Bus Accidents

Bus Accident Injury Lawyer

Bus accidents lawsuits are far more complex than most regular auto accident claims. Multiple victims and multiple responsible parties may be involved if the bus crashed. Even in accidents involving a single victim, such as a pedestrian who was struck or a passenger who suffered injuries due to erratic driving or unsafe conditions, can be very complicated and require the expertise of an experienced bus accident attorney. If you have been injured in a bus accident, please contact the Law Offices of Fred J. Fleming right away.

Responsible Parties in Bus Accidents

There can be multiple responsible parties in a single bus accident. Possible responsible parties will depend on the type of bus and the circumstances and causes of your bus accident. Potential responsible parties in a bus accident lawsuit can include:

  • Bus driver
  • Bus company (common carrier)
  • School district
  • City, county, or state entity in charge of bus system
  • Bus maintenance company
  • Bus or part manufacturer or seller
  • Driver of another vehicle
  • Government entity responsible for design, construction, and/or maintenance of roadway

Special Concerns in Bus Accident Claims

One of the first things that we need to do in pursuing your bus accident case is to determine if a government entity will be a defendant in your lawsuit, and if so, which one. There are very strict and short time limits for taking legal action against government entities and it varies by jurisdiction.

Private bus companies are subject to strict federal and state regulations. They are required to inspect and maintain their buses, hire properly trained drivers, monitor their drivers and much more. Bus companies can be held responsible for negligence and errors on the part of their drivers.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bus accident, please call our bus accident attorney at 1-800-882-5500 or contact us online. The initial consultation with a bus accident attorney Fred J. Fleming is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.