Types of Bus Accidents
Buses are designed to carry large numbers of people or heavy cargo from one place to the next. But because of their size, they can cause serious injuries when involved in accidents. If you were hurt in a bus accident in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, you deserve an experienced bus accident attorney who is ready to stand up for your rights.
At the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we understand how complex bus accident cases can be. Numerous parties may be held responsible, including bus owners, drivers, insurance companies, and drivers of other vehicles involved. We know that bus crash injuries can keep you from working and providing for your family, and our Rhode Island and Massachusetts lawyers want to help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact us today at (401) 777-7777 for a free case review to get started.
Our Rhode Island and Massachusetts bus accident lawyers have experience handling a variety of bus accident claims, including:
- Bus-car crashes
- Bus-motorcycle crashes
- Bus-bus crashes
- Bus-pedestrian accidents
- School crossing injuries affecting children
- Injuries related to bus malfunctions
- Illegal passing cases
Keep reading to learn more about the types of bus accident claims we handle.
School Bus Accidents
Many children depend on school buses for access to education, and their parents trust that they will be brought to and from school safely. Unfortunately, school bus accidents still occur, and many innocent children are harmed as a result.
The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC is dedicated to helping school bus accident victims and their families pursue the compensation they deserve. We want only the best for our children—and we’re not afraid to hold negligent school districts and drivers accountable for their actions.
Public Transit Bus Accidents
Public transportation is a convenient, inexpensive, and eco-friendly resource for many communities. City buses and their drivers drive many miles each day to provide for those who rely on their services. Unfortunately, this extensive mileage can cause wear and tear on buses over time.
The government organizations responsible for public transit systems are also responsible for making sure those vehicles are safe to drive. Improperly serviced or poorly maintained buses can cause accidents that injure innocent people by no fault of their own.
Freight Bus Accidents
Freight buses are primarily used for transporting cargo—although people may also be on board. These large vehicles are designed to carry heavy loads, but even the strongest buses have weight limits. Overloaded freight buses can be difficult for drivers to control and even stop, which can lead to serious crashes.
Private, Commercial, and Charter Buses
Private and charter buses are often used for transportation as part of tours, private parties, casino excursions, and other activities. However, even luxury buses can cause serious damage and injury when involved in a crash.