There are fewer than 300 fatal bus accidents a year in the U.S., on average, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This means that, while many personal injury lawyers are experienced in handling car and truck accident cases, only few have significant experience in handling bus accident cases.
Choose A Lawyer With Experience Handing Bus Accident Claims
Bus accident cases can involve legal complexities and questions that car accidents don’t. For instance:
- Are buses required to be equipped with seat belts and, if not, should they be?
- Who is the defendant when a bus accident involves a vehicle owned by the government or school district?
- What is the statute of limitation in different kinds of bus accidents?
- Can a busing company be held liable when a bus is poorly maintained or the hired driver has a history of moving violations, criminal activity or substance abuse?
At Gillis Law Firm in New Haven, Connecticut, our attorneys have handled numerous bus accident cases and are fully prepared to provide the helpful, attentive and results-oriented legal help needed following injuries. We work with investigators, accident reconstructionists and other experts to thoroughly prepare each case for trial.
Since opening our doors in 1978, our firm has handled thousands of personal injury claims. And our experience in handling bus accident claims means we have the legal and procedural knowledge to facilitate the smoothest-possible legal process while aggressively pursuing your maximum compensation.
School Bus Accidents
When you send your children to school, you may worry about many things. You may worry about how they will get along with their classmates, how they will do in their studies and how they will be treated by their teachers. For most parents, however, the thought of their children being injured in an auto accident is not something they consider.
Tragically, however, many children are injured in auto accidents — bus accidents to be precise. Moreover, since children on a school bus do not wear seat belts, they may be at a higher risk of being thrown in an accident, which may result in severe or even fatal injuries.
If your child has been injured in a bus accident, schedule a free consultation with us. Even injuries that seem minor at the time of an accident can be more serious than originally anticipated. Our attorneys have experience handling school bus accident claims where the defendant may be a negligent bus company or a negligent driver.
Free Case Evaluation, And No Fee Without Legal Recovery
Don’t wait any longer to get the help you need. Call Gillis Law Firm at 866-603-9810 or send us an email to arrange a free consultation at your office in downtown New Haven. Evening and weekend appointments are available.