Bus Accidents

Bus Accidents happen frequently.  Many people are injured or killed in bus accidents every single year.  Many of these accidents are due to the bus driver error or due to the negligent driving of other drivers on the road.  The Griffin Law Firm specializes in bus accidents and has handled many bus accident personal injury and workers’ compensation claims involving MARTA, Cobb Transit, Gwinnett Transit, private charter bus companies, school buses, and other bus companies around Georgia.  If you have been injured in a bus accident, then you should call our Bus Accident attorneys today at 877-529-7070 or 877-PAIN-LAW for a free consultation.

What are common causes of bus accidents?

  1. Poor Visibility:  One common cause of bus accidents is when drivers have limited visibility due to weather, road conditions, or blind spots.
  2. Inadequate Training:  Another common cause of bus accidents is inadequate training of some bus drivers.  Buses are large vehicles that require experience, training, and defensive driving to prevent bus accidents from occurring.
  3. Defective or Poorly Maintained Buses:  Many bus accidents are caused by buses that are poorly designed or poorly maintained.  Buses transport people so they should be maintained with good tires and brakes and be in good working order.
  4. Drivers Error or Negligence:  Many bus accidents are due to excessive speed, the failure to maintain a lane, improper lane changes, failure to yield the right of way, following too closely, or other driving mistakes or negligence.

Personal Injury Claims involving Bus Accidents:  Personal injury claims can arise when a bus accident is caused by a negligent driver.  If the bus driver is the negligent driver, then the personal injury claim is against the bus driver and the bus company.  Usually the bus will have a commercial auto policy.  Sometimes we are also able to recover against the bus driver’s personal auto policy when the bus driver was negligent.  However, personal injury claims can also arise from the negligence of other drivers on the road.  In this situation insurance coverage can sometimes be inadequate to cover all of the claims if the injuries are severe and involve many different personal injury claimants.  Our personal injury lawyers can put our experience to work for you to make sure you get the personal injury settlement you need and deserve.  To read more about personal injury claims we recommend the following:

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Wrongful Death Claims involving Bus Accidents:  Wrongful death claims arise when bus accidents are caused by a negligent driver and a fatality results to an innocent driver or passenger.  If you or someone you know has lost a loved one in a bus accident or any type of auto accident, then you should call us at 877-529-7070 or 877-PAIN-LAW today.  The call is free, but the information could be priceless as you attempt to figure out the next step to take in the wrongful death claims process.  To read more about wrongful death claims and survivor action claims we recommend the following:

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Workers’ Compensation Claims involving Bus Accidents:  If a bus accident injures a bus driver or bus employee, then that injured worker would have a valid Georgia workers’ compensation claim.  This is the case even if the bus accident was caused by the injured bus driver’s own negligent driving.  Workers’ compensation claims allow the injured worker to receive lost wage compensation called income benefits, as well as, compensation for any permanent impairment ratings, and authorized medical expenses.   To read more about workers’ compensation claims we recommend the following:

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It is possible for the bus driver to have a valid workers’ compensation claim against their employer and a valid personal injury claim against a third party negligent driver from the same bus accident.  The workers’ compensation attorneys at the Griffin Law Firm will put our expertise in both workers’ compensation and personal injury to work for you when you have a valid personal injury claim and workers’ compensation claim from the same accident.

Bus Accident Statistics:

  • About 24,000 people are injured in bus accidents every year in the U.S.
  • Almost 300 people are killed in bus accidents every year in the U.S.
  • Buses transport about 360 million people every year.
  • Bus passengers travel about 28 billion miles on buses every year.
  • Every day there are about 450,000 school buses carrying our school aged children.
  • There are about 11 children killed in bus accidents every year.

The Griffin Law Firm will give you the help you need.  Our law firm has a track record of happy clients and great settlements.  We also have a track record of being recognized repeatedly by the legal community for providing excellent personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, and Social Security Disability representation.  To read more about our firm’s client reviews, attorney awards, and great recoveries we recommend the following:Why Hire Us

Free Legal Consultation and Settlement Evaluation:  Attorney Richard Griffin and the Griffin Law Firm are here to help you.  Call us today at 877-529-7070 or 877-PAIN-LAW to discuss all aspects of your personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, or Social Security Disability claim.  You can also find out how much your claim is worth by using our Settlement Calculator below:

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