Connecticut Bus Accident Attorney
Filing a Bus Accident Claim
If you or someone you love was injured in a bus accident, turn to the team at Carter Mario Law Firm. Since 1989, we have aggressively fought for the rights of injured victims and the families of those wrongfully killed. We understand what you have been through, and we know how to help you navigate the challenges ahead.
Bus accidents are incredibly devastating. You need someone on your side who not only understands the immense impact the crash has had on your life but who can also skillfully take on the liable party, whether that’s the bus driver, the company that owns or leases the bus, a manufacturer, or even a government entity. The sooner you get in touch with our Connecticut bus accident lawyers, the better. Don’t wait to give us a call and speak to a friendly, professional member of our team!
Contact us online or call (203) 876-2711 to request a free, no-obligation consultation today.
How Do Bus Accidents Happen?
Bus accidents occur due to a wide variety of factors. Although most bus drivers are highly trained and skilled drivers, they can and do still make mistakes. In other instances, outside factors, such as the negligence of another motorist, contribute to bus crashes. And, in many cases, the cause of an accident can be traced back to bus company negligence.
Some of the most common causes of bus accidents include:
- Bus driver error/negligence
- Inexperienced bus drivers
- Lack of sufficient bus driver training
- Negligent hiring or supervision of drivers
- Poor bus maintenance
- Failure to repair buses
- Defective buses or bus parts
- Negligent third-party motorists, pedestrians, or bicyclists
- Defective roadways, bus lanes, traffic control devices, etc.
- Unsafe conditions
In any given bus accident case, there may be one or several liable parties—and it may not be the bus driver. It’s important that you work with an experienced Connecticut bus accident lawyer who can conduct an exhaustive investigation to determine the cause of your accident and, most importantly, who is liable for your damages.
Who Is Liable for Bus Accidents?
As previously mentioned, many different parties could be potentially liable for a bus accident. Determining who was at fault can help point to the liable party.
Some of the potentially liable parties in your bus accident case include:
- The bus driver
- The bus driver’s employer
- The company that owns or leases the bus
- The party responsible for bus maintenance or repairs
- A private bus company
- A government entity
- The manufacturer of a bus or bus part
- The driver of another motor vehicle
- A pedestrian or bicyclist
- A construction company
As you can see, the sheer complexity involved in proving who was liable for the accident can make bus accident claims incredibly complicated and challenging. Our attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm are ready to represent you through this process so that you can focus on healing and getting back on your feet.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
Like all states, Connecticut has statutes of limitations on personal injury claims. This means you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim for damages. The exact length of time you will have will depend on the specifics of your case.
In most general personal injury cases, you have two years from the date of the accident/injury to bring your case. However, in cases against a government entity, which could be the case if your accident involved a city bus or another bus owned or operated by a local municipality, the timeline to file your claim could be much shorter. We encourage you to reach out to our Connecticut bus accident lawyers right away to protect your rights.
Seeking Justice for the Severely Injured
At Carter Mario Law Firm, we know that bus accidents often lead to serious, catastrophic injuries. Victims often need extensive medical attention and aggressive legal representation to recover all of the compensation they are owed for their damages. Our attorneys are committed to helping secure justice and fair financial recovery for your medical bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, future lost earnings, disability, and pain and suffering.
When you choose Carter Mario Law Firm, you can rest assured that you will be treated like a member of our family. We get to know you by name and work tirelessly to truly understand your story, your losses, and your goals moving forward. Our team is dedicated to providing a positive experience to all our clients, which we strive to accomplish by always be responsive, working directly with our clients throughout the process, and serving as their trusted resource and guide.