To receive compensation for personal injuries or wrongful death, the plaintiff has the burden of proving that the defendant was negligent or failed to act in a reasonably prudent manner. Your bus or limousine crash attorney will build a case that shows how the defendant’s conduct was a substantial factor in causing your injuries or the death of your loved one. Once your accident lawyer shows that the defendant was at fault, the defendant must pay the full and fair money damages for the injuries suffered. A lawsuit can either be resolved through settlement before a trial, or by successfully prevailing at a trial.