Advocating for You: Personal Injury & Bus Accident Lawyer

Public, charter, and school buses are extremely large means of transportation that can lead to serious injuries for those involved in an accident. Much like commercial 18-wheelers, damage from a bus accident differs wildly from your typical car crash. This is because buses contain much more mass than almost any other vehicle on the road. Additionally, because many people use buses as a primary means of transportation, these vehicles tend to carry a large number of passengers. Based on sheer numbers, this makes it much more likely for a passenger to fall victim to a serious injury should something go awry.

Victims of bus accidents face a costly endeavor—no matter who is at fault. Some of the costs can be easily measured. These expenses include property damage, medical bills, and lost wages. On the other hand, there are also expenses that are not so easy to calculate. Such costs include increased insurance rates, lost productivity at work, and administrative fees. The fact of the matter is that insurance company adjusters will do everything in their power to minimize your settlement. That being said, hiring a team of experienced personal injury lawyers, such as the Ward Law Group, will give you a fair chance when negotiating a more appropriate settlement.

Why Choose a Top-Rated Bus Accident Attorney

The Ward Law Group has been securing settlements for our clients for nearly 20 years. Our team has encountered almost every single insurance claim that you can image. This includes small parking lot incidents all the way up to serious head-on collisions with traumatic personal injuries. With the Ward Law Group in your corner, you can rest assured that you’ll be backed by a legal team who employs an arsenal of tried-and-true strategies.

In addition, one of the Ward Law Group’s top priorities is to administer bilingual legal support to those who speak Spanish. With the Ward Law Group, language isn’t a challenge. It’s a feature. Contact the Ward Law Group as soon as possible to receive industry-leading legal advice.

Common Types of Bus Accident Claims that We Settle

Several US states report that nearly 30% of all their bus accidents result in some kind of personal injury. As far as motor vehicle accidents are concerned, this is a very high statistic. Common types of bus accidents include:

  • Rollover Accidents: Rollover accidents are complex in nature and typically more catastrophic than other bus accident subtypes. Vehicle types play a significant role in the risk of a potential rollover accident. The taller and narrower that the vehicle is—think buses, SUVs, and vans—the higher the susceptibility for a rollover event.
  • Impaired Driving: Roughly half of all life-threatening rollover accidents involve alcohol in some regard. Alcohol-induced impairment may result from any blood alcohol concentration level above .08.
  • School Bus Accidents: Many children around the country depend on this form of public transit to access school. As such, the Ward Law Group will ensure that your family gets the best possible settlement for your child. Many of these school bus accidents result from distracted or negligent driving.

Of course, these aren’t the only sources of personal injury with which the Ward Law Group has dealings. Other examples include:

  • T-Bone Accidents: This occurs when a motor vehicle collides with the side of a bus. Usually, T-Bone collisions occur in intersections, parking lots, and multi-lane highways.
  • Defective Motor Vehicle Parts: These cases are more complicated, as they inspire debate about liability vs. negligence. Usually, the plaintiff must prove that defective automotive parts led to the injury. The defendant tries to counter this by claiming that the plaintiff’s accident was instead caused by contributory negligence.
  • Head-on Collisions: A very serious collision that results from two motor vehicles smashing their fronts together. Usually, these happen on one-way roads. As a consequence of the physics involved, injuries can be serious.

Types of Bus Accident Injuries & Compensation

Traffic accidents vary widely, from low-speed fender benders to devastating collisions that lead to fatal injuries. Of course, bus accidents are no exception to this. Additionally, many buses are not equipped with safety restraints or other safety devices, such as seatbelts and airbags. Therefore, it is not so much the matter of bus accident prevalence, but rather the risk of personal injury when bus accidents do occur. Common forms of personal injury associated with bus accidents are:

  • Slipped or Ruptured Discs
  • Moderate or Critical Brain Trauma
  • Disfigurement
  • Whiplash
  • Lacerations
  • Burn Wounds
  • Internal Injuries
  • …and more

Types of Compensation for Bus Accidents

Whenever you suffer a critical injury due to third-party negligence, you should always seek experienced legal advice to secure the most appropriate settlement. An experienced team, such as the Ward Law Group, may be able to net you the following compensations:

  • Property Damage: Most people think this solely means vehicle damage, but it does not end there. The property inside the bus, such as laptops, smartphones, jewelry, and more, may also be included in an insurance claim.
  • Medical Bills: This includes costs incurred from the medical treatment of your injury (regardless of whether it’s staying at the hospital or simply receiving therapy).
  • Lost Wages: Most of the time when you have a serious injury, it puts you out of work. Lost wages refer to the income forfeited during this timeframe.
  • Emotional Distress: Commonly refers to psychological injuries or mental abnormalities that resulted from the accident.
  • Loss of Consortium: The deprivation of family-related benefits resulting from the civil wrong. Most commonly, this refers to the victim’s significant other who now suffers by proxy.

The Ward Law Group has undertaken thousands of personal injury cases, resulting in millions of dollars recovered to the victims of motor vehicle accidents. In fact, several of the Ward Law Group’s cases have led to million-dollar compensatory payments to the victim and their family. If you have had an accident that led to personal injuries, contact the Ward Law Group today. Our team will provide you with the same consistent service that we have delivered to our clients for the last 20 years. You can rest assured knowing that your claim is in skilled hands.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

It is very important to receive a thorough medical evaluation immediately after a motor vehicle accident. This is especially true in the case of bus accidents (or any large vehicle for that matter). Not only is this important for the victim’s health and well-being, but it will also help the Ward Law Group gather evidence to use in settlement negotiations.

Most buses are owned and operated by cities or other public authorities. Suing governmental agencies is usually a bit different from suing private individuals. In many cases, claimants may have less time to file their claims than they would in a normal case due to different statutes of limitations.

When you contact an attorney shortly after an accident, they will usually send out investigators to gather pertinent evidence for substantiating your claim. This may stretch across several mediums, from photographic pictures to eyewitness testimonies. During this time, your attorney will also help you determine the damages incurred from the motor vehicle accident. This includes taking care of any important paperwork that your insurance company will require.

Lastly, it is important to provide your insurance company with relevant information that accurately displays the severity of your case. This includes everything from personal injuries to the potential earnings lost from not being able to work. You will also need to share any medical expenses or applicable information regarding your health. All of these moving parts will provide your attorney with the evidence they need to substantiate your claim.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

Straight to the point: corporations and large insurance firms will do anything to swindle their way out of giving you the compensation that you deserve. They want nothing more than to minimize the amount of money that they owe you for your suffering. Luckily, you don’t have to accept that.

The Ward Law Group knows how to handle these tricky matters with efficiency and ease. Our team will ensure that you receive every applicable form of compensation for your specific case. This includes everything from mental turmoil to personal property damages.

Remember, language is not a barrier with the Ward Law Group. It’s a feature. Our English and Spanish-speaking attorneys are ready and able to take on the world for your benefit. Contact our team of legal experts today!

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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