If You Were Involved In A Bus Accident,
Lawsuit Funding Can Help

Mar 16, 2010

In larger cities, busses are a major form of public transportation. Many people rely on the bus to get them back and forth between their job and their homes, and busses are also often responsible for taking tourists around the city. A bus can be a very inexpensive way to travel, but bus drivers, like human drivers, aren’t infallible. Bus accidents happen more often than many people know, often because they’re not large enough accidents to make the local news. If you’ve been involved in a bus accident, there are a few things that you should know.

Whose At Fault

The first question is always “who is at fault” when it comes to any lawsuit. If you’re involved in a bus accident and are not driving, than clearly you are not at fault, as you are sitting in your seat and aren’t responsible for driving any vehicle. It is up to the investigators of the accident to figure out who is responsible for the accident; whether it is the driver of the bus or another driver who hit the bus or who caused the bus to have an accident.
In reality, who is at fault doesn’t really matter to you, but matters to your lawyer. If you’ve been involved in a bus accident and have suffered an injury, it is a good idea to engage the services of a lawyer as soon as you possibly can. The lawyer will then be able to check with the police to see who is deemed to be responsible for the accident. If it is the bus driver, they are the person who you will sue (or the bus lines themselves), and if it is a person who was driving another vehicle who caused the accident, they are the person who will be sued.

Lawsuit Funding

One of the problems with a bus lawsuit, or really any type of lawsuit, is often that it takes awhile for the process to be finished. Quite often people who take others to court believe that the process is very quick, when, in fact, it is often one of the slowest processes that you will find in the legal system. It can take months, or even a year or more, for a lawsuit to be completed, and then can take even longer for you to get the money from the defendant that you are owed.

Lawsuit funding is one potential way to get some money so that you can continue to pay your bills or your hospital bills while you’re waiting for your settlement to come down from the lawsuit. Non recourse lawsuit funding is money that is repaid not from your pocket, but from your settlement, and if you don’t get the money from your settlement, you’re not responsible for paying the money back, which makes it a win-win situation for anyone who was involved in any sort of accident and who has won a settlement.