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Since the advent of public transportation, many people opt to ride the various buses the city and state operate. Public transit offers many benefits over conventional automobiles such as saving time and money on gas. However, buses are not immune to the dangers and risks of traffic collisions, or accidents. Because a large number of people can occupy a bus at a given time, there are typically many people injured in each accident. If you have been injured in a bus accident, contact the experienced Alabama bus accident lawyers here at the law office of Wettermark & Keith, today. With over 30 years of combined litigation experience, our top injury lawyers have the resources and skills needed to build you an effective case.

Accident Types

Information gathered by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) in 2017 there were around 15,000 reported cases of bus wrecks causing injury. This led to 25,000 reported injuries amongst passengers and other vehicles involved in the accident. The data classifies the following vehicles as buses:

  • Public Transportation Buses
  • School Buses
  • Casino Buses
  • Shuttle Buses
  • Commuter Buses

It should be noted that people don’t necessarily have to be riding on the bus in question in order to sustain an injury. Many people, including pedestrians, are struck by buses while waiting at designated bus stops. In other situations, bus driver inattention causes them to strike other vehicles on the road. When this occurs, serious injury can take place to the occupants of both the bus and the smaller passenger car. Contact our law office today if you have been injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation.

Accident Causation and Injuries

Negligent actions taken by bus operators have the potential to cause severe personal injury or even the wrongful death of bus passengers, pedestrians, or other motorists on the road. With the lives of everyone on the bus in the hands of the driver, responsible and safe driving is key. Unfortunately, not all bus drivers adhere to the codes set in place by the companies who employ them. Examples of negligent driving that contribute to bus accidents are:

  • Operator Inattention
  • Excessive Speed
  • Ignoring Posted Signage
  • Driver Distraction
  • Driving Intoxicated

In recent times, our bus accident law firm has successfully represented victims who experienced some of the following injuries in a bus accident:

Seek the service of our seasoned bus accident attorneys today if you or a loved one has been the victim of a bus accident.

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Here at Wettermark & Keith, no case is too big and no case is too small for our expert bus injury lawyers to pursue. Our top attorneys represent each and every client with the utmost respect, compassion, and employ the thorough legal expertise needed to make their case a success. We realize that this is likely a difficult situation for you and possibly your family and are here for you.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person in a bus accident, contact our seasoned injury lawyers today. Together we can seek a financial compensation figure that meets your needs as a victim and can continue to provide for you, long after this ordeal is over.

No Recovery, No Fee Guarantee

When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients, we want to see you obtain a successful recovery so that you can continue to carry on with your life.

Contact a Birmingham Bus Crash Lawyer

Contact us today if you have been the victim of a personal injury or lost a loved one to a wrongful death after a bus accident. Fill out the free case evaluation form on our web site and we will get back to you promptly. If you wish to speak to us directly, feel free to call one of our branches.

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It is only through extensive professional litigation that a successful claim of personal injury or wrongful death can be made to come to fruition.

This is precisely how our top accident lawyers operate for every client, every day.
We work hard to serve justice to those injured, one case at a time.

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