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I called Matt after several people recommended him. He was very kind and did a very good job on my son’s case. We are very thankful for the work he did. Most importantly, he was never hard to reach and answered every question we had while going through the process. Matt is the only attorney I will ever call in the future.
My husband is a cyclist that did not fair well against an SUV recently. Matt and his team took phenomenal care of us, allowing us not to stress out (too much) about the little things. Matt and his team handled everything with professionalism. We know we made the right call.
So glad I hired this firm after my rearend car accident. Matt embodies the skill set and values I was looking for. He treats every case like a mini war, and was a zealous advocate on my behalf. And he did so in the most competent and skillful manner. He listened, was empathetic and understood my legal and nonlegal problems.
My 85-year old mom was in a motor vehicle accident with an uninsured motorist. His love, thoroughness and commitment to her case helped us through this accident and her cancer treatment. She underwent successful lobectomy and chemotherapy and is doing exceptionally well. We are immensely grateful.
It was important to me to get the maximum money I could for my broken neck and arm. After getting jerked around for months by State Farm, I interviewed several firms and chose Mr. Wetherington. I’m glad I did. He forced the insurance company to pay twenty times their last offer to me.
It is an honor to share my experience with Mr. Wetherington. He was able to get answers about what happened in my son’s wreck that other attorney’s were not able to do. I am so thankful for the work that he did and he was very thorough in his explanation of why the vehicle had a “defect.”
My case did not settle. The person that hit me only had minimal policy limits. Fortunately, I had my own insurance, which should have provided more money. My insurance company, Allstate, treated me like garbage. We had to sue them and go all the way to trial, which we won.
- Jane Doe
Matt Wetherington is the attorney who is suing the booting companies. We need to do everything we can as a community to help him succeed. God bless you, Mr. Wetherington!
The best! Great people and always friendly.
At Wetherington Law Firm, P.C., our Macon bus accident attorneys have the professional skills and proven experience to help victims and families get justice and full financial compensation after a serious crash. We hold bus operators and insurance companies accountable. If you or someone you care about was injured in a bus accident, we can help. To set up a free case review with a top Georgia bus accident lawyer, please do not hesitate to contact us at our Macon law office.
How Common are Bus Accidents?
Buses are widely viewed as one of the safest forms of transportation. However, bus accidents occur far more frequently than many people realize. There are many different types of bus accidents. According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an average of 25,000 to 30,000 people are hurt in bus accidents nationwide each year.
We Handle the Full Range of Bus Accident Claims in Macon, GA
Wetherington Law Firm, P.C. is a boutique personal injury law firm devoted to providing top-quality legal representation to injured victims. You do not have to take on a big company alone. Regardless of the cause or severity of your bus accident, we are here to help. Along with other types of bus accident injury claims, our Macon attorneys have the skills and experience to handle:
- Commercial bus accidents;
- Public bus accidents;
- School bus accidents;
- Criminal assault on buses (negligent security); and
- Slip and fall accidents on buses.
Understanding Liability for Bus Accidents
Bus accidents are fault-based legal cases in Georgia. To hold a bus company—or any other party—legally liable for a bus accident, you must prove negligence. Notably, buses are common carriers in Georgia. In effect, this means that bus companies or public bus operators have a heightened responsibility to protect the health and well-being of their riders. Some common causes of negligence that contribute to bus accidents include:
- Untrained or undertrained bus drivers;
- Speeding by bus drivers;
- Other traffic violations by bus drivers;
- Distracted driving;
- Intoxicated driving; and
- Unsafe conditions on the bus.
Under Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33), bus accident injury claims are subject to comparative liability. More than one party may be liable for the same bus accident. Each party to the crash will be held liable for their proportionate share of the damages. If you are held partially at fault for your own bus accident, your compensation will be reduced proportionally to your blame. All bus accidents should be thoroughly investigated by an experienced attorney.
Note: You can bring a personal injury claim against a public bus. That being said, Georgia has some specialized rules and regulations for personal injury claims involving government defendants. If you were hurt in a public bus accident—whether as a passenger, pedestrian, or occupant of another vehicle—our Macon attorneys can help.
What is the Statute of Limitations for a Georgia Bus Accident Claim?
Under Georgia law (O.C.G.A § 9-3-33), most bus accident injury claims are regulated by a two-year statute of limitations. However, if you are considering filing a claim against a public bus, you generally have just six months to file a notice of legal action with the responsible government entity. The sooner you get started with the claim, the better position you will be in to get justice. Consult with our Macon, GA bus accident lawyers today.
Recovering Compensation for a Bus Accident Injury in Georgia
Navigating the aftermath of a bus accident is never easy. Private bus companies, public bus operators, and their insurance carriers do not look out for the best interests of injured victims and their families. Our Macon bus accident lawyers go above and beyond to help injured victims maximize their recovery. Through a bus accident injury claim, you may be entitled to get compensation for:
- Property damage, including automotive repairs;
- Emergency room treatment;
- Hospital bills and other health care costs;
- Physical therapy and mental health support;
- Lost wages and loss of earning potential;
- Pain and suffering & mental anguish;
- Disability or disfigurement; and
- Wrongful death damages.
Get Help From Our Macon, GA Bus Accident Lawyers
At Wetherington Law Firm, P.C., our Macon bus accident attorneys are strong, experienced, and experienced advocates for victims and families. If you or your family member was hurt in a bus accident, we are here as a legal resource. Give us a call now or connect with us online for a free, no-commitment case evaluation. We handle bus accident injury claims in Macon, Bibb County, and communities beyond, including Lindale, Shannon, and Cave Springs.