Bus Accidents

Bus Accidents

Bus Accident Law Firm

Bus Accident Attorneys in Virginia

Each year, travelers, commuters, and schoolchildren rely on the nearly 900,000 buses on American roadways to get them safely to their destinations. Sometimes, those bus rides can turn tragic for passengers, motorists, or especially pedestrians.

a bus traveling through a neighborhood

According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Division, more than 38,000 people were seriously injured in 2021 in bus-related crashes. If you’ve been injured while riding on a bus, or if you were struck by a bus while walking or cycling, your worries may be mounting as quickly as your medical bills. How will you pay for treatment of your injuries? What about your job? How will you support your family while you recover?

Our Virginia Bus Accident lawyers at Allen & Allen understand that your life has been altered forever, and we have made it our mission to help ease your worries and restore your peace of mind.

What Should I Do in the Event of a Bus Accident?

Under Virginia law, you may have the right to recover monetary damages if you have been injured in a bus-related accident. Damages may include reimbursement or compensation for:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Future medical expenses

You can help to protect yourself by contacting an attorney at Allen & Allen to discuss your situation before you speak with the insurance companies. Our experienced attorneys can help you to determine:

  • If you have rights to collect from the negligent operator’s insurance company.
  • Whether you are eligible to collect medical payments coverage from your own insurance company.
  • If we can help you obtain a fair settlement offer for damages through negotiation.
  • What evidence may need to be presented in order to collect financial compensation.

Many insurance companies have lawyers representing public transit systems, school systems, or private charters for school bus accidents or other bus-related accidents. These companies will contact you as early as the day after a crash to obtain a recorded statement about your injuries and your accident. These representatives have extensive resources at their disposal and will use them to seek any reason to deny your claim.

A recorded statement is not in your best interest when the full extent of your injuries and your financial burden have yet to be determined. You are under no legal obligation to provide such a statement, and if you do, it could be used against you during the settlement process. Instead, you should seek the help of attorneys like those at Allen & Allen who have the necessary experience and confidence when it comes to protecting clients injured in bus accidents from the insurance companies representing cities and large corporations.

Accidents involving buses should be carefully handled, and one of our bus accident attorneys at Allen & Allen can use help protect you from insurance companies and their resources. Those insurance companies, to protect their own best interests, will often deploy investigators to a crash site immediately in order to build an argument that the accident is not due to driver negligence.

Why Choose Allen & Allen?

While the circumstances behind every accident involving a bus are different, one fact is universal—the time immediately following the accident can be stressful and confusing. Choosing the right bus accident lawyer is an important decision to ensure you receive the support and guidance you need. You can discuss your unique situation at no cost by calling Allen & Allen today.

  • Case result: Attorney Jason Konvicka secured $500,000 on behalf of a woman who suffered copious orthopedic injuries and a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a bus.
  • Attorney P. Christopher Guedri secured $3.7 million on behalf of a woman who was struck by a Greyhound bus and died as a result of her multiple severe injuries, including three separate brain injuries.
  • Attorney J. David Douthit secured $8 million on behalf of a 34-year-old plaintiff who was run over by a bus and left with catastrophic injuries as a result.

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Injury Types

Catastrophic Injuries

Any injury that affects the functioning of the spine, spinal cord, skull, or brain can lead to limited cognitive functioning and mobility. Permanent disabilities as a result of a severe automobile crash can have a major impact on a victim's quality of life and financial means.

Paralysis

When the damage to the spinal cord is classified as a "complete" injury to the spine, nerve sensation and voluntary movement is diminished, resulting in paralysis. A victim of a car accident with this type of injury will have to deal with physical limitations for the rest of their lives, often limiting them financially as well.

Spinal Injuries

Upon impact in an auto accident, the spine and spinal cord can experience damaging compression that can lead to bone breakage or nerve damage. A spinal cord injury can lead to extensive medical and rehabilitation costs and can impact the quality of life of a victim forever.

Wrongful Death

The death of a family member due to a fatal accident caused by someone else's negligence can be emotionally and financially devastating. While families are left trying to cope with a tragedy, Allen & Allen can help you recover damages through reimbursement or compensation for the dramatic changes that will follow.

Bus Accident Resources

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