Standing Up to Public and Private Bus Companies
Were you injured in a preventable bus accident? Or has a bus accident cost you a loved one? State law grants you the right to seek justice through civil action.
Karns & Kerrison would like to represent you in your case against the party responsible. Sadly, many bus accidents can be traced back to negligence by a public or private bus company.
At our award-winning trial law firm, we know how to take on accident cases involving all types of buses:
- City buses
- Private charter buses
- School buses
- Party buses
- Greyhound, Amtrak, and other travel buses
Regardless of the type of bus, we will apply our over 85 years of experience to your case. We stand committed to justice, which is why we have devoted our careers to fighting on the side of the plaintiff.
To schedule a free consultation, call 401-841-5300 today. Our Middletown bus accident lawyers accept cases throughout Rhode Island.
Proving Fault in a Bus Crash Case
The victim and their legal representative must prove that another party is more likely than not to have caused the accident, such as through the following negligent actions:
- Drunk or impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued/drowsy driving
- Speeding or driving recklessly
- Executing unsafe lane changes or turns
- Putting a poorly maintained bus on the road
- Selling defective parts to a bus company for use
In many cases, the bus company will be held liable for a bus accident, as they are responsible for ensuring their drivers are qualified and that their buses are in working order. If a defective part caused the crash, the victim will likely need to sue the bus parts manufacturer instead of the bus company.
If you were a passenger at the time of the crash, your case will be quite straightforward: It is very rare for a passenger to be considered at fault, unless they were actively distracting the bus driver. Other potential victims of bus accidents include pedestrians, other motorists, bicyclists, or bus drivers.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Your case will be worth the amount of damages you have accumulated, which may include:
- Hospital bills
- Missed time from work and lost wages
- Reduced future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Property/vehicular damage
To ensure you are requesting your full compensation, and to give yourself the best chance of receiving it, work with a skilled bus accident attorney.
How Our Middletown Trial Lawyers Can Help
Accident victims have the option to pursue civil action on their own, but a seasoned lawyer can make the difference between victory and defeat. At Karns & Kerrison, we will consider all the facts of your case, as well as investigate to uncover additional data and evidence. We work closely with our clients to obtain a complete understanding of how the accident has affected their lives. This allows us to prioritize them and their needs.
Our legal team will also represent you in conversations with health care providers, the at-fault party, and that party's insurance company. We are here to make litigation easy for you. We will aggressively advocate on your behalf in the courtroom and in settlement negotiations to get you the best result possible.
Don't wait! Contact Karns & Kerrison online to get in touch with a Middletown bus accident attorney.