Virginia Bus Accident Lawyer
When injured by or on a large vehicle like a bus, your injuries could be serious. Let our Virginia bus accident lawyer help you earn your maximum compensation.
Bus accidents are serious affairs. City buses, school buses, and tourist buses can all be involved in accidents that cause injuries to those on the bus, other vehicles and their drivers, and to pedestrians. While these giant, heavy vehicles can cause life-changing injuries, bus accident cases can be complicated because of who may own or who may be contracting the use of the bus. If you or someone you love is involved in a bus accident, schedule a free consultation with our Virginia bus accident lawyer. We’ll talk with you about the specific facts of your case.
Different Types of Bus Accidents
There are several different types of bus accidents. Generally, bus accidents are categorized either by the type of bus or by the cause of the accident. Bus accidents may:
- Involve a public transit bus
- Involve a tour bus or a chartered bus
- Involve a school bus
- Be caused by driver error
- Be caused because the bus company or agency hired someone without proper training or other issues that should have prevented them from being hired
- Be caused by poor maintenance or a faulty part
- Be caused by a safety violation
What Are the Most Common Injuries?
The most common injuries depend on whether the victim was in another vehicle, a bus passenger, or a pedestrian. Overall, the most common injuries are:
- Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Abrasions and lacerations
Can the Government Be Sued?
One of the most common questions we’re asked is if a city government can be sued because one of their public transit bus drivers caused an accident. We’re also asked a similar question when school buses are involved. Can a school district be sued? There is a concept known as sovereign immunity. This means that certain entities that are run by the government may not be sued. However, there are times when sovereign immunity is waived in these sorts of accidents. If you’re involved in an accident involving a public transit vehicle or a school bus, schedule a free case evaluation with our Virginia bus accident lawyer to learn more about whether you have a viable claim.
Most Common Causes of Bus Accidents
Buses play an important part in our lives here in Virginia. They help people get to where they need to be. They take people on group outings. Most bus drivers do their very best to drive a way that is safe. Yet, accidents still happen. The most common causes include:
- Driver fatigue
- Negligence of the bus driver
- improper maintenance which creates an unsafe vehicle
- Defective parts
Get Help Now from an Experienced Virginia Bus Accident Lawyer
Bus accidents are complicated. To learn more about your potential claim, and how you can protect your legal right, call us now. The consultation is 100% free and confidential.
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