Bus Accident Lawyer
Public transportation can be a great way to move around, but buses are prone to the same dangers and risks of regular traffic collisions, and on an even larger scale. Because of how many people can occupy a bus at a given time, bus accidents typically leave many more people injured than any other automobile accident. Regardless of whether you’re in large urban area where public transportation is more common or the accident happened in a school bus in a smaller town, our firm is well versed in bus accident law and can defend you against big bus companies or smaller companies. Bus accidents are tragic, and we know that compensation is often the only consolation you may receive after all is said and done.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, contact the experienced bus accident lawyers here at Wettermark Keith. With over 30 years of combined litigation experience, our top injury lawyers have the resources and skills to build you an effective case.
Types of Bus Accidents
You don’t have to be riding on the bus in question in order to sustain an injury. Many people, including pedestrians, are struck by buses while waiting at bus stops. In other situations, bus driver distraction causes them to strike other vehicles on the road. When this happens, serious injury can result.
However, bus accidents are not limited to crashes with other vehicles; accidents can happen on-board the bus due to the negligence of the bus driver or the bus company, including injury due to lack of seat belts, unsafe floors that make passengers prone to falling, and more. All ages are exposed to these threats, from children on school buses to adults on public transit buses.
According to the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), there were around 15,000 reported cases of bus accidents causing injury in 2017. This led to 25,000 reported injuries among bus passengers and passengers of other vehicles involved in the accident. The data classifies the following vehicles as buses:
- Public transportation buses
- School buses
- Casino buses
- Shuttle buses
- Commuter buses
Contact our law office today if you have been injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation.
Bus Accident Cases: Causes & Injuries
Negligent actions taken by bus operators have the potential to cause severe personal injury to, or even the wrongful death of, bus passengers, pedestrians, or other motorists on the road. With the lives of everyone on the bus in the hands of the driver, responsible and safe driving is key. Unfortunately, not all bus drivers adhere to the codes set in place by the companies who employ them. Examples of negligent driving that contributes to bus accidents are:
- Operator inattention
- Excessive speed
- Ignoring posted road signage
- Driver distraction
- Driving intoxicated
In recent times, the bus accident lawyer team at Wettermark Keith has successfully represented victims who experienced some of the following injuries in a bus accident:
Seek the service of our bus accident attorneys today to bring your claim against a bus company to light.
Injured in a Bus Accident?
Here at Wettermark & Keith, no case is too big or too small for our bus injury lawyers to pursue. We know how painful the situation is that you find yourself in. Our top attorneys represent every client with the utmost respect and compassion, and employ the thorough legal expertise needed to make your case a success.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to bus negligence, contact us to open a conversation with our seasoned injury lawyers today. Together we can seek a financial compensation figure that meets your needs as a victim and can continue to provide for you long after the ordeal is over.
No Recovery, No Fee Guarantee
When representing clients in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. That’s because our top priority is pursuing justice for you and your family, especially when it comes to filing claims against negligent bus drivers and bus companies. We have handled school bus, public bus, shuttle bus, casino bus, and commuter bus cases, and we are ready to support you in court.
Contact a Birmingham Bus Crash Lawyer
Schedule a free consultation with us today if you have been the victim of a personal injury or lost a loved one to a wrongful death after a bus accident. Fill out the free case evaluation form on our web site and we will get back to you promptly. If you wish to speak to us directly, call one of our branches and we will start creating your case as quickly as possible.