From city buses to tour buses to school buses, Virginia residents and their children often rely on public transportation to get them safely from one destination to the next. Unfortunately, just like cars, there is the possibility of getting into an accident while riding a bus. If you or a family member suffered an injury from a bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation. When a fatality occurs during a bus crash, surviving family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death case.
After a bus accident, it can be stressful to recover from injuries while trying to navigate who to hold accountable for your medical bills, loss of wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more. Cannella & O’Neal’s bus accident lawyers have been successful in representing bus crash victims and their families by getting them the compensation they need to get a head start on recovering.
Bus Accident – Who is At Fault?
In public transit personal injury cases, it can be difficult to determine who is liable for the injuries and losses you sustained in an accident. While drivers may be held accountable, bus companies may also hold fault for the accident. Bus crashes often occur because of driver fatigue, distracted driving, and aggressive or reckless driving. Other causes may be attributed to improper driver training or poorly maintenanced equipment, which would put the bus company at fault for the crash.
Even when you know who is at fault for a city or school bus crash, there is also the complication of sovereign immunity, a regulation that is still alive and well in Virginia. Under sovereign immunity, there are limitations for when a government employee or government entity can be sued. This can make it more difficult for bus crash victims to receive compensation, which is why it is beneficial to hire an experienced bus accident lawyer at Cannella & O’Neal to help you with your case.
Cannella & O’Neal — Your Guide
Whether you were commuting to work or your child was on his or her way to school, bus accidents can cause crippling injuries that affect every aspect of daily life. With Cannella & O’Neal on your side, our attorneys, investigators, paralegals, and more will determine what party is reliable for the accident and secure the compensation you deserve for injuries, damages, or wrongful death.
As soon as possible after a bus crash, we advise you to contact a bus accident attorney by calling our 24/7 Personal Injury Hotline at (800) 843-4090. You can also fill out our injury intake form, and we will get back to you in 24 hours or less. Our team will even come to you at your home, the hospital, or wherever is convenient to make the legal process as smooth as possible.
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Our attorneys service a wide range of areas throughout the State of Virginia, including:
- Caroline County
- Buckingham County