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  • American Association for Justice
    As members of the AAJ, we are committed to promoting a fair, effective justice system that allows for victims of misconduct or negligence to obtain the justice they deserve.
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice
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  • Rhode Island Bar Association
    The Rhode Island Bar Association has been working to uphold and protect federal and state laws since 1898, with an emphasis on maintaining a democratic government and honoring the justice system.
  • DC Bar
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  • Super Lawyers
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  • Distinguished Martindale Hubbell
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  • Brain Injury Association
    Our work with the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island is designed to provide information and services to survivors.
  • Brain Association of America
    As members of the Brain Injury Association of America, we are the voice of awareness, and we are here to help survivors.
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  • Southern New England Brain Injury Law Center
    Southern New England Brain Injury Law Center
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  • Melvin M Belli
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Middletown Bus Accident Attorneys

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 (888) 281-3100 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
  • Medications
  • Rehabilitation
  • 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.

  • Car Accident Traumatic Brain Injury
    I would definitely recommend Karns & Kerrison to anyone who asked - they come through for you.

    - Patricia Feeley

  • Slipped on Greasy Floor
    I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Karns & Kerrison.

    - Mike Carey

  • Rear End Collision
    Nothing but positive results from consultation, to filing the legal suit, handling of a major operation, to recovery and finalizing a generous settlement.

    - Larry Goldfarb

  • Horrible Car Accident
    They not only got me a fair settlement, they helped to get me well.

    - Nancy

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - Braga Bridge
    It was comforting to know I had someone watching out for me.

    - Jeanie Small

  • Pedestrian hit by Car
    I did not know where to turn when I realized I needed legal help but I am very happy that I found Karns & Kerrison.

    - Martin

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If you or your loved one suffered severe, life-altering injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help you fight for justice. For answers to your questions or to schedule a free consultation, contact our personal injury team at (888) 281-3100. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay attorneys’ fees after we have recovered compensation on your behalf.

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