Bus Accidents

Bus Accident Attorneys Serving Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Rockdale, and other counties throughout Georgia

At the Tyrone Law Firm in Atlanta, Georgia we dedicate ourselves to representing clients and their families in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Although many people may think of auto or truck accidents or even medical errors when they think of a person being injured or killed by someone else’s negligence, our experience is that in a place like the Greater Atlanta area, pedestrians and bicyclists are often the victims of bus operator negligence and bus wrecks.

If, tragically, someone you love has been killed in a bus accident, our team will help recover compensation for funeral costs and the emotional trauma associated with the untimely death of a family member.

If the defendant is found to be responsible for your injuries, it may be possible to obtain compensation for medical costs, rehabilitation costs, loss of wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering ,and future medical needs. If a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury we will involve a Life Care Planner to document every anticipated medical need for your future. Put plainly, we will work tirelessly to see that you obtain compensation sufficient to cover a lifetime of medical costs.

Transportation Company and Bus Accident Lawsuits

If you or someone you love was in a bus accident, either as a pedestrian or passenger, motorist or bicyclist, our bus accident lawyers are here to help. In 2009, the most recent year that data is available, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 211 fatalities from bus accidents in the United States. 77 of these fatalities were from accidents involving mass transit buses; 89 fatalities were reported in accidents involving school buses. Because of the bus’s size and construction, riding on a bus or being in the vicinity of a moving bus can have disastrous consequences when things go wrong.

If you have been injured in a bus accident, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit for compensation for your injuries and lost wages. If someone you love has had a catastrophic injury or lost their life, our Atlanta – area bus accident attorneys in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Rockdale, and other counties throughout Georgia can help you or your loved one. If we are successful on your behalf, you might be able to receive compensation for the following: doctors and hospital costs (which could include medical costs in the future as well), loss of present and future wages, and pain and suffering. If your injuries are permanent we will involve a Life Care Planner and seek the cost of all your anticipated future medical care. If your loved one has been killed we will fight tirelessly to recover the full value of their life so that – at the very least – the strain of whether your family’s financial needs can be met is lifted. Money does not return a loved one, but we have seen it help families with their housing needs, their children’s educational needs, and a variety of other issues that help them move on with their lives.

Who can be held liable for your injuries or your loved one’s death?

Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to hold the following parties liable in the event of a bus accident:

  • Transportation company
  • Bus component manufacturer
  • Bus driver
  • Bus owner
  • Bus manufacturer
  • Local government

Buses are designed to carry many people at one time. This is inherently a less-safe way to travel, due to the weight of the bus, the height of the bus and the difficulty the operator has in maneuvering out of harm’s way when they see danger approaching. Because a bus weighs many times more than a passenger vehicle, the damage it can do in a pedestrian or vehicle accident can be devastating. Transportation companies and local governments know this and are obligated to take steps to prevent accidents from happening in the first place, including conducting regular driver training and implementing safe driver policies and rules. They must also attend to the vehicles on a regular basis, making sure that they are mechanically and structurally sound before sending them on the road. Operators too have a duty to exercise extreme care and must follow their training meticulously, and can be held accountable to a higher level of safety awareness and defensive driving than would a regular car driver.

Common Ways that Bus Accidents Occur:

Because of the unique size and purpose of a bus, accidents involving buses are often caused by circumstances that are more complicated than the average car accident. It is important that you seek an attorney’s advice if you have been in a bus or truck accident, because they have specialized experience in investigating these types of crashes. Our attorneys know what to look for when investigating a bus or truck accident and can advise you on your options under the law.

Typical Bus Accident Causes that are valid reasons to file a claim:

  • The driver of the bus or truck was speeding or being reckless.
  • The bus was not correctly maintained.
  • Dangerous road conditions caused the bus driver to lose control, or they were driving too fast.
  • The bus driver was driving under the influence or while tired.
  • The driver did not have proper training for the vehicle.
  • Automotive defects in the bus or truck (faulty brakes, defective tires or other defects).

If you have been injured in a bus accident through no fault of your own, we have the skills and experience needed to obtain just compensation for your suffering. Our Bus Accident Attorneys serving Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Rockdale, and other counties throughout Georgia can help you get the recovery you deserve.

The Tyrone Law Firm Can Help:

At the Tyrone Law Firm, our bus accident lawyers are committed to helping individuals who have been needlessly injured in public transportation accidents. Bus companies, like other transportation companies, have an obligation to provide passengers with safe and properly maintained buses, and bus drivers have a duty to exercise care and attention when ferrying passengers on their routes. If a transportation company or bus driver acts recklessly or is improperly trained, or if a bus accident occurs because the vehicle was unsafe or insufficiently well-maintained, the bus driver or transportation company can be held liable. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, contact our firm today. We can help ensure that your rights are protected. Our lawyers serving Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Rockdale, and other counties throughout Georgia can help.

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