Rhode Island Bus Accident Lawyers

Bus accident-related injuries can range from relatively minor, to life-threatening—but even mild injuries can affect your ability to work and support your family. If you’ve been injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation, and you deserve a legal team that’s ready to fight for your best interests.

At Bottaro Law, it’s our goal to help injured victims and their families get maximum compensation. If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident, we want to help. Our Rhode Island and Massachusetts bus accident attorneys understand the financial and emotional impacts of bus accident injuries, and we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us 24/7 at (401) 777-7777, or online anytime for a free case review, and let us get to work for you.

Compensation for Bus Accident Victims

Bus accidents can occur in various situations and affect a variety of people, including:

Bus riders

In the event of a bus accident, bus riders are particularly prone to injury. Most buses don’t have seatbelts, and often have many passengers on board. They may suffer injuries due to broken glass, colliding with one another, impacting seats or bus walls, and shifting luggage.

Drivers and passengers of other vehicles

Due to their size, weight, and limited maneuverability, bus collisions can cause serious injuries for the drivers and passengers of other vehicles involved. We have represented clients who have suffered serious injuries in bus accidents involving:

  • Bus driver negligence
  • Rollovers
  • Collisions with vehicles in bus blind spots
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Inadequate driver training or licensure
  • Mechanical malfunctions
  • Tailgating
  • Hazardous weather conditions

Pedestrians and bicycle riders

All drivers are required to yield to pedestrians and cyclists. However, some drivers aren’t accustomed to looking for pedestrians or cyclists, and it doesn’t help that they’re often hard to see. Because they don’t have the extra protection of a vehicle, bikers and pedestrians are especially vulnerable and may suffer severe and even fatal injuries when involved in bus accidents.

What to Do if You’ve Been Injured in a Bus Accident

The first thing you should do after a bus accident is seek medical attention, no matter how insignificant your injuries seem. Many accident victims suffer serious injuries that aren’t visible or immediately obvious, so it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out any internal injuries.

Once you’ve seen a doctor, you should preserve and collect evidence relating to the accident. This may include taking photos of the accident, gathering your medical records, and getting insurance and contact information from others involved in the accident. You can also take notes on anything you remember from the accident to help refresh your memory later.

Get Bottaro Law On Your Side

For more than a decade, the attorneys at Bottaro Law have helped injured victims like you get the compensation they deserve for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one were injured in a bus accident, our Massachusetts and Rhode Island lawyers are here for you. With our No Fee Guarantee®, you won’t pay us unless and until we get compensation for you. Don’t wait to contact us. Dial (401) 777-7777 to get started.

Types of Bus Accidents

Bus accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, and strong injury claims require a thorough investigation to determine who was at fault the crash. At Bottaro Law, we’re equipped to handle claims related to a variety of types of motor vehicle accidents, and we want to help protect your rights if or a loved one was injured in a bus accident.

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Bus Accident Injuries

At Bottaro Law, we focus on personal injury law, and we know how motor vehicle accidents can affect your life immediately following the crash and even for years to come. Read about the different types of injuries caused by bus accidents and how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Case Results

  • $1,500,000.00

    $1,500,000.00 Pre-Trial Settlement: Our client was a passenger in a ride share vehicle that slammed into a truck, causing life altering cervical fractures amongst other injuries. This case involved numerous experts and overcoming a challenging seat belt defense.

  • $1,200,000.00

    $1,200,000.00 Settlement: In this product liability case, our young client lost her eye due to a defective air bag. We acted fast to preserve the evidence and retain top experts who tested the vehicle. The result was settlement with national counsel for a major auto manufacturer.

  • $1,000,000.00

    $1,000,000.00 Pre-Trial Settlement: Our client was struck as a pedestrian by a commercial vehicle on a job site resulting in multiple fractures and emergency surgeries. We helped establish life altering pelvic fractures with a loss in earning capacity.

  • $660,000.00

    $660,000.00 Pre-Trial Motorcycle Crash Settlement: When the insurance company denied the claim outright ($0), Mike litigated this case through discovery, engaging renowned experts in the fields of accident reconstruction and physical medicine.

  • $600,000.00

    $600,000.00 Commercial Truck Crash Settlement: When a truck driver dropped steel beams form his load onto Rte. 10, the resulting crash caused our client to suffer multi-level disc injury resulting in emergency cervical surgery.

  • $650,000.00

    $650,000.00 Pre-Trial RI Slip and Fall Settlement: Regional market failed to correct a leaky roof and entranceway, causing our client to sustain a devestating knee injury. Mike litigated this case through discovery over the course of severla years.

  • $500,000.00

    $500,000.00 Rhode Island Nursing Home Abuse Pre-Trial Settlement: Insurer offers $0 pre-litigation. Mike litigates the case working with several experts to prove deviation in standard of care resulting in client who suffered amputations from complications after a nursing home injury.

  • $500,000.00

    $500,000.00 Massachusetts Wrongful Death Car Accident Policy Limit Settlement: The insurer originally denied the claim and had serious questions about whether the collision ultimately caused the death months later of an elderly gentleman.

  • $500,000.00

    $500,000.00 Policy Limit Settlement: In this homeowner policy limit insurance case, a handyman’s negligence cost our client his loss of eye. Our legal research on agency law carried the day.

  • $325,000.00

    $325,000.00 Settlement Following Arbitration: Our North Kingstown, RI client was injured in a bike accident, fracturing his patella and requiring emergency surgery. We worked with experts, including a life care planner to ensure our client received fair compensation.

  • $1,200,000.00

    Auto products liability case involving airbag deployment resulting in loss of vision in one eye and facial fractures.

  • $660,000.00

    A 61-year-old man underwent emergency surgery and a knee replacement procedure due to injuries sustained in a serious motorcycle accident.

  • $650,000.00

    A pre-trial settlement was reached for our client who suffered a knee injury requiring multiple surgeries.

  • $600,000.00

    Our client suffered multi-level disc injury when steel I-beams fell from a commercial truck on Route 10 resulting in multiple cervical surgeries.

  • $500,000.00

    Personal Injury Attorney Mike Bottaro helps client who suffered amputations from complications after a nursing home injury.

  • $500,000.00

    This case involved an elderly couple and their granddaughter who were injured after a car turned left in front of their vehicle. The injuries for the woman involved a fractured neck, broken ribs, and an eventual stroke. The man suffered from various injuries from which he never recovered, resulting in his untimely death.

  • $325,000.00

    This case involved deviations in the standard of care involving pressure ulcers resulting in death.

  • $325,000.00

    Our North Kingstown, RI, client was injured in a bike accident, fracturing his patella and requiring emergency surgery. We worked with experts, including a life care planner to ensure our client received fair compensation.

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