If you suffered harm in a bus accident, you do not have to face an insurance company or the liable party’s defense team alone. Our Miami bus accident lawyers can seek financial recovery for your injury – related expenses. We can fight for compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost income, and emotional trauma.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers offers help on a contingency-fee basis. You pay nothing out of pocket for our services. We only request payment at the conclusion of your case – and only if it succeeds.
Types of Compensation for Miami-Dade Bus Accident Claimants
Compensation in your case may comprise:
- Past and future medical costs, including therapy and prescriptions
- Missed work or wages
- Lost income ability or earning potential
- Mechanic bills or car replacement costs (if a bus hit your car)
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
We may consult with healthcare providers, economists, and other experts to calculate your case’s value.
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You Must Act Within Florida’s Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations dictates how long you have to file a lawsuit. If you suffered harm in a bus accident, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). If a government entity owns the bus, your time limit may change.
Aside from the statute of limitations, other reasons to take prompt legal action include:
- Evidence may fade over time.
- Witnesses may forget key details.
- The insurer has less reason to contest or deny your claim.
We offer free case reviews so you can explore partnering with our Florida law firm. We can explain the benefits of early action in more detail.
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How Can a Miami Bus Accident Lawyer from Our Firm Build Your Case?
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers has one main goal: to recover compensation for your losses. We’re prepared to help you by:
Investigating Your Case
We can review the police report, your medical records, and black box data to learn more about your collision. Our investigation may yield important information about fault, liability, and the cost of your losses.
Identifying the At-Fault Party
The at-fault party may be a bus driver, passenger, government agency, or another entity. Florida is a no-fault state, per Florida Statutes § 627.7407. You can seek damages even if you partially contributed to the collision.
Calculating Your Losses
To estimate your financial losses, we can add up your injury-related invoices, billing statements, and receipts. When calculating your non-economic losses, like pain and suffering, we can assess your situation as a whole, including:
- Your quality of life
- Your mobility
- The time you missed from work
- Statements from your doctors
- Testimony from your friends and family members
Negotiating a Fair Settlement
As a Florida motorist, you’re required to carry personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. You usually have to file a claim with your own insurance provider first after an accident. If your injuries or damages pass a certain threshold, you can seek compensation from the at-fault party’s insurer.
Insurers generally limit how much they offer injured claimants. While you have the right to decline the original offer, negotiating a settlement isn’t easy. We are here to help. To seek the best possible offer, we can review the insurance policy, calculate your losses, and protect you from bad faith insurance practices.
Litigating Your Bus Accident Case
We resolve many cases via insurance settlements. However, if this isn’t possible, we can file a lawsuit. This involves taking depositions, reviewing evidence, and filing your case’s paperwork.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can take care of your case’s obligations. We want you to focus on spending time with your family and recuperating. We can manage everything else.
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We’ve Recovered Millions for Florida Claimants and Their Loved Ones
We are not afraid to go after large companies. In fact, we’ve pursued successful cases against Bridgestone, Ford, and other multi-million- and multi-billion-dollar organizations. Some of our previous case results include:
- A $5 million settlement for an accident caused by a defective tire
- A $3 million court award for an accident also caused by a defective tire
- A $1 million settlement for our client hit by a rideshare driver
- A $1 million settlement for a collision that caused a traumatic brain injury
We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For a free legal consultation with a Chalik & Chalik lawyer serving Miami, call (305) 944-2035
What Should I do After a Bus Accident in Miami-Dade?
After suffering harm in a bus accident, we recommend:
- Seeking medical care
- Following your treatment plan
- Documenting your losses
- Limiting what you say to the claims adjuster
- Considering legal action
- Requesting the accident report from Miami-Dade County
We also suggest keeping a journal. You can document what you remember about the accident, the medical care you received, and your recovery process.
What Are the Causes of Bus Accidents in Miami?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), many bus accidents result from human error. However, other factors can contribute to these crashes, including:
- Distracted driving
- Weaving in and out of lanes
- Driver inattention
- Failing to yield
- Driver inexperience
Bus accidents aren’t the most common type of collision in Florida. However, as CBS Miami explains, these collisions can have severe outcomes.
What Makes Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Different from Other Law Firms?
When you partner with us, you don’t work with a paralegal; you work directly with our founding attorneys, Jason and Debi Chalik. They treat injured claimants like family. Their work has been featured on Inside Edition, CNN, 60 Minutes, and other nationwide programs.
Jason and Debi also:
- Give claimants their phone numbers for easy communication
- Work closely with Charles Chalik, an investigator
- Focus on strong client-attorney relationships
- Visit claimants in hospitals, if necessary
We’re not just a law firm; we’re part of your support system. Our team is determined to seek the best possible outcome for your case.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Can Handle Your Case
During your free case review, we can discuss:
- The cause of your accident
- What you can expect from our legal team
- The benefits of partnering with our Miami bus accident team
- Our contingency-fee-based representation
- Your case’s possible outcome
- Any other questions you have
When you call, there’s no obligation to partner with us.
Start Your Free Case Review Now with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers
You deserve to focus on your health after a bus accident. Let us handle the legal legwork and seek fair compensation on your behalf.
To connect with our Miami-Dade team, dial (305) 944-2035.
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