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Prison Bus Accident Lawsuits

Prison Accident Lawsuits

Prison Passenger Accident Lawsuits

If you’ve been involved in a prison bus accident that was no fault of your own, it’s important that you exercise your legal rights. We know that lawsuits can be overwhelming and stressful, which is why you need the support of experienced bus injury litigators to help you get financial compensation for your recovery and rebuilding your life.

Negligence by the Bus Company – The most common cause of bus accidents is due to mechanical failures, poor maintenance, exploding tires, brake issues, and failure to keep their buses safe, properly maintained, and adequate for passenger use. 

Reckless or Negligent Bus Driver – Bus drivers are expected to perform their driving duties with the utmost care and focus on the safety of their passengers. Driving while fatigued, checking their cell phone, talking on phone, speeding, operating their bus recklessly, endangers the safety of passengers is considered negligent on their part violates this duty. Bus drivers’ negligence can cause a serious or even fatal accident.

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

Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Bus Accident?

Injury victims should contact an experienced bus 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 bus 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
  • Vehicle 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 bus accident should your lawyer need to contact them.

Get Evidence to Support Your Case

  • Name of Bus Driver
  • Name of Witnesses
  • Address of Panel Bus Company
  • License Plate of the Bus
  • Insurance Information of the Driver
  • Phone Number of the 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.

Prison Bus Accident Lawsuits

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

Compensatory damages are available to 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. 

Understanding Your Statutes of Limitations

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.

Common Types of Bus Accidents

  • Rear End Collision
  • Head-On Collision
  • T-Bone
  • Truck to Truck Accident
  • Motorcycle to Bus
  • Multi Vehicle
  • Truck to Bus
  • Train to Bus

Common Bus Accident Injuries

  • Back Injuries 
  • Brain Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Burns
  • Coma
  • Fatality
  • Head Injuries
  • Hip Injuries
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Knee Injuries
  • Leg Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Permanent Scarring
  • Severed Limbs
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Whiplash

FREE CONSULTATIONS • AVAILABLE 24/7 – Bus Accident Lawsuits

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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