Bus Accidents

Bus Accidents

Bus accidents can occur in many different ways: A pedestrian is hit by a city bus. A school child is injured due to inadequate supervision or the negligence of the school bus driver. The bus company refuses a simple accommodation for a man with a handicap, and he is hit by a car while crossing the road. A bus passenger is boarding when the bus door closes. A passenger is injured when a bus runs a red light and collides with a passenger car. Who holds responsible parties accountable for injuries caused in bus accidents?

The insurance company has a lawyer - - do you?

If you were injured in a bus crash involving a SMART, The Ride, or a school bus, you face a true challenge in trying to recover fair compensation. Whether the bus crash was caused by driver negligence, inadequate maintenance, or an administrative decision on the part of the bus company, the organization’s insurer will have lawyers defending it against any claim.
You may be entitled to compensation from your auto no-fault insurance - - but will you be treated fairly by your own insurance company? Do you know how to recover videotapes and other important evidence from the bus company? Are you the best person to approach witnesses for statements?
If you of someone you know has been injured in a bus accident, it is important to get a legal review of the case as soon as possible, in order to recover full compensation. Strict time limits apply, evidence may be destroyed within days or weeks, and witnesses need to be identified. If you would like to speak with a lawyer from our personal injury firm, Logeman, Iafrate & Pollard, P.C., please contact our office and arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. Our attorney will explain your options, your rights, and how to proceed with your claim.

Our lawyers have represented clients in claims against the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), the Detroit Department of Transportation transit service for Detroit and Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties; The Ride bus service provided by the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority; and area school bus services.
In a recent case against the transit authority, our attorneys successfully recovered compensation for a man with a disability. Our client had requested a simple accommodation - - to be dropped off at this house. Instead, the bus driver dropped him at a stop where he had to cross a street. Our client was unable to cross while the light was green and was hit by a car.
Read about our lawyers’ success in representing accident victims: Verdicts and Settlements. More information is available on related areas:
Our lawyers serve clients throughout Michigan. We are committed to helping the injured recover full and fair compensation for their economic losses, pain, and suffering. Please feel free to contact the firm at any time for advice or for help with your auto accident injury claim.

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