Not only prisoners are hurt on Department of Corrections Buses. And bus crashes do not discriminate in who their next victims will be, either inside or outside of locked down conveyance. When lawsuits come up, the defendants can range from mechanics, the driver, the County, City, State, and even federal authorities. In the case of guards and deputies, their claims could be brought under worker’s compensation laws, and as against a third party, such as a tire manufacturer. Prisoners, who may still be innocent until proven guilty, or convicted, may be able to sue under civil rights statutes when the level of care fell so low, that it was cruel and unusual to transport the prisoner in a humane way. Ehline Law Firm PC helps in all of the above cases, whether on behalf of a police union, or on behalf of the husband, children, parents or wife of a deceased prisoner who was killed in a bad bus wreck.
Our attorneys have taken down millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in many noteworthy cases against the government as well as private and state actors. Give us a call to discover your rights, as these cases have many statutory requirements that must be met, or you can actually waive your rights to sue for recompense. Not having a lawyer like Ehline Law Firm PC for a delicate matter like this, is a recipe for further disasters. Let Ehline Law steal your victory from the jaws of defeat.
Not all Bus Passengers are Safe
When a traveling passenger bus calamity occurs, it can cause serious injuries. This is especially true when a smash-up occurs to the handcuffed excursionists being transported on a California prison bus. The prisoners, employees and their families, all place their trust in the coach driver, the State/County, and the manufacturer, to provide safe transportation. This confidence is not always warranted. There are numerous cases wherein a prison bus accident happens to the prisoners and guards, resulting in major injuries to all aboard. Even if the passengers do not think they have been injured, it is important to have a complete medical evaluation that includes testing for head, back and spinal cord injuries. These types of injuries might not be apparent directly after the bus crash, but the swelling, bruising and distress can be signs of the onset of major injuries.
The prison inmate, prison employee or the family have the right to compensation after a prison bus crash has occurred. They need to be represented by a prison transport specialist, who will file the legal claim within the time constraints that are often of a shorter duration when it is a government entity. The prison bus accident attorney will be able to build the legal claim using experts and thoroughly investigating the events of the bus crash. But you normally only have a limited time to sue a government entity, which is why it is so important to speak to a personal injury attorney.
The Recovery of Prison Bus Accident Compensation
- Medical expenses
- Ongoing medical care
- Loss of consortium
- Lost wages (for prison guards and other employees)
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Workers compensation
- Impairment of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death
The prison bus accident attorney helps the injured victims determine what financial compensation they could be entitled to after being injured in a mishap, which is important, since there are both prisoners and prison employees being transported. In the event of termination of a life during a bus crash, the decedent’s attorney can gently guide the family through the legal process, giving their passed loved one a voice to recover that compensation.
Ehline Law Firm PC is experienced in accidents like Correctional Institution transit mishaps, and are also military bus smash-up specialists. From tour bus collisions, to hit and run cases, we will fight boldly and aggressively for the injured victim against the bus builder, or government entity, for fair compensation. The prison bus accident lawyers of Ehline Law Firm PC can be reached at 888-400-9721. They can be contacted at 888-400-9721. 213.596.9642.