If you’re in a bus accident, you need an experienced auto accident attorney protecting your interests. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys can help you understand your rights after a bus accident.
Even if a bus accident doesn’t result in fatalities, the size and momentum of a bus can cause severe injuries and/or damage to personal property. Bus accidents can also be complex to litigate due a variety of factors.
Determining Fault in a Bus Crash
Any of the following parties could be held responsible after a bus accident:
- Bus driver
- Other negligent drivers
- Bus management company
- Bus equipment manufacturers
- Government organizations, if a public bus
Our lawyers are familiar with the different kind of bus accidents you might experience. Whether it’s a charter bus, a CTA bus, a private bus company such as Greyhound and Megabus, or a school bus, our lawyers have the expertise to investigate your case and win you the compensation you deserve.
What to do after a bus accident
As with any vehicle accident, it’s important to make sure anyone injured in the accident receives prompt medical care. It’s also important to document the scene and take down contact information for everyone involved in the crash. Gathering witness contact information is also critical. After the crash, our lawyers can shepherd you through the legal side of things, so that you can focus on recovering from your trauma or caring for a suffering loved one.
Common Carrier Law
The “common carrier law” can also influence how your case goes after a bus accident. This law applies to any form of public transportation, such as buses or trolleys, and holds the carrier to a higher standard for ensuring passenger safety than the average person. However, it is still the responsibility of the injured party to prove negligence on the part of the driver or government entity in charge.
The bus accident lawyers at Kryder Law are ready to help you discover if there is an issue of negligence in your case. We’ll conduct a thorough investigation to make sure you receive compensation for any injury, death of a loved one, or property damage caused by the accident.