Fredericksburg Bus Accident Lawyer
The Fredericksburg personal injury law firm of Allen & Allen is here to help bus accident victims in the Fredericksburg, VA and the surrounding areas. Our lawyers can help you understand the complex laws that surround your case. For a free consultation call the Fredericksburg bus accident attorneys of Allen & Allen at 540-786-4100.
In an accident involving a bus it is often difficult to know which laws apply, and the pressure is compounded by a strict series of deadlines in a personal injury case involving a bus accident. School busses, city busses, and commercial busses can all be responsible for accidents that result in serious injuries or death for passengers, motorists, or pedestrians. These busses may seem as though they would all cause similar accidents, but under the law they are very different. Allen & Allen's Fredericksburg bus accident lawyers know the actions you must take and can help you with a wide range of issues, including:
- Vital notice requirements and deadlines
- Statutes of limitations
- Sovereign immunity defenses
- Laws applicable to common carriers
Types of Bus Accidents
City and Public Transit Accidents
Every year passengers and motorists are hurt and killed in accidents involving public busses. If you have been involved in an accident, you may want to consult a bus accident lawyer. You may be able to make a claim against the municipality that operates the bus if the fault lies with the bus driver or the condition of the bus. However, there are certain factors that may complicate your case.
Government employees are protected under the doctrine of sovereign immunity, and bus accident cases of this kind are generally subject to strict deadlines. Navigating these treacherous waters alone can prove to be a daunting task. If you have been injured in a bus accident call the Fredericksburg bus accident lawyers of Allen & Allen at 540-786-4100. Learn about your legal rights and responsibilities as you pursue your bus accident claim. Click here to view the results of past cases.
Any company, such as a private bus company, that provides transportation in return for a fee is classified as a "common carrier." Specific laws and regulations govern these companies.
When a bus driver or company is negligent, death or serious injury often results. Common carriers are required to maintain the highest degree of concern for their passenger's safety. The standards for common carriers are higher than those for drivers who do not carry paying passengers.
The complex laws that govern commercial bus accidents are well understood by Allen & Allen's Fredericksburg bus accident attorneys. Our lawyers have had success in handling claims of this nature. Now let us help you. Call Allen & Allen today for a free consultation and speak to an experienced Fredericksburg bus accident lawyer - 540-786-4100.
School Bus Accidents
Most school busses do not come equipped with seatbelts, increasing the likelihood of injury during any collision or sharp change of direction. Every year across the country approximately 17,000 schoolchildren are injured as the direct result of a school bus accident.
School bus accident cases come in two main varieties, the type where suit is brought against the school board and the type where suit is brought against the driver and the school itself. The school board is not protected under sovereign immunity; however cases against school boards are subject to complications, including deadlines and limits to monetary recovery. The bus driver is an employee of the government and as such is protected by sovereign immunity. What this means is that suit cannot be brought against him or the school for acts of simple negligence. In order for a suit to be valid gross negligence must be proven.
Whatever type of bus accident caused your injury, your case is unique and complex. Our Fredericksburg bus accident attorneys are here to help you protect your rights and secure justice. Allen & Allen has convenient office locations in Fredericksburg and Garrisonville.