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: