Michigan Bus Accident Lawyer
If you are involved in any type of auto accident, there is always a chance of serious injury and/or legal trouble. Michigan bus accident lawyers are experienced in accidents involving public transportation. Lawyers who specialize in public transportation accidents are qualified to handle your legal situation. If you need more information about Michigan No Fault Insurance click here.
If You Are Injured While Riding a Bus
Auto insurance covers any type of injury suffered from motor vehicle accidents. Many people are not aware their auto insurance covers bus injuries as well. The statute states if you suffer injuries caused by the bus, you will be covered for injuries regardless if you were not in a car.
It is more difficult to seek compensation if you use the bus as transportation because you do not own a car. Bus company’s insurance providers are only required to provide compensation if there are no other options available. The way you could seek compensation is through a policy of a relative you live with. If you do not live with a relative, you will have to file a claim with the bus’s insurance policy. The insurance companies can be difficult to reason with.
Third Party Bus Accident Claims
There is a chance you may qualify to file with a Third-Party lawsuit. If there are serious injuries involved, the claim could be filed against the bus driver or the company.
The Michigan bus accident lawyer will immediately figure out who the owner of the bus was. Usually the owner of the bus is a private contractor or the government. You are able to file a Third-Party case if the bus is owned under a private bus company.
The government is protected from citizens attempting to gain compensation when injured. With that being said, any vehicle owned by the state, city, or municipality is operated by a government employee. These cases are much more difficult to fight.
If the government driver’s negligent behavior causes injuries or property damage the case has an exception. The city will attempt to protect cases pertaining police vehicles and municipal bus accidents against Michigan bus accident lawyers.
The Court of Claims
Any lawsuit regarding claims to receive compensation from the government must be filed in the “Court of Claims” in Michigan. Your case may be separated if you sue a government agency. The case will be split up into two parts. The first part will go to the Court of Claims which will discuss the government agency. The other part of the case will go to your local court and discuss the Third-Party lawsuit against the driver of the bus.
Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Attorney
It is crucial to hire an attorney with the experience is bus accidents to properly oversee any such complications. The qualified lawyers at Elia and Ponto have been representing victims of Michigan Bus Accidents for years. We will fight for the compensation you or a loved one rightfully deserve.
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Sam E. Elia
Co-owner and Managing Partner
Member of the Michigan Bar Association and active member of the metro Detroit Chaldean community. Mr. Elia received his Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Wayne State University (2008) and his Juris Doctor from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (2011).View Profile
Adam P. Ponto
Co-owner and Managing Partner
Member of the Michigan Bar Association and Michigan Association for Justice member. Mr. Ponto received his Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.View Profile
Attorney Alexander (Alex) Brown attended the College of Business Administration at Central Michigan University where he graduated with a degree in general management in 2010.View Profile
Licensed in Michigan 1996 and New York 2011. Educated at the University of Detroit Mercy Law. Over 20 years in litigation initially with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office handling criminal matters on all levels throughout the Wayne County Criminal Court.View Profile
Mr. Alkhalidi studied Political Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn before earning his Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he graduated with honors.View Profile
Mr. Cohen received a full merit scholarship after high school to attend Wayne State University in Detroit. He graduated in 1984 with a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice with distinction. Following undergrad, Howard attended Wayne State University Law School.View Profile
Attorney Brandon Wolfe is a graduate of Michigan State University who received his Bachelor’s degree in political science. While in law school, Brandon clerked for Honorable Shalina Kumar in Oakland CountyView Profile
Attorney Andrew Kas-Marogi received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Detroit Mercy and his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School. He joined Elia & Ponto as a law clerk in 2021 and has worked closely with personal injury cases ever since.View Profile
Darnell Anthony Smith is a graduate of the Western Michigan University – Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, Michigan and was admitted to the State Bar of New York in 2020. Darnell was later admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2022.View Profile
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