Although not as common as motor vehicle accidents, bus accidents occur with a greater frequency than you might imagine. On average, almost 63,000 buses are involved in accidents each year resulting in 14,000 injuries and 325 deaths. These statistics include all types of buses, such as school busses and metro busses, however the highest incidence of driver error occurs is charter busses and inter-city routes.
When you are injured in one of these accidents, you are limited in the amount of time you have to file a case against the responsible parties. All personal injury lawsuits must be filed within the applicable statute of limitations. For bus accidents in Washington, you have three years to file your case for injuries related to the accident.
That does not mean that you should wait three years to file. It is advisable to consult an attorney as soon as possible following your accident so that evidence can be preserved and your case can be fully investigated to give you the best chance for the settlement you and your family deserve for your injuries.
If you have been severely injured in a bus accident, please call Buckley & Associates at (206) 622-1100 today for your free consultation with experienced Seattle bus accident attorneys.
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