Fall River School Bus Accident Attorneys
A school bus accident can be a devastating event for any victim and their family. When a bus accident occurs, an injured victim may suffer long-term injuries. You may not know who to hold responsible, what you can recover, and what to do to begin your claim. But what you know is that when you or your child are hurt in a bus accident, you need help right away. The legal team at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini is prepared to help you handle your bus accident claim to ensure you get the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Have you or a loved one been hurt in a bus accident? Call our Fall River bus accident attorneys at (508) 491-1025 or use the messenger app to talk to us right away by chat. We can show you what you can do to recover financial compensation when you’re hurt in a bus accident. Your consultation is free, and there’s never a charge to speak with a member of our legal team.
Do I Need an Attorney?
School bus accidents can be extremely complicated. You may have to deal with the driver, their employer, the school district, and, if the accident involved a public school bus, even a government agency. Identifying who is liable and understanding how to file your claim can be difficult given all of these parties. Furthermore, when governments are involved, the situation can get even more complex. Governments have extra requirements for filing claims against them, including much more stringent deadlines. Without a Fall River bus accident attorney fighting on your behalf, you may make critical errors that can hurt your case.
With an experienced bus accident lawyer representing you, there’s an experienced professional working on every aspect of your case from start to finish. A trained attorney knows how to bring your claim for compensation. They can meet all the deadlines and requirements and gather all the necessary evidence. Working with a professional removes the stress and uncertainty of trying to navigate the complex Rhode Island legal system alone. Ultimately, an experienced attorney will give you the best chance of recovering the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini to Handle My Case?
When you need the best attorney for your bus accident claim, it can be hard to sort through the many attorneys that advertise their services. But the Law Office of Ronald J. Resmini stands out. Ronald J. Resmini has established a team of qualified, experienced, passionate legal professionals. Super Lawyers has recognized him every year since 2011, and the Massachusetts Bar Association recognized him with their award for Excellence in the Law. Mr. Resmini is a member of the National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers (NAOPIL) and named a Top 10 personal injury attorney. To win a NAOPIL award, an attorney must demonstrate outstanding knowledge, community dedication, and success. Less than one percent of lawyers achieve the NAOPIL honor.
Mr. Resmini has spent the last 50 years perfecting his practice of personal injury law including school bus accident cases. In fact, he is such an authority on accident law that he’s authored several textbooks on the subject for other lawyers. The Massachusetts Bar Association awarded him the Excellence in the Law award in recognition of his contributions to the legal community. Each lawyer at the Law Office of Ronald J. Resmini is dedicated to helping deserving bus accident victims respond appropriately and exercise their rights under the law.
When you work with the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, you’re working with accomplished attorneys and compassionate advocates. We know that great lawyers listen to their clients and help them understand how the legal system can help them. They don’t stop until they’ve done everything to help their client reach the best possible result. Our team is dedicated to helping you do everything that you can to exercise your rights under Rhode Island law after a bus accident.
Cases We Handle
School bus accidents is a broad term that encompasses a variety of accidents. You may be able to pursue a claim for compensation if you or your child were injured in the following situations:
- Your vehicle collided with a school bus
- The school bus your child was riding collided with another vehicle
- Falling while entering or exiting a school bus
- Falling, tripping, or slipping while onboard a school bus
- You or your child was struck by a school bus while walking or biking
Most school buses are run by public school districts, which are in turn run by municipal or state governments. This means that if you intend to argue that the school or district was negligent, you will have to comply with a variety of strict regulations.
If you intend to sue the government – which is essentially what you are doing if you want to sue the school or district – you will first have to file a Notice of Claim. This must be done very quickly after the accident, often within 30 days. The claim should describe the incident and ask for a specific amount of payment. If the government denies your claim or ignores it, you may then file a lawsuit. If you fail to follow this procedure, you will likely be barred from recovering any compensation whatsoever.
If your claim is against a private school, you will be able to skip the Notice of Claim procedures and bring a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim as normal.
Whether your claim is against a public or private school, a lawyer will be crucial. They can help calculate your damages to determine how much to ask for, ensure you meet all the deadlines and requirements for filing, and negotiate with the opposition on your behalf.
Call Our Fall River Attorneys Today
Were you or your child injured in a school bus accident? The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini can help. Our Fall River lawyers help school bus accident victims pursue their claims in order to receive fair compensation. Call us at (508) 491-1025 or use the messenger app to talk to our legal team immediately.