Bus Accidents

blue bus driving on the road

Bus travel is usually considered a safe mode of transportation, but bus accidents are not as uncommon as you may think. Every year tens of thousands of individuals are injured in bus accidents in the U.S. Those injured, or even killed, include bus drivers and their passengers, car drivers and their passengers, cyclists and pedestrians. While buses are large and generally protective vehicles for those riding in them, they can cause devastating injuries to multiple individuals when they crash. If you are injured in a bus accident, someone else’s negligence is almost certainly to blame.

How Our Bus Accident Attorney Can Help

In the Cincinnati area, Jones Kahan Law, LLC is available 24/7 to respond to your call. We will even come to you for a free initial consultation. You can rest assured that our keen personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in personal injury law, in-depth knowledge of bus accidents in Ohio, and an impressive track record of success. If you have had the misfortune to be injured in a bus accident, you will need excellent legal representation in order to get the compensation you deserve.

Who Is Liable In A Bus Accident?

The particular circumstances of your bus accident will determine who is responsible for your injury. In some situations, the bus driver or the driver of another vehicle caused the accident; in others, the bus accident can be traced to the bus company’s failure to train the driver adequately or to maintain the vehicle properly. On still other occasions, the accident may have been the result of a defect in manufacturing or caused by a severe pothole the county or state was supposed to repair. As you can see, bus accidents are more complicated than car accidents which is one of the reasons you need skilled legal representation.

Don’t worry — our astute attorneys will ferret out the truth through a thorough investigation of any photographs and/or videos of the accident, the police report and medical data concerning your injuries. We will make certain professional mechanics check out the bus and any other vehicles involved to ascertain whether mechanical failure played a part in the accident. Jones Kahan’s knowledgeable attorneys know that, whomever our lawsuit targets, we have to prove that the defendant [1] had a “duty of care” to you [2] breached that duty [3] the breach caused your injuries and [4] that your injuries resulted in serious harm that can and should be compensated.

When the Bus Driver Is At Fault

There are many ways in which the bus driver may be found responsible for a bus accident, such as if he or she was:

  • Impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted by a smartphone or other device
  • Fatigued or ill
  • Driving recklessly (e.g. speeding, disobeying traffic signals)

Bus drivers must be carefully vetted and properly trained to maneuver their large, high vehicles safely, especially around sharp turns or on steep slopes. In addition, bus passengers do not typically have seat belts, so they are at greater risk of injury. Because determining liability is a complex process in bus accidents, having accomplished attorneys on your side is essential.

Common Bus Accident Injuries

Even though the size and strength of a bus protect its passengers, its height makes it more likely to tip over and rollovers tend to lead to catastrophic injuries. Some require that passengers or drivers be mechanically extricated from the vehicle. Bus accident injuries can range from mild to catastrophic and may include:

Tragically, some of these injuries result in long-term or permanent disability or even wrongful death. At Jones Kahan Law, our bus accident attorneys are always empathic as well as sensible. We will calculate the ongoing costs of catastrophic injuries by taking into consideration how incapacitated you are likely to be and for how long so we can fight to obtain the funds you and your family will need to maintain financial stability now and on an ongoing basis.

If you have lost mobility through paralysis or amputation, or if you have lost vision, hearing, or cognition due to brain damage, remember you’re not alone. Our accident attorneys know what they’re doing and will push with all their might to get you and your family the damages you deserve.

Chartered Buses Require Our Bus Accident Attorney

Privately owned tour buses and charters are more prone to accidents because they travel longer distances at faster speeds than city buses. School buses have fine safety records; nonetheless when accidents involving children occur they are especially frightening. No matter what type of bus you or your family member was riding on when injured, Jones Kahan bus accident lawyers are here to assist you with whatever complications arise.

Damages Our Attorneys Are Determined To Win for You and Your Loved Ones

We know all too well how hard it is to concentrate on the future when the present is in upheaval. That’s why we feel it is our mission to take over for you and use our negotiation strategies and well-developed courtroom tactics to win you compensation for:

  • Medical and rehabilitation costs
  • Psychological treatment (if necessary)
  • Lost income (present and future)
  • Out-of-pocket accident-related costs (e.g. childcare, housework)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Contact Our Cincinnati Bus Accident Attorney

Once you become our client, we will give you our full support. We will be available to answer questions, clarify options, explain the legal process, and translate legalese. Most of all, we will work night and day to make sure you and your family obtain the substantial compensation you deserve to restart your life.

Whatever type of bus accident injury you have suffered, we are committed to providing you with the personal attention, respect, and compassion you deserve. We will fight strenuously to obtain substantial damages and will not charge you any attorneys’ fees until we win your case. If someone you love has been killed in a bus accident, we will file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of your family. We are well aware that we can’t erase the physical and emotional pain you are enduring, but we will do everything we can to get you and your loved ones back on an even footing and provide you with the funds you need moving forward. The sooner you contact Jones Kahan Law, the sooner the weight of your burden will be lifted.