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I was in a bus accident and suffered serious injuries. Do I have a case?

 

A: You probably have a case but the more important question is whether you have a case against not only the drivers, but other entities. Depending on the type of accident, bus, school bus, charter bus, etc., there may be multiple parties involved. If the bus you were in was struck by another vehicle, and the accident was that driver's fault, you would have a claim against that driver. It is crucial to have your case evaluated by a qualified accident and injury lawyer. Each case is unique and this very important question requires thorough analysis into all the facts of the case.

However, there are often other parties involved. For example, a school or charter bus may be owned and operated by a bus operating company. If the accident was caused not only by a careless driver, but also the bus driver, then there would be a claim against the driver, bus driver, and operating company.

A recent school bus accident in New Jersey occurred in early February, 2012. A dump truck reportedly struck a school bus, which resulted in at least one death and several injuries to others. The accident happened at an intersection known for prior accidents. In this situation, the following are the potential claims which could result from this accident:

  1. negligence claims against the dump truck driver,
  2. negligence claims against school bus operator/owner,
  3. negligence/product liability claims against the school bus manufacturer,
  4. negligence/product liability claims against the school bus seat belt manufacturer,
  5. negligence claims against the local government agency for dangerous roadway conditions.
To learn about each one, access our free legal article about the types of claims possible in bus accidents in New Jersey.

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a bus accident, speak to one of our New Jersey and Pennsylvania injury lawyers.  Our lawyers will provide answers to your legal questions and provide advice on how to proceed.  Having an accident reconstruction in your case may be crucial to sucess of your claim. Call for a free, no obligation consultation. 877.944.8396

**This website does not provide legal advice. Every case is unique and it is crucial to get a qualified, expert legal opinion prior to making any decisions about your case. 


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