Birmingham Bus Accident Attorney
Bus accidents can cause an extensive amount of property damage and the resulting injuries can be severe. There were 180,000 people injured in large truck and bus accidents in 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. If you are a loved one has been involved in a bus accident, you may be facing an expensive recovery. The team of experienced bus accident attorneys at Ifediba Law Group, P.C. will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. Call us for a free consultation today.
Why Choose Us
- We make it a point to be easily accessible so that our clients are constantly informed of their case status.
- We will take care of any bus accident related issues causing you stress, so you may focus on your health.
- Throughout your case, a highly qualified bus accident attorney will be giving it the attention it deserves.
- For over 20 years we have maintained a 98 percent success rate for our clients.
Causes of Bus Accidents
Common causes of bus accidents include:
- Distracted driver
- Driving through heavily populated areas
- Reckless driving
- Poor weather conditions/visibility
- Defective bus equipment
- Improper bus maintenance
- Dangerous roadways
- Improper weight distribution throughout the bus
Collisions involving a bus can cause catastrophic damage to both vehicles and people. Buses run an increased chance of tipping or rolling over in an accident, putting passengers at a higher risk of serious injury. There typically aren’t any safety features on buses, such as seat belts or airbags to protect the people on board. Accident victims can suffer injuries ranging anywhere from whiplash to traumatic brain injury or severe fractures.
Who is Liable for a Bus Accident?
Parties that could potentially be legally liable for a bus accident are:
The company of a privately owned bus has the responsibility of keeping passengers reasonably safe. The bus company must train drivers as well as perform maintenance and necessary repairs on the vehicles. Failing to do so and therefore contributing to an accident, can lead to being liable in a personal injury lawsuit. Examples of private buses can include private school buses, tour buses, charter buses, and party buses.
City of Birmingham
If the bus accident took place on a public bus, school bus, or city bus then the city could be responsible. Negligence on behalf of the driver or city would have to be proven for the city to be liable. A negligent act could be a driver who was not adequately trained, the failure to complete a background check on a driver, buses or equipment that aren’t properly maintained, or poor road conditions.
If another vehicle’s driver caused the accident, the driver’s insurance company would be liable for damages.
A product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of a defective or dangerous product or piece of equipment would be viable if the product caused the accident.
How a Birmingham Bus Accidents Attorney Can Help
Following a bus accident, an experienced bus accident attorney can help you recover the costs of the steep medical bills that may be piling up and damaged property that needs replacement. You may also be entitled to compensation for future expenses, such as ongoing medical care, lost wages, and a diminished earning capacity. An attorney will help clear the confusion on who is liable and advocate for you in your claim.
Contact Us Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of highly experienced bus accident attorneys at Ifediba Law Group, P.C. have successfully been litigating on behalf of bus accident victims for over 20 years. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.