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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.

To learn more about how our team can help you, give us a call at (203) 876-2711. There are no fees unless we win your case.

Client Victories

We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients
Just Like You


Rear-End Collision

Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.


Medical Misdiagnosis

Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Treat

Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.


Medical Malpractice

Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.


Brain Damage

Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.


Personal Injury Resulting in Death

Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.


Gas Poisoning

Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.

Why choose Carter Mario?

We want justice and what’s best for you and your case. Here’s our promise:

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    A Team That Puts You First!

    Our clients are our #1 priority and everything we do is focused on getting you the best result! You are the reason we became lawyers. To the insurance company, you are no more than a claim number but to us, it’s personal. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. We communicate often and call you back the same day or lunch is on us. We believe an informed client is a happy client. You are the reason we fight!

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    Over $1 Billion Recovered!

    For over 30 years, we’ve fought fiercely and tirelessly against Big Insurance and won countless victories for our clients. You were already hurt physically when you came to us, but we make sure you aren’t hurt financially when you leave. Our goal is to give you a better tomorrow.

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    Experience On Your Side!

    No obstacle is too big. Our seasoned attorneys were handpicked and know how to hold the insurance companies accountable. We have experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attention to detail and in-depth investigation helps identify key evidence we use to prepare your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge, the dedication, and the passion it takes to win. They love what they do.

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    We Have a Large War Chest!

    When we go to trial, we are battle ready, but taking a case to trial takes more than confidence, experience, and commitment. It takes cutting edge technology and a War Chest to support the costs of zealous representation. Many firms aren’t willing or don’t have the resources and financial stability to front your costs and maximize your case. We’ll spend whatever it takes to get you every penny you deserve!

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    Making the Law Make Sense!

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our mission is to make the law make sense. You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Life is suddenly overwhelming and confusing, and you don’t know where to turn. You need help, but it matters who you get. Let us come to your rescue. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to. You can focus on you!

You Pay Us Nothing Unless
We Win Your Case

Call (203) 876-2711 or Contact Us For a No-Obligation Case Evaluation. Our attorneys are standing by to evaluate your case, answer any questions, or discuss your next steps. Getting the compensation you deserve starts here!

    Client Testimonials

    Such a great experience

    "I had such a great experience with Carter Mario Law Firm. Everyone was amazing, helpful and comforting during this stressful time."

    - Michelle P.

    It felt really good to have someone

    "My son suffered an injury after being hurt in a car accident, and it felt really good to have someone fighting for the person you love."

    - Alex M.

    Tough and fearless

    "Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me."

    - Phillip Y.

    Attention to detail

    "Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me."

    - John L.

    Took so much stress off of me

    "When I had my work-related injury, Carter Mario took on the workers’ comp insurance company that tried to belittle me and dealt with them, which took so much stress off of me. Thank you so much."

    - Ruth H.