the time of the accident) to file a claim. If someone has been killed in an accident, then family members have two years from the time of death to file. This means that the sooner you take action the better.

Get Legal Help Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident and you would like more information about your options, contact Car Accident Help today at (405) 285-4357. Car Accident Help is sponsored by Maples, Nix, & Diesselhorst, and a friendly representative will be able to assist you in learning more about how to receive full compensation for your injuries.

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Getting Support for Your Car Accident

The period after a car collision can be devastating and chaotic for crash victims and their families. This is the time when you can use all the support and resources you can get. The team at Car Accident Help are committed to providing you with the information and resources you need during these challenging times. If there are any questions you may have or want to know your legal rights, contact us today for a free initial evaluation to see if you have a case.

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Who We Are

The team at CarAccidentHelp.com created this site to provide a resource to those who have just been in an accident and need someone on their side. The insurance companies are not looking out for your best interests and you need an advocate who knows the laws in Oklahoma and will fight for you. We help you figure out if filing a lawsuit is right for your situation, and connect you with lawyers who can determine if you have a case.

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