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Bus Injury Accident Lawsuits


Bus accident settlements often settle for larger dollar amounts because of the insurance requirements for commercial truck carriers.

Bus companies have teams of attorneys protecting their interests and will attempt to get accident victims to either drop their cases or settle for much less.

The reality is that many truck accident cases require a personal injury lawsuit to obtain sufficient compensation for your injuries.

Bus-Related Accidents

  • Bus Malfunction Accidents
  • Bus-Auto Crashes
  • Bus-Bus Crashes
  • Bus-Motorcycle Crashes
  • Bus-Pedestrian Accidents
  • Illegal Bus Passing Accidents
  • School Crossing Accidents


Bus Accident Statistics

  • There are approximately 360 million bus passengers each year in the U. S.
  • Buses travel more than 28 billion miles each year in the U. S.
  • More than 17,000 children visit emergency rooms each year from school bus-related accidents. 
  • There are more than 30,000 tour buses, bus charters, and transportation buses on the road each day in the U. S.
  • There are more than 975,000 registered buses in the U.S. (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FMCSA).

Bus Related Accident Injuries

  • Backing up Injury
  • Blown Out Tire Injury
  • Blowout Tire Injury
  • Brake Failure Injury
  • Bus Crush Injury
  • Bus Rollover Injury
  • Bus Roof Caving Injury 
  • Bus Blowout Tire Injury
  • Bus Burst Flames Injury
  • Bus Collision Injury
  • Bus Crash Injury
  • Bus Defect Injury
  • Bus Door Injury
  • Bus Injury
  • Bus Passenger Injury
  • Bus Seat Injury
  • Child Restraint Injury
  • Exploding Gas Tank Injury
  • Fatal Car Injury
  • Fuel Leak Injury
  • Multi Car Collision Injury
  • Occupant Ejection Injury
  • Overturned Bus
  • Rollover Injury
  • Roof Crush Injury
  • Safety Restraint Injury
  • Submerged Bus Injury
  • Tire Blowout Injury
  • Tire Tread Separation Injury
  • Unintended Acceleration Injury
  • Unsecured Cargo Load Injury

Road Related Accident Injuries

  • Bad Road Condition Injury
  • Bay Bridge Injury
  • Bridge Crash Injury
  • Center Divider Injury
  • Concrete Barrier Injury
  • Crossing the Street Injury
  • Dangerous Road Injury
  • Defective Road Injury
  • Drawbridge Injury
  • Expressway Injury
  • Freeway Injury
  • Guardrail Injury
  • Highway Construction Injury
  • Icy Highway Injury
  • Intersection Injury
  • Off Ramp Injury
  • On Ramp Injury
  • Oncoming Traffic Injury
  • Overpass Injury
  • Park and Ride Injury
  • Parking Garage Injury
  • Parking Lot Injury
  • Paved Surface Injury
  • Pothole Injury
  • Rain-Slick Highway Injury
  • Red Light Injury
  • Road Departure Injury
  • Road Hazard Injury
  • Safety Zone Injury
  • Seatbelt Injury
  • Sidewalk Crossing Injury
  • Speed Bump Injury
  • Stop Light Injury
  • Street Sidewalk Injury
  • Taxiway Injury
  • Telephone Pole Injury
  • Traffic Crash Injury
  • Turnpike Injury
  • Underpass Injury
  • Utility Pole Injury
  • Work Zone Injury

Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Bus Accident?

Injury victims should contact an experienced bus accident injury attorney immediately after an accident. An experienced lawyer understands the rules and regulations in the bus industry and can uncover any potential bus driver or busing company violations.

Accident attorneys are experienced in dealing with difficult insurance companies and know how they try and get out of paying for a victim's injury claims.

When filing a lawsuit, the victim may not know who is responsible for causing the accident. In most cases, the lawsuit will name every potential defendant who may have had a role in causing the accident.

The Defendants Can Include:

  • Bus Driver
  • Bus Company
  • Bus Lessee
  • Bus Manufacturer
  • Bus Owner
  • Insurance Company
  • Bus Parts Manufacturer
  • Other Drivers
  • City or County Government

Bus Company Fault

Bus companies sometimes intentionally or recklessly, violate transportation regulations and safety requirements to meet deadlines and increase their profit margins. Even if a bus driver is responsible for causing the accident, the bus company may still be liable for the negligence of their own employee. 

Information to Collect When Involved in a Bus Accident

Information collected at the scene of an injury accident can be crucial to you getting financial compensation. You should always request the contact information of all parties involved in your accident should your lawyer need to contact them.

Get Evidence to Support Your Case

  • Name of Bus Driver
  • Name of Witnesses
  • Address of Bus Company
  • License Plate of the Bus
  • Insurance Information of the Driver
  • Phone Number of Bus Driver 
  • Phone Number of Bus Company
  • Take Photos 

Getting the correct information and evidence about your bus accident will ensure you’re able to pursue legal action and get financial compensation.

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What Types of Compensation Damages Can I Get From a Bus Crash?

Compensatory damages are available to bus injury victims. Compensatory damages are intended to compensate a plaintiff for losses in an injury accident. Compensatory damages in a bus accident lawsuit can include both “economic” damages and “non-economic” damages.

Types of Compensatory Damages Are:

  • Court Costs
  • Disfigurement 
  • Emotional distress
  • ER Treatment
  • Future Medical Treatment 
  • Hospital Stays
  • Loss of Consortium for Spouse
  • Loss of Enjoyment in Life
  • Lost Earning Capacity
  • Lost Wages
  • Medical Bills
  • Medical Supplies
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Physical Disability
  • Physical Therapy
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Property Damages
  • Vehicle Repairs 

How Long After a Bus Accident Can File a Lawsuit?

Whether a minor crash or a serious crash, bus accidents can take a long time to reach financial settlements. Most states allow plenty of time between a collision and the deadline for filing a lawsuit. Injured victims should contact a bus accident lawyer for advice on when to file. 

Every state is different regarding bus accidents and lawsuits. In most cases, victims have 1-2 years to seek legal action against the responsible parties for your injury. If you're concerned about your Statute of Limitations timeline, a free case evaluation will help you understand your options. 

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If you or a loved has been injured in a bus accident due to the negligence of others, we can help.

We have experienced bus accident lawyers that will hold negligent parties' responsible personal injuries, including wrongful death.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case review. We can provide you with a 100% free case evaluation where we can examine the details of your case and determine which legal strategies can best protect your future.

If you think you have a case, now is the time to reach out to a legal representative. If you believe that you have a bus accident case, we can help you now.

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25,000 people are injured in bus crashes annually!

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