Have you been involved in a bus accident in Savannah, GA? We can help you no matter whether you were a passenger, bicyclist, pedestrian, or occupant of another vehicle struck by a bus.

A catastrophic injury, such as a broken bone, a brain injury, or a spinal cord injury, can permanently disable you. Medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering can be included in a personal injury claim when an accident is caused by negligence.

You can almost certainly expect that a bus company or municipal government will take advantage of your lack of representation and offer you a small settlement if you don’t have a lawyer on your side. The one chance you have to receive compensation for the rest of your life if you suffered a serious injury or tragically lost a loved one is limited. Contact Thomas Hunter before accepting an offer.

Our personal injury attorneys can help if you’ve been injured in a bus accident

Depending on the type of bus involved, liable parties may include private tour companies, churches, schools, nonprofits, municipalities, and rental car companies. For serious injuries and wrongful deaths caused by bus accidents, our bus accident attorneys make sure bus companies and drivers are held accountable.

In the case of bus accidents, victims may face an uphill battle, especially if they are suing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Even though claims are vigorously defended, bus agencies cannot be held harmless for their negligence.

For those who have been injured in a bus accident, speaking to an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer is the first step towards obtaining compensation.

We will investigate your crash, gather evidence, conduct legal research, and consult with experts to determine how much your case is worth. When we negotiate on your behalf, we will leave no stone unturned. We don’t shy away from taking your case to a jury if that’s what it takes.

Exactly what qualifies as a bus?

A bus is defined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) simply as a vehicle “designed, constructed, or used to transport passengers.” The term “bus” is also used for motor coaches, or for buses with elevated decks over baggage compartments. Greyhound buses are common examples of motorcoaches.

Thomas Hunter represents victims injured in accidents involving all types of buses, including:

  • Greyhound buses
  • School buses
  • MTA city buses
  • Charter tour buses
  • Casino buses
  • Church buses
  • Airport shuttle / rental car shuttle buses.

Following a bus accident, our bus accident lawyers at Thomas Hunter can file a lawsuit against any appropriate entity. Claim procedures, statutes of limitations, and strict filing requirements for claims against public benefit corporations are familiar to us.

The causes of bus accidents

A bus accident is often the result of negligence, which may or may not violate commercial vehicle laws, bus company rules, or transit authority policies. Some examples of negligence that may lead to an accident are:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk/impaired driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Negligent hiring/failure to do a background check
  • Negligent maintenance
  • Speeding / reckless driving.

As soon as possible following an accident involving a bus, a skilled Savannah, GA City bus accident lawyer will dispatch a qualified bus accident investigator to determine what caused the accident. An investigation is a necessary component of a successful accident claim.