Bus drivers are responsible for all of their passengers as well as the other drivers and pedestrians on the road. When they drive negligently or carelessly, serious accidents and injuries result. Because of the size of buses, most bus accidents are serious, resulting in catastrophic injuries and sometimes even death.

Our bus accident lawyers have decades of experience winning millions of dollars for clients in successful cases. We can help you and your family get the compensation you need if you or someone you love has been involved in a serious bus accident.

Causes of bus accidents

There are many reasons for bus accidents, including:

  • Lack of training: In too many cases, bus companies put drivers on the road without proper licensure, training and experience.
  • Reckless driving: It is hard to understand why some bus drivers engage in speeding, careless driving and other reckless behaviors, yet it happens with alarming frequency.
  • Intoxicated driving: Most intoxicated driving cases involve alcohol, but drivers also drive impaired on prescription or other drugs, endangering everyone on the road.
  • Improper vehicle maintenance: Lack of attention to vehicle maintenance and upkeep can result in faulty brakes and other problems that result in serious accidents.

If you suffered serious injuries or lost someone in a bus accident, we will find the cause and establish a case on your behalf. Our team will use all of its experience and knowledge to get you the full measure of compensation you deserve.

Lawyers For People Injured In City Bus Or School Bus Accidents

Schools, municipalities and private companies that operate buses have a high level of responsibility for the safety of their passengers. If you were injured while riding a bus, you may be entitled to damages from whoever was at fault, including the driver of the other vehicle and the governmental body that operated the bus.

The legal team at the Nashville law firm of Bart Durham Injury Law represents people throughout Tennessee who have been injured by the negligence of others. Our lawyers and legal professionals are proud to have represented more than 5,000 clients. Our attorneys provide more than 75 combined years of practice. Call to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys today.

Responsibilities Of Common Carriers To Passengers

There is no room for negligence when you are responsible for the safe transit of people. Examples of the duty of care that bus operators owe to their passengers include:

  • Hiring qualified drivers
  • Maintaining safety equipment such as brakes, turn signals and brake lights
  • Following all federal and state laws that apply to mass transit carriers

For example, Tennessee law prohibits school bus drivers from using handle cellphones while transporting children. School buses cannot exceed the posted speed limit and on unpaved roads cannot exceed 35 miles per hour. School buses must stop before crossing train tracks.

Our Nashville bus accident attorneys do not subscribe to the adage “You can’t fight city hall.” We have always believed that protecting our clients’ rights often means fighting city hall with the most aggressive strategies possible. When a driver in charge of public transportation acts negligently and causes you to suffer catastrophic injuries, or causes the wrongful death of a loved one, you deserve justice.

Contact Bart Durham Injury Law for a Free Consultation

Do not wait. It is important to get an experiences attorney involved as soon as possible after a bus accident. Your initial consultation is free of charge. Reserve it now by calling 615-242-9000 or Toll Free at 800-844-1712. Our firm accepts bus accident cases on a contingency fee basis — you owe no attorney fee unless you recover money in a settlement or jury verdict. Se habla Español.