We Will Fight for You
Many people rely on buses to complete their daily tasks and get where they need to go. From school buses to commuter buses to travel buses, this type of vehicle is one of the most versatile forms of transportation. Unfortunately, as common as bus riding is, it is not always safe. Accidents do happen, and when they do, the resulting injuries can be serious.
The legal team of Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. is here to help you fight for compensation following a bus accident. These accidents are often serious, and costly medical bills and other damages rest on the shoulders of victims. Recovering from your injuries should be your only focus and paying your injury-related expenses should be the responsibility of the people who caused the accident. With our lawyers on your side, you can get the medical care and compensation you deserve.
Types of Bus Accidents
Sadly, accidents can happen with all varieties of buses. From small rental buses to massive city buses, all buses are vulnerable to crashes if negligence occurs.
Bus accident claims can focus on collisions involving any type of bus, including:
- School buses
- City buses
- Travel buses (e.g. Greyhound or Megabus)
- Party buses
- Private rental buses
Legal Representation for All Bus Accident Victims
In addition to bus passengers, we also represent drivers who were injured in a collision with a bus or otherwise injured because of the negligence of a bus driver or another liable party. Whether you were riding in a bus that collided with another vehicle or were the other vehicle that collided with a bus, we can help you.
Who is Liable for Your Injuries?
There are many different parties who may be accountable for your damages in the aftermath of a bus accident. Bus drivers are often to blame, whether due to commonplace negligent driving behaviors or more serious incidents like driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Because bus drivers generally work for municipalities, transportation companies, and others, these parties may also be responsible for your injuries. By hiring unqualified drivers, failing to properly train their employees, and not maintaining vehicles, the people who employ bus drivers put passengers and other drivers at risk.
Bus accidents can also be caused by the negligence of outside parties, such as vehicle manufacturers and mechanics and the people who are responsible for maintaining the roads. Collisions can occur because of defective vehicle parts or poorly constructed roads.
If you were injured as a passenger on a bus, it’s also possible that a driver in another vehicle was responsible for the accident.
Gathering Evidence for a Bus Accident
In bus accident cases, it is essential to have strong evidence of your injuries and the resulting damages. Buses are often owned by government entities or private companies, all of which likely have powerful legal representation of their own.
Our legal team can assist you with collecting evidence to build a solid case, such as:
- Video footage
- Maintenance records
- Witness testimony
- Expert input
- Driving logs
You should have evidence of the effects of a bus accident, as well as the actual event. Over the course of your case, you should save all bills, medical records, evidence of time taken off work to recover, and other documents.
Starting with your free initial consultation, we will be with your throughout the progression of your case to answer your questions and inform you of your rights. Call now to learn more about how we can help you.
An injury is a devastating thing to have to deal with and a legal case on top of it can seem impossible. Our firm’s personal injury attorneys are able to offer peace of mind when you know that someone with experience and commitment is handling the situation.
When a case can’t be worked out through negotiation, Doran & Cawthorne has no qualms about taking the matter to court. Whether before a judge, or jury, we will gather the evidence necessary to present your case before the fact-finder in the best light.
It is all too common for insurance companies to offer less than what they know to be fair. Our lawyers will negotiate on your behalf, and won’t compromise for anything less than the amount they know you should be receiving.
Our lawyers don’t just talk it…we strive to deliver. You can rest assured you’ll have experienced personal injury counsel with Doran & Cawthorne on your side.
Having handled hundreds, if not thousands of injury cases in Louisiana, Texas and elsewhere, we can assess the best options for each case.
Our firm’s attorneys will guide you in the right direction to make sure your case is developed effectively to your advantage.